Account Executive - Mindshare Invention

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England


Position at Mindshare

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The Invention team is a fundamental part of Mindshare’s offering. We are central to Mindshare’s planning function, developing and delivering creative projects across all channels. Our work encompasses everything from straight forward media partnerships through to talent associations, licensing deals and all forms of brand content and experience.

  • Pushing the boundaries of creativity and delivering amazing work for our clients
  • Collaborating with partners to create the best solutions which stretch across culture, media and tech
  • Collaborating with the wider agency to deliver integrated campaigns
  • Assisting in negotiating – both traditional and non-traditional media partnerships
  • Project managing the deal through to successful completion
  • Continually looking for inspiration and learning, to inject new ideas into your work and the department


Full training will be given to successful applicants, but on a day-to-day basis you will be expected to:
  • Build strong, effective relationships and a close rapport with clients
  • Build excellent media owner relationships and strong relationships with day-to-day contacts
  • Develop effective relationships with internal colleagues to ensure partnerships are used effectively within the overarching client plans
  • Seek and develop new partnership solutions for clients both proactively and in answer to specific briefs
  • Proactively develop account teams’ expertise in all areas of media sponsorships and activation
  • Assist in the development and negotiation of new partnerships for clients
  • Assist in the Project management of the delivery of partnerships and activation, often working in collaboration with a number of the client’s other agencies from approval of a deal to campaign completion and delivery of PCAs
  • Develop a good understanding of all aspects of clients’ marketplace and business
  • Utilise and lead the use of the various media systems (DDS/Mintel/ Advantedge/TGI) to analyse and interpret data to inform partnership solutions
  • Observe and learn how to obtain maximum value in all media negotiations
  • Manage and prioritise your workload
  • Collect, format and interpret data relating to clients such as competitive activity
  • Enter media bookings and fee invoices on the DDS system in a timely manner.
  • Be responsible for the financial administration success of each account
  • Be responsible for the initiating sharing and circulating of inspirational content and ideas throughout the team and agency


  • Positivity, inclusivity and an enthusiastic mindset
  • A desire to learn, both creative and technical skills
  • A good knowledge of the current creative and media landscape
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, with an ability to generate revenue for the business
  • Proactive nature with strong self-motivation
  • Autonomous and confident, but equally a great team player
  • Excellent organisational skills with excellent written, verbal, analytical and numerical skills
  • Great presentation skills with the ability to present in a compelling way to clients
  • Creative flair, great at idea generation with a desire to improve on what has gone before
  • Ability to forge strong effective working relationships with numerous stakeholders
  • Experience of managing projects and tasks autonomously – engendering confidence and trust from the people around you
  • Excellent strategic thinking and clear common sense


Mindshare is a leading global marketing and media services network with billings in excess of £23billion worldwide. The network consists of 97 offices in 67 countries throughout the USA, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific; each dedicated to forging competitive marketing advantage for businesses and their brands.


Technology is changing our lives in astonishing and unimaginable ways and, in media, we are lucky enough to be working at the very heart of this change. However, the way we think about media is vital to unlocking the greatest opportunities for our clients and producing our best work. We define media as the space where content, audiences, data and technology meet.

This media playground is an exciting, vibrant and fast evolving space - a space that’s buzzing with

innovation and creativity. A space where new people behaviours, habits and routines are fast emerging.


We invest heavily in staff development- training is extensive from the most junior level with mock pitches, cross-media training, and learning modules in conjunction with the GroupM University. In January 2012 Huddle was launched- an innovative future planning discussion collaborating across our global network. Due to the global pandemic, we found ourselves hosting our first virtual Huddle event in November 2020 which was a big success. Find out more here:


Our aim is for Mindshare UK to be the most inclusive place to work in the country! We have a wide range of Employee Resource Groups available for our people to join and be a part of including, Roots, PrideM, Women in Business, Enable, Declassify, Mental Health Allies and Back in the Game. We have created the Collective who are a small group of people with representation from our employee resource groups who work collaboratively to shape a coherent, progressive and deliverable programme of activities that support our goal of complete inclusion.