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Publicis, Cape Town South Africa

Account Director

Job Description

Public Relations Account Director

Moon Walk/Publicis Machine
Born out of digital, integrated communications agency Publicis Machine is home to 100 adventurous minds. The agency combines incisive strategy, award-winning creativity and cutting edge technology to transform their client's business. It is represented in both Johannesburg and Cape Town and features additional talent across four specialist pillars: Narrative (content marketing), Answered (research), Moon Walk (public relations), and Nurun (technology specialist).

Moon Walk is the Public Relations division within Publicis Machine, specialising in strategically led public relations across multiple platforms. We have a variety of blue chip clients and offer both consumer and business to business PR.

Moon Walk is looking for an experienced Account Director to join a talented crew, who will actively contribute towards growing the agency into an award winning and reputable PR organization.

Job Description:
The Account Director will oversee all client management teams, and report into the Head of PR. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the formulation of PR strategies, overseeing the execution of well conceptualised PR campaigns, ensuring overall quality and frequency of relevant deliverables. The Account Director will assist in management of the commercials of the PR business, and ensure all work is delivered within budget, and within the stipulated deadline. Moon Walk operates in an integrated agency environment - previous experience in an integrated environment is preferable.

o Relevant PR tertiary/communications qualification
o 6 years plus of experience in PR agency
o Solid understanding of the South Africa media and Influencer landscape
o Computer literate, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
o Strong writing, communication and admin skills
o Confident individual with excellent presentation skills
o An excellent grasp of the English language
o Excellent editing and proof checking abilities
o Must be able to work well in a team
o Excellent problem solving skills
o Ability to thrive in a deadline driven industry
o Willingness to travel when required
o Valid driver's license
o Experience within an integrated agency environment

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

o Manage Moon Walk overall client portfolio - key client contact.
o Manage and grow business on existing and new clients
o Develop and manage teams responsible for all retainer and project clients. This includes oversight of strategy and driving the implementation on time and within budget.
o Ensuring client teams are abreast of all relevant channels (media and influencer) and opportunities therein.
o Ensure teams operate on time and on budget whilst ensuring accurate & timeous timekeeping
o Drive innovative thinking in order to deliver benchmark PR thinking across all clients
o Ensuring you have visibility of client health across all accounts and proactively managing client expectations.
o Grow team culture and synergy with a management style that rewards performance and team effort
o Facilitate problem solving

Personal Characteristics:
o Client focused
o Hard working
o Specifically motivated by a desire to add value to a client.
o Analytical with the ability to review campaign results, understand them and identify opportunities/learnings for improvement.
o Willingness to learn and grow as a manager
o Team player.
o Problem solver.
o Prepared to work long hours when necessary.
o Works well under pressure

Publicis, Paris France


Job Description

Publicis recherche un/une designer graphique pour épauler le studio d’exécution et aux côtés de l’équipe créative, il/elle sera en charge de l’éxé digitale d’un grand client de l’agence.


- Valorisation de l’identité digitale de la marque
- Préparation des masters digitaux
- Déclinaison et adaptation des campagnes print pour le digital (bannières, gif, etc.) à destination des supports internet et réseaux sociaux

- Préparation des masters d’exécution à partir des maquettes créatives
- Déclinaisons des formats presse et affichage à partir de ces masters
- Envoi des fichiers print d’éxé au photograveur avec bon de commande

Additional Information

Profil recherché

• De formation supérieure Bac+3/5, avec une expérience d’au moins 1 an en agence (stage, alternance compris)
• Parfaite maitrise de la suite Adobe
• Talent créatif : sens artistique, sensibilité graphique et visuelle
• Connaissance de la chaine graphique
• Excellente culture digitale
• Bonne maitrise des formats digitaux et de la mise en page
• Curiosité
• Réactivité
• Aptitude à adopter de nouvelles approches
• Être rigoureux et organisé
• Prise d’initiative, indépendant, force de proposition, preuve d’adaptabilité

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Publicis, Cape Town South Africa

Junior Financial Manager - Incentiv

Job Description

Incentiv is a specialist provider of promotional risk and rewards fulfilment services within the loyalty and rewards industry, with a reputation for delivering effective programs and campaigns tailored to the unique requirements of each client.

Incentiv's multi-platform program mechanics enable maximum reach into markets, while an innovative pricing model enables deep discounting of rewards based on individually assessed program risk profiles. Incentiv has over a decade of experience to draw from and has a solutions-based approach that is geared towards achieving the goals and objectives of their clients.

All of the reward, none of the risk.

The successful candidate must possess the necessary attributes to perform the following:
" Effective interpersonal and communication skills
" Detailed understanding of digital inventory control / job management systems
" Strong analytical and problem solving skills
" Excellent verbal and written communications skills
" Excellent personal organisation and business administration skill.
" Ability to work productively, efficiently and effectively with initiative and drive under time deadlines and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality
" Willingness to learn, improve and adapt.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
" Monthly reporting and analysis of Incentiv financial results to Head office and to Management
" Preparation of Incentiv financial forecasts in collaboration with Incentiv management
" Reconciliation and tracking of monthly revenue by client from rewards and loyalty campaigns
" Cash flow management of the Incentiv business
" Improve and maintain rewards inventory records to ensure the integrity and accuracy thereof.
" Coordinate with the Client Service and Call Centre teams to ensure records related to inventory are properly maintained.
" Manage the process around the purchase of, and control over, rewards inventory, reconciliations of rewards usage, billings to clients and job margins
" Report the Inventory balances and allocations to jobs - Investigate, Resolve and Report shortfalls and surplus inventory and margin variances
" Monitor and evaluate job cost allocations and margins.
" Produce weekly inventory reports and ensure critical areas in inventory records are controlled and any discrepancies addressed and resolved.
" Provide detailed analysis of all margins by job and by client
" Reconcile and calculate quarterly sales commissions for commission earning resources
Minimum requirements:
" Minimum tertiary qualification in Accounting, ideally with strong cost accounting experience
" Minimum 3 - 5 Years' experience
" Chase production system experience

Publicis, Johannesburg South Africa

Narrative Account Manager

Job Description

At Narrative (which is a division of Publicis Machine), we're driven by an experienced team of individuals and we are passionate about producing relevant and engaging creative work and experiences, whilst at the same time building solid, long-term relationships with our clients.

Reporting into the Business Unit Director, you should be someone who views marketing and advertising as a career and not a job. You are passionate about, brands, strategy and memorable campaigns.
You need to be someone who can manage multiple clients and jobs while remaining calm and in control of the detail. We are looking for someone who is a stickler for process, isn't afraid to ask questions and has strong self-management skills.
We're looking to build something awesome here, for that to happen we need the right people. In other words we're going to be really fussy. In fact the right personality is just as important as the right experience. We're here to work hard and have fun. If you're into to that please get in touch.
We're looking for an experienced and passionate JHB-based Account Manager to work on our Narrative business, focusing specifically on Content Marketing.
It will be your responsibility to own the delivery and quality of projects for your clients, whilst focusing on growing client relationships.

Position Overview:
- Driving delivery of high quality campaigns in line with agreed deliverables
- Ownership of all client relationship and for the delivery of work against your pieces of business
- Day to day interaction with clients
- Proactively manage client expectations
- Working closely with and providing full support to the Business Unit Director and the broader team
- Campaign reporting & presentation of campaign reports to clients
- Capable of writing solid briefs
- Managing campaigns through Chase
- Process billings
- Provide monthly recons
- Input into monthly revenue forecasts

Required Skills:

- Previous experience on retail clients is essential
- Ability to think commercially and understand real return on investment
- Strong focus on strategy and execution
- Acute attention to detail
- Strong administrative and organisational skills
- Strong presentation skills - verbal and written
- Ability to add value, both internally and in client meetings
- Take full ownership of every job
- Broad understanding of all communication disciplines
- Ability to follow agency structures and processes
- Understanding of new technology and the application of it to the creative process
- Sustain, build and grow excellent client relationships
- Effective and accurate reporting
- Ability to work with a remote creative, traffic, strategy and client service team based in Cape Town
- Maintain the integrity of the creative strategy and work throughout the campaign
- Desire to continually develop and grow and learn
- Problem solver
- Prepared to work long hours when necessary
- Strong financial acumen
- Ability to manage multiple clients

Publicis, Cape Town South Africa

Public Relations Account Executive

Job Description

Job Description:
The PR Account Executive will manage, alongside her team, multiple accounts simultaneously, reporting to the Managing Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the formulation of PR strategies, managing well conceptualised PR campaigns, as well as tactical execution for brand and product launches.

o Relevant PR tertiary qualification
o 2-3 years of experience in PR
o Computer literate, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
o Strong writing and admin skills
o Confident individual with excellent presentation skills
o An excellent grasp of the English language
o Excellent editing and proof checking abilities
o Must be able to work well in a team
o Excellent problem solving skills
o Must also be able to work under stress and meet deadlines
o Willingness to travel if required
o Valid driver's license
o Experience within an integrated agency environment is a plus

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
o Develops and manages PR projects/programmes and campaigns. This includes implementation of the strategy, monitoring of evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans and timelines.
o Coordinates client projects and deliverables, including product launches, press events and photo shoots;
o Proactively pitches clients to national and regional media (print and online) and secures editorial placement, coordinates press opportunities and handles all press inquiries;
o Build and maintain strong media relationships, fostering existing relationships and consistently sourcing new contacts to build additional relationships with the media.
o Monitoring the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs, for opportunities for clients;
o Preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings;
o Event management, including press conferences and promotional events;
o Undertaking research for new business proposals and presenting to potential new clients

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