Memac Ogilvy is one of the leading creative networks in MENA with its flagship office in the UAE and a strong local footprint in the GCC and North Africa.
It is part of the formidable worldwide Ogilvy network. It's the only truly integrated comms network - with beyond Brand & Advertising, a deep PR & Influence, Social Media Performance and Customer Engagement & Digital capability under 1 P&L and under single leadership.
Memac Ogilvy is about Making Brands Matter. We deliver on this by by combiing expert and new capabilities for modern marketing solutions (we are not a traditional advertising agency anymore) with solid project management expertise for agile and effective delivery as well as through a passionate talent agenda.
In 2018 Memac Ogilvy had formidable year, with proven revenue and profit growth, winning over 140 pitches in the region including prestigious assignments such at being appointed as the Global Creative and PR agency for Expo2020 Dubai.
This is great evidence that its transformation under the leadership of Patou Nuytemans is well under way. The agency is the most awarded Middle-Eastern agency in Cannes as well as a big winner at the local award show Lynx.
It counts around 600 staff members.
Anticipates consequence of events when planning projects and takes necessary action to keep projects on track
Acts as the client's day to day contact for all logistical issues
Builds a strong and constructive relationship with key day to day client and agency personnel
Demonstrates strong listening skills
Understands the key drivers of profit and loss
Manages accuracy and timelines of estimating and invoicing
Appreciates the broader business context in which we operate
Seeks to gain a broader business understanding
Demonstrates a basic understanding of the key elements of the communications mix
Demonstrate sound creative judgement
Familiar with the Ogilvy 360 and Brand Stewardship toolbox
Understands and is able to use discipline specific tools
To oversee the effective administration of a piece of business from all perspectives
To be the lynch-pin of the account handling team and relied upon to conduct the administrative side of an account with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of efficiency
To be responsible for the prompt and accurate dissemination of information to all relevant departments within the agency
To foster excellent relationships with all other department particularly creative and create a stimulating atmosphere within which the best work can be developed
To produce a regular status report on each of his / her accounts
To organise regular internal status meetings
To organise client meetings and requirements thereof (e.g. booking rooms, lunch, room layout / presentation etc)
To record all client meetings in accurate contact reports, distributed within 24 hours
To maintain a central filing system for documentation and tapes
To check the quality of all work leaving the agency (e.g. video tapes, proofing documents etc.)
To know the workings of the agency outside the confines of Account Management
To regularly monitor and analyse competitive advertising and competitive product activity
Should answer all client queries promptly
To demonstrate drive and commitment to produce outstanding advertising
To work with creative teams to help produce the most relevant presentation materials for new work
To make an effort to watch monthly TV and competitive updates
To be responsible for budget control of their account(s) based on Account Manager / Director's direction
To hold regular status meetings with Financial / Production Controllers
To ensure that all WIP can be resolved as soon as possible
To chase client for payment of invoices and clear up invoice queries promptly
Should conduct reconciliation's of each job within three months of its completion
To assist the Account Manager in the production of all campaigns
To update the Traffic Manager as soon as any changes happen to the status of any job
To review status of all jobs with Traffic Manager on a weekly basis
To open Job Numbers as soon as required
To regularly close jobs which are no longer live
To submit timing plans / estimates to client for approval
To give clear indication of dates by when work is required
Where possible, should give sufficient time for brief to be worked on to standard timings
Should immediately inform client of revisions to timing plans / estimates, supplying and gaining approval of supplementary estimates when necessary
To inform Production Manager of media plan for each job
To gain approval of print advertising from concept through to final proof stage
To check quality of all advertising produced in their account (e.g. checks spelling and grammatical accuracy of print advertising
A Bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of experience working within the digital / social agency space
Stellar written and presentation communication skills, comfortable engaging with senior brand managers and partner agencies.
A proven expertise in brand strategy, across a number of verticals, with the ability to translate strategy into smart and sound digital tactics
An understanding of a brand marketing mix, ensuring that social & digital strategies integrate and amplify more traditional channels
Years of hands-on experience managing & mentoring teams, including direct reports as well as cross-functional teammates
A glass-half-full outlook that contributes to an already ridiculously-strong company culture, and healthy business