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PR & New Business Account Executive

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The London Office

Based in the heart of Soho, BBH London is a vibrant hub of creativity, where the Black Sheep was first born. Today we are home to over 400 BBHers across our different specialisms, all connected by one culture.

There is no "one size fits all" at BBH. We believe in the power of difference to make a difference. If you surprise people, then they’ll sit up. If you speak a different language to everyone else, then they’ll listen. If you craft your message with love and originality, then that message will land harder. If you give people something useful that makes their lives a little bit better, then they’ll thank you. Everything we do is born out of the pursuit of difference. We fill our building with people who are different. We like to work with people who are different.

Our enduring commitment to difference is best embodied by The Black Sheep. It represents our businesses, our culture, and the people who work here.

The Summary

Application Deadline: 29th November 2019

The key function of this role is to provide support to the business development team. You will help raise the fame of BBH by showcasing our creative work, strategic thinking, talent, and culture, both internally and externally. You will support the New Business team helping us to bring in new clients as well as being the go to person within the team for those seeking new business materials within the agency. Finally, you will be an important connector in the BBH network – a ‘go to’ person who will help ensure we are working better, smarter and nicer with one another. 

The role includes the following responsibilities and requires the following core skills:

Responsibilities

  • Administration: Management of the day-to-day administration of the PR and New Business functions. Manage the files and be the meticulous keeper and guardian of these records. Ensure that all press coverage is saved in a timely manner. Schedule team meetings and record and report for such meetings. Coordinate, and where possible, populate the team status reports and documents. Be responsible for updating subscriptions and booking travel arrangements when necessary. 
  • Website: Support the team by drafting and uploading content (work, news, and general updates) to the external BBH website, ensuring we have the latest and best work up there.
  • Internal Comms: Help the team share news and work around the BBH network.
    • Special projects: there are a number of special projects and events that occur during the year. It is the Account Executives responsibility to help out whenever needed.
  • Ad-hoc requests: As the font of agency knowledge, we are the first port of call when it comes to locating materials such as work/case studies/creds/statistics. You will help the team respond to requests from both local and global BBH offices. 
  • News: Be knowledgeable of industry news relevant to BBH and our clients, and share this with the team. 
  • Fun: This is important! We want to make sure that the team is having fun! Keep an eye out for cultural things we could be doing as a team. 

Specific PR Responsibilities

  • Press Cuttings: It is the PR team’s responsibility to monitor, record and report BBH’s presence in the media and on social networks. Reactive and proactive searches will be necessary to keep absolute tabs on where BBH is featured. Manage all of our press cuttings (find them, read them, save them and help pull together presentations when needed) and provide weekly updates for senior management. This is a crucial area of responsibility.
  • Journalists: Keep our ‘little black book’ up to date and establish a proper database by which to do so. You may be responsible for sending BBH PR materials out of the building, so building a relationship with our key contacts is essential. 
  • Social Media: The PR team manage all of BBH London’s social media profiles. You will be required to help out with these – drafting copy and readying assets. 
  • Events: We plan and host a number of events throughout the year. You will be required to help with various tasks such as venue searching for external events, producing materials, keeping an eye on the budget, and generally making sure that everything runs smoothly on the day or night.

Specific New Business Responsibilities

  • Assisting with RFIs: An RFI is a Request For Information (RFI) from a prospective New Business client. You will help in choosing which case studies and work should be used in the RFI response documents. You will be responsible for proofreading final drafts and coordinating sending it to print. 
  • Case studies: Liaise with strategists to get new case studies created and keep existing case studies up to date. This includes our longer form case study write-ups and edits, as well as our one page “Zag Reports” and result slides.
  • Preparing for creds/chemistry meetings: A creds/chemistry meeting is the first time a prospective client meets the agency, so it is very important that we create the best impression. There will be key actions to be completed before each meeting, including compiling information packs and competitor reviews, room dressing, and briefing the team. 
  • Manage our online profiles: We have a number of agency online profiles which sit on the new business consultants’ websites, which we need to keep up to date on an on-going basis.

Core Skills

A a safe pair of hands:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Proactively manage your time
  • Remain calm and clear headed under pressure 

To gain knowledge and new skills:

  • Have an inherent interest in BBH
  • An awareness of the market and our competitors

To cultivate relationships

  • Always be helpful and approachable
  • Be respectful of the views of others 
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times

To have drive:

  • Have a “can do” attitude 
  • Bring energy and enthusiasm to everything we do
  • Be self-starting and consistently able to deliver results without constant supervision
  • Be an integral member of the team, working together to achieve common goals

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