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Account Executive, Experiences (Home Improvement Client)

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Requisition ID: 9035

THE JOB / Account Executive, Experiences

The Account Executive will execute and help plan marketing initiatives on behalf of a Home Improvement client. This position will help implement store Grand Opening events and support other miscellaneous store events as they occur. This position will also support the promotion of the client’s workshop platform, which could include sponsorship activation and other store events! The AE will work closely with the internal Octagon team for the day-to-day management of the business, as well as with key players from the client team and other agency partners! The primary relationship properties will include local stores, grassroots/sponsorship events.

The Account Executive will be responsible for:

  • Working with vendors and partners to implement client events and promotions
  • Coordinate execution of client promotions and events, from planning to on-site set up and tear down
  • Regular ongoing communication with the clients and vendors

THE WORK YOU’LL DO

  • Planning and execution of various on-site activities and operations (i.e. catering, security, staffing, shipping, etc.)
  • Writing event guidebooks, activation recaps and other event related documents
  • Identify and manage outside vendors associated with implementing the overall projects/events
  • Inventory management of event materials (i.e. merchandise, signage assets, promotional elements, etc.)
  • Manage on-site staff including oversight of Brand Ambassadors, Event Coordinator and/or Intern duties
  • Liaise with internal Octagon teams and key client departments and client’s agency partners (advertising, media, social, etc.) for related programming
  • Support additional Octagon accounts and/or projects as needed

THE BIGGER TEAM YOU’LL JOIN

Where others see complexity, we see possibility.

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group. But if that classification doesn’t do it for you, and it shouldn’t, let’s take it a step further.

We are what we believe. And we believe that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming. Even daunting.

That’s where we come into play.

At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • A passion for and expertise in sports, entertainment, gaming, music and/or celebrity & lifestyle culture
  • Experience with event planning and execution
  • At least 1 year of related experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team, demonstrate initiative and solve problems effectively and independently
  • Ability and comfort level to connect with consumers, potential consumers or fans in an event setting
  • A sense of business process and how marketing, communications, and events are used to impact the bottom line and drive brand objectives
  • Ability to maintain relationships with key vendors and partners (e.g. venues, properties, suppliers, etc.)
  • Capacity to become knowledgeable on our client’s industry, brand and product offerings
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel and work weekend/holidays as needed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software (specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • All applicants will need to provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.

This position pays $40,000, is overtime-eligible and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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