Account Director - Comms Planning

Comms & Strategic Planning
London, England



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Account Director – Planning,




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The Client


Sky are one of the biggest advertisers in the UK and as a business span Entertainment, Sport, Cinema, Home Insurance, Broadband, Mobile and B2B services to mention a few verticals. We work closely with them across their digital strategy and manage the comms strategy and manage the planning and buying across a range of channels.


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



The Role


This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team working on one of the biggest advertisers in the UK. The client is a firm believer in the power of media and has huge ambition to deliver effective and brilliant work, working in new and exciting spaces. Working on Sky Broadband & Mobile is the perfect role for an ambitious, enthusiastic and bright character who has a keen interest in smart thinking.  


The successful candidate will manage the day-day account, be involved in end-to-end media planning from annual planning to econometric debriefs, lead a team, work closely with the strategy team and deliver innovative media solutions.   


The role gives excellent scope for personal growth, due to both leading junior members of the team, and working closely with your Senior AD and Strategic team. Working on Broadband & Mobile will have you sitting within a dedicated team with a strong team culture, that push for brilliant and new work. If you have an interest in gaming, or creating impactful and award-winning work, this is a wonderful opportunity!  




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


  1. Excel with the Best: Join us to deliver top-notch digital campaigns for one of the UK's largest accounts. At EssenceMediacom, you'll work with leading talent and have the full backing to create work that stands out. Plus, with Sky as our partner, you're set to make a big impact.


  1. Fresh Challenges Daily: With Sky, no two days are the same. You'll have the chance to grow your skills rapidly, applying the latest industry insights to a brand that's all about innovation. Get ready for a role where learning and doing go hand in hand.


  1. Make a Real Difference: Play a key role in shaping the future of Sky's essential business areas. You'll have the chance to bring fresh ideas to the table, influence brand perception, and work with some of the most exciting entertainment content out there. 



Who are you?


A planning enthusiast, you have an established knowledge of the UK media landscape and experience using insights and planning tools to ensure our plans are digital-first, founded in insight and set up to test & learn. You will also have in-depth knowledge of other channels such as AV, Audio, Press and OOH.


You are bold, strategic and proactive. You are a leader and one to inspire, as you to join one of the agency’s flagship accounts to create brilliant work.   




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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