Account Executive

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SPARK is a full-service strategic branding firm offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, social media and public relations to help businesses grow. When you have the luxury of rising to do what you love, you get up first. When it comes to adding members to our team, we choose carefully. We choose superheroes. We wake up early for this stuff…and put a cape on. Think you’re our next superhero?

Overview:

SPARK Strategic Ideas is seeking an account executive, or project manager with marketing experience, to join our growing agency. This is a mid-level role (4+ years of professional marketing experience) with agency experience preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple accounts and projects with ease as well as possess excellent communication skills to serve as the day-to-day client contact. Organization and attention to detail are top priorities for this role. Bonus points if you are a creative thinker.

Responsibilities:
• Assist Account Supervisor and/or Account Director on management and execution for large agency accounts and serve as account lead on smaller accounts
• Act as day-to-day contact and liaison between clients and agency
• Manage client expectations and multiple evolving projects simultaneously
• Collaborate with social media, public relations, media planning/buying and creative teams to execute projects on time, on budget and on strategy
• Implement various components of annual marketing plans, including the coordination of details with the SPARK team, partners, vendors, etc
• Anticipate client needs, identify solutions and increase the value of service
• Support internal work processes and production needs (estimating, budgeting, etc.)
• Maintain internal status sheets and client reports
• Plan and execute off-site events when needed
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field required
• 4+ years of marketing experience required agency environment preferred
• Extreme attention to detail, strong organization and multi-tasking abilities for a fast-paced environment. OCD can be a good thing
• Self-motivated worker able to work independently as well as collaborate with a larger team. Giddy-up and round up the posse
• Function well under pressure. No time for volcanic eruptions or spontaneous combustion
• Innovative and creative thinker. We color outside the lines
• Perform tasks with a sense of urgency and dedication to doing things right. There’s no time to eat bonbons and watch the paint dry; we have work to do
• Willingness to do what it takes. Which may involve jumping into the deep end without your life vest to help your colleagues if they’re drowning
• Must focus on building relationships, have a passion for exceeding expectations and love learning…we work hard and love what we do. It shows in our work and in the results. Debbie-Downers and hermit crabs need not apply

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