About the role:
We are searching for an International MX (Account) Executive to join an integrated, fast-paced, high-growth team of media experts. Your primary client will be a recently won global account that perfectly encapsulates Bicycle’s skillset and positioning, accelerates our agency’s already-impressive growth, and provides opportunities to create truly innovative work. The brand is a hugely ambitious European fintech, with very healthy budgets, built on groundbreaking technology that’s disrupting an entire category - and beyond.
The International Account Executive will be a central member of this multi-market advertiser’s core team, with involvement in most campaigns and projects, and UK and overseas client contact. This role underpins the full suite of Bicycle’s services to provide project management and support across varying workstreams. In addition, the role brings exceptional development opportunities for an ambitious, curious, engaged person who’s passionate about building a career in media and advertising.
Key tasks include:
Schedule, coordinate and attend all client planning, status and reporting meetings, virtually and face to face. Support the Account Manager with coordination and communication, maintaining organised, accurate documentation of plans, reports, and other resources.
Research your client’s market, competitors and target audience using various industry tools, as well as news and social media. Ensure this data you gather is well organised and up to date.
Help to design best in class media experiences across traditional paid media and digital channels, together with the activation teams. Maintain a detailed, up to date knowledge of all your client’s media plans, and proactively speak to your team to understand the rationale behind them..
With guidance, organise and attend your training to develop a thorough understanding of media agency operations, account management processes and planning principles, with organisations such as the IPA, Thinkbox and IAB, as well as internal inductions. Spend time with key media owners to understand their products, and proactively consume advertising industry news to maintain a knowledge of the evolving landscape.
Attend and contribute to idea generation sessions, using the industry knowledge you’ve acquired to date as well as your own observations of societal and cultural trends to assist strategic development and communications design.
Liaise with the creative/production specialists - you know exactly which creatives have been delivered and when, and flag any potential delays with relevant stakeholders. You collate and share in situ campaign imagery and proof of posting.
Perform timely and accurate account billing and administration.
Proactively manage payment and booking deadlines, and work with the Account Manager and Bicycle’s finance team to keep payments and cash flow on track.
Monitor campaign reporting, regularly speak with all activation specialists and understand optimisations. Develop a detailed knowledge of your campaigns’ performance trends and the definitions of and relationship between KPIs across all traditional and digital channels.
Enthusiastically input into wider agency projects to continually enhance our profile, productivity and culture. Act as an ambassador for Bicycle.
A passion for creativity, media and communications, and their role in culture and society
A proven and enthusiastic multi-tasker, well-organised, with strong attention to detail
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. You’re self-motivated (though regularly ask questions and for support when needed), fast-thinking and a good problem-solver
Experience of using tools and data points to research, identify and make use of insights
Good written and verbal communication skills
Experience of working in a team
Experience in a customer or client facing environment
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets
Some experience in media, marketing, creative, production or PR
Working knowledge of tools such as Asana, Slack or Monday
An understanding of any Google Marketing Platform tools, such as Google Analytics, Data Studio or Campaign Manager
A proven interest in technology or finance
Working knowledge of Office 365 products such as Powerpoint and Outlook, and/or Google Workspace products, like Docs, Sheets and Slides
An understanding of agency industry tools such as Ad Intel, TGI, YouGov
Negotiable if you have media agency experience
Flexible, extensive benefits
About Bicycle London:
Founded by five people in May 2021 who believed that a better type of media agency wasn’t just possible, but needed, from a standing start we are now 25 strong (and hiring!) and handling billings predicted to be well in excess of £100 million in 2022. We are lucky enough to count Livescore, Virgin, Duolingo, Branston Pickle, Movember, Pasta Evangelists, ANNA Money and Estrid amongst our clients.
We are the Media Experience (MX) agency. We believe that experience is the most important factor to lean into when considering communication for clients, and our unique 3X approach brings together MX, CX and UX to powerful effect in a way that other agencies simply aren’t built to deliver.
Bicycle is the fastest growing media agency in the UK, and quite possibly the world. Our headquarters are in Farringdon, London. We’re home to intelligent people who want to create incredible work on interesting brands. We are 100% independent, with no external investment whatsoever.
And now, we’re going global, baby.