Account Director - AV (12-Month FTC)

Buying, Trading & Investment
London, England



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AV Account Director – Tesco



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The Client


Tesco are one of the biggest advertisers in the UK and as a business span Grocers, Mobile, Banking and Clothing (F&F). We work closely with them across their AV strategy and manage the planning and buying across TV, VOD, Cinema and Audio.


Working on Tesco is a challenging, fast paced and innovative environment where standing still can be moving backwards. We’re here to help Tesco navigate a constantly changing AV ecosystem and to create award winning work that grows their business.



The Role


We are looking for a diligent Account Director with expert knowledge of TV planning and buying, as well as experience across other AV channels such as Online Video, Addressable TV, OOH TV, Cinema and Radio, so they are equipped to work on some of the UK’s biggest and most forward-thinking advertisers. Response (DRTV) experience would be beneficial but not essential.

You will work across one of the largest advertisers in the UK: Tesco. The role will encompass AV investment – buying and delivery, as well as AV implementational planning.


What we think are 3 best things about the job..


1. The opportunity to work on a prestigious retailer.

2. You will be part of a wider AV planning and buying team with best-in-class implementation at the heart. You will have the opportunity to work closely with specialists in other media to ensure joined up thinking.

3. Our clients are looking for people who want to take a lead role in driving forward all facets of the media mix, from applying data in new ways to building creative and innovative partnerships with media owners


Who are you?


A TV buying pro and if you have Response (DRTV) experience, even better! You have experience of presenting PCA’s & delivery reports, understanding the connections between relevant media channels.


You have proficient knowledge of the UK TV marketplace, along with other AV media such as radio, cinema and VOD.


You are committed and excited to represent the EssenceMediacom brand and to work on huge clients.

You have deep knowledge of industry media buying tools (all media e.g. BARB, Media Ocean, TechEdge, Caria, Prisma and Jet) and pro-actively forge relationships with media owners.


You are commercially astute with excellent negotiation skills and able to manage your allocated account/s diligently – ensuring that campaigns are delivered in line with objectives (strikeweights, value delivery and quality commitments).



What we can offer you.


-          Company pension scheme

-          Private medical insurance

-          25 days holiday (increases with length of service)

-          Life assurance

-          Permanent health insurance

-          WPP share options scheme

-          Discretionary bonus scheme

-          Free eyecare vouchers and money off glasses

-          Extensive training and development

-          Corporate gym memberships

-          Cycle to work scheme

-          Interest free travel loan

-          Free breakfast (cereal and fruit)

-          Smart shopper (online discount on a variety of products)


Sounds good? We’d love to hear from you!


About EssenceMediacom

We are a global communications agency leading with breakthrough thinking, building explosive growth for brands, and helping our clients see the bigger picture. Our daring global network of 10,000 influencers help our clients breach traditional boundaries in media, uncover novel ideas, and unleash exponential growth. EssenceMediacom challenges conventional thinking to build, propel, and supercharge our clients’ businesses at scale and lead our industry in critical areas such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability.  

EssenceMediacom understands that our people are tasked with big goals: building breakthrough growth for brands and leading with breakthrough thinking in our industry. Our people are at the heart of this work because their ideas will enable us to decode the intersections of people, content, and technology to bring our aspirations to life. Our success is down to our eclectic, diverse, and talented people. EssenceMediacom is a place for us to grow our careers and expand our horizons. EssenceMediacom is committed to building an agency culture that supports our people, puts diversity at the forefront of our operations, and creates opportunity for all. This collective culture will be our “new power” where ideas are freely exchanged, and collaboration is actively encouraged in a place where you can innovate in our hyperconnected world.  



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