Paid Social Senior Account Executive

Performance London, England


Agency background:

Mindshare FAST (Future Adaptive Specialist Team) is a digital division within Mindshare of integrated performance specialists, managing Programmatic, Paid Search, Paid Social and SEO for our global clients.  The Paid Search and Social channels are combined to form one team, although we maintain 2 individual specialist teams that are unified through their vision, operations, and team development.  The Mindshare FAST Paid Social team are responsible for planning, buying and managing Paid Social campaigns as well as multi market coordination for complex global clients within the retail, FMCG, automotive, finance and technology, industries.

Our portfolio of Paid Social clients includes IBM, TKMaxx, Unilever, Dyson, Ford, Marks & Spencer and more… We are thinkers and doers, relentless in the pursuit of success for our clients. We do this by continually seeking and finding the perfect connection between their products and potential customers through Social platforms. 

The Role:

The candidate will report to the Paid Social Account Manager.  Working within the Paid Social team hub they will be integral to achieving client goals, and the development and optimization of Paid Social activity as part of integrated multi-channel campaigns. The ideal candidate will have proven experience of successfully planning and executing Paid Social campaigns. They will need to demonstrate knowledge of native platform suppliers and 3rd party providers, as well as developing an understanding of their available products and services.

Key skills & knowledge:  

  • Experience setting up and optimizing campaigns within Facebook/Instagram Business Manager, Twitter Ads manager
  • Experience using custom audiences and automation to enhance paid social strategy and performance
  • Analytically minded with an aptitude for handling large data sets in order to identify trends and actionable insights
  • Strong understanding of Paid Social best practices around for example buying strategies, formats and audiences
  • Understanding of Paid Social measurement capabilities via the native platforms and 3rd party tools
  • Intermediate experience using Excel and PowerPoint (Charts and graphs, pivot tables)
  • Proactive approach to expanding knowledge and capabilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to communicate effectively and work as part of a wider, cross-channel team
  • Programming or coding knowledge is not mandatory, but is advantageous

Principal responsibilities:


  • Work with social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to run best practice compliant Paid Social campaigns. And the opportunity to run ads across LinkedIn, Snap and Pinterest
  • Competently create media plans designed to achieve specified KPIs
  • Understand how Paid Social can be measured and tracked using third party technology, such as Doubleclick and Adobe Analytics
  • Navigate and implement advanced features within native and 3rd part social management platforms (I.e. automation, bid rules, audience expansions/creation, and feed integration)
  • Identify and implement testing approaches to improve campaign performance against KPIs
  • Carry out regular account optimization in order to improve performance against KPIs
  • Complete client reporting and analyze campaign results extracting insight in order to provide recommendations for future activity
  • Contribute to regular client meetings; preparing and presenting performance detail and account action updates
  • Effectively manage your workload, and submit deliverables to your Account Manager within deadlines


  • Effectively communicate with your Manager, client team and client contacts regarding deadlines and delivery of work
  • Train Social Executives on how to effectively and efficiently build paid social campaigns and applying best practices for managing Paid Social activity
  • Support the Social Account Executive with tasks, providing guidance where needed


  • Complete the Mindshare finance process for all clients
  • Carry out regular campaign and budget management checks
  • Support Account Executives in following all Mindshare processes

Performance measures:

  • Exceptional execution and application of Paid Social Best Practices
  • Consistent adherence to Mindshare processes
  • Certification in Facebook Blue Print, Twitter Flight School and Google YouTube/Video qualification
  • Meeting and exceeding client’s performance targets


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