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Account Executive

Frederick Swanston has an immediate need for an experienced Account Executive to assist in managing a national real estate account including strategic direction, planning and execution. The candidate must be assertive and able to demonstrate initiative, leadership and strong follow-up skills. Must be a team player, working closely with others within the account management team as well as other agency departments. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining customer relationships, participating in client meetings, making recommendations and managing projects from inception to execution. Supervisory skills are required.

Requirements: three (3) years agency or related experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage the planning, strategic development and execution of promotions and product launches
• General branding efforts
• Development, planning and execution of all client communications strategies in accordance with client’s objectives and budget limitation.
• Work with other departments to develop creative briefs, production schedules, estimates and creative for all projects and present to management and clients for approval.
• Able to brief teams to ensure proper agency direction and integration with brand image.
• Able to provide actionable direction to senior creatives and other departments based on client feedback.
• Develop Agency recommendations and POVs in conjunction with other departments (media, creative etc.)
• Develop and deliver presentations at all levels internally and to the client
• Train and educate team on client business/industry.
• Be well-versed in client’s business and provide strategic thinking/planning and leadership to help define objectives and actionable strategies
• Develop and grow relationships with senior client contacts.
• Maintain frequent/appropriate contact with designated client personnel to ensure ongoing collaboration, partnership and understanding of dynamic business conditions.
• Review creative and other staff work to ensure that it delivers on the strategy and objectives prior to submission to the client
• Responsible for the accuracy and clarity of all written documents, including conference reports and marketing plans, before submission to the client.

Account Executive Assistant

Frederick Swanston’s capabilities cover everything from advertising and public relations to research, brand planning, promotions, media buying and interactive design.  A dynamic and growing agency, FS focuses on developing strategic, creative work for a variety of regional, national and international clients.

The Candidate will assist in managing a variety of accounts including strategic direction, planning and execution. Must be assertive and able to demonstrate initiative and strong follow-up skills.  Must be a team player and able to work closely with others within the account management team as well as other agency departments. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining customer relationships, participating in client meetings, making recommendations and managing projects from inception to execution.

Requirements: two (2) years agency experience;  one internship can be included as part of your experience.

Overview

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and hard working
  • Excellent communication skills and professional demeanor
  • Unique combination of creativity and analytical skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Able to multitask various projects and follow up with client
  • Working knowledge of print production as well as digital advertising

Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepare client briefs, estimates, POs and media charts
  • Execute all client invoicing and budget sheets
  • Monitor client analytics to identify purchase intents and patterns and report findings
  • Advanced knowledge of the following: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Manage clients’ insertion orders and creative placements
  • Initiate job orders and manage the creative process to production and delivery
  • Proof as part of quality control within the account
  • Participate in client calls and meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Art Director

Frederick Swanston’s capabilities cover everything from advertising and public relations to research, brand planning, promotions, media buying and interactive design.  A dynamic and growing agency, FS focuses on developing strategic, creative work for a variety of regional, national and international clients.

Opportunity:
Exciting opportunity for a hungry, talented Art Director to work in a highly creative environment. You will get to do great work on a wide range of clients on everything from traditional to digital. You will have endless opportunities for professional development in a positive, fun environment with high earning potential based on performance.

Overview
The Art Director role requires a keen eye and brain for storytelling and craftsmanship in all media spaces. This may include broadcast, video, digital, social, print and emerging channels. You possess a strong interest in innovation and technology, and an enthusiasm for whatever comes next. The ability to tinker and experiment on your own and collaborate with all internal stakeholders is key to success in this position. You must have the ability to articulate ideas clearly and simply to senior creatives, team members and our clients.

Responsibilities

  • Concept and create in partnership with different disciplines.
  • Bring genuine, original creative ideas to the table.
  • Understand the structure of a brand’s identity – how the visual and verbal executions come together to create a holistic brand experience.
  • Recognize a client’s needs and translate them into a creative concept.
  • Consult with clients on all technical visual recommendations and/or issues.
  • Present effectively, whether for internal or client-facing project reviews.
  • Constant awareness of the industry, including groundbreaking ideas, emerging technologies and business solutions.
  • Execute ideas using a variety of tools and resources.

Qualifications:

  • Education from a Design or Graphic Arts school for BA/BS in Advertising, Marketing or Art preferred.
  • 2 – 3 years of agency experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal skills.
  • Excellent concepting skills.
  • Excellent team collaboration skills.
  • Proficiency in video, digital, social, print and beyond – campaign integration across all channels.
  • Specific experience designing digital campaigns (including websites, banners, microsites, emails)
  • Understanding of UI/UX principles for website and apps
  • Excellent working knowledge of color theory, color relationships, perspective and space relationships.
  • Effective handling of multiple assignments in a fast-moving environment.