New Business Associate Director
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Publicis Media helps clients drive sustainable business growth by harnessing the modern media landscape to drive one-to-one consumer connections at scale. Publicis Media UK is made up of 2000 people working across market-leading media agencies including Zenith, Starcom and Spark Foundry as well as specialist practices Publicis Media Exchange (PMX), Performics, Publicis Sport & Entertainment, Publicis Media Content and NextTECHnow. Together they combine deep expertise in media investment, strategy, insights and analytics, data and technology, commerce, performance marketing and content. Publicis Media is part of Publicis Groupe and is present in more than 100 countries with over 23,500 employees worldwide.

Our Commitment
Publicis Media is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Job Description

Publicis Media UK is on the lookout for a dynamic and driven Business Development Associate Director to join our high-performing team. If you're passionate about media, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and want to be a part of a team that's winning high-profile clients like L’Oréal, this is the role for you.

About Us: Publicis Media helps clients drive sustainable business growth by harnessing the modern media landscape to create one-to-one consumer connections at scale. With market-leading agencies like Zenith, Starcom, and Spark Foundry, we combine deep expertise in media investment, strategy, analytics, data, and technology. We're part of Publicis Groupe, present in over 100 countries with more than 23,500 employees worldwide.

Why Join Us?

  • Team of Experts: Work with a team of 10 senior professionals dealing with CEOs and C-suite executives.
  • High-Profile Projects: Lead pitches for major brands, including our latest win with L’Oréal, and contribute to our 80% retention rate for pitches.
  • Diverse Experience: Collaborate with three distinct agencies, each with its own leadership style and approach.
  • Supportive Environment: Join a high-performing, empathetic, and supportive team where everyone helps each other thrive under pressure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support pitches across Spark Foundry, Starcom, and Zenith.
  • Manage the end-to-end delivery of RFIs and RFPs.
  • Develop pitch collateral, case studies, and credentials.
  • Support pitch teams in production, workshops, research, data logistics, and rehearsals.
  • Elevate strategic propositions and support pitch leads in crafting compelling brand stories.
  • Mentor New Business Executives and Managers to ensure top-notch pitch management.
  • Drive best practices and knowledge sharing within the team.

What We're Looking For:

  • Previous experience in new business within advertising
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent project management skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • A solid understanding of the marketing, communications, and media landscape.
  • Proven creativity and innovative thinking.


  • Be part of a team that won Campaign’s Business Development Team of the Year in 2023.
  • Opportunity to work on pitches for high-profile clients
  • Engage in a variety of functions from strategy and marketing to design and production.


Additional Information

Publicis Media 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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