AV Account Director (Media Planner/Buyer)
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and is part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

Who We Are in the UK? 

Spark Foundry, the Acceleration Agency.

We help brands to identify, learn and respond to opportunities faster than the competition. Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate, from short-term goals to long-term transformation. We’ve proven our approach during the most difficult year on record. Now we’re using it to provide a launchpad for their future.

Come be an accelerator with us.

Our Commitment

We are diverse through our experience, people and the clients we look after – and we celebrate that diversity. Our people hold us accountable to our beliefs and via regular surveys and our grassroots D&I team, The Collective, and internal next-generation board, Firestarters, we hold regular events and work continually towards generating ideas, initiatives and educating our people to ensure we are a diverse and inclusive agency.

As part of our dedication to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, Spark Foundry is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 

Job Description

If your career aspirations involve progressing from an AV Account Manager to an Account Director or you are currently an AV Director looking for a lead role with an award-winning team and an impressive roster of clients, this is the role for you!

Here's why you should consider a move to Spark:

As the AV Account Director, you'll be working on a high-profile Spark client. This AV lead role will provide you with the opportunity to;

  • Collaborate closely with the Head of AV for seamless AV team operations.
  • Work closely with Spark Senior Leadership, the Trading team, and the PMX Senior Leadership team to navigate the AV market intricacies, and share your valuable insights.
  • We will provide continuous development for your leadership skills to optimise team performance; you will actively contribute to pitch processes, and seize new market opportunities.
  • You will be working in a collaborative and creative environment, contributing to successful campaigns and adding value to your professional portfolio.

As the AV Director, your responsibilities will include leading a high-performing AV Team in TV, Video, and Cinema, through impactful AV campaigns, expert negotiations and data-driven insights.


You will be a fully rounded and specialist AV media buyer/planner with up-to-date knowledge of market developments. You take great pride in delivering outstanding work across every campaign and supporting a team to do the same. 

  • Proficient in implementational planning for TV, Video, and Cinema campaigns.
  • Expertise in tools like BrandOcean/MediaExplorer, TechEdge, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with media auditing and connections with Ebiquity is a plus.
  • Strong negotiation, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Innovative, open to challenges, and adept at fostering effective teamwork at all levels.

Ready to lead a high-performing AV Team? Apply now, and come be an accelerator with us!

Additional Information

Spark Foundry has fantastic benefits on offer to all of our employees. 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.

Please make sure you check out the Publicis Career Page which showcases our Inclusive Benefits and our EAG’s (Employee Action Groups).


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