PR B2B Account Director

PR Account Director – B2B/Corporate – Property & Retail  

My client is an award-winning PR agency specializing in the property, retail, and leisure sectors. They represent leading owners and asset managers, managing communications for many well-known landmarks​, with 90% of their business being retained clients.

They are now looking for a brand-new Account Director to provide senior-level strategic counsel and manage B2B PR campaigns. This role involves developing PR strategies, maintaining client relationships, managing a PR team, and contributing to business growth through new business development and effective leadership within the retail, F&B, and property sectors.

This role is perfect for someone who is strategic, proactive, inspiring and who is an experienced manager (carrying out appraisals, reviews, 121s). 

If you’re interested in joining this award-winning PR agency, get in touch!

  • Level: Account Director
  • Salary: Up to £55k + bonus & benefits
  • Location: Central London
  • Hybrid: 3 days in the office: Tues, Weds, Thurs

Role and Responsibilities:

Strategy Development and Implementation

·         Ownership of developing client communication strategies and their tactical implementation.

·         Ensuring the team is tasked with pushing through news and objectives for each client.

·         Show a high level of business insight with the ability to communicate across departments and represent PR at a senior level within the business.

·         Be solutions-oriented, problem-solving account issues, and pre-empting any potential hurdles.

·         Monitoring account results/performance against client targets to ensure they remain on track.

Client Relationships

·         Establish strong relationships with clients across all accounts, proactively nurturing and managing these relationships.

·         Becoming the client’s key contact and lead counsel for strategic advice.

·         Managing client servicing and agency performance across accounts.

·         Leading in meetings and managing the team effectively to deliver results.

·         Managing an extended portfolio, ensuring consistency of service is delivered and overseeing the provision of account resources.

Team Management and Development

·         Visibly leading and managing a team of PR professionals, account managers, and account executives to ensure support and maximize the potential of team members.

·         Ensuring streamlined and effective running across accounts.

·         Delegating effectively to support strategy implementation.

·         Providing career counsel, professional development support, monitoring, and leading performance reviews.

·         Identifying, developing, and nurturing talent within the team, challenging them to be the very best and pinpointing training needs where required.

·         Contributing to and inspiring a ‘laugh and learn’ culture within the company and championing the company’s values and brand.

New Business

·         Presenting new business ideas to the senior leadership team.

·         Providing support for agency growth and development of new business.

·         Proactively seeking and attaining new client opportunities, working towards ambitious year-on-year growth targets.

·         Being involved and leading on new business pitches where required.

Media

·         Leading by example, developing senior press relationships, and managing contacts with key commentators, industry spokespeople, and sector influencers.

·         Identifying high-profile opportunities.

·         Ensuring the team is delivering feature opportunities and encouraging the investigation of new opportunities and creative thinking.