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Account Executive, DSTNCT

Posted 25/11/2022 Closing date 24/12/2022


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Agency for the Next Gen
We are all about the next generation. Next generation of consumers. Next generation of platforms. Next generation of content. Next generation of brands.

That’s what gets us up every day. Working with brands to be at the forefront of the next generation. To create relevant and industry-defining work. Whether it’s to better align on the brand’s business challenges, understand the people they need to reach, tell the stories they’ve always wanted to tell or to identify the best direction to get there - when brands work with us, they get a team who knows that if we don’t rethink everything, we change nothing.

What We Do
We may be a creative agency but we are most certainly not in the business of advertising. We are in the business of understanding the human psyche. We obsess over the psychology of our audience - what people are into, their pain-points and motivations, what makes them tick - we take all of that and we bring you and your brand to wherever people are - physically, virtually and emotionally. That has allowed us to transcend conventional channels to be able to take care of a full spectrum of services for a holistic audience experience.
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Products and Platforms
  • Social and Content
  • Branding
  • UI / UX
  • Experiential
  • Data & Technology
Working at DSTNCT means joining a group of people who are passionate about doing great work. Work that challenges the status quo. Work that inspires new ways of thinking. Work that makes people’s lives just a tad bit easier.

It’s a code that we live by. A way of life. Don’t believe us? Talk to us and we will show you a preview of our Culture Code to see what we mean.

There are a few things that make us all tick. Being open and taking chances. Taking pride in your work. Doing the right thing. Working as a team. Being resourceful and solving problems. We’ve always believed that you’re the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with. It’s time to ask yourself: What kind of people do you want to be around with?

Purpose of the Role
The Account Executive is responsible for the day-to-day project management within the account that he is handling. He needs to have a strong understanding of the advertising / marketing landscape and be passionate about the job.

An Account Executive is responsible for managing the client, receiving new briefs and building a strong relationship with the client. He is also required to grow the account, securing bigger budgets and retain the account year on year.

He also acts as the middle person for the agency team and the client. Where information is given by the client needs to be translated into a proper brief for the managers and the creative team.

He is also required to strictly follow the processes set out in place by the management and to manage campaign budgets, making sure the campaign is profitable.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Account Manager and Account Director with the management of clients and projects
  • Maintains assigned relationships with clients, establishing self and DSTNCT as an invaluable long-term partner for marketing and communications services
  • Meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their advertising requirements
  • Working with agency colleagues to devise an advertising campaign that meets the client's brief and budget
  • Presenting alongside agency colleagues (particularly the account manager), the campaign ideas and budget to the client
  • Working with the account manager to brief the creative team and strategy team and assisting with the formulation of marketing strategies
  • Liaising with, and acting as the link between, the client and the advertising agency by maintaining regular contact with both
  • Ensuring that communication flows effectively
  • Negotiating with clients and agency staff about the details of campaigns
  • Presenting creative work to clients for approval or modification
  • Handling budgets and managing campaign costs
  • Writing client reports
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of campaigns
  • Undertaking administration tasks
  • Arranging and attending meetings
  • Making 'pitches', along with other agency staff, to try to win new business for the agency
Required Skills:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proactive attitude, with the ability to use initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and assimilate large quantities of information quickly, while maintaining attention to detail
  • Effective teamworking skills
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • A passion for advertising and an understanding of what makes a good advertisement
  • A willingness to learn
  • Resilience, to enable you to deal with problems and constructive criticism
  • IT literacy and an awareness of how the industry is developing in light of new communication technologies
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns
DSTNCT reserves the right to modify this job description by giving written notice to you.

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