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Sport Account Manager

About Us

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. We deliver award-winning campaigns for a number of leading brands globally, regionally and within individual markets.

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the specific requirements will receive consideration for employment without regard to background or protected characteristic, under the Equality Act 2010. We celebrate difference in the broadest sense; rooted in our belief that diversity of thought is a creative necessity.

The Role:

As an Account Manager on the sport team, you are responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of your accounts. You are the central component in the team, ensuring the smooth running of all campaigns and you display strong skills in both managing up to AD’s and down to AE’s.

You are responsible for driving your accounts forward and you are always one step ahead, managing the overall workload ensuring all deliverables are completed on time and to a high standard. You demonstrate a clear passion for the sport industry.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure that accounts are run as smoothly as possible

Day-to-day contact with your clients

Being the central ‘cog’ in your team to ensure actions are identified and completed in a timely manner

Being proactive and thinking ahead

Ensure that the client always feels they are getting the best, most professional service possible

Provide informed counsel to clients

Viewed by clients and peers as a trusted member of the team

Requirements:

Can Do Attitude:

Positive, proactive and solutions driven – always thinking one step ahead

Responsibility and accountability on accounts – take ownership and are accountable for day-to-day operations

Media & PR Management:

Must have 2-3 years of PR experience and managing press on a daily basis

Have strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client

Build quality relationships with key media across all relevant clients

Manage and drive rich editorial opportunities including exclusives, interviews and features

Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest

Aware of all coverage from initial sell in to delivery and oversee the reporting process

Initiative and Problem Solving:

The ability to both identify and solve problems before your AD’s or clients do (when highlighting a problem always have a view of what a solution might be)

Thinking ahead and have your clients and brands front of mind

Be proactive in spotting opportunities

Relationships:

Display strong working relationships with your team

Display strong relationships with clients, both in terms of rapport and respect. The client should trust your opinion and counsel

Presentation Skills:

Strong document and presentation writing skills

Developing your physical presentation skills and building confidence in competently talking clients though a document or pitching an idea

Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing throughout internal and client facing comms

Social and Digital Media:

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital landscape

Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing

Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis

Provide strategic counsel to the client based on their social objectives

Manage the reporting process, including drawing key insights to inform strategic recommendations

Budgets and Reports:

Oversee status reports and ensure that they are delivered to the client on time

Responsible for ensuring that budgets are correct and are being effectively managed

Manage evaluation and reporting post-campaign and projects

Management of AE’s:

Keep all members of the team up-to-date with account work and ensure that regular internal status meetings are arranged, keeping your AD’s informed

Give clear guidance and constant feedback to your AE’s – lead by example

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Demonstrative knowledge of the moral and business imperatives that drive DEI

Act as an ally to promote inclusive behaviours and support the work of the employee led networks

Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010)

To apply, visit our careers page: https://careers.mcsaatchi.com/jobs/1497983-sport-account-manager

Sport Account Executive

About Us

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. We deliver award-winning campaigns for a number of leading brands globally, regionally and within individual markets.

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the specific requirements will receive consideration for employment without regard to background or protected characteristic, under the Equality Act 2010. We celebrate difference in the broadest sense; rooted in our belief that diversity of thought is a creative necessity.

The Role:

As an Account Executive on the sport team, you provide a strong foundation for your account team ensuring that campaigns are run as efficiently and professionally as possible.

You are the key support on the account, responsible for assisting the AM’s and AD’s throughout daily tasks. You have a proactive and diligent approach.

Key Responsibilities:

• Day-to-day tasks and support of Account Managers and Account Directors

• Preparation for all client meetings, whether in person or via video conference –

preparing reports, agendas and taking meeting notes

• Eagerness to learn and to better skills

• Being proactive and showing of initiative

• Being genuinely passionate about sport and the marketing industry

• Being keen to learn about the earned communications industry and delivering PR, sponsorship and experiential

Requirements:

Approach:

• A dedicated, positive and enthusiastic team member

• Proactive in supporting more senior members of the team and have a sense

of responsibility and accountability for your work

• Immerse yourself in your accounts, showing a keenness to learn and a passion for the

business

• Go above and beyond to demonstrate your commitment to your accounts and to

push yourself towards new achievements

 

Administrative Work:

• Take ownership of essential administrative tasks and deliver them to a high standard

• Take initiative with managing the day-to-day team administration (e.g. status

docs printed before calls, all docs from clients saved on the system, meeting

rooms booked etc.)

• Take responsibility for managing regular account tasks (e.g. reporting,

coverage documents, status reports, ensuring folders are kept well organised etc.)

Creativity and Industry Insight:

• Offer ideas and contribute to brainstorms – show interest and proactivity

• Become immersed in the competitor landscape and creative industry, developing a

broad knowledge of the industry outside of your specialism

• Keep your team updated with any brand activity, creative executions, media news

and related topics

 

Marketing and PR:

• Understanding of the role that PR plays for your client’s business and what our

deliverables are as an agency

• Accountability for your role within the team structure and understanding what your

responsibilities to the client are

 

Media Management:

• Have a strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of

your client, and be aware of the importance that media plays in the role of a PR

agency

• Build relationships with key media and develop an extensive contacts book

• Drive editorial coverage and opportunities

• Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest

• Have a thorough approach to coverage from initial sell in to final delivery

• Take pride in reporting and presenting media coverage

• Manage all media related documents e.g. ring round updates, media lists,

forthcoming coverage etc.

 

Social and Digital:

• Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital

landscape

• Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing

• Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis

• Conduct research for client or new business campaigns where appropriate

• Manage the reporting process

 

Campaign Execution:

• Support your AM’s and AD’s by undertaking essential everyday tasks and

responsibilities

• Become experienced in producing essential event and campaign documents

alongside your AM’s

• Approach practical tasks with a ‘make it happen’ attitude and explore all routes to

deliver requests from your team

• Manage status reports and ensure that they are completed in a regular and timely

fashion

 

Client Services:

• Show genuine interest in your clients’ business

• Respond promptly to client requests – keep the client informed if there is going to be

a delay

• Flag anything that may be of interest to your client – competitor activity, news

relating to brand ambassadors, media insights etc.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

• Demonstrative knowledge of the moral and business imperatives that drive DEI

• Act as an ally to promote inclusive behaviours and support the work of the employee

led networks

• Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010

To apply, visit our careers page: https://careers.mcsaatchi.com/jobs/1497505-sport-account-executive

Account Director

About Us

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. We deliver award-winning campaigns for a number of leading brands globally, regionally and within individual markets.

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the specific requirements will receive consideration for employment without regard to background or protected characteristic, under the Equality Act 2010. We celebrate difference in the broadest sense; rooted in our belief that diversity of thought is a creative necessity.

The Role:

As an Account Director in our team, you are responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of key accounts within the business. You will have a robust, integrated skillset and breadth of knowledge that extends into the wider marketing sphere, covering PR, partnershipssponsorshipdigitalexperiential and influencer engagement.

You are the central component in the team, ensuring the smooth running of all campaigns, leading client, rights-holder and partner communications. You display strong skills in managing your teams from Business Directors to Account Managers and Account Executives, as well as other internal teams including creative, production and design.

You will have great enthusiasm for the sports & entertainment worlds, with a passion not only for sport, but the culture surrounding it, as well as music and arts.

Key Responsibilities

General:

Leading the day-to-day account and client teams

Being the main point of contact for all clients – owning relationships with them is important

Leading on campaigns from planning to delivery with team members – you will also have a role to play in strategic planning and creative idea generation

Immersing yourself in the client’s business and objectives

Leading all budget management on the account including budget estimates, tracking / monitoring, and reconciliation

Campaign Execution:

Leading on the delivery of effective campaigns through to activation and evaluation

Ensuring campaign activations are delivered on time and within budget

Ensuring campaigns are delivered best-in-class and stay true to strategy and creative

Providing client counsel and delivering creative solutions

Developing talent recommendations, negotiating, and contracting where applicable

Tracking and delivering activity and partnership to agreed KPIs

PR & Comms:

Advising on earned communications outputs to the client and messaging across PR, social and sponsorship assets

Development of campaign platform and key messaging

Strong knowledge of media and social media communications outputs, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client

Building and maintaining quality relationships with key media across all relevant clients

Managing and driving rich editorial opportunities including exclusives, interviews and features

Continually monitoring media for all client coverage and articles of interest

Team Management:

Motivating teams to deliver best in class work

Lead internal meetings, assigning day-to-day account tasks and ensuring delivering to deadlines

Resource projects accordingly with clear roles and responsibilities without overservicing

Ensure teams follow processes

An approachable source of knowledge for your team members, providing sound advice and direction

Requirements:

Enthusiasm for the job and passion for your work

6-8 years of Account / Client management experience in earned communications agency

Strong written and verbal presentation skills with a knowledge of storytelling

Experience in talent management and contracting

Understanding of brand and rights holder partnerships, and experience in delivering contracted assets

Deep understanding of the sport and entertainment landscape and trends

Experience in managing team members to deliver campaigns and projects

Positive-attitude, proactive and solutions driven

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I).

Demonstrative knowledge of the moral and business imperatives that drive DE&I

Act as an ally to promote inclusive behaviours and support the work of the employee led networks

Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010)

To apply, visit our careers page: https://careers.mcsaatchi.com/jobs/1434572-account-director

Midweight Creative Team

M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment are committed to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the specific requirements will receive consideration for employment without regard to background or protected characteristic, under the Equality Act 2010.   

We celebrate difference in the broadest sense; rooted in our belief that diversity of thought is a creative necessity.  

THE TEAM  

  • M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. 
  • We are a creative company, not just a company with a creative department and so the onus of ideas will never fall solely on creative teams. 
  • We are committed to raising our creative standards and pushing ourselves to deliver effective, more inclusive, more awarded work for our client base which would be the envy of every agency in the world.  
  • We are sector specific but channel agnostic meaning we execute in every channel available from advertising to live experiences and need a team who think ideas first not format first. 
  • We operate a fluid team across our London & Amsterdam offices and this role will cover both offices and can be based in either the UK or Netherlands

Job description: Midweight Creative Team

We need a creative team to come in and assist the agency in producing outstanding creative work across  some of the best briefs in the industry.

Concepting

  • The team will take on briefs from across our client base and across multiple channels, working to create innovative and impactful ideas for our clients.
  • These can be a mix of big stand out creative ideas and platforms, as well as tactical briefs and pitch work.
  • Ensuring ideas stay brilliant from page to reality by remaining involved in productions and ensuring our creative work is executed brilliantly. This will involve working closely with the design, account, experiential and film teams.
  • We are a creative company, but the team will play a key in driving our creative culture and output, working closely with account, studio and production teams to bring creative ideas to fruition.

Craft & Delivery

  • Ensuring ideas stay brilliant from page to reality by remaining involved in productions and ensuring our creative work is executed brilliantly. This will involve working closely with the design, account, experiential and film teams.

Creative Culture

  • We are a creative company, but the team will play a key in driving our creative culture and output, working closely with account, studio and production teams to bring creative ideas to fruition.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver creatively daring, innovative and inclusive response to briefs across all the channels we work in, providing clear solutions to client challenges.
  • Develop excellent relationships with the account and studio teams in the agency and assist them in pushing for greater creative ambition and execution.
  • Increase the creative standard across the business by showing a dedication to brilliant ideas and fantastic craft in execution.
  • Work across multiple teams, clients and stakeholders.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Demonstrative knowledge of the moral, legal and business imperatives that drive DEI in companies.
  • Act as an ally to promote inclusive behaviours and support the work of the employee led networks.
  • Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010).

To apply, visit our careers page: https://careers.mcsaatchi.com/jobs/1333695-midweight-creative-team

Lifestyle Account Manager

About Us

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. We deliver award-winning campaigns for a number of leading brands globally, regionally and within individual markets.

M&C Saatchi / Sport and Entertainment are committed to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the specific requirements will receive consideration for employment without regard to background or protected characteristic, under the Equality Act 2010. We celebrate difference in the broadest sense; rooted in our belief that diversity of thought is a creative necessity.

Lifestyle Account Manager

An opportunity to work within the growing Lifestyle team at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, on accounts including adidas, Reebok, Coca-Cola, JD and Bowers & Wilkins.

You must have passion for the lifestyle space- street culture, fashion, music, sneakers- and a love of pop culture. You must have an ear to the ground and be knowledgeable about the latest trends.

Your Role

As an Account Manager on the lifestyle team, you are responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of your accounts. You are the central component in the team, ensuring the smooth delivery of all campaigns and you display strong skills in both managing up to ADs and down to AEs.

You are responsible for driving your accounts forward and you are always one step ahead, managing the overall workload ensuring all deliverables are completed on time and to a high standard. You demonstrate a clear passion for and knowledge in the lifestyle space.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure that accounts are run as smoothly as possible

Day-to-day contact with your clients

Being the central cog in your team to ensure actions are identified and completed in a timely manner

Ensure that the client always feels they are getting the best, most professional service possible

Provide informed counsel to clients

Viewed by clients and peers as a trusted member of the team

Job Specification

Can Do Attitude:

Positive, proactive and solutions driven- always thinking one step ahead

Responsibility and accountability on accounts- take ownership and are accountable for day to day operations

Marketing and PR:

Expertise in the roles of PR, sponsorship and marketing and how they shape our deliverables

Understanding of how to interrogate and answer a brief creatively and how to position and articulate ideas to the client with clear strategic thinking

Media Management:

Have strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client

Build quality relationships with key media across all relevant clients

Manage and drive rich editorial opportunities including exclusives, interviews and features

Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest

Aware of all coverage from initial sell in to delivery and oversee the reporting process

Initiative and Problem Solving:

The ability to both identify and solve problems before your ADs or clients do

Thinking ahead and have your clients and brands front of mind

Be proactive in spotting opportunities

Relationships:

Display strong working relationships with your team

Display strong relationships with clients, both in terms of rapport and respect. The client should trust your opinion and counsel

Presentation Skills:

Strong document and presentation writing skills

Developing your physical presentation skills and building confidence in competently talking clients though a document or pitching an idea

Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing throughout internal and client facing comms

Social and Digital Media:

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital landscape

Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing

Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis

Provide strategic counsel to the client based on their social objectives

Manage the reporting process, including drawing key insights to inform strategic recommendations

Experiential:

Work to ensure that campaign activations are delivered on time and within budget, flagging early any issues or concerns to ADs

Plan, organise and manage events, including co-ordinating: venues, invitations, guest lists, press materials, managing suppliers etc.

Budgets and Reports:

Oversee status reports and ensure that they are delivered to the client on time

Responsible for ensuring that budgets are correct and are being effectively managed

Management of AEs:

Keep all members of the team up-to-date with account work and ensure that regular internal status meetings are arranged, keeping your AD’s informed

Give clear guidance and constant feedback to your AE’s – lead by example

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Demonstrative knowledge of the moral, legal and business imperatives that drive DEI in companies

Act as an ally to promote inclusive behaviours and support the work of the employee led networks

Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010)

To apply, visit our careers page: https://careers.mcsaatchi.com/jobs/1418791-lifestyle-account-manager

Associate Creative Directors

M&C Saatchi / Sport and Entertainment are committed to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the specific requirements will receive consideration for employment without regard to background or protected characteristic, under the Equality Act 2010.   

We celebrate difference in the broadest sense; rooted in our belief that diversity of thought is a creative necessity.  

THE TEAM  

  • M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. 
  • We are a creative company, not just a company with a creative department and so the onus of ideas will never fall solely on creative teams.
  • We are committed to raising our creative standards and pushing ourselves to  deliver effective, more inclusive, more awarded work for our client base which would be the envy of every agency in the world.  
  • We are sector specific but channel agnostic meaning we execute in every channel available from advertising to live experiences and need a team who think ideas first not format first. 
  • We operate a fluid team across our London & Amsterdam offices and this role will cover both offices and can be based in either the UK or Netherlands. 

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTORS  

We are looking to hire a creative team to come in and assist the management team in raising the standard of the creative offering of the agency whilst working on some of the best briefs in the industry.  

The role will be equal parts leadership, concepting and craft.  

Leadership & Management.   

  • Managing the more junior teams in the department, developing, motivating and coaching them.  
  • As the most senior pure creatives in the business this part of the role will also include working with account teams to push and develop their ideas along with setting the standard for excellent creative output across the agency. Working with us to make us better.  

Concepting  

  • The team will also spend a considerable amount of time working on briefs themselves. Often to crack the big creative idea that junior teams (both account and creative) can activate but also on ownable activations. This will be a mixture of client and pitch work for some of the best brands in the world.  

Craft 

  • Ensuring ideas stay brilliant from page to reality by remaining involved in productions and ensuring our creative work is executed brilliantly. This will involve working closely with the design, account, experiential and film teams. 

Key responsibilities 

  • Line managing creative teams in the department providing inclusive leadership, guidance and motivation.  
  • Deliver creatively daring, innovative and inclusive response to briefs across all the channels we work in, providing clear solutions to client challenges. 

 
  • Develop excellent relationships with the account teams in the agency and assist them in pushing for greater creative ambition and execution.  
  • Increase the creative standard across the business by showing a dedication to brilliant ideas and fantastic craft in execution.  
  • Work across multiple teams, clients and stakeholders.   

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

  • Demonstrative knowledge of the moral, legal and business imperatives that drive DEI in companies. 
  • Act as an ally to promote inclusive behaviours and support the work of the employee led networks. 
  • Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010). 

To apply, visit our careers page: https://careers.mcsaatchi.com/jobs/1334134-associate-creative-directors

Entertainment Senior Account Manager

About Us 

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. We deliver award-winning campaigns for a number of leading brands globally, regionally and within individual markets.

M&C Saatchi / Sport and Entertainment are committed to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the specific requirements will receive consideration for employment without regard to background or protected characteristic, under the Equality Act 2010.   We celebrate difference in the broadest sense; rooted in our belief that diversity of thought is a creative necessity.

The Role

As a Senior Account Manager on the Entertainment Team, you are responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of the Ballantine’s x Boiler Room partnership delivering in two key areas:

1.     Experiential and Partnership Management

2.     PR/ Media Management

You are the central component in the team, ensuring the smooth running of all campaigns with the long-standing partnership with Boiler Room. You display strong skills in both managing up to AD’s, down to AE’s and across clients and partners.

Key Responsibilities

Experiential and Partnership Management

·         Plan, organise and manage events, including co-ordinating: venues, invitations, guest lists, press materials, managing suppliers and partners

·         Work to ensure that campaign activations are delivered on time and within budget across multiple localised international markets

·         Driving structure and content of quarterly global toolkits to outline activation plans

·         Tracking and delivering activity and partnership to agreed KPIs

PR/Media Management:

·         Strong knowledge of media to manage relationships, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client

·         Building and maintaining quality relationships with key media across all relevant clients

·         Managing and driving rich editorial opportunities including exclusives, interviews and features

·         Continually monitoring media for all client coverage and articles of interest

Client Management:

·         Keeping the client up to date on programme progress and key campaign delivery

·         Counselling and advising on the direction of plans in line with brand values

·         Proactively identifying opportunities for the brand across all channels

Requirements

·         Previous experience in Account Management, Experiential and PR

·         Relationships with key Lifestyle media and partners

·         Strong written document and presentation skills

·         Experience managing and guiding teams

·         Positive-attitude, proactive and solutions driven

·         Music experience a plus

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

·         Demonstrative knowledge of the moral, legal and business imperatives that drive DEI in companies

·         Act as an ally to promote inclusive behaviours and support the work of the employee led networks

·         Where there is agency to show willingness to offer constructive challenge to set boundaries in relation to inappropriate behaviour at work

·         Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010)

To apply, visit our careers page: https://careers.mcsaatchi.com/jobs/1281801-entertainment-senior-account-manager-m-c-saatchi-sports-entertainment