Account Executive


Rodgers Townsend

Job Description

Account Executives are passionate about getting the job done. They assist in the execution of all marketing activities driving their business.  They anticipate the entire process, from who is involved, to what needs to get done and how it all fits together. Account Executives contribute to their client’s business through a strong understanding of the creative product, and through their knowledge of the client, the client’s business and their consumer.  They are expected to act and think creatively and strategically, contributing to their team, but also owning their projects and integrating around ideas.

Business Leader

– Proactively questions and problem-solves with creative, production and strategy departments to ensure smooth progress on all client projects
– Point person for external client contacts as well as internal project managers
– Builds client confidence by demonstrating an ability to creatively manage and deliver a quality product, on time, on strategy and on budget
– Adept at identifying potential problems and developing recommended solutions to review with their Account Supervisor/Account Director
– Manages client budgets carefully and responsibly
– Responsible for the timely and accurate issuance of all status and budget reports to the client and agency team members. Ensures budgets and timelines are met and alerts team of potential issues
– Exhibits integrity, professionalism, dependability and mature thinking
– Has thorough knowledge and understanding of agency processes and the time required to complete each stage. Can formulate the implication of changes to budget and delivery timelines

Team Builder

– Displays a superior understanding of the needs of each department (agency and client side when necessary) that will be involved in the execution of client projects. Provides key, relevant information to these departments in a timely manner
– Effectively fields questions from various departments pertaining to a brand/project, by demonstrating an understanding of client objectives, issues and requirements
– Forges strong relationships among key partner departments (broadcast, media, production, etc.) to facilitate the smooth progress of client projects
– Bridges the gap between client and production/creative teams

Idea Champion

– Adds value to the creative process by providing ideas and support and helping to overcome possible obstacles
– Takes initiative with clients, proactively offering thinking and ideas
– Understands how each assignment fits into the brand scope, why an idea is right, and the context surrounding that idea (the source of volume, the frame of reference, etc.)

– 3+ years of professional experience in Marketing/Advertising
– Strong facilitation/presentation skills, both in preparing materials required and in delivery
– Solution-oriented, assertive and resilient
– Strong time management skills

Company Overview

Here to Dare & Delight, Rodgers Townsend is a creatively driven, results-obsessed agency headquartered in St. Louis. Relentlessly strategic, Rodgers Townsend produces highly effective advertising, design, 1:1, CRM, digital and social content, brand identity and websites. With a disciplined, hyper-targeted approach, we’ve been helping brands like AT&T, Luxco Spirits, Schnuck Markets, Spectrum Brands, State Farm Insurance and St. Louis University achieve more with less for more than 20 years. Part of the Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) and DDB global network.

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