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Account Manager – Richmond

We are a Richmond-based advertising agency with one goal: to make a difference in the work we do. In order to make that difference, we assemble teams of creative individuals who are motivated by an innate curiosity to discover the next great idea. 

We are looking for an Account Manager to serve as the primary contact between client and agency, along with the assistant account executive as applicable. Identifies client needs and opportunities, then works with project managers to apply appropriate agency resources. Ability to provide strategic direction and ongoing project management to creative, media, production and other agency disciplines (including collaboration with partner agencies and vendors, if applicable). Based on the client business goals, helps develop strategic marketing programs for clients and is responsible for managing multiple accounts or large accounts. Responsible for carrying out plan objectives on a daily, project by project basis, individually or through delegation of work to members of the account team. Is actively involved in launching and managing campaign work, delegating assignments to agency team, and integrating effectively with creative, media, PR and digital teams to ensure the needs of client are met. Responsible for gaining new business from existing clients.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage day to day functions of Assistant Account Executive as assigned
  • Meet with clients to discuss goals, objectives, and needs
  • Think ahead, anticipate outcomes and client needs, and plan accordingly
  • Identify advertising requirements and possible audiences
  • Devise advertising campaign strategy and write creative briefs
  • Set deadlines jointly with client and relevant agency personnel
  • Effectively present, sell, and defend all agency work/proposals to clients
  • Present campaign ideas to client individually and with creative teams or other agency personnel
  • Get budgets and ideas approved by client
  • Brief media, creative, digital, and PR staff
  • Maintain regular contacts with both agency staff and clients
  • Maintain budgets and campaign costs
  • Present and review invoices with clients
  • Write detailed reports
  • Communicate and build marketing campaigns with agency personnel
  • Ensure client revenue goals are met, when assigned
  • Develop close relationships with senior level client staff
  • Effectively manage the tactical day-to-day while demonstrating a capacity and desire to lead the strategic vision
  • Analyze difficult situations and challenges accurately and add value by offering meaningful business solutions
  • Assist in business development as needed, working as part of pitch team to acquire new accounts

 Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3 plus years of experience in Advertising, Public Relations, or similar environment
  • Ability to utilize technology proficiently in order to successfully perform work
  • Takes ownership in learning and improving one’s technology capabilities
  • Ability to develop compelling strategies, write compelling proposals, and make compelling presentations
  • Strives to be educated in communications, marketing, and advertising trends
  • Ability to cultivate networking opportunities by attending internal and external events
  • Team building personality and ability to build great teams to get great results

NDP maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Job Type: Full-time
Required experience: 3+ years Advertising, PR or similar environment
Location: Richmond, VA 

Graphic Designer – Richmond

Why work here?

Are you hungry? We are. We want a fresh perspective and we hope you are someone who gets obsessed with original thinking… seek inspiration (even outside of the internet)… think music, museums and the outdoors. You are not satisfied with the status quo and the same-o… Yes, we know you! Come collaborate with us to weave technology with design into beautifully crafted work.

The Graphic Designer will assist with new initiatives and a wide-range of projects including branding initiatives, production work, collateral, and digital design. 

Responsibilities:

  • Design visually attractive and effective advertising materials
  • Work collaboratively with design team to ensure design concepts are delivered according to concept
  • Encourage agency-wide improvement in design capabilities

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required, preferably in graphic design
  • Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in an advertising, digital or public relations agency or similar environment
  • Expert understanding of graphic design, layout, and typography
  • Excellent and efficient production skills
  • Master of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Awareness of innovative design trends and technologies
  • Proactive, self-starter who maintains an upbeat, positive, “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to a variety of situations as a resourceful problem solver, troubleshooter, and creative thinker
  • Possess a strong work ethic and take pride in the quality and accuracy of work
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Please include a link to your online portfolio with your application in order to be considered.

NDP maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Job Type: Full-time
Required experience: 3 years Advertising or similar environment
Location: Richmond, VA 

Associate Creative Director – Richmond

Associate Creative Director Wanted.

You already know your way around Adobe Creative Suite. You know the intricacies of type design and appreciate the nuances of kerning and leading by hand as opposed to by computer. Heck, you probably recreated a Gutenberg Press in your basement. You understand color theory, photography composition and are the person everyone at a cocktail party avoids speaking to about the pros and cons of The Golden Ratio Theory. You are comfortable with all forms of content creation. Motion graphics is second nature. Your Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram posts are the envy of your creative friends, and totally confuse your parents.  

You know how to make things look pretty, but can you concept and lead?

Can you take two abstract ideas and bring them together in a new and unexpected way? Can you take a strategy and wrestle it to within an inch of its life? Can you pull an insight out of the bowels of focus group consumer research and come out the other side with a creative solution that makes a difference and is inspiring enough to change consumer perspective and behavior?  

Well then, we’ve been looking for someone like you. Someone who can help us build a place where everyone can reach their maximum human potential. Interested in joining our work in progress?

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required, preferably in graphic design
  • Ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in an advertising, digital or public relations agency or similar environment
  • Ability to manage teams to produce great work
  • Provide leadership and guidance to build teams
  • Expert understanding of graphic design, layout, and typography
  • Excellent and efficient production skills
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Awareness of innovative design trends and technologies
  • Proactive, self-starter who maintains an upbeat, positive, “can do” attitude
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to a variety of situations as a resourceful problem solver, troubleshooter, and creative thinker
  • Possess a strong work ethic and take pride in the quality and accuracy of work
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Please include a link to your online portfolio with your application in order to be considered.

NDP maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

Job Type: Full-time
Required experience: Advertising: 10+ years
Location: Richmond, VA 

Analytics Lead – Richmond
The talented, diverse Analytics Lead we seek must be passionate about developing analytic solutions for our clients that will drive brand strategies and innovation. This is a hands-on position that uses a variety of analytic methods and software tools to derive actionable insights from client and industry data. In addition to having strong analytic skills, the candidate should be able to develop clear and concise communications for both internal and external clients.

In your day-to-day role you’ll be the primary source for web/digital data for project support, client reporting, and post-mortem analysis. You’ll be responsible for managing digital analytics solutions and work closely with internal teams to appropriately develop, deploy and measure tracking frameworks leading to the continuous improvement of campaigns for clients.

This is a unique opportunity to join a smaller team of smart collaborative people where you can practice your knowledge around analytics and also have the opportunity to learn and grow. The right candidate will embrace the opportunity to study advertising effects firsthand and rejoice in the agency creative environment. This is not just a number crunching 9-to-5 job; it’s an opportunity to be a key member of a growing team where you can see your work make an immediate and real impact.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Analytics Lead will utilize analytic and data management techniques to create actionable insights that impact and increase effectiveness of marketing campaigns.
  • Serve as primary reporting and project support expert for web and digital data, analysis and tools via testing, presentations and dashboards/scoreboards.
  • Provide reporting solutions, A/B testing, tagging enhancements, survey support and more.
  • Use web analytics tools to track, analyze and optimize online campaigns.
  • Test and analyze creative and campaign structures to increase ROI and drive incremental response behaviors.
  • Manage analytics solutions, ensure all data is up-to-date, accurately collected and correctly used to maximize data collection.
  • Ensure that all digital campaign collateral is well positioned for tracking and measurement, and collaborate with broader client teams to enhance effectiveness of websites and advertising programs.
  • When and where appropriate, make recommendations to improve marketing initiatives that support client goals based on data and analysis.
  • Keep track of campaign objectives and KPI requirements, and maintain records of key elements such as target criteria, markets, tactics, key dates, costs and results.
  • Partners with internal teams to determine and/or develop methods used to measure and optimize quarterly and annual marketing efforts for clients.
  • Creates and delivers reports and presentations to effectively communicate information to client marketing departments or other stakeholders.
  • Develop, lead and manage multiple projects while working independently and prioritizing based on evolving client needs.
  • Build and manage client relationships and serve as strategic thinking partner to stakeholders.
  • Build internal and external network, and engage on business and technical issues.
  • Creates and maintains procedures related to areas of responsibility.
  • Actively participates in staff meetings, vendor meetings, team strategy sessions and client presentations.
  • Works with account leadership to answer analytics related questions.
KEY SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:
  • Four-year degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Marketing, or Business.
  • At least six years of experience with web analytics solutions and databases is required, preferably in agency or organizational environment.
  • Solid data analysis experience in using analytics to find insights that delivered business goals.
  • Strategic thinking and consultative skills, a sense of urgency and curiosity, and the courage and confidence to debate.
  • Good balance of quantitative and qualitative analytic skills, with aptitude for applying them to campaign optimization along with problem identification and resolution.
  • Advanced proficiency in web analytics solutions, tools, and databases, such as Google Analytics, DoubleClick, and Facebook Business.
  • Experience with integrated/cross-channel reporting and attribution.
  • Strong understanding of attribution modeling concepts and familiarity with the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
  • Aptitude for transforming raw internal or client data into formats that facilitate analytic processing.
  • High-level proficiency with Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working with call tracking software, PPC analytics and website optimization preferred.
  • Solid proficiency with Tableau products and services, specifically Tableau Desktop and Tableau Online.
  • Adaptable in a constantly changing environment, organized and able to handle pressure well.
  • Get it done attitude with willingness to work long hours if unexpected projects or tight deadlines require it.

NDP maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).