Account Director - PR, Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, London

Position Overview and Responsibilities

Sitting within our consumer and brand marketing practice, our sports team help brands, teams, leagues and governing bodies drive memorable engagements. Globally, we’ve been at every Olympic Games for the past three decades and are on the pitch in every continent.

As an account director you will support a portfolio of sporting brands, particularly within the extreme sports arena, working closely with partnerships and influencers in product launches, brand activations, athlete and advocate collaborations.  

Beyond client work, you will be accountable for championing best practice and high standards across within the team such as copy writing, idea generation and brainstorming, supplier liaison, talent and influencer programmes, proposal development and media strategies.

You’ll be a leader of creative brainstorming and working with the team and planning and creative colleagues to bring new ideas and concepts to your clients. You’ll attend workshops, exhibitions and openings to culturally expand your knowledge to inspire new routes to media and influencers.

Finally, you will partner with the senior team on capacity planning, driving new business and organic growth across your clients, being a central part of the team’s growth and reputation internally and externally.

 Key Responsibilities include

  • Developing UK activations to create noise around the brand’s positioning
  • Ensuring communications programs guarantee brands remain culturally relevant with lifestyle influencers and commentators
  • Implementing strategy and creative for partnerships
  • Manage content for owned social channels (EMEA hub & UK)
  • Pitching stories and finding creative angles, writing press releases and byline articles while developing and strengthening relationships with key media contacts
  • Working with the team to coordinate hub team activity; sharing account information and guidance with other team members in the wider network offices, as well as managing their timely feedback into hub team activities and reports
  • Contribute to and coordinate new business pitches, proposals and presentations
  • Participate and lead in cross-office initiatives including social activities, marketing etc.

We’d love to hear from you if you have experience in the above!  

In return - check out our benefits - https://cdn.fhflondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/02/FHF-benefits-booklet.pdf

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We are one of the world’s largest international communications consultancies with more than 2,500 employees in over 80+ offices around the globe. FH was founded over 65 years ago and has since established a strong reputation for delivering meaningful, positive and measurable impact for clients.  We are widely recognised for exceptional service and quality standards as well as our long-term relationships with clients.

Our London office is the second largest office in the global network, defined by a series of practice groups – Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Corporate Reporting, Brand Marketing, Digital & Social, Insights & Planning, and Brand, Content & Design – combined with expertise in industry sectors such as energy, technology, healthcare, travel and tourism, food & drink, sports, FMCG, financial & professional services.

We have a strong and talented team, a solid client base of Fortune 500 and FTSE listed companies. And, while we’re part of a successful global group, we have developed a ‘start-up’ mentality of bravery and entrepreneurialism, rooted in business-changing ideas.

Awards – just some or our awards include – Top 50 Companies for Executive Women 2010-2016 | NAFE,  Gold for Best Use of Social Media Measurement, 2016 | AMEC Awards, Silver for Best Strategic / Creative Development of a New Brand, 2016 | Transform Awards Europe.   International Consultancy of the Year, Global Agency of the Year and Large Agency of the Year in 2014 by PR Week, as well as European Consultancy of the Year for the second year running by the Holmes Report. We have also been named “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2013; Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work”; and The Holmes Report’s 2012 Global “Public Affairs Agency of the Year.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

We are part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC), the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.  We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

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About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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