Account Executive

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England


Description

Position at Mindshare

We are Mindshare UK and we’re inventing the future of media.

“I’m supported and empowered, it really feels like somewhere I could build a career”

“The work is really interesting, we’re doing things that are fresh and exciting”

“Joining Mindshare was the best career move I ever made’

 

Understanding people is at the heart of our business, that means we make the audience our number 1 client. This is how we discover meaningful insights and deliver real business growth for brands

The best way to introduce ourselves? Let’s tell you about the three values that make us Mindshare:

 

Speed

Learn quickly. Act immediately. Again and again.

  • We’re experts in media, yet we constantly challenge our knowledge.
  • We question ourselves every day, always testing and adapting our thinking.
  • Change is always welcome, because standing still is not an option.

 

Provocation

Be challenging. Always express a point of view.

  • We value curiosity and passion as much as we do knowledge.
  • Only by asking “how” or “why” do we learn, stimulate debate and form more powerful opinions.
  • This is our creative approach to media. It drives innovation and allows us to do things differently.

 

Teamwork

Be generous. We’re in this together.

  • We’re at our most powerful when we work together - with colleagues, clients, our media partners - and, of course, with the audience.
  • This constant collaboration creates diverse perspectives and generates fresh, innovative ideas. The best example? Huddle - our annual event bringing together the brightest minds in the industry. 

 

These values help us do the best work of our careers.

Sounds like somewhere you could flourish? Get in touch - and let’s invent the future of media together.

The Opportunity

Are you enthusiastic, creative, and curious? Are you looking for a career that challenges you intellectually? Are you looking for a role where you get to work with some of the biggest brands in the world? Do you want to work in a vibrant, creative atmosphere? If so, this is the role for you!

 

Key Responsibilities

Working closely with and supporting Connections Planners along with Strategic planning and Client Leadership makes up a large proportion of an Account Executives’ time and means you will have the opportunity to learn how Mindshare approaches the definition and design of the audiences, connections, content and measurement that comprise our media solutions. The bulk of your time will be spent supporting the team in planning exciting, award-winning campaigns as well as working with channel specialists to make those plans a reality.

 

We’d like to hear from you if you tick all of these boxes

  • Enthusiastic and positive with a genuine interest in a career in marketing and advertising
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and excellent team player.
  • Inquisitive and curious with a drive to really get under the skin of our client’s marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organisation skills incl. time and project management.
  • High level of comfort using data – both small and large datasets
  • The ability to analyse data to discover insights
  • Comfortable working in teams and will be able to proactively engage and collaborate with peers
  • Proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint and Word

 

Your life until now (EXPERIENCE)

Prior media/marketing experience is not a pre-requisite. A combination of “hands-on” experience and a structured training programme means Account Executives gain a comprehensive knowledge of how a media agency business operates and an understanding that is the cornerstone of a successful career in the media industry.

 

About the Team

At Mindshare we provide answers to business challenges by creating the most innovative and effective media solutions possible. We do this by understanding the clients challenge, engaging the right audiences by creating the right connections and content, wrapped in measurement frameworks that demonstrate success.

The Connections Planning team plays a crucial role in designing the audiences, connections, content and measurement that deliver the most innovative and effective solutions to clients. To do this requires a team of people with a high degree of knowledge of the UK media market and a deep understanding of the role of technology in driving opportunities to target audiences, it’s impact on the connections and content that will engage people, and how media can be measured and optimised.

Members of the team understand consumer trends and are able to translate insights and strategic direction into actionable media solutions. They interact with a wide range of other teams including Intelligence and Strategic Planning, the specialist channel teams that execute the media, and the Live Planning team that optimises across all media channels.

 

Working on Ford

This role is within the Planning team on Ford, one of our biggest accounts and Mindshare and the largest integrated account across WPP.  We work in a unique ‘full service’ model meaning that the media teams collaborate closely with creative and account management teams within the Ford agency structure (primarily working with GTB).  We spend time at both Mindshare and Sea Containers House as well as working flexibly.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in the following areas;

  • Connections Planning across the full range of media channels
  • Account and finance management
  • Competitive and audience insight development
  • Professional and personal development through our GroupM training programmes
  • Auto category expertise