Next up in my series of minutes with our team is Mike. Mike joined us earlier this year and it feels as if he's been with us forever! He's brilliant in a brainstorm, sensible under stress and terrific with top trends - over to you, Mike... What is your favourite thing about being an Account Manager (AM), especially agency side?
The variety of work is a real positive but my absolute favourite thing is just getting to work so closely with our amazing clients. Getting under the skin of an organisation, learning what makes them tick and adapting to their way of life is fantastic for your own development as you are always learning.
What has been your favourite project you’ve worked on in your AM life so far?
It was an animation for one of our clients and explored how their employees could get the most out of their new online learning platform. We created the script, played around with a couple of different styles for the artwork, then once we had it we produced a great animation which worked really well.
What would be a ‘what not to do’ as an AM?:
Panic! Even when something comes out of the blue and hits you for six, there is always something which can be done. You have to first of all take a deep breath, involve and trust the people around you and try to think objectively.
Give me your top three tips on being the BRILLIANT AM that you are:
1) Write EVERYTHING down – even the seemingly trivial stuff, you never know when you’ll need to refer back. 2) Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even ones which you think may sound stupid. 3) Always be learning – not just specific research for projects, but also latest trends, innovations, news stories etc. You never know when a little piece of information will prove to be critical.