CO-WORKER: Hey, [insert your name here], great job on that last campaign for [insert name of one of great clients]! That was a lot of tactics to project manage through all the writing, design, and production steps, all the while getting approvals from the client on each piece and handling the social media strategy. Wow. We should really get you a cape.
YOU (a bit proud, but with a honed sense of teamwork): Well, you know, I used to wait tables and it really isn't that much different from working with a really great kitchen staff, an awesome menu, and customers I really liked serving.
CO-WORKER: Sooooo...what colour cape would you like?
YOU: I'm thinking Italian seaside blue.
Yes, you may have guessed it. We’re in the hunt for a part-time Client Account Manager to join our merry band of ungulates. We encourage flexible working times (so you have time to preen your giraffe spots). Work from home, work from the office. Whatever it takes to get the job done. No problem. As long as your project management, communication and ability to manage clients with aplomb are all in step, you're probably THE ONE.
Other reasons you might be THE ONE…
Yes, you might have advertising experience, that would be great, but what will really help you more is being the type of person who can take the bull by the horns and take initiative and make decisions, all the while knowing that uncertainty is part of the job (it’s not cookie cutter here, folks – every client is different and every campaign is different.) Here are the skills that would be handy to be part of our tower of giraffes:
‘Babysitting’ adults (Yes, we just wrote that.)
Comfortable taking initiative and making decisions
Working in a process
Keeping a team of people up to date/communicating
Willing to learn
Good with budgets, numbers—running kickass excel spreadsheets
Interested in strategy
Comfortable/quick with technology pick-up
Comfort in not-knowing things and figuring them out
Understanding of design, both digital and print
Understanding social media strategy
Understanding web design
The things you’ll stick your neck out to do:
Meeting and liaising with clients to talk about and identify their advertising requirements
Working with other giraffes to devise an advertising campaign that meets the client's needs and budget
Presenting, usually alongside agency colleagues, campaign ideas and budget to the client
Briefing media, creative and corresponding agency staff, and assisting with the devising of marketing strategies
Being the link between the client and advertising agency by maintaining regular contact with both, ensuring that communication flows effectively like the river that runs by the savannah where the giraffes like to hang out. Oh, sorry, we digressed there.
Developing timelines for the project and communicating those timelines to the client and agency team
Being an overall project manager
Negotiating with clients and agency staff about the details of campaigns
Handling budgets, managing campaign costs and invoicing clients
Writing client reports
Monitoring the effectiveness of campaigns
Undertaking administration tasks
Having a vehicle and a valid driver’s license is pretty critical
Please go to our online portal http://bit.ly/2QO0j06 to post your résumé and cover letter and to fill out a short questionnaire. Please do not send any résumés or cover letters directly to any of our giraffes. Thank you.
GoGiraffeGo Writing & Design Inc. was started in 2001 with one purpose – to put an end to ugly and non-strategic advertising. We have a select group of clients, with whom we help solve problems, grow their businesses, and achieve their objectives.