Advertising accounts manager or creative director

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Advertising accounts managers and creative directors plan, design, organise and direct the advertising activities of an organisation.

Current Entry Requirements

Entry is generally via career progression from related occupations. There are no pre-set entry standards, but in practice most directors hold a degree. Off- and on-the-job training is provided.

Typical education level:

Level 4-6

Typical Tasks

  • Liaises with client to discuss product/service to be marketed, defines target group and assesses the suitability of various media.
  • Conceives advertising campaign to impart the desired product image in an effective and economical way.
  • Reviews and revises campaign in light of sales figures, surveys, etc.
  • Stays abreast of changes in media, readership or viewing figures and advertising rates.
  • Arranges conferences, exhibitions, seminars, etc. to promote the image of a product, service or organisation.

Desired Skills

Active Listening
Critical Thinking
New Job Opportunities
An 4.9% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.
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