AV Account Director

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Location: Wood Lane, London W12, UK

AV Account Director

Full-time | Media Trading | Marketing And Advertising | Director
Job ID: REF179543G

Company Description

Spark Foundry, the Acceleration Agency.

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and is part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

We help brands to identify, learn and respond to opportunities faster than the competition. Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate, from short-term goals to long-term transformation. We’ve proven our approach during the most difficult year on record. Now we’re using it to provide a launchpad for their future.

Come be an accelerator with us!

Job Description

Are you an experienced AV Account Director with strong media audit knowledge looking for a strategic role with an award-winning team?

You will be the senior lead on responses to briefs, team training and ensuring that your AV plans reflect the commercial needs of Publicis and your client.  Keeping abreast of changes within the AV marketplace and sharing market intelligence.

Your main responsibilities will include;

  • Leading a team of AV Buyers and Managers to deliver best-in-class activity across TV, Video and Cinema mediums
  • Collaborating with the AV team, Planning and Clients to ensure you and your team meet all deadlines and audit specifics
  • Negotiating with various sales house teams to drive added value opportunities for your client
  • Building productive relationships with planning teams and the clients. Understanding the client’s organisational structure and the market in which they operate
  • Using the appropriate systems and technology to get under the skin of audience behaviour and consumption of TV, Video and Cinema


You will be a fully-rounded and specialist AV media buyer/planner with up-to-date knowledge of market developments. You'll take great pride in delivering outstanding work across every campaign and supporting your team to do the same. 

  • Knowledge of the media auditing process – existing relationships with Ebiquity would be an advantage
  • Confident with the implementational planning of TV, Video and Cinema
  • Expert knowledge of BrandOcean/MediaExplorer, TechEdge, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Negotiation, Advanced Presentation and Communication skills 
  • Detail-oriented, able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, multitask and adapt to new challenges
  • Creative and open to new ideas with the confidence to challenge briefs.
  • Ability to work well with people within the team, the wider agency, clients and media owners of all levels

Additional Information

Spark has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. In addition to the classic benefits - Pension, Life Assurance, Private Medical and Income Protection Plans we also offer;

  • WORK YOUR WORLD opportunity to work anywhere in the world, where there is a Publicis office, for up to 6 weeks a year
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING & BIRTHDAY DAY OFF You are entitled to an additional day off for your birthday, from your first day of employment 
  • GREAT LOCAL DISCOUNTS This includes membership discount with Soho Friends, local restaurants and retailers in Westfield White City and Television Centre

Full details of our benefits will be shared when you join us!

We are diverse through our experience, people and the clients we look after, and we celebrate that diversity. As part of our dedication to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, Spark Foundry is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees and candidates in our application process. If you need assistance or reasonable adjustment, please contact your dedicated Talent Acquisition partner.

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