Account Executive

Future Talent & Entry Level London, England


Position at Mindshare

 PAID MEDIA Account Executive Programme.

  London .

Department: Performance Media

Reporting to: Account Managers / Channel Leads

Location: Central Saint Giles, London.

Level: Entry level / Graduate



This is perfect opportunity for those looking to get into the world of digital media!


We’re looking for smart, numbers-driven, and friendly individuals to join our growing team. This is an entry level position for which we’ve designed a unique 18-month programme aimed at kick starting your career in advertising.


You will get to work across multiple household brand names across different forms of media under the guidance of some of the smartest people working in digital, on three 6-monthly rotations. At the end of the programme, you’ll be given the opportunity to specialise in the work you most enjoy, with a great foundation of media knowledge that will serve you for the rest of your career.


You don’t need to have deep understanding of media or advertising at this point. We’re looking for individuals who have the potential to be our performance media stars of the future; a good attitude, a real interest in advertising and digital, and experience studying or working in a fast-paced and intellectually challenging environment are the core requirements. A degree is preferable, but absolutely not a prerequisite for this role.




We are digital experts within one of the world’s biggest agencies
Neo is the performance media arm of Mindshare, part of the largest media group in the world. With 40+ offices worldwide and 1000s of employees, were a massive community of performance experts and we’re growing… all the time. Our business specialises in PPC, SEO, ecommerce, programmatic, social, affiliate marketing, and new media like connected TV and audio, all underpinned by advanced analytics and disruptive consultancy.


We’re obsessed with digital media

Our London team is made up of 85 of the smartest people in the industry, thinking about, executing, and reshaping performance media. We’re devoted to data, totally transparent, and aren’t afraid to tell it like it is. Neo isn’t the standard advertising agency: we partner and challenge our clients across their entire business as consultants and champions for change.


We work with some of the world’s most innovative brands

The clients who see the value of Neo are the most forward thinking out there. They dream big, they’re smart enough to challenge us, and they demand rigour, thought and innovation in everything we do. We provide just that, which is why our relationships are some of the longest standing in the industry. We partner with global, and UK businesses including Nestlé, Sage, Mazda, BP, BAT, HSBC, Nespresso & All Saints and have a strong focus on ABM and ecommerce focused businesses.

We grow people and professionals

Our people are our business, so caring about their growth and wellbeing isn’t a luxury for us, it’s a necessity. That’s why we see very little staff turnover; people join Neo to grow long-term careers. You’ll be around a group of friendly professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who are invested in your future, and you’ll lead a team of people whose future you’ll want to invest in.


“Since joining Neo, I have worked with market leading brands across various verticals and learnt a huge amount not only about media, but also myself. The friendships I’ve made and company culture are second to none, it’s an absolute pleasure working with intelligent like-minded people.”





The perfect opportunity for a graduate looking to get into digital media, this role is designed to give the right individual exposure to multiple media channels and clients.


Working within the Biddable team, the successful candidate will spend their first 12 months rotating (according to client needs), across all paid media disciplines – Paid Search (PPC), Paid Social, and Programmatic. They will be integral to achieving client goals by developing and optimizing biddable activities as part of integrated multi-channel campaigns. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for digital media and be keen to develop their career within digital media.


Your Mindset

  • Analytically minded, with the ability to identify trends within data sets
  • Highly organised, with strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Able to communicate effectively, and work as part of a team
  • Experience using basic features of PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel (e.g. Creating and formatting presentations, sorting and filtering data, creating graphs and tables)
  • Any programming or coding knowledge would be beneficial, but not essential
  • A can-do attitude, a desire to grow and ambition to achieve are KEY


Your Experience

  • You can think about the numbers and are interested in data. You’ll be able to give some examples of where you’ve used large datasets.
  • You can explain your ideas effectively. You’re a good talker who can get people on-board with your ideas or make a strong reasoned argument where you disagree.
  • If you can speak a language additional to English, that’s a plus! We have 28 languages in our London office, and work with a lot of clients all over the world.





You’ll work across 3 specialist teams - for 6 months each – giving you an excellent grounding in digital media.

Paid Search (6 months)



Paid Social (6 Months)

Programmatic (6 Months)



The kind of work you’ll be doing will vary day-to-day, but will include:

  • Complete daily performance checks to ensure campaigns are running effectively and within budget
  • Learn to identify and act upon budget optimizations requirements
  • Learn how biddable campaigns are tracked and measured across different channels
  • Understand what your client’s key performance indicators (KPI) are and how to monitor these
  • Understand the role audiences play with biddable media targeting and campaign optimization
  • Become confident in how to set up biddable campaigns, including structure, ad copy writing and keyword research.
  • Identify the optimization levers available to improve biddable performance to meet your client’s KPIs.
  • Understand the approach to preparing a media plan in response to a client’s brief.
  • Deliver client reporting and analyse campaign results with a view to developing actionable insights.
  • Working with media owners such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other key ad tech suppliers to receive support with running biddable campaigns.
  • Complete the necessary specialist qualifications, e.g. Google Search Fundamentals and Advanced exams


As part of the GroupM and WPP network, our benefits are incredibly comprehensive, and you’ll have plenty of fantastic benefits to choose from.  We’ve listed a few below - and there are many more on offer:


  • Superb development opportunities and ongoing support throughout your career
  • Light, open-plan office space with roof terrace, onsite bar and stunning views over central London
  • 25 days’ holiday from the get-go, increasing with length of service
  • Season ticket loan, subsidised gym memberships, private medical (BUPA) and life assurance.
  • We also have a range of on-site services including health screenings, financial management workshops, manicures and massages.





Central Saint Giles. 1 Saint Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8AR.


+44 (0)20 7969 4040