Business Director, Comms Planning – Famous Retail Client

Business Director, Comms Planning – Famous Retail Client

An award winning media agency with a reputation in the market as a forward thinking and entrepreneurial organization.  

In 2015 they continued to be commended across the industry with 44 awards including IPA’s Effectiveness Network of the Year, Ad Week’s Global Media Agency of the Year and as M&M’s Agency Network of the Year.

With a team of around 360 people who are driven by the ethos to Continually Create Difference for clients.  


They believe that every idea they have and pound they spend should have a positive influence on consumer thinking and behaviour and ultimately deliver a demonstrable, profitable return for clients. They also believe that in this industry it is ultimately people who make the difference, as a result, they invest heavily in the development of people.

The company culture is creative, future looking & brand focused.  It provides the opportunity for individuals to really shine – with a less hierarchal structure than other agencies, empowering individuals and giving them real responsibility.


The Job

This brief is for a role within the Client Teams Department which is the main client facing team within the agency, and includes 141 people. The Client Teams Dept merged traditional Comms Planners and Digital Planners in March 2014, and brought these people together to deliver a central recommendation – and while they retain digital specialist planners with the department for that expertise and specific digital client contact when needed, they no longer think or plan in an online and offline way!

You are the first point of contact for clients.  Your remit with clients is to hold great relationships; to deliver and ensure the delivery of great work from the agency; to know their brand, business, sector, performance and KPIs. They are also one of the key gateways into the agency for media owners.  Their remit is to know the key, important and relevant media owners; understand the media landscape; to create good working relationships - in order to produce great and effective work together.



  • The successful candidate should be a strong team player and will help drive their accounts forward.
  • They want someone who can get to know their client’s business and sector well. They are also looking for an innovative planner who is able to lead a team and develop great client relationships. 
  • You should have a good grounding in the media industry with experience in handling fast moving clients. 
  • Strong integrated planning skills are essential, as is organisational and analytical ability. 
  • You will need to be comfortable within digital as well as ‘traditional media’.


Apply Now

You can apply for this role now by sending us your CV or by calling us now!  

Gemma McGeary 

Head of Media & Marketing Agencies

0203 728 2975 // [email protected]

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