Activation Executive - Entry level

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England


Position at Wavemaker

About Wavemaker

We believe there always is a better way to grow. We positively provoke growth for our clients by reshaping consumer decision-making and experiences through media, content and technology. The Wavemaker way is globally consistent. Fueled by the world’s most powerful consumer data, we understand where and how marketing can intervene decisively to help brands win more sales.

Our name is our mission and our method. To make waves, you need to be provocative, even fearless. We do our best work for brave brands and people who want to be challenged to go further and faster. We know it’s not easy, but if it’s in you, we will get it out of you.

Our 7,600 people across 90 markets provoke growth for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses. Our attitude of Positive Provocation is enabled by:

  • deep knowledge we have of our clients’ business
  • confidence to challenge what’s gone before
  • the support to go further than we thought possible

We are a part of GroupM Nexus, WPP’s global media investment management company. Discover more on, Twitter and LinkedIn 

Job Title: Activation Exec - WW Activation Hub

Reporting to: Activation Manager – WW Activation Hub

Role Context:

We are looking for an ambitious recent graduate, or a professional early in their career to work collaboratively with the account director and account manager as well as several other internal stakeholders, the candidate will receive on the job training to enable them to support in the delivery of planning, buying and optimizations across digital media channels including programmatic and social.

The successful candidate once competent, will be working across one of Wavemakers biggest clients. The client is a market leading tech and software company, that is heavily focused on driving innovation within their media.

The account offers a strong opportunity to build expertise across a wide range of digital channels and could act as a launchpad for someone to successfully establish their credential within the marketing industry.


  • On-the job & formal training to upskill to the required level to develop autonomy.
  • Assisting the Account Manager on responses to briefs
  • Campaign setup and optimization across digital media channels including programmatic and paid social
  • Supporting the management, reporting and optimisation of campaign activity across European markets
  • Delivery of day-to-day QA process across all media activation, minimizing errors and ensuring consistent and accurate adherence to process
  • Working with the activation manager to deliver insights within campaign reporting, ensuring timely, insightful, performance focused analysis and actionable insights
  • Direct client servicing exposure with regular contact via weekly status and reporting calls
  • Responsible for daily budget and performance checks to ensure campaigns are running on target
  • Working in partnership with the adops team to deploy the campaign setup requirements across digital channels
  • Management of financial bookings and reconciliations across campaigns within Wavemakers financial booking system Prisma
  • Contribute to materials required for regular internal and client meetings
  • Meeting with key media partners to build understanding of the digital landscape, and how each partner can play a role in media activation. 

The Candidate:

  • An ambitious candidate that’s willing to take initiative, when needed and has a hunger for knowledge.
  • Interest in digital media, experience will be advantageous.
  • Hands on Programmatic or paid social experience is beneficial
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • All academic backgrounds will be considered
  • Professional digital media/advertising qualifications will be advantageous
  • Any digital media experience e.g freelance or personal projects. will also be of interest
  • A pro-active attitude to learn new things and be positive about taking on new challenges 

What we offer: 

  • Work with some of the most recognizable brands in the world, in award winning innovative teams.
  • Ample training & development opportunities (extensive online and in-person training opportunities)
  • Bustling London Southbank Sea containers office, with subsidised onsite bars, restaurant, cafes,
  • Flexible working (3 days at home per/week)
  • Competitive salary
  • Wellness and personal development allowances
  • Flexible benefits package (private medical, life assurance, long term disability).