Performance Account Director - Biddable


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Performance Account Director (Biddable)


Overview of role


Working across The Tesco Group, you will be responsible for leading a team of 2-3 people and driving performance across a range of digital channels. This involves working closely with your clients directly and a range of wider stakeholders to ensure high quality, consistent campaigns that meet our client KPI’s.  You will be the lead planner across digital activation for Tesco, across the performance pillar, and touch some other brand campaigns.


Reporting of the role



3 best things about the job


  1.    Systems Accelerators are brand new roles within the agency, and you will be at the forefront of driving change on your clients and helping them to deliver growth.  


  1.    You will work with some of the best people in the industry and work closely with some of our best talent across each department in the agency.  


  1.    You will have the chance to make a tangible input to the Accelerator community to learn from them and develop practises that can make a lasting impact across the whole agency.  


Measures of success


In three months, you would have:

  •        You have determined the reporting & data requirements to enable the necessary level of optimisation.  
  •        Completion of training across DV360, Amobee, Facebook, IAS and Twitter platforms with confidence to deliver activity and support others 
  •        Build a strong relationship with the Operations and Technology teams owning prioritisation, workloads and effective output 
  •        Expert status in the use of digital tools effectively to mine, deliver and direct insights such as excel, datastudio, Facebook Business Manager, Google Marketing Platform, Amobee 
  •        Understanding of Biddable media inventory and how to set up and activate across Programmatic Guaranteed, PMPs, Open Exchange and Social specific buys such as Twitter Spotlights, Snapchat Lenses 
  •        Manages own workload and the work of direct reports so that client and stakeholder needs are continually met 
  •        Focuses on and makes known to direct reports the need to improve client performance results and/or working practices 
  •        Is fully aware of the latest digital media developments and ensures that the team is kept informed 
  •        Owns relationships with media owners and specialist technology platform providers 
  •        You have established working relationships with Systems Planning, Systems Intelligence and specialist activation teams 
  •        You will have delivered a detailed recommendation to the client on opportunities for performance improvements across media & creative. 
  •        You have developed and delivered a test and learn roadmap for your client 
  •        You will have challenged existing practices and processes to drive better performance 
  •        Become an active part of the Systems Accelerator community in MediaCom. 





Responsibilities of the role


  • MediaCom Systems Accelerators sit at the heart of our Systems Planning philosophy, collaborating with planning, insight and activation teams, performing a unique role within the media landscape. Accelerators are focussed on continuously optimising the media and creative performance to a determined client KPI, across multiple channels. This unique application of talent and technology creates sustained, transformational advantage for our clients across brand, performance and commerce. 


What you will need


  •        Experience planning & buying at least one of the following channels PPC, Programmatic, Paid Social, Affiliates, AV. 
  •        A working knowledge of other media outside your area of specialism 
  •        A highly analytical and outcome driven mindset with a passion for data, analysis and measurement. 
  •        An understanding of how to effectively interpret performance data to make effective optimisation decisions. 
  •        An understanding of all the variables that can be managed to drive performance improvements across brand and performance campaigns  
  •        Experience in developing and implementing test and learn plans with evidence of scaling and reapplying insight across channels and clients. 
  •        Working knowledge of DCO  
  •        Confidence in addressing groups of people, with an ability to distil complex digital ideas into useable information 
  •        A collaborative nature who can successfully manage and unite multiple stakeholders and teams. 




About MediaCom


MediaCom is the UK’s largest planning and buying agency, with over 1,400 employees across five offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

We believe in People First, Better Results. This means that through investing in our people’s whole-person wellbeing, careers and capabilities and creating a culture of belonging, we achieve brilliant results for both our clients’ businesses and our own. We champion individuality and diversity in our people through an abundance of initiatives and training, and attract and retain the greatest talent in the industry.

Our mission is to See the Bigger Picture for our clients. We apply our unique ‘Systems Thinking’ philosophy and technology to all marketing levers: media, message and data. As a result, we design communication strategies that deliver short term results and help brands build for the future. 

MediaCom represents some of the greatest brands in the UK and beyond, both big and small. This includes Sky, British Gas, Sony, Boots, DFS, TUI, The Coca-Cola Company, Tesco and Cancer Research UK. Our client work is celebrated at the industry’s most prestigious ceremonies, and we were named Campaign’s Agency of the Decade for 2009 and 2019.

MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm. As such, we have access to the richest data, most robust benchmarks and most advanced capabilities in the market. This helps us provide comprehensive solutions to all marketing challenges.

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






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