Account Executive- Advertising Jobs at Ogilvy

Account Executive- Advertising Jobs at Ogilvy


Memac Ogilvy is one of the leading creative networks in MENA with its flagship office in the UAE and a strong local footprint in the GCC and North Africa. It is part of the formidable worldwide Ogilvy network. It’s the only truly integrated comms network – with beyond Brand & Advertising, a deep PR & Influence, Social Media Performance and Customer Engagement & Digital capability under 1 P&L and under single leadership. Memac Ogilvy is about Making Brands Matter. We deliver on this by by combiing expert and new capabilities for modern marketing solutions (we are not a traditional advertising agency anymore) with solid project management expertise for agile and effective delivery as well as through a passionate talent agenda.

In 2018 Memac Ogilvy had formidable year, with proven revenue and profit growth, winning over 140 pitches in the region including prestigious assignments such at being appointed as the Global Creative and PR agency for Expo2020 Dubai. This is great evidence that its transformation under the leadership of Patou Nuytemans is well under way.

The agency is the most awarded Middle-Eastern agency in Cannes as well as a big winner at the local award show Lynx. It counts around 600 staff members.


  • Anticipates consequence of events when planning projects and takes necessary action to keep projects on track
  • Acts as the client’s day to day contact for all logistical issues
  • Builds a strong and constructive relationship with key day to day client and agency personnel
  • Demonstrates strong listening skills
  • Understands the key drivers of profit and loss
  • Manages accuracy and timelines of estimating and invoicing
  • Appreciates the broader business context in which we operate
  • Seeks to gain a broader business understanding
  • Demonstrates a basic understanding of the key elements of the communications mix
  • Demonstrate sound creative judgement
  • Familiar with the Ogilvy 360 and Brand Stewardship toolbox
  • Understands and is able to use discipline specific tools
  • To oversee the effective administration of a piece of business from all perspectives
  • To be the lynch-pin of the account handling team and relied upon to conduct the administrative side of an account with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of efficiency
  • To be responsible for the prompt and accurate dissemination of information to all relevant departments within the agency
  • To foster excellent relationships with all other department particularly creative and create a stimulating atmosphere within which the best work can be developed
  • To produce a regular status report on each of his/her accounts
  • To organise regular internal status meetings
  • To organise client meetings and requirements thereof (e.g. booking rooms, lunch, room layout/presentation etc)
  • To record all client meetings in accurate contact reports, distributed within 24 hours
  • To maintain a central filing system for documentation and tapes
  • To check the quality of all work leaving the agency (e.g. video tapes, proofing documents etc.)
  • To know the workings of the agency outside the confines of Account Management
  • To regularly monitor and analyse competitive advertising and competitive product activity
  • Should answer all client queries promptly
  • To demonstrate drive and commitment to produce outstanding advertising
  • To work with creative teams to help produce the most relevant presentation materials for new work
  • To make an effort to watch monthly TV and competitive updates
  • To be responsible for budget control of their account(s) based on Account Manager / Director’s direction
  • To hold regular status meetings with Financial / Production Controllers
  • To ensure that all WIP can be resolved as soon as possible
  • To chase client for payment of invoices and clear up invoice queries promptly
  • Should conduct reconciliation’s of each job within three months of its completion
  • To assist the Account Manager in the production of all campaigns
  • To update the Traffic Manager as soon as any changes happen to the status of any job
  • To review status of all jobs with Traffic Manager on a weekly basis
  • To open Job Numbers as soon as required
  • To regularly close jobs which are no longer live
  • To submit timing plans/estimates to client for approval
  • To give clear indication of dates by when work is required
  • Where possible, should give sufficient time for brief to be worked on to standard timings
  • Should immediately inform client of revisions to timing plans/estimates, supplying and gaining approval of supplementary estimates when necessary
  • To inform Production Manager of media plan for each job
  • To gain approval of print advertising from concept through to final proof stage
  • To check quality of all advertising produced in their account (e.g. checks spelling and grammatical accuracy of print advertising


  • A Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of experience working within the digital/social agency space
  • Stellar written and presentation communication skills, comfortable engaging with senior brand managers and partner agencies.
  • A proven expertise in brand strategy, across a number of verticals, with the ability to translate strategy into smart and sound digital tactics
  • An understanding of a brand marketing mix, ensuring that social & digital strategies integrate and amplify more traditional channels
  • Years of hands-on experience managing & mentoring teams, including direct reports as well as cross-functional teammates
  • A glass-half-full outlook that contributes to an already ridiculously-strong company culture, and healthy business


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