Account Director - Entertainment

Iconic Brands, Truly Diverse mix of Marketing with a Multi-Award Winning Agency
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Your Role

As an Account Director with our Sport & Entertainment team, you have a robust, integrated skillset and breadth of knowledge that extends beyond PR into the wider marketing sphere, covering partnerships, sponsorship, digital, experiential and influencer engagement. You have extensive experience in being the account lead across big brands, who is well versed in delivering major, multi-layered campaigns for these brands.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic planning

Creative idea generation 

Delivery and implementation of UK & international PR campaigns

Toolkit writing and creation of assets

Branded content creation

Event management and delivery

Partnership negotiation and delivery (brand / media)

Talent negotiation, management and contracting

Delivery of effective social media campaigns (within context of broader integrated campaigns)

Delivery of influencer engagement programmes

Budget management / ownership, including monitoring and reconciliation (plus fee negotiation)

Manage a small team JAE’s to AM’s

Contribute to new business pitches

Attend relevant industry events

Job Specification

Marketing and PR

Ensure that successful PR output is at the heart of all client work

Display a sophisticated understanding of how PR enables clients to achieve their business objectives and provide competent counsel against their commercial deliverables

Media Management

Have a strong knowledge of media being able to offer your team and client council on the media landscape and fully understand media’s needs and requirements

Maintain strong relationships with key high-level media across all relevant clients

Manage your team to ensure they are delivering rich editorial opportunities

Aware of all client coverage and articles of interest, as informed by more junior members of the team

Aware of any coverage issues your team may face ahead of it becoming an issue with your client and deliver effective solutions

Social Media

Define relevant client strategy based on brief and objectives

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the social media / digital media landscape – in relation to your client’s digital presence and objectives

Incorporate relevant digital mechanics / strategy into client responses

Help to manage the cross-agency structure (where relevant) understanding where we fit into it from a digital perspective

Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential uses in marketing. Use these insights to sell new ideas to the client

Provide strategic counsel to the client based on their social objectives and competitor activity

Proof and approve content for social media created by your team

Proof and approve social media reports and ensure insights and recommendations identified fit with the broader strategy

Campaign Execution

Oversee the planning and implementation of client activations

Work to ensure that activation is delivered to an extremely high standard, on time and within budget

Ensure success and a result driven approach when implementing all campaigns

Aware of any financial or logistical issues before they become an issue for the client and provide relevant solutions

Account Administration

Oversee AM’s and AE’s delivery of day-to-day account tasks, ensuring that all client- facing work is completed to deadline and is of an appropriate standard

Lead meetings (both internal and client facing) ensuring that they are constructive and efficient

Team Relations

An approachable source of knowledge for your team members, providing sound advice and direction

Viewed by team members as a dynamic and reliable AD

Lead by example

Client Services

Show genuine interest in your client’s business

Ensure that the team respond promptly to client requests and that general client facing communication and processes are maintained to a high level

Work with other AD’s to plan resource requirements on a rolling monthly basis

Financial Management

Understanding and Overseeing of Client Finances:

Have a full understanding of the finance processes, including issuing SOW, client estimate signoff, setting up new job numbers, processing PO’s and managing budgets

Proficient in estimation of campaign fees and expenses; signing off invoices; budget monitoring; management of job bags; tracking PO’s etc.

Ensure your team are aware of protocol surrounding budgets

Financial Effectiveness

Responsible for ensuring that budgets are correct and are effectively managed

Production of accurate forecast of work for fee breakdown

Ensure client fees invoices are raised promptly after they are signed off

Ensure all client and supplier POs are managed in an efficient manner

Report anticipated overspends immediately to the client

Diversity of thought is one of M&C Saatchi's guiding principles - this means all are encouraged to apply to this role - no matter!

Due to the high volume of applicants, it is not possible to reply to all applicants personally. All applicants are considered however. If you have not been contacted within five working days, please assume your application unsuccessful on this occasion and thank you for your interest in us!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Soho, London

36 Golden Square
W1F 9JX London Directions 020 7543 4500

Perks & Benefits

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  • Mental Health & Wellness 🧠

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