Account Executive
RPM Advertising - Chicago, IL

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Purpose
To serve as the primary client contact on day-to-day development and implementation of marketing communications programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and maintains all necessary records for assigned accounts, including initiating all paperwork for all jobs, maintaining historical files and supporting Senior Management
  • Understands Client-Partner’s business and the associated news regarding the company, updates brand team on any pertinent news
  • Remains knowledgeable at all times about the status of projects and makes sure work is completed accurately and on time and keeps direct supervisor informed of the status of projects and alerts them to any possible problems.
  • Works closely with creative and media groups to keep them informed of any changes in client and/or competitive climate.
  • Tracks all competitive advertising activity and assist in the preparation of competitive reviews and updates.
  • Initiates creative brief development for all assigned projects reviews with Team as appropriate before presenting to client.
  • Reviews and evaluates all final creative executions with Manager for the purposes of training and development
  • Proofs all layouts, copy and mechanicals before presentation to client
  • Coordinates and prepares billings and invoicing for clients
  • Keeps client informed on status of all projects including completion and distribution of weekly status reports, production timelines or other verbal or written updates
  • Requests and coordinates development and client approval of estimates for all client-related projects
  • Obtains client approvals in advance of initiating projects, including identification of target dates and budgets
  • Works with senior account management staff in preparation of client plans and recommendations

Qualifications:

  • Team member must have advanced experience with MS Office with intermediate or higher status with PowerPoint.
  • The ability to take action without direction from others; to anticipate and develop solutions to problems while maintaining constructive behavior in the face of adversity and to manage stress and pressure in working through assigned tasks.
  • Must also be able to communicate clearly, concisely and accurately with others through written and verbal means.
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented in a production intensive environment. Position requires significant client contact. Also, must have experience in obtaining feedback from client about presented advertising, as well as in managing other junior team members.
  • Qualifications:
  • BA required, prefer strong communications background, or concentration in liberal arts for advertising/marketing majors.
  • 2 to 4 years of agency (preferred) or related communication industry experience that provides an understanding of advertising, marketing, media, creative, production, research, direct marketing, agency, finance, etc.

RPM Advertising is an Equal-Opportunity Employer or EOE/AA.


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