Senior Account Executive

Tampa, FL

Award winning, full service Advertising Agency in Downtown Tampa is seeking a Senior Account Executive to join our innovative team. We are a group of kick ass entrepreneurial team members who collectively gather to develop strategies that drive action. Our diverse team is currently composed of 90+ individuals and we continue to grow. PPK is a creative force that pushes the limits and takes risks, encouraging out of the box thinking and doing the unexpected. We’re not only creative, but we are doer’s who continuously motivate and inspire each other to accomplish a vision from start to finish. It’s our drive and ability to inspire and execute that has brought us the success and growth we are experiencing.


The Senior Account Executive is extremely detail oriented, an active-listener, is able to take and give direction, and can effectively translate client needs into actionable strategy, creative and media objectives to utilize the agency’s full-service approach to client service. This person possesses a general understanding of advertising communications and brand strategy and acts as the primary day-to-day point of contact and facilitator of the agency/client scope of services and contract. This person has the ability to see projects through from concept, to execution to implementation and has a clear understanding of how each project and the overall scope of work supports the brand objectives and contributes to tactical execution of brand strategies.


This position reports to the Account Director and works under general direction, providing overview of the end product. Work is expected to be completed with a high level of accuracy and quality, and done so with minimal supervision.


The Senior AE will be expected to represent the agency directly with the client by working effectively with technical directors, data analysts, front-end and back-end developers, social media strategists, media planners, digital media buyers, video editors and content developers, creative directors, art directors and copywriters. This role requires passion for the business and the service of advertising, and has a persistent focus on helping the agency create and execute award-winning work.


Responsibilities

  • Develop strong client relationships
  • Work with the Account Director and all agency departments to ensure that the goals for the clients are met.
  • If applicable, manage direct report(s) to ensure efficient and quality work on behalf of the account management team.
  • Complete thorough and accurate creative briefs and media briefs to activate internal teams to deliver strategic and high-quality work that helps separate PPK from other agencies.
  • Responsible for opening jobs, tracking jobs through to completion, reviewing and monitoring/managing budgets for all client work.
  • Schedule and conduct status meetings with internal team and client.
  • Develop solutions to complex problems.
  • Ability to effectively process multiple opinions on behalf of delivering the best creative and media product.
  • Effectively communicate the point-of-view of the collective agency team for all projects under your management.
  • Interface with internal agency departments and clients to monitor the status of on-going projects and ensure smooth cooperation between resources to deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Ensure that all work is reviewed before it goes to the client and is always on schedule
  • Schedule and participate in planning sessions that will help identify both internal and client-based objectives.
  • Prepare and present media /creative/ promotional / social / production information at meetings to accurately represent agency services and internal agency teams.
  • Manage digital jobs related to websites, mobile, online media, PPC, social media, video content, etc.
  • Manage traditional jobs related to television, radio, out of home and print.
  • Coordinate with agency research leads to plan and execute qualitative and quantitative research initiatives that support business and/or communication objectives.
  • Monitor client’s business on at least a monthly basis: develop client budget spreadsheets, assist in the management of client budgets, analyze client marketing and sales data and prepare sales analysis spreadsheets that can be client-facing.
  • Support Account Director and senior agency personnel in executing a Scope of Services that meets client needs and ensures agency success.
  • Successfully scope and estimate out-of-scope projects that both meet client needs and ensure agency profitability.


Requirements

  • 3-5 years as an Account Executive or Project Manager in a full-service advertising agency.
  • Media savvy – TV, Radio, Digital, OOH, Print.
  • Displays knowledge, aptitude and willingness to embrace digital concepts such as interactive design, user-experience, engagement, mobile, social media, programming etc…
  • Thorough understanding of creative development and production process for both traditional and digital media-based programs.
  • Experience estimating, tracking, and managing multi-phase project budgets to ensure agency profitability.
  • Exceptional time management, attention to detail, proofreading and organizational skills.
  • Experience in both assisting in and directly developing client presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time and in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with people at all levels of an organization.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook, with the ability to learn new computer systems.
  • Ability to pass a drug test required.


Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising or communications preferred.


Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k
  • Paid Time Off
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Growth and Advancement Opportunities
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule


PPK does not discriminate based on race, sex, color of hair, skin art, cats or dogs, toilet paper over or under, pineapple on pizza, or whether you believe that Die Hard is a Christmas movie or not. We welcome all ideas, individuals, characters and backgrounds. That’s what makes us a successful functioning team of creators, making a difference in our community.

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