Comms Planning Account Director – Independent Agency

Comms Planning Account Director – Independent Agency

The most successful independent media agency in the UK are looking for someone to join one of their client teams . They have a totally unique culture & approach that is different to any other agency in the UK, recently attracting accolades from Campaign, Media Week and shows testament to this alternative ethos and approach.

Their success can be directly attributed to the levels of client service, planning and implementation (buying) value they deliver for clients that is truly unrivalled elsewhere.   They have a unique working environment and open structure which encourages personal development through early client contact, team work/training and exposure to all media from day one. One of the Top 10 in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for in the UK – this is a truly inspirational place to work where not many people leave!

They currently work closely with valued clients across a diverse range of sectors with an emphasis in the Entertainment, Gaming, Music, Charity, Retail & Sports client and annual billings in excess of £230m.


The Job

You will be joining a client team, who, like the rest of the agency, challenge themselves to deliver bespoke strategies for their clients. You will be integral in people management, driving the team forward and helping to grow them in their career progression. The team has a laid-back style where they work closely with their clients to provide the best in class media solutions.

You will also cover leadership training and be expected to help develop the team as the best planning department. They just need someone who is confident in comms planning, who has the thought leadership potential to be a driving force internally and externally.

Thirdly you will look after the team management in setting best practice documents, aligning processes, develop strategies for your clients and growing the division.

As an agency they trade very differently, having knowledge of the media marketplace and building strong relationships with media owners is imperative. They are not tied into any large group trading agreements so you will have access to the whole media landscape. Within the agency culture, you have the flexibility to make this role truly your own, with limited process to not stifle your own development.



  • Experience in a comms planning position currently, in a team leadership position
  • You will live and breathe media and be an innovative forward-facer always looking to discover and test the best new developments that are right for your client.
  • You’ll be a ‘practical’ person - a ‘doer’, someone who rolls up their sleeves and gets the job done.
  • A strong work ethic is important – you will be self-motivated and able to take the initiative as a leader or integral member of your team.
  • Both external and internal relationship management experience and ability to delicately handle every situation.
  • Experience pitching for new business as well as working on growing business with your clients to grow business share is desirable


Apply Now

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Kate Dickenson

Consultant - Media Planning & Buying

0203 763 9758 // [email protected]

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