Idea Hall is unlike any agency. Branding, Marketing and Public Relations united into one powerful entity. It’s peanut butter in chocolate, the rock in your roll. It’s the forces that are commonly disparate, now joined together to build powerful brands and raving fans.
“We build brands and buzz” is what we do, why we do it is all about being “Champions of all things good” for our clients and our community. We’re a boutique agency, but don’t let our size fool you. Big things come in small packages. But our box needs to get bigger, brighter, and that’s where you come in.
If you’re an experienced practitioner in directing accounts, we want to hear from you. If you strive for excellence and teams that produce results for your clients, then let’s talk. Experience matters for this role but check the ego at the door. It’s a team thing here. We win together, we lose together, and we always celebrate together.
Idea Hall was voted one of the best places to work. It’s not all sunshine every day, but we’re a southern California and Orange County’s best-known secret agency, squeezing out great work while getting our daily dose of fun. Required qualification: “Ideal candidate must work hard and play hard.”
Our agency has adopted a “work from anywhere” philosophy guided by the needs of the team and client. This position and clients will require frequent (averaging 3 days per week) in-office and in-person meetings in Orange County.
Who Are You?
For the team and clients that you lead:
You are someone who can stimulate personal and group excellence, taking something strong and making it superb. You enjoy close relationships with others, finding deep satisfaction in working hard to achieve a goal. You love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over, deriving satisfaction in making and retaining a connection with someone.
For the projects that you lead:
You are inspired by the future and what could be, you energize others with their visions of the future. You make things happen by turning thoughts into actions creating alternative ways to proceed faced with any given scenario quickly spotting the relevant patterns and issues. You have the wisdom and skillset to organize with flexibility to determine how all the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity. And you can take direction and follow through and make corrections necessary to stay on track. You know the value of prioritize, then act.
The experience and background you bring:
You are an experienced agency practitioner in managing/directing accounts, actively working each day to inspire clients and team members to produce results. You’re responsible for the overall management of 2-5 accounts – including team, people development, client strategy and client-facing output, tactical execution as well as internal administrative responsibilities as well as and– and in almost all cases are acting as the primary day-to-day client contact. You’re also responsible for delegating tasks to others on your Idea Hall team as well external team members such as freelancers, outside vendors, and – when applicable – representatives from other agency partners supporting your client’s business. You are a confident, strategic and effective presenter, whether it be presenting an update to the client, or delivering a plan recommendation to a client, or pitching new business. You are versed in digital marketing, strategy and digital creative solutions and consider all channels of communication in your thinking – brand, creative, public relations, events, advertising, etc. Your client turns to you to ensure deadlines are met, results are merchandised and improvements are captured. You always bring a solutions-oriented perspective to any challenge at hand, and you’re committed to being the best fiscal stewards of our client and agency budgets.
- A love for problem solving and creative thinking.
- Fluency in the creative development process and working with creative teams.
- Self-disciplined, good attention to detail.
- Solid communication skills, written and verbal.
- Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism from peers and client.
- Strong work ethic and the ability to work well in a team environment or on your own.
- Establish direct, professional relationships with client contacts
- Ability to engage directly with clients, offering on-the-spot strategic counsel
- Deadline-driven mindset with the ability to course-correct
- Lead client meetings and deliver presentations
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field, Master’s degree is a plus
- 10+ years agency experience managing accounts and teams
- Experience serving client in hospitality, destination and real estate is ideal
- 5 years agency experience required (minimum)
So, Senior Account Director, show us you have the goods by sending your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to include “Idea Hall Sr. Account Director” in the subject line as well as let us know what’s your favorite place to travel in your cover letter.