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Account Director

Company: adam&eveDDB New York
Location: New York
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

About Us
adam&eveDDB is a creative communications agency dedicated to making creative work that works. We believe in the power of creativity to create the change we want to happen in the world and develop audacious, unexpected, and famous ideas for our clients that help to grow their businesses and shape culture by driving behavior change at scale.
We're a start-up at scale, with the energy & agility of a start-up, and power & resources of a global network.
We are an agency that believes firmly in respect, kindness, openness, self-expression, and creativity, making space for the lived and learned experiences of all our people, and helping them to be the best they can be.
We are intellectually curious about difference, embracing change for the better, and are committed to opposing injustice and constantly challenging the status quo.
We whole-heartedly believe great ideas can come from anywhere and that the best ideas come from everyone. We are a place packed with the energy and passion to make things happen.
We are currently seeking anAccount Director to play a key, senior role. We're looking for someone who is a proven strategicleader, with a passion for creativity and a desire to put strong, smart work out in the world. We have a track record of delivering award-winning, business-building work for our clients. You will alsochampionour core values of freedom from fear, freedom to fail, freedom from chaos, freedom to be and celebrate those who embody them.
Account Directors at adam&eveDDB are passionate about making good ideas even better, whether it's creative, strategic or logistical. They are the key day-to-day interface between the account group, the client and all other agency departments or affiliated partners. They are responsible for the development of the brand plan and providing overall direction to ensure it is implemented effectively. Account Directors are solution-oriented, always thinking about their business, anticipating issues, and implementing their vision to produce superior results. They are comprehensively informed, efficient and effective administrators, trusted and respected by all. Account Directors play a vital role in the training and development of their team, instilling enthusiasm, and setting a good example by living creatively and constantly encouraging their team to go beyond expectations, motivating and energizing them.

  • Develops a vision for their brand / business - where it needs to go, and how to get there
  • Contributes to the client's growth strategy thinking well beyond execution and the current campaign
  • Develops and defends innovative and provocative strategies to solve their client's marketing and communication needs, both in the short and long term
  • Demonstrates excellent creative judgment and inspires creativity in their clients and agency team
  • Nurtures and protects the integrity of the creative idea; takes the creative to new places by partnering with the creative team
  • Looks for and develops customized integrated opportunities for their client's business(es), knowing when and how to bring in new resources in areas beyond advertising to open new revenue streams


    • Understands completely how the agency makes money: clients, overhead, PBT, expenditures, etc., and helps to maximize revenue / growth through partner agencies
    • Improves agency systems to ensure client expectations are fulfilled while agency profitability is protected
    • Ensures resource management is optimized, making sure people on their team are fully utilized, yet not over-extended

      Knowledge & Skills

      • Builds their strategic thinking abilities by keeping current on industry trends and issues affecting their client's business expanding their own perspective and knowledge by collaborating and sharing with other Account Directors
      • Collaborates with Strategic Planners and plays a leadership role in co-creation process to ensure the development of provocative, single-minded communications strategies that deliver against the brands' overall growth strategy and architecture
      • Synthesizes consumer insights, brand knowledge and marketing know-how to effectively defend and persuade their clients to embrace a strong strategic idea and keep it sold
      • Applies all the principles of marketing and available agency resources to further specific business objectives for both the agency and client
      • Maintains the agencies business philosophy by looking for opportunities to bring the agency values to life

        Relationships / Communication

        • Builds client's trust, regularly dialoguing with clients on brand / business issues and advertising / marketing always searching for ways to enhance the client / agency relationship
        • Actively builds client's commitment to branding, consumer insights, communications strategy, the brand's campaign and long-term growth strategy
        • Knows how to deal with difficult clients or situations in a diplomatic and solution-oriented manner focusing on the issue and not personalities
        • Manages up; knows when to involve senior management and when to handle a situation themself


          • Takes actions, makes decisions, and shapes team or group priorities to reflect the organization's vision and values
          • Initiates and implements big-picture thinking, guiding the agency team to produce superior results
          • Leads by example in setting the standard for account team members in work ethic, professionalism, cooperation and organizational commitment
          • Coaches, challenges and rewards employees; builds the skill set of their account team and assists with their career development


            • 8+ years of experience in account management at a creative advertising agency
            • Proven experience in managing multiple clients, is comfortable building integrated campaigns and leading diverse teams
            • Broad range of experience across business categories and communications media
            • Solid reputation, support with examples of; negotiating skills, talent development, and delivering growth by identifying and building business opportunities
            • Demonstrated financial responsibility and management

              What We Offer

              • Competitive Salary Range: $120,000-140,000, commensurate with experience
              • ---Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
              • ---Generous Time Off
              • Paid parental leave
              • Tuition Reimbursement
              • Family Planning Assistance
              • Stock Discounts
              • Transit Discounts
              • LinkedIn Learning Access
              • Employee Assistance Programs

                adam&eveDDB is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. adam&eveDDB New York does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
                This role requires regular in-office presence with a minimum of three days per week, to engage and collaborate in in-person team interactions and meetings as required.

Keywords: adam&eveDDB New York, New York , Account Director, Executive , New York, New York

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