Advertising Account Executive

Employer Cramer-Krasselt
Location Chicago, IL (Hybrid)
Type Full time
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Posted on January 7, 2022


About C-K:

Cramer-Krasselt is one of the largest independent, totally interconnected agencies in the country with over $500 million in billings and 69% of revenue from digital.

With a mission to Make friends, not ads®, C-K has built a reputation for changing perception and behaviors that lead to purchasing action for brands. It’s how we helped Porsche achieve 11 years of consecutive record-breaking growth, how Corona became the #1 import and Pacifico grew 19% in a single year.

We’ve done it by interconnecting an ever-expanding range of disciplines from strategic branding to digital, social, analytics, media/programmatic, SEM, PR, UX and more.

Major brands include Alzheimer’s Association, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Point and additional properties), Cintas, Corona Extra, Marzetti Salad Dressing (plus 15 brands), Pacifico Beer, Porsche, Spirit Airlines and Tropicana.

About the Account Executive role:

– The Account Executive is the “go-to” person regarding the day-to-day business of their assigned account(s) and serves as the liaison with key client managers, leading both planned and ad hoc assignments, including internal strategic documents and presentations.
– Through nimble communication, you’re successful at working collaboratively with a variety of people in different capacities – partner agencies, talent management, and project management
Interfaces and collaborates with cross-functional teams including Creative, PR/Social, Strategy, Media and Production – establishes and tracks campaign KPIs, manage/lead social initiatives and able to evaluate work & articulate thoughtful direction
– Even as a self-proclaimed “people person”, the Account Executive will leverage data and numbers strategically and tactfully for internal and client recommendations
– Works closely with the Project Manager to organize and plan the workflow of the agency in order to provide outstanding work, i.e., manage financials, open/create job codes, prepare estimates, connecting with client for appropriate approvals, oversee budgets, etc.
– Keeping status of project vs. plan and providing updates to client and agency teams

About you:

– Preferably you have 1-2 years of experience in Account Management at an advertising agency
– You’re an innovative problem solver who thinks expansively and creatively about problems and can easily identify effective solutions
– You have experience across digital and traditional campaigns and have experiencing managing/leading tactical projects across all media including Social Media, TV/broadcast, film/video digital/OLA, print, direct mail, OOH, etc.
– You know the importance of client management and are comfortable navigating client feedback – able to ask questions and distill direction for the team
– You’re extremely organized and detail-oriented when it comes to every project – you demand excellence in execution of all campaign elements
– Fast-paced and fun, with an enthusiasm about creative and a good sense of humor!

C-K employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or eligible under applicable law for a disability or religious accommodation. Successful applicants will need to meet this criteria as a condition of employment by the date of hire.