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Account Manager

Listing ID: 1344691

Account Manager

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: MMC Communications
Location: London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Salary: £30,000
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 weeks 1 day
About: MMC Communications is a full-service PR, Communications, brand building, and event management company. Launched in 2018, we have carefully nurtured and supported a selection of emerging brands, with our expertise lying mainly within the wellness, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle sector. We have steadily built up a strong portfolio of clients, identifying their brand ambitions and agenda to ensure they get the best kind of tailored coverage and achieve their specific goals. Building and maintaining strong relations with influencers and celebrities is something MMC is hugely driven by.

We represent a number of hugely successful brands in beauty, lifestyle, and wellness, Oona Series, Toothfairy, Luna London, Disciple London, Glow Bar, Mimi Luzon, 001 Skincare, Taylor Taylor, and Radiance Cleanse to name a few.

MMC Communications is seeking a proactive and diligent Account Manager with knowledge & passion for all things beauty and wellness!  The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, hard-working, self-starter with a minimum of 3 years PR experience, looking to take their career to the next level!

This is an ideal opportunity for the right candidate to take the next step in the PR ladder, working across a range of high profile accounts, supported by a friendly and experienced team.

Some of our great benefits include remote working, holiday allowance, company pension scheme, as well as fantastic career development opportunities working with some incredible brands in beauty, wellness and lifestyle! 

Key Responsibilities for the Account Manager

Campaign Proposals:

  • Input into campaign proposals and help develop/ research creative ideas.

Creative Development:

  • Contribute to weekly meetings with creative ideas for angles, social media interactions and campaigns and drive through implementation.

Creative Intelligence:

  • Lead account brainstorms and contributes ideas that are commercially viable
  • Attend regular brainstorm sessions for new business pitches and other clients in the agency to hone your creativity
  • Keep track of competitive agency propositions and creative ideas and flag them to your teams and the wider agency

Account Management:

  • Responsible for knowing everything that is going on across your accounts 
  • Make sure you cc the team on all your correspondence with the client.

Filing:

  • Responsible for filing documents sent by clients/suppliers/partners on a daily basis
  • Ensure all documents are saved in the standard agency format

Responsiveness:

  • Make sure emails are acknowledged by yourself or someone on the team in a timely manner (within two hours) and ensure that the task is allocated and delivered

Attention to Detail:

  • Make sure all your work is well-written and thoroughly proofed – hand over to your team member ‘client-ready work
  • Final sign off on all written content must be given by the senior team/ops board

Client background:

  • Develop good knowledge of the market space including competitor developments, brand positioning and marketing strategy. Ensure emails show understanding of client positioning and give insight

Client liaison:

  • Talk with clients on a daily basis about allocated projects - do not rely only on email 
  • Send follow up notes after every client contact/conversation 
  • Be seen in client’s mind as the owner of key areas/all of their account.

Content:

  • Write press release/ blog posts/opinion pieces/letters as appropriate and pass to AD for sign off prior to sending to the client, with time for changes to be made
  • Ensure a high standard of attention to detail is adhered to at all times

Media Mapping:

  • Map out your stories, pitches, strategies, and timeline
  • Brainstorm to gather ideas and information to build the campaign.

Targets and Results:

  • Responsible for monitoring and driving results both individually and for your client account
  • Work with the client to ensure that there is enough content to ensure regular coverage.
  • Responsible for at least one national (or otherwise designated ‘major’ ) hit per client every month.

Understanding the media:

  • Read media on a daily basis including the weekends and flag relevant or interesting stories or content to your teams or, when relevant, the wider team.

Journalist/Influencer relationships:

  • Be in regular contact with top tier media contacts on behalf of each client. Make sure you speak to all of the clients “key media” at least once a month
  • Do two or more journalist meetings (outside of client work) per quarter
  • Develop relationships and ongoing dialogue with a circle of 10+ journalists

Daily coverage:

  • Send coverage to the client as soon as it comes in if first thing in the morning then by 9.30 am
  • Check for daily coverage and update client and coverage tracker.
  • Send weekly round up to client each Friday
  • Plan and deliver monthly review meetings with key clients 

Rapid response/news hijack: 

  • Scan first thing/lunchtime/end-of-day for issues and coverage of client relevance
  • Responsible for spotting one issue per week for each of your clients

Target media/influencer list:

  • Create suitable media/influencer lists for clients and check it’s kept up to date on a weekly basis

Sell ins: 

  • Discuss sell-in target media with the team and manage the sell in media list.
  • Be responsible for sections of media sell-ins – verbally first, then email, then follow-up
  • Rehearse AEs for sell-ins.
  • Flag when sell-in is becoming unproductive.
  • Update client on email and then discuss verbal update with AD.

Media/influencer briefing:

  • Ensure media/influencer briefing document is sent to client 24hrs in advance.  

Capacity: 

  • Plan your time on a daily, weekly and monthly basis,

New business: 

  • Keep an eye out for prospects
  • Get involved in pitching

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years' PR experience
  • Knowledge & passion for all things beauty and wellness.
  • Skilled writer
  • Experienced in client relations
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Organised, proactive and meticulous

Application

Please apply with a CV and cover letter via the application form.


Application Form

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Knowledge & passion for all things beauty and wellness. *

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