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M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment

Specialist sponsorship, communications and activation agency M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is looking for a new Account Executive to join its sport team in London to work on key accounts across football, tennis and the Paralympics.  

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment are global specialists in passion point marketing, forging enduring connections between brands and consumers through their love of sports, entertainment & culture.

Their industry-leading global team creates compelling campaigns for some of the world’s most recognisable brands and faces to maximise sponsorships, strengthen partnerships and drive brand growth through peoples’ passion for sport, entertainment, music, film, fashion and culture.

Their work has been awarded across the board including accolades at the Drum Marketing Awards and being named Agency of the Year at UK Sponsorship awards twice and Sport Industry Agency of the Year a record 6 times.

The agency is driven by the philosophy of ‘Brutal Simplicity of Thought,’ which has been the M&C Saatchi Group’s mantra since birth: simple messages are the most powerful, making Brutal Simplicity of Thought more valid today than ever before.

Your Role

As an Account Executive on the sport team, you provide a strong foundation for the accounts and clients you work on ensuring that the day-to-day is run as efficiently and professionally as possible. 

You are the key support on the account, responsible for assisting the Account Manager’s and Account Director’s throughout daily tasks and ensuring client work is delivered to a high standard.  You have a proactive and diligent approach.

Job Specification

Some experience in the communications or social media sector required

Approach:

  • A dedicated, positive and enthusiastic team member 
  • Proactive in supporting more senior members of the team and have a sense of responsibility and accountability for your work
  • Immerse yourself in your accounts, showing a keenness to learn and a passion for the business
  • Go above and beyond to demonstrate your commitment to your accounts and to push yourself towards new achievements

Administrative Work: 

  • Take ownership of essential administrative tasks and deliver them to a high standard
  • Take initiative with managing the day-to-day team administration (e.g. status docs completed in time before calls, docs from clients saved on the system, meeting rooms/calls booked etc.)
  • Take responsibility for managing regular account tasks (e.g. reporting, coverage documents, status reports, ensuring folders are kept well organised etc.)

Creativity and Industry Insight:

  • Offer ideas and contribute to brainstorms – show interest and proactivity
  • Become immersed in the competitor landscape and creative industry, developing a broad knowledge of the industry outside of your specialism 
  • Keep your team updated with any brand activity, creative executions, media news and related topics

Marketing and PR:

  • Understanding of the role that PR plays for your client’s business and what our deliverables are as an agency
  • Accountability for your role within the team structure and understanding what your responsibilities to the client are

Media Management:

  • Have a strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client, and be aware of the importance that media plays in the role of a PR agency
  • Build relationships with key media and keep an extensive contacts book
  • Drive editorial coverage and opportunities 
  • Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest 
  • Have a thorough approach to coverage from initial sell-in to final delivery
  • Take pride in reporting and presenting media coverage
  • Manage all media-related documents e.g. ring round updates, media lists, forthcoming coverage etc.

Social and Digital:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital landscape
  • Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing
  • Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis
  • Conduct research for client or new business campaigns where appropriate
  • Manage the reporting process

Campaign Execution:

  • Support your AM’s and AD’s by undertaking essential everyday tasks and responsibilities
  • Become experienced in producing essential event and campaign documents alongside your AM’s
  • Approach practical tasks with a ‘make it happen’ attitude and explore all routes to deliver requests from your team
  • Manage status reports and ensure that they are completed in a regular and timely fashion

Client Services:

  • Show genuine interest in your clients’ business 
  • Respond promptly to client requests - keep the client informed if there is going to be a delay
  • Flag anything that may be of interest to your client – competitor activity, news relating to brand ambassadors, media insights etc.


M&CSAATCHI GROUP

Founded in 1995, we are an independent global network of best-in-class brand and marketing specialists dedicated to helping brands and businesses turn change into advantage.

The M&C Saatchi Group UK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The M&C Saatchi Group does not and shall not discriminate, celebrates diversity and employment is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees, volunteers, subcontractors, freelancers, and clients. Your information will be kept confidential according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us ‘here’. 

Due to the high volume of applicants, it is not possible to reply to all applicants personally. All applicants are considered, however. If you have not been contacted within ten working days, please assume your application unsuccessful on this occasion and thank you for your interest in us!