Comms Planner - Now That's What I Call Music, Wicked Productions

Comms & Strategic Planning London, England


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MediaCom Comms Planner Job Spec

Overview of job
MediaCom is looking for a brilliant Communications Planner to work on Now That's What I Call Music, Wicked Productions, Luke Shires Marketing (theatrical shows) and National Citizen Service

Reporting of the role

This role reports to Emily Seigler (Planning Manager)

3 best things about the job:

1)      The opportunity to work on a range of entertainment and youth focused accounts within The Entertainment Division of MediaCom

2)      The opportunity to be a leading figure within an integrated agency team to ensure media is at the heart of creative and effective communications solutions. You will have the opportunity to work closely with specialists across data and tech, advertising, social and partnerships etc. in a team that fully integrates media and content.

3)      The chance to take a lead role in raising the bar of how we approach media and communications planning - from applying data in new ways to building creative and innovative partnerships with media owners that set the new standard and reinvigorate brands within the UK market.


Measures of success
In three months, you would have:

Became an expert in the basics of comms planning and the ways of working between all MediaCom teams/departments

  • Provided evidence of sound written and oral communication

In six months, you would have:

Developed a good relationship with multiple stakeholders, in particular our clients and agency partners across various disciplines

Provided tangible contributions to planning work and brainstorming sessions

A good grasp of the client’s target audiences and products





In 12 months, you would have:

Become proactive with the day-to-day account management and planning, and effectively be able to answer client requests without guidance

Shown evidence of work that has been done to a high standard with little input from your line manager


Responsibilities of the role:
Work openly and collaboratively with the immediate Planning team, Investment teams and external agencies in order to help develop strategic solutions, plans and innovative ideas that push the ordinary to the extraordinary

Develop a sound knowledge of all media channels and keep abreast of all new and emerging media opportunities

Oversee all current campaigns and work with relevant teams to ensure the seamless execution and implementation of campaigns. Be able to provide instantaneous campaign updates to senior management and clients.

Develop an understanding and champion MediaCom’s Systems Planning process

Work closely with your line manager to help to keep track of budgetary and financial information for all campaigns

Oversee the finance process from end to end

Manage the PCA process for each campaign by liaising with the wider teams

Have/develop a strong knowledge of desktop research and planning tools (e.g. TGI & Addynamix)

Keen to embrace new methods of data-led insight generation to fuel planning

Demonstrate an active interest in clients’ business, marketplace and audiences, and identify relevant opportunities that arise

Demonstrate an active interest in competitor activity and communicate relevant info and learnings to the client through updates and formal reports

Willingly meet media owners relevant to the client’s business and feedback relevant opportunities to the wider team




            Analyse research studies and current trends to identify key insights and communicate these to the client when applicable

Have the ability (when necessary) to confidently speak and provide relevant updates in a client meeting, in a manner that meets the clients’ expectations

Take a proactive approach in solving client queries


What you will need:

Have a passion for the craft of communications planning and will have the ability to create strategies that will have a ground-breaking impact on your client’s business.  Putting data and tech at the heart of our connected communication strategies is fundamental.

Love being part of a fast paced team and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in the department and wider MediaCom when necessary

Understand the power of viewing the communication and media landscape as a connected network

Have good attention to detail


*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom London*


About MediaCom

Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators.  

We are 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries.

We have a global client roster that’s the envy of our peers. Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, P&G, PSA, Richemont, Shell and Sony to name but a few.

We help brands unlock growth through media. We do this using our Systems Thinking approach to data, technology and creativity and design communication strategies that build brands and generate

sales. We’re part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, which gives us access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business.



All this has helped us become the first network to hold the big six Media Network of the Year titles concurrently.

But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.

We know that when we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.

We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why our agencies are open environments that celebrate difference.

Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we.

Welcome to MediaCom


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