Publishing, Digital & Content Account Director


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Publishing, Digital & Content Account Director


Overview of role


This role is within the implementational team of BG3 operating as a specialist across publishing and digital display planning and buying as well as the development and delivery of cross-platform content partnerships across all the clients in the group.

Working across the Tesco and Richemont accounts predominantly, you will use your exceptional implementational planning and buying ability to own the publishing and digital display output on your patch of clients.  With a creative sensibility and a strong understanding of the role all channels play in a campaign system you will run content projects working closely with Comms Planning, media owners and Creative Systems production management. 



Reporting of the role


This role reports into the Implementational Director in the team.



3 best things about the job


1 The team! You will be working closely with a wider team of knowledgeable, supportive and passionate media experts across your patch of clients.

2 You will have the opportunity to collaborative with some of the UK’s largest published brands via media owner partners to develop multi-platform campaigns.

3 The varied roster of clients in the group means you will work across multiple sectors including luxury and mass-market media.

Measures of success


In three months, you would have:

  • Taken responsibility for the day to day Publishing planning and buying of one of Richemont’s key Maisons
  • Taken responsibility for the digital planning and buying and campaign management of publisher site display for one of Richemont’s key Maisons
  • Grown understanding of the process of conception, evaluation, recommendation and activation of content partnerships on Tesco including the role for Creative Systems
  • Started to build a trusted relationship with your clients through demonstration of your expertise, clear communication and thoroughness
  • Established good working relationships with media owner partners for efficient briefing, planning and generation of content ideas

In six months, you would have:

  • Owned a response to brief recommendation to a client for a Published Brand (i.e. print and digital) campaign and/or a multi-channel content partnership with a media owner demonstrating implementational rigour and a solid understanding of digital measurement and potential optimisation
  • Seen a content partnership project through to launch and management of delivery in collaboration with Creative Systems production management
  • Taken responsibility of PCA delivery for your publishing and digital display campaigns

In 12 months, you would have:

  • Started training up other specialists in the group on best practice content partnership process and implementation
  • Built relationships with the leading media brands (across all channels) best placed to deliver big, innovative content solutions for our clients


Responsibilities of the role


  • Ownership of your print, digital display plans and content partnership plans.
  • Buying and processing (Ops) of your print bookings via Prisma.
  • Collaboration with internal Ops team to admin the digital elements of plans.
  • Campaign management, tracking and reporting.
  • PCA delivery.
  • Close collaboration with media owners to propose and deliver content partnership solutions.
  • Knowledge of media partner products and innovations
  • Championing of best-practise process for the planning and buying of publishing, digital display and cross-channel content campaigns


What you will need


  • Strong client management and negotiation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a team player mentality
  • Self-motivated; to be able to manage your own time, keep stakeholders informed of your progress and seek out collaboration
  • A thirst to learn – be that the client’s business, people, brands, industry, trends etc 
  • Positive, proactive approach to problem solving
  • Creative thinking to challenge potential partners to keep coming up with great solutions
  • To enjoy bringing to life ideas and inspiring clients to do something different
  • Calm under pressure
  • Accurate verbal and written feedback  and instructions to get the best work out of partners
  • Confident communicator – active participation in team meetings and delivery of recommendations with insight
  • Data & content literate - able to simplify the potentially complicated into a clear opportunity




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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