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Job Description

The Advertising Account Executive will act as the link between an advertising agency and its clients, they would find out about the client's advertising goals then work with your agency's creative and planning staff to ensure that effective advertising campaigns are produced.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements, but you’ll usually need a degree. 
Relevant degrees include:

  • advertising
  • marketing
  • statistics or operational research
  • communication and media studies
  • business or management
  • psychology

You’ll also need an interest in advertising and excellent communication skills. 

Experience is highly valued by employers. You could try:

  • work experience placements
  • internships
  • temporary employment

You may be able to start in a more junior position like administrator, and work your way up as your experience grows.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could progress to account manager, become an agency director, or set up your own agency.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Advertising art director
  • Advertising media planner
  • Advertising media buyer
  • Marketing executive

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good at negotiating and influencing others
  • Commercial awareness
  • Flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to keep calm when working under pressure

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £60,000

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