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Account Executive

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Do you have media experience, a desire for innovation and would you love an extra day’s holiday for your birthday?!

Then you’ve come to the right place!

 

WHO ARE WE?

Carat’s mission is to Redefine Media. We achieve better business outcomes for our clients through the command of media convergence. Established in 1968 as the world’s first media agency, Carat is part of Dentsu Aegis Network, the global communications network, Innovating the Way Brands Are Built. Consistently at the top of RECMA’s Global Qualitative Evaluation ranking, Carat serves clients in 150 countries via a network of more than 9,000 talented staff. 

Here at Carat our people are put first; working from a beautiful open-plan office based a stone’s throw from Regent’s Park which is surrounded by cafés and restaurants, so you’re never short of something to get for lunch.

 

WHAT’S THE JOB?

We are on the hunt for an Account Executive to join the vibrant and exciting LV, Eurostar & Funky Pigeon teams!

Across these accounts Carat play a leading role in developing the strategic communications approach, building the media plans including planning and delivering creative and tactical campaigns and providing on going market and competitive insight to clients.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about the media industry and has an understanding of the media agency’s place within advertising and marketing and has a desire to learn and develop within the team. The day to day role will include supporting the team and clients through reporting, data provision and attending meetings; developing media recommendations in response to briefs; amending plans in response to feedback and working with agency specialists to deliver them; client administration; meetings with media owners to understand their products; ad hoc requests.

 

THE CLIENTS

LV= is one the UKs leading insurers. In a world where their insurance products are having to evolve and the way they communicate with their audience is changing, it is an exciting time to be part of the LV= journey as they transition all aspects of their business.

Eurostar is Europe’s premier train company serving Paris and Brussels primarily as well as enabling connections to multiple destinations across Northern Europe, allowing people to broaden their travel experiences conveniently and quickly. Eurostar are encouraging people to explore their’ Travel State of Mind’ through their current campaign and this will be substantiated further with the launch of the new direct route to Amsterdam at the end of 2017. Eurostar’s goal is to make themselves Europe’s most loved travel experience.

Funky Pigeon is a fun greetings card retailer which is using customer data to challenge the dominance of Moonpig. The Digitisation of media has opened up many opportunities and lends to an interesting time for using Funky Pigeon’s wealth of data to inform interesting strategic routes.

 

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

  • You’ll need to have experience in industry and an understanding of media planning
  • Numeracy skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Inquisitive and ambitious!

Having an existing understanding of the media landscape will be beneficial, however more important is a desire to learn and develop a thorough knowledge of Carat, media, media owners and their products.

 

BUT, WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?!

Our agency drives culture through our own employees, with clearly set objectives there is unprecedented potential for career progression, with almost 75% of our roles being filled by internal promotions. You will have access to Dentsu Aegis’ training and development programmes, you’ll work closely with the world’s biggest media partners to access exclusive features and products (tier one partnerships with Google, Facebook and Twitter!)

We are committed to creating a great place to work, so you’ll also get the little perks such as free toast in the morning, team days out, kitchen’s with free fruit, teas and coffee, 2 extra days’ holiday to get involved with charity work and you always get another day off for your birthday! But most importantly you’ll be part of a fun and collaborative team culture, and you will work in an environment where you are supported, pushed and developed!

 

Like what you’ve read? Hit the “apply” button and let’s chat!

 

Dentsu Aegis Network:

Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, Dentsu media, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with over 30,000 dedicated specialists. With consumers more connected, through a range of devices, than ever before, the era of media convergence is presenting many opportunities as well as a new, complex media eco-system. From identifying who the consumers are, to how they make their decisions. 

We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.

If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you. 

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