In my challenge to work my way through our office introducing our team one by one, I've chosen Dan Brown, our (not so new now) Account Exec - he's a bright and brilliant chap, and a walking machine of quotes from The Office and Peep Show. What is your favourite thing about being an Account Exec (AE), especially agency side?
I like the fact that I work with literally everybody in the company and that I’m rarely confined to one project. There are so many different things to do and as a ‘newbie’ to the industry, it’s always good to learn as much as possible.
What has been your favourite project you’ve worked on in your AE life so far?
I recently worked on a project for a substance abuse charity called Addaction. It’s great to work with small companies and charities as you can get a real feel of what they are about and understand their cause.
What would be a ‘what not to do’ as a AE?:
Never take on something without fully understanding the brief. You can spend a lot of time and effort working towards a project, only to find out that you misunderstood something and have to backtrack on all your hard work.
Give me your top three tips on being the efficient and multi-tasking AE that you are:
1) Write down notes so you can keep track of things 2) Ask questions! 3) Show enthusiasm!