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Project Manager

Location: Santa Monica CA

Date Posted: 2019-04-18

The Project Manager (PM) leads the day-to-day execution of projects such as: print, digital, POS, social, pitch presentations etc., as well as assist with broadcast and experiential projects. The PM is responsible for the communication and delivery of creative projects to the client and creation of project schedules based on information provided by client/brand team. The PM partners closely with the Brand Director, who directly manages the client’s higher-level relationship, while both Brand Directors and Project Managers share the day-to-day communications and relationship with the client. Therefore, our PMs must possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable taking the lead with clients from a Project Management perspective.

The PM owns the creative process from initial briefing, through concept approval, client presentations and revisions, and until final creative delivery. The PM must have a strong attention to detail to ensure deliverables are correct and appropriate for client presentation/delivery.

Along with department Directors and our Creative Resource Coordinator, the PM will also assist with managing design and creatives’ time, raising any red flags or needs for resources as issues arise, while also ensuring the client feedback/approval process is running smoothly and to the client’s expectations.

Project Managers at The Many have the ability to produce great work results through relentless organization, uncompromising integrity, effective communication, and proactive problem solving all while taking full ownership of a project and showcasing passion for great creative work!

Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain and execute full-cycle project plans and leads the creative through the process, including define project schedules, objectives, and deliverables to meet the needs of the client
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of multiple projects, leading cross-functional teams to ensure deliverables are completed on time and to client expectations
  • Oversee traffic management of projects from concept to completion, which includes developing, managing and moving along project schedules with the client and creative resources
  • React quickly to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently, while assisting creative teams in prioritization of work.
  • Coordinate project expectations with brand team, creative team and third-party vendors (photographer/printers/illustrators)
  • Develop and maintain proper vendor relationships to accomplish goals.
  • Mitigate team conflict and communication problems; resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Manage stock photography purchases
  • Manage design team’s daily schedules/workload 
  • Additional duties to be assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience at an advertising/creative agency
  • Fully integrated experience a plus- including digital, print, social media, TV, direct marketing and experiential
  • Solid understanding of project management principles, methods, techniques and web-based tools
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams in a collaborative agency environment
  • Process driven, highly-organized and methodical with excellent time management skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and handle multiple projects simultaneously within a fast-paced environment and with multiple resources.
  • Must be self-motivated, with the ability to think independently, proactively and work autonomously when necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills, especially from a client perspective
  • An enthusiastic, positive and committed attitude, flexible problem-solver, open to participate and grow with the company
  • Ability to produce great work results through relentless organization, uncompromising integrity, effective communication, and proactive problem solving
  • Have passion for great creative work
  • Experience working in a creative team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Capacity to interact well with outside clients as well as internal employees who range in personality types
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines in a high-pressure environment

Need a hand?

Reach us at (310) 399-1515 or email from the form below.

   
 
 
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Media Associate

Location: Santa Monica CA

Date Posted: 2019-04-09

Are you curious and always looking to discover new things? Do you like the idea of working with a group of creative, smart, and passionate people? Do you love media and advertising? If so, you may be the Media Associate we are looking for.

As a Media Associate at Mistress, you would be an important member of the day to day Integrated Media team, helping bring great advertising and communications campaigns come to life.

What success looks like:

After 90 days:

  • Employee is consistently pro-active and shows they “want the ball.” They have embraced their clients and have a solid understanding of the business, the target and their objectives.  Employee consistently delivers a high degree of accuracy and precision in their work. In short, employee has become a trusted member of the internal team.

After 1 year:  

  • Employee works increasingly independently on their ongoing assignments, needing little direction and guidance even when problems arise and projects do not go as expected. Accuracy is consistently displayed across projects. Employee has built a trusted relationship with one or more of our clients. In short, employee is on track to be promoted to Supervisor.

Responsibilities

We are a small agency.  From Day 1, our associates have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of assignments across our diverse client portfolio.

Below are some of the key activities/expectations of our Media Associates:

  • Help plan and activate media activity across digital, traditional, influencer and paid social media.
  • Embrace a client’s business, including understanding the target, category, and client’s competitors
  • Gather and analyze relevant data and calculate basic media math to support sound recommendations for when, where, and how a client’s advertising dollars should be spent
  • Monitor and maintain budgets, reporting, flowcharts and buys to ensure campaigns run as ordered and are optimized for future plan improvement
  • Research and evaluate competitors advertising efforts to identify opportunities and threats
  • Build productive relationships internally, with external agency partners and with clients
  • Support effective communication with internal cross-agency teams (creative, social, account, production, etc.) to ensure they have all information needed in a timely fashion
  • Show a keen interest in and growing knowledge of emerging trends across the media landscape.
  • Provide timely responses to adhoc requests
  • Conduct varied data analyses using Excel, Pathmatics, Crimson Hexagon, Simmons, etc.
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Qualifications

  • You recognize the importance of details and accuracy and are committed to getting it right the first time.
  • You communicate effectively, both in person and in writing.
  • You are resourceful and organized and can get things done, even when the road may be a little difficult to navigate.
  • You are a team player who is excited to support in various aspects that span from administrative and research duties to brainstorming and presentation writing.
  • You have the ability to take direction, ask questions, think critically and problem-solve.
  • Even under pressure, you can deliver high quality work within tight deadlines.
  • You are a self-starter; you work with a high level of initiative and flexibility
  • You possess a basic awareness of media landscape, trends, and challenges
  • You like to speak up with new ideas and challenge the status quo
  • You enjoy learning and are willing to lean into new opportunities
  • You demonstrate high Excel proficiency, including the use of functions, filters and Pivot Tables.
  • You have hands-on experience with a variety of media tools including Simmons, Pathmatics, Google AdWords/Analytics, Facebook Business.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree and ideally 1.5+ years  experience planning media across a variety of digital/traditional channels.
  • You can backup all of the above with detailed examples and stories!

Need a hand?

Reach us at (310) 399-1515 or email from the form below.

   
 
 
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Brand Director

Location: Santa Monica CA

Date Posted: 2019-02-06

Here at The Many, we consider the Brand Director the Business Owner for his or her accounts, and is the most critical member of our client facing teams. The Brand Director is not seen as an “account person,” but rather a leader responsible for ensuring our clients get the best out of us, and we get the most out of them.  

One of the primary tasks of our Brand Directors is growing revenue via existing client relationships, by identifying areas where we can address a client’s unmet needs. At the same time, Brand Directors must balance this with spearheading and inspiring innovative creative development.

Directors own the scope of work and the relationship, but more importantly, they establish what success looks like for both parties and drive that forward to the best of their ability without sacrificing team morale. Success here requires a passion for the work, a preference for strategy over production, EQ that includes the ability to read in between the words of clients to understand what they are really trying to say, EQ that predicts what a client needs before they know it, and, EQ that outweighs ambition, with a true sense of ownership for the entire process.

Other important considerations:

The Many is an integrated agency. Brand Directors will oversee services which include brand strategy, media, social, production as well as creative. Modern takes on the industry and media are required.

The Many is a smallish agency. We don’t have tons of layers or traditional structures. Those with entrepreneurial mindsets excel here. Those who are comfortable just “showing up” do not. Everyone is a leader of something. Those who stand up to lead will thrive.

Most important, everyone at The Many embraces and embodies our agency values.

  • We are always up for the challenge.
  • We are open and curious.
  • We are passionate without the ego.
  • We are believe optimism wins.

Responsibilities

  • Define and deliver specified outcomes for our clients and for the agency.
  • Lead daily, but never be above helping out on the small tasks
  • Partner with cohorts from Creative, Strategy, Media, Production, Project Management, and Social to run and maintain overall health of clients and projects
  • Establish, maintain, and grow client and agency relationships
  • Provide strategic/thought leadership; owns and can clearly articulate a client’s core strategic challenge, leads internal team in solving for it
  • Works with clients to uncover business needs and objectives, craft appropriate strategies, and identifies/implements products to help achieve client goals
  • Ensure team works collaboratively and as an integrated partnership
  • Be a significant contributor to thoughtful and outstanding creative products
  • Own the SOW and the agenda
  • Proactively look for ways to expand and grow business
  • Generate partnership proposals & SOWs
  • Provide continual thinking on agency workflow, process efficiencies
  • Occasionally lead new business pitches
  • Strive upward while delegating tasks

Qualifications

  • Minimum seven years’ experience account management experience within a creative agency; experience leading multiple clients strongly preferred
  • At least two years’ experience leading a team
  • Can showcase previous success in building business and delivering results
  • Strong presentation and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • An expert in brands, campaigns and the advertising business in general
  • Strong understanding of integrated communications including traditional and social media
  • Proven ability to work at all levels and able to pay close attention to the details
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Need a hand?

Reach us at (310) 399-1515 or email from the form below.