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Account Executive

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Award winning, full service Advertising Agency in Downtown Tampa is seeking an 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 Account Executive (AE) position is responsible for leading small to medium size jobs for the assigned client and/or project. The position requires good communication skills and attention to detail, along with the ability to learn from the integrated team what constitutes smart strategy and good work. AEs should have a solid understanding of basic marketing tactics and the way an agency works. They should demonstrate a desire to understand their clients’ business and the agency profitability model.

AE is the primary implementer in charge of execution of agreed-to advertising strategy and creative plans. Partners and communicates directly with Client counterparts to ensure flawless execution of multiple communications plans while acting as the brand steward - maintaining guidelines and brand standards for overall cohesive marketing messages. Ensures alignment and agreements on all necessary approvals. Reviews and adheres to billing and financial agreements to deliver effective solutions within specified time frames and budgets to achieve tactical and organizational advertising and sales goals. Reports to Account Supervisor or higher.

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Responsibilities

  • Responsible for mastering basic agency processes, developing positive client relationships and developing strong relationships with the integrated team.
  • Able to proactively and efficiently manage workload, especially as it relates to critical client deadlines and large volume of projects/jobs.
  • Responsible for client communications on projects the employee manages, including processing work, managing timelines & expectations, alerting clients to revisions or potential challenges.
  • Responsible for sharing relevant industry and competitive updates.
  • Lead internal communication and collaboration across departments.
  • Setting expectations for each team member and output of project.
  • Establishing clear deliverables and timelines to ensure team alignment.
  • Operate as the lead on project management in collaboration with the Traffic department.
  • Manage up to Supervisors to keep leadership informed on important client and internal team updates.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the client’s business to evaluate work based on strategy and objectives.
  • Earn and maintain a positive relationship with junior members of the client team to further agency partnership and execute tactical work.
  • Develop ability to think critically in the development of new work in order to prepare for client feedback or technical roadblocks.
  • Act as financial stewards by managing media, production, out of scope project and service fee budgets and billing.
  • Support team in execution and strategy of integrated creative campaigns across all touch points, including Display, OOH, Broadcast, Social, Search, Online Video, Print & POP.
  • Serve as role model and teacher to AAEs.

Qualifications

  • Fluent in Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint, Excel.
  • Experience with Email Service Providers is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to effectively collaborate with different people and work styles.
  • Experience executing administrative and tactical account work and ability to mentor AAEs in performing those duties.
  • Experience leading tactical projects including promotional or routine monthly campaigns.
  • Demonstrated success managing projects, schedules and client deadlines.
  • Multitasking is a must, with the ability to work under pressure.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) required.
  • Agency experience 3+ years.
  • Pass pre-employment drug screening and background.

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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