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Account Executive

Posted on 6.30.16

The Los Angeles Office

The LA office was founded in 2011 to sit at the forefront of how technology and entertainment are shaping the ad industry. Our offering includes; The Creative Studio, a production company founded in partnership with, pop star manager, Scooter Braun; and ZAG, a team of creative technologists and producers dedicated to exploring how technology can change the way people interact with brands.

We provide a range of services for our clients including brand consultancy, advertising, PR, digital experiences, events, creative innovation, design and CRM. We strive for simple, enduring ideas that are rooted in real human truths, and executed with brilliant craft. The culture of BBH is one that celebrates difference, education, inclusivity, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. This spirit is embodied in our enduring mantra: When the world zigs, zag.

We also like nice people

Responsibilities

The role of account management at BBH almost defies description. That’s because the ideal account person is a born leader, someone with the tenacity, resourcefulness, business sense, curiosity, emotional intelligence and cool-headedness to behave like the CEO of his or her account, brand or project. The account person is the only person in the agency who touches every aspect of a project in some way: from the relationship with the client, to the relationship with the team, from strategy to finance to creative to production. It is ultimately the role of an account person at any level to ensure that a project meets the client and agency’s ambitions to generate great, effective creative work, on time and on budget, and to motivate the team along the way.

The role of the Account Executive, specifically, is to provide all manner of operational support to the team in “keeping the engine running,” to manage the schedule and costs for a project, and to be a source of knowledge and inspiration for the team by providing competitive intel and other pertinent information related to the brand(s). The AE plays a critical role in driving the creative development and production processes in partnership with the client, team members and producers; the distribution of advertising materials to various publishers and media channels; management of ad-hoc creative requests; and day-to-day management of intra-agency communication, including ownership of status reports. You should be the recorder and reporter of all contact with clients: status on your accounts, budgeting and cost control. The Account Executive is also instrumental in preparing for client visits and routine presentations, ensuring those meetings run smoothly and without logistical distraction from the creative work. Most importantly, the AE is encouraged to share insights and ideas that will make our ideas better, stronger and more relevant. In essence, do what it takes to get to the best creative work.

The person in this role will also play a critical part in ensuring BBH LA delivers on its mission to explore, and innovate, how creative spreads and reaches our target, focusing on entertainment and technology as distribution tools. In partnership with the Business Director and the Communications Strategist, 25 – 40% of this role’s time will:

Assist in the development of a more comprehensive strategy for innovating partnerships and distribution planning.
Build and maintain relationships with entertainment properties (from agencies, to studios, to various key contacts in the industry) and media platforms (both emerging and established) to stay abreast of key opportunities for the agency, the network and its clients.
Support the communication strategy team in planning, creative ideation and supporting the creative teams in delivering world class, integrated campaigns.

Skills/Experience Required

Experience required: approximately 2-3 years in account management at a creative agency or related business.