Account Management

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For Account people to swap advice, compare notes, and share our crazy client tales!

A project manager on another team was told to add fake hours to appear more profitable by their GAD. It feels really unethical. More details in comments. What would you do?

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Looking to break into an AAE role, is anyone hiring?

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How does one go client side? What type of companies/roles to you actively search for? I’m getting burned out by agency life and ready for more long term stability!

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Has anyone successfully transitioned to brand management in house from account? Is an MBA a must? What are some ways to get your foot in the door?

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Is it normal to jump from AE to Account Manager in 1 year? If so, how does once convince their manager they deserve a promotion? Or if the move AE to SAE? (New to the industry)

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Does part time freelance work in account management/marketing exist? Would love to work ~20 hours a week. I’m thinking no but throwing it out there!

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Looking to hire a great Account Director for an incredible experiential agency based in LA. Really amazing culture and lots of growth. Message me if you want more information.

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Does anyone else struggle with their media team!?

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I’d love to find a mentor in the industry. I’m in Chicago. Please let me know if you or someone you know is looking for a mentee!

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Have any account folks here ever snapped back at a difficult or snappy/rude client?

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What will you do & where will you go to meet the right partner in crime to create your own ad agency? What will be the basic questions to ask to your CD to be “sure” you can jump with him?

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Is there a role at places with in house creative for account managers (spotify, starbucks, etc)? or just a traditional brand manager role?

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Considering a move to Denver. What is the scoop on CP+B these days? I saw recently they are hiring across accounts.

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What are some of the best tools you’ve found in order to better understand clients’ industries?

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If a recession comes, do you think it’s safer to be client or agency side? Thinking of going in house next year, but worried that companies have a “first hired, first fired” mentality in a downturn.

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Suggestions for handling a client organization that constantly shifts the direction & complains the agency never hits the mark, yet doesn’t recognize their changing direction is the biggest factor?

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What are some of the qualities you saw in the BEST account directors you’ve worked with? Would love specifics (I.e advocating for the work, concise feedback, approachable?)

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Took client to dinner where they proceeded to lay into me and a co-worker in the most unprofessional manner I’ve ever experience in 20 years. I’m so deflated. Gotta get away from them ASAP.

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“You’re fabulous, 100% qualified.. they completely LOVED you and had ZERO negative feedback! But, they went with someone more qualified...” OK, how about just saying they went with the cheaper option?

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How long does it usually take (obviously dependent on how well you’re doing) to jump from AAE to AE? 1-2 years?

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