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Account Manager

Careers | August 19, 2021 | 2 min read

At Preston Spire, we make brands positively matter by creating experiences so meaningful they are welcome in people’s lives. To help us on our Good Wins mission, we are looking for an ambitious account manager who has only scratched the surface of their potential. We will offer growth opportunities by working on Good Brands in a variety of growth categories, from health and wellness to financial services. And opportunities to bring value to an integrated, collaborative team of Good People who have fun and respect each other’s contributions. A team of fanatics on a common mission to help grow Preston Spire and our clients, and to grow personally. We do so by following our agency’s CO-OP values:

 

Courage: Champion smart risk

Originality: Choreograph our own dance

Openness: Welcome diverse ideas

Positivity: Inspire more great

 

We are committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all. Regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, we firmly believe that our work is at its best when everyone feels free to be their most authentic self.

This role is based in Minneapolis and will require in-office presence. Everyone at Preston Spire is vaccinated and currently working a hybrid schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in office with Tuesday and Friday remote. We are following all CDC and Minnesota Department of health guidelines when it comes to COVID safety.

Responsibilities:

The account manager is the liaison between the client and agency team, setting up both for success. This includes:

  • Nurturing strong client relationships and gaining their trust
  • Collaborating with an integrated team of strategists, creatives and producers across the agency
  • Listening, learning, researching and uncovering insights to help direct the team and the work
  • Proactively brainstorming ideas and finding opportunities for the agency to support the clients’ business and overcome challenges
  • Leading project initiation, collecting and preparing information to develop creative, digital and media briefs
  • Owning weekly status meetings and reports
  • Scheduling internal and client meetings, establishing agenda, and setting up the presentation and meeting materials
  • Writing and distributing meeting reports, gathering, and consolidating client feedback
  • Managing budget tracking reports, attending monthly billing meetings, staying on top of project hours and expenses, sending invoices to clients

 

Hiring criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree, emphasis in marketing/advertising preferred
  • 1-4 years of account management experience
  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Excellent people skills and high EQ
  • An ability to understand, motivate and support all team members
  • Desire to work on both digital and traditional marketing
  • Natural curiosity, and a desire to research and learn
  • Superior attention to detail and organization
  • Leadership potential, a desire to grow along with the agency
  • Good oral and written presentation skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • A sense of humor

 

Sounds like you? Please submit a cover letter, resume and a portfolio of relevant work samples/case studies to Freyja Hafner at careers@prestonspire.com.