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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Olson - Account Executive

Run the machine. Assist the account supervisor to build brand communities and grow the agency. The AE’s focus should be on flawless management of day-to-day account business allowing the AS and AD to focus on strategy, planning, senior level relationships and client growth. AE’s should also begin to add value through proactive and strategic thinking.

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Essential Functions:

  • Occasional AAE functions as well as the following:
  • Manage multiple projects from brief development to final execution.
  • Along with AS, manage all day-to-day business of the account.
  • Daily contact with clients.
  • Budget management, billing, profitability and forecasting.
  • Assist in annual planning and strategy development.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong understanding of the advertising agency business and his/her role with in it.
  • Ability to lead, identify and sell good creative.
  • Strong signs of strategic ability. Understands positioning and write clear briefs, white papers, etc.
  • Strong understanding of media planning and buying. Ability to evaluate a media plan.
  • Ability to work with, inspire and lead internal multi-functional teams.
  • Can work autonomously with minimal supervision.
  • Can delegate to others and manages AAE’s.
  • Can build strong client relationships.
  • Takes personal responsibility for entire account.
  • Ability to think holistically.
  • Ability to manage up and keep team informed.
  • Conflict management skills.
  • Sales skills.
  • Ability and desire to master financial skills.
  • Production experience in as many of the following: TV, Radio, Print, Interactive, Events, etc.
Education & Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor degree, preferably in advertising, public relations or communications. Two to four years of related professional work experience, ideally at an agency.

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