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Curiosity Advertising

Account Supervisor

Account – Cincinnati, Ohio
Department Account
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

JOB DESCRIPTION

Account Supervisor

Curiosity is a full-service strategic 360-degree advertising and communications agency with national scope and national clients. We are driving our clients’ growth by uncovering a rich understanding of how our target consumers interact, contribute to and share within the interactive space.

Curiosity provides clients with full-service communications solutions, including interactive and traditional campaign development. We are an agency filled with inquisitive, passionate, innovative marketers, designers, brand strategists, copywriters and programmers who give our clients a superior experience based on blending insights, energy, creativity and intuition to create unforgettable campaigns and client results.

The Account Supervisor is responsible for maintaining key client relationships, the development and execution of client communications initiatives, oversight of general account service activities, and the ability to bring new thinking to strategic planning.

Critical Skills/Traits: To be a successful Account Supervisor at Curiosity, an Account Supervisor must possess exceptional communication skills, both orally and in writing. They must also possess superior interpersonal skills and be able to create a rapport with people of all demographics. They must be polished, maintaining a professional, put-together demeanor. They have to be incredibly confident, ambitious and self-motivated. They should thrive when working independently. 

They should be a keen listener. They should have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and manage pressure situations. They need strong attention to detail and project documentation.

They must possess the ability to bring fresh thinking and curiosity to clients to make them think about their brand in an entirely different way, and must have a passion for pushing the boundaries of knowledge gathering and testing new mediums to reach our targets. They must fit into a culture of self-motivation, quest for learning and team collaboration, while expressing a curiosity that pushes the boundaries on traditional thinking.

They will need the ability to manage communications development initiatives, inclusive of: digital advertising and traditional advertising, knowledge of media plans, promotional plans and interactive plans in concert with traditional communications plans and budget management. The position will require implementation and project management expertise for all project components. In addition, candidate will be responsible for building knowledge on existing and emerging communications tools and tactics, industry practices and trends, as well as becoming immersed in the clients’ business and category.

#1 Priority: Develop current business relationships and ensure client satisfaction by acting as a liaison between the client and agency staff to provide clear communication between the two.

Provide a plan and determine a target market for clients’ advertising campaign suited to clients’ needs and goals, after doing extensive research, based on information supplied by the client. Become thoroughly familiar with the clients’ product. Working with internal staff, start developing the overall creative concept that will be used to promote the product or service.

Implement client initiatives while gaining increased knowledge of and exposure to the planning and client-management side of the business. This involves drafting high-quality client materials and presentations, conducting a variety of media relations activities, and performing other outreach activities as described in the clients’ communications plan or scope of work.

As with all members of the Curiosity team, Account Supervisors are expected to follow the policies described in the Curiosity Employee Handbook, attend appropriate client and internal meetings, and conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times while working to instill a positive work environment at Curiosity.

Tasks will include the following:

Internal Relationships

  • Liaising with, and acting as the link between, the client and advertising agency by maintaining regular contact with both, ensuring that communication flows effectively.
  • Proactively contribute ideas to projects.
  • Make recommendations re how to improve a project
  • Work with team to effectively complete scope of work that is top quality, but also within the terms of the contract
  • Attend classes or seminars as appropriate
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to successfully move into problem-solving mode whenever challenges or concerns arise
  • Work well with and demonstrate respect for colleagues at all levels and consistently contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate ability to work with traffic to help prioritize workload
  • Seek help from manager if overall workload exceeds regular work
  • Understand scope of work of the projects working on well enough to answer questions about the project posed by firm management or other colleagues
  • Presenting, alongside agency creatives, the campaign ideas and budget to the client
  • Be able to tag-team with senior staff as needed

External Relationships

  • Build strong relationships with brand and marketing managers, by leading the communications planning process and development
  • Meet and liaison with clients to discuss and identify their advertising requirements
  • Sit in on new business meetings with senior staff and follow up with an internal memo of ideas that can be incorporated into the proposal
  • Participate in planning meetings with clients and contribute ideas to the overall strategy and ultimate client delivery
  • Demonstrate master pitching skills as well as ability to understand what type of media the client needs and ability to secure those outlets
  • Continue to hone client management and communications strategy skills
  • Demonstrate increased skills in client service arena by receiving positive feedback from client
  • Provide coaching/sound strategic advice to clients that results in these clients meeting their goals and advancing their issues
  • Represent Curiosity at industry or potential new business functions and begin cultivating contacts for Curiosity

Communication and Process

  • Write error-free memos and other deliverables that can go to client with minimal revision
  • Screen and interview employee candidates
  • Draft major components of strategic communications plans that can be incorporated into client deliverable with minimal changes
  • Demonstrate outstanding copy editing and writing skills
  • Demonstrate outstanding judgment and flexibility and superior client service skills as demonstrated by frequent, unsolicited, positive feedback from client
  • Create and manage work plans that meet terms of contract
  • Write client/contact reports
  • Monitor the effectiveness of campaigns

Financial and Administrative

  • Work with traffic manager to create project estimates
  • Monitor project costs on a weekly basis
  • Work with the Accounting Manager to make sure clients are billed on a timely basis
  • Submit expense reimbursement forms as appropriate

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six years of relevant experience, Including web, interactive marketing and social media campaigns
  • Must demonstrate outstanding writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills are preferred.
  • Candidate is a highly motivated self-starter who takes direction well, but also can also work independently
  • Thrives on variety and can shift direction seamlessly.
  • Although promotions are based on a variety of factors, in general, an individual will successfully serve as an Account Supervisor for a minimum of two years before being considered for promotion.

This position reports to the Director of Client Service.

What Is Curiosity?

Curiosity is a full-service-strategic, 360-degree, digital advertising and communications agency with national scope and national clients. We are driving our clients’ growth by uncovering a rich understanding of how our target consumers interact, contribute to and share within the interactive space.

Curiosity provides clients with full-service communications solutions, including interactive and traditional campaign development. We are an agency filled with inquisitive, passionate and innovative marketers, designers, brand strategists, copywriters and programmers, who give our clients a superior experience based on blending insights, energy, creativity and intuition to create unforgettablen campaigns and client results.

 

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  • Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Department
    Account
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
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