Account Manager / Senior Account Manager - Technology

Technology London, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

ABOUT US

H+K is a communications agency, always in beta and always changing. We are the first and only large agency to structure itself around sectors to deliver deep industry knowledge, supported by specialist areas of ideas and strategy, content creation and publishing. We believe that together we change – individually and collectively evolving, reinvent our skills and setting a new standard in the industry for our roles within the business and with our clients.  

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for a talented, creative, strategic and passionate Senior Account Manager with a specific skill in integrated corpsumer campaigns. You will have clear experience working with leading technology brands that understands the relationship between corporate communications and how this may work succinctly with b2b or consumer campaigns.

Working as a critical member of an established, multi-skilled team, the ideal candidate will have agency experience working in an integrated way across paid, earned, owned and shared campaigns and thinks creatively and proactively.  You will strive for the very best for your clients, whilst empathetically developing your junior team to deliver and execute programmes.

You will implement managerial activities that drives client activity, being the epi-centre of any account team whilst working strategically with the senior team to deliver award-winning campaigns.

With a passion for learning and development both for yourself and your account teams, you will proactively deliver new ideas, recommend/pitch opportunities, develop relationships with media and influencers, keep projects and retainers on track, and drive towards client objectives. You will be a curious individual who wants to be part of a winning team that works across EMEA and Global teams.

Having a passion for what technology enables* is essential for this role as you will be working with several of the world’s leading technology brands.

*We believe that technology powers societies, economies, and businesses, and as such we always begin with the human benefit not the technology bits and bytes.

RESPONSIBILITIES + ATTRIBUTES

  • Proven experience in technology with a corpsumer lens
  • Passionate about media relations and what it can achieve for clients, as well as proactive and creative with pitching
  • A confident client handler with the ability to share client counsel
  • Manage retainers and projects with ease, showing ability for account management from conception to completion, anticipating challenges and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to drive a junior account team, encouraging and supporting them on their journey
  • Managing a busy press office managing both reactive and proactive media enquiries
  • Maintain relationships and build media / influencer contacts to drive client coverage
  • Campaign and events management
  • Editing and approving copy for articles, press releases, and event materials
  • Proactively develop and manage client correspondence, and campaign programmes
  • Maintain and manage accounts ensuring the details of administration and execution are delivered with aplomb
  • Creative – confident generating ideas in response to client briefs
  • Coverage monitoring and keeping abreast of relevant industry news
  • Build a deep understanding of industry trends, competitive landscape and how they impact clients
  • EMEA and global outlook - ability to transfer skills to both UK and global client work
  • New business pitching and ideation

WHAT THE ROLE CAN OFFER YOU

  • The opportunity to develop under the guidance of some of the best in the industry
  • The chance to gain first-hand experience working on high-profile international brands
  • Exposure to globally recognised clients and campaigns centred upon performance and purpose
  • The ability to work alongside a passionate, diverse and empathetic supportive team
  • Joining one of the world’s most respected, award-winning PR agencies
  • Our dedicated training academy, The Hub, provides a breadth of skills enabling our people to take ownership of their career development and become trusted advisors to our clients

KEY H+K BENEFITS

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Comprehensive health insurance (Bupa)
  • SMART pension scheme
  • WPP employee discount scheme
  • Group life assurance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity + paternity scheme
  • Vouchers + extra day’s holiday for key milestone anniversaries