Implementational Planning Director – Hugh Public Sector Client

Implementational Planning Director – Hugh Public Sector Client

An award winning media agency with a reputation in the market as a forward thinking and entrepreneurial organization.  In 2017 they continued make the headlines across the industry and still holds the crown for the most awarded media agency in history.

With a team of around 370 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

Due to a massive new client win this agency is creating a bespoke offering to combine the scale and power of the network with the intelligent application of the biggest agency in the group. The team will be powered by a new operating platform and a new collaborative way of working developed specifically for this client.

This role will sit in the Implementation team – A flawless media implementation and buying team, including detailed planning and negotiation across all channels. The core media investment team has the main responsibilities for:

  • Media implementation excellence for every client
  • Expert media buying delivery across all channels
  • Tenacious but respectful negotiations
  • Collaboration with media owners – bringing the best of the media market into play
  • Understanding of how each channel integrates to deliver holistic and effective campaigns
  • Working with a specialist media partnerships hub



  • A deep knowledge of the media landscape and understanding of industry body effectiveness studies
  • Confidence with media and channel data, and a keen eye for creative solutions and new ways of working
  • Excellence in implementational planning, supported through the use of proprietary planning tools or industry platforms such as DDS, Techedge or Info Sys, MediaTel, TGI, TouchPoints
  • A demonstrable passion for producing effective and innovative work, and a history of designing test and learn methodologies into campaigns
  • Positive approach to building team dynamic; leading team meetings and encouraging creativity and ideas through example and approach
  • Strong relationships with senior media owners, working with these partners to keep abreast of new opportunities and forge pioneering projects for our clients
  • The ability to design and nurture innovative ideas through collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders


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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