Account Executive - DDB Chicago

Account Management Chicago, Illinois


The Account Executive is the Client’s main contact with the Agency on a day-to-day basis and is the representative within the Agency for the interests of the Brand. This position reports in to an Account Director.

Primary Duties

  • Be key point-of-contact for Agency Partners and Clients
  • Assist in Strategic Planning: Creative Brief Development, Tactical Planning, Research, Target Insight Mining
  • Meet and liaison with Clients and Agency Partners to discuss and identify marketing communications opportunities and requirements
  • Execute integrated campaigns that involve broadcast production, social and digital streams. 
  • Provide input during development of projects based on insights and knowledge of Client preferences
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings for status reports/updates, presentations and regroup sessions
  • Compile and distribute post meeting documents detailing key discussion items and next steps
  • Scheduling and managing the approval processes on a by project basis
  • Organization of pertinent Client and Agency documents, maintaining the organization of the existing information database
  • Travel to the client & productions may be required

Desired Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work well with team members
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Aptitude to take in the larger picture and think like strategic partner
  • Able to work effectively and confidently across departments and at all management levels (internally and externally.)
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to handle and work well under pressure


  • 2-5 years Advertising Account Management experience.


  • Bachelor's degree required (business, marketing, or advertising strongly preferred).