Ad Operations Executive

Future Talent and Entry Level London, England




Job Title: Ad Operations Executive.

About the Opportunity: The Ad operations Executive is a role that involves trafficking and monitoring campaigns across digital channels. In essence, you are managing placement of client advertising on desktop and mobile devices in order to promote client brands and activities

A Day in the Life: You will immerse yourself in clients’ teams and digital processes to build great understanding of both the agency and client business. You will have a chance to become an expect in some of the largest tech vendors (Google, Sizmek, etc) and develop your communication and presentation skills. This is a great role that will give you a very deep understanding of how digital marketing works and is a great first step in building your career in the digital world.


Testimonial: I have been working in Ad Ops team completing a wide variety of tasks for digital display campaigns. It has been very satisfying to learn exactly how display adverts are programmed to appear and be tracked. Every member of the team was nothing but welcoming which allowed me to settle in with ease.


What’s in it for you!

As part of the GroupM and WPP network, our benefits are incredibly comprehensive.  We provide a flex-fund for anyone joining Wavemaker which allows you to choose which perks best suit you.  We’ve listed a few below - and there are many more on offer:

  • Superb development opportunities and ongoing support throughout your career
  • Stunning London-based offices with on-site canteen
  • 25 days’ holiday from the get-go (plus an extra day for your birthday)
  • Season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, private medical (BUPA) and life assurance
  • Impressive discounts across a range of high street and offline retailers


How to apply:

Option 1:

Please apply online via this advertisement and send us your CV and a covering letter.

Applications will be reviewed via our GroupM Future Talent team.


Please note that we require all applicants to have the full right to work in the UK, without sponsorship.


If you require any assistance throughout your recruitment process, please call the Future Talent Team on 02071585400 to discuss your requirements.

About Wavemaker:

Wavemaker is a media agency, meaning we are the lynch-pin between a brand and customer.  We are the people who put our client’s advertisements in the right place, at the right time, to the right audience.   You can read more about us here: or connect with us on our social channels under the handle @wavemakerglobal to find out more.

GroupM recently merged two of its leading agencies (MEC and Maxus) to form our brand new agency. What started with a blank page and a fresh perspective has resulted in building an agency of the future.  A job a Wavemaker may not sound like a job anywhere else - and that’s because it isn’t.

We are at the forefront of coming up with new and exciting ideas for our clients, which include, Netflix, L’Oréal, Vodafone.  Our people are encouraged to become the best versions of themselves and share the values and behaviours of what we refer to as P.A.C.E.D -  passionate, agile, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and diverse.

We would love to meet you:

Our values mean a lot to us and if you agree with these 5 points, chances are you’ll be a great Wavemaker:

  • Passionate – you have fire in your belly for the things you care about
  • Agile – you’re able to shift gear easily and change direction
  • Collaborative – you’re able to work inclusively with your colleagues
  • Entrepreneurial – you like to ask why and challenge the norm
  • Diverse – you believe that our variances make us stronger








GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view every individual as exactly that, individual. We hire despite peoples differences, not because of them. We understand that inclusion is more than just diversity. We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique. That’s what makes us so good at what we do. At GroupM we pride ourselves on being a company that can truly represent the global clients we work with.

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