AV Account Director
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Publicis Media is currently leading the field and winning AMAZING clients (have you heard about us winning L’Oréal yet?)—there’s never been a better time to join us! We're fuelling business growth by harnessing the modern media landscape to create personalised consumer connections on a HUGE scale and doing it to the highest of standards!

Our 2,000 UK experts collaborate with top agencies like Zenith, Starcom, and Spark Foundry (..who are ALL award-winning?). Due to our expert talent and leading resources, we excel in media strategy, analytics, data, technology, and performance marketing. As part of Publicis Groupe, we operate in over 100 countries with 23,500+ employees worldwide which also opens the door to phenomenal growth and development opportunities for our talent.

Want to work amongst the best? Then join us and be a part of our success story, you won’t regret it! ?

Job Description

The AV team is a highly collaborative, honest, supportive and proactive bunch of people who believe in going the extra mile to deliver a job brilliantly done. The team is made up of over 30 hardworking and dedicated people who are above all passionate about media.

The clients range from large to small in terms of spend and we are able to provide each with the best solution they need for AV. We have weekly meetings as a department and keep each other updated with what is happening. The team are also great at helping each other when needed.

As the AV Account Director, you will have full responsibility for your team of AV experts and their output. This role has several high-profile accounts and would benefit an ambitious individual who has the vision and skills to help brands through a turbulent marketplace and help them navigate through the hurdles that the AV landscape is facing. You will need to be future-facing and have knowledge of the latest goings-on in the AV landscape.

You will be expected to develop media strategies and work closely with other investment channels (Digital/Publishing & Audio) and with the comms planning team to deliver
integrated, innovative and commercially successful plans for our clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of account managers, down to more junior members of staff.
  • Deliver and set an example of brilliant client and/or media owner service with a full understanding of the client’s organisational structure
  • Work collaboratively with Planning and Investment teams to deliver quality, timely responses
  • Be proactive and results-orientated in day-to-day client and/or campaign management
  • Lead managerial training of appropriate systems and technology to get under the skin of audience behaviour and consumption of AV channels, including TV, VOD, and Cinema


  • Ability to plan and present in-depth rationales spanning across AV channels including TV, Video on Demand, Connected TV, and Cinema mediums
  • Expert knowledge of the media auditing process 
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Advanced presentation skills – comfortable presenting regularly to groups of all shapes and sizes
  • Expert knowledge of the AV marketplace and the latest innovations.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse range of people from the CEO to the entry-level graduates at Publicis, client-side, and media owners too

Additional Information

In addition to the classics, 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.
  • REFLECTION DAYS - Two additional days of paid leave to step away from your usual day-to-day work and create time to focus on your well-being and self-care.
  • HELP@HAND BENEFITS 24/7 helpline to support you on a personal and professional level. Access to remote GPs, mental health support and CBT. Wellbeing content and lifestyle coaching.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES We provide 26 weeks of full pay for the following family milestones: Maternity. Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental Leave.
  • FLEXIBLE WORKING, BANK HOLIDAY SWAP & 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 discounts 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!

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with full time employees being office-based three days during the working week. 

We are supportive of all candidates and are committed to providing a fair assessment process. If you have any circumstances (such as neurodiversity, physical or mental impairments or a medical condition) that may affect your assessment, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner. We will discuss possible adjustments to ensure fairness. Rest assured, disclosing this information will not impact your treatment in our process.


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