Account Director, Obsidianworks
Company: IMG LIVE
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 19, 2023
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Obsidianworks Apply locations CA-Santa Monica time type Full time
posted on Posted 23 Days Ago job requisition id JR17332 Who We
Are:160over90 is a full-service cultural marketing agency. An
integrated part of the Endeavor network, which includes
entertainment agency WME and sports, fashion and events leader IMG,
160over90's cultural insight, access and influence helps brands
stay connected to what their consumers care about most. With
offices in seven countries around the world, 160over90's expertise
spans experiential, creative, public relations, digital, social,
impact, influence, higher education and more.Endeavor is a global
sports and entertainment company, home to the world's most dynamic
and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The
company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment
agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and
premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network
specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory,
event & experiences management, media production & distribution,
experiential marketing and brand licensing. Obsidianworks Account
Director Agency Overview: 160over90 is owned by Endeavor, one of
the biggest names in culture and entertainment in the world. The
creative department here is like that of any other agency but we
aren't bogged down by dated holding company models and we aren't
owned by a consulting firm. Our connection to Endeavor is our
unfair advantage, helping us connect brands to culture through
sports, music, film, and fashion like no other. The ideas are boss,
able to be taken to the world in whatever way they work best via
advertising, branding, social media, PR, experiential, digital and
more.In June 2021, 160over90 partnered with Obsidianworks, a
culture-powered marketing agency co-founded by actor and producer,
Michael B. Jordan, and Chad Easterling. Purpose-built for a more
inclusive era of brand storytelling, the agency focuses on cultural
connectivity through brand strategy, digital and social impact.
Together with 160over90, the agency works with brand and talent
partners to identify opportunities, create, and execute innovative
and culturally resonant campaigns and activations, and connect with
multicultural consumers in diverse communities. This role will
focus on opportunities for Obsidianworks and 160over90, brought to
life through their agency partnership. The Account Director will
spend approximately 80% of her/his time on projects led by
Obsidianworks, and the remaining 20% on projects led by 160over90.
This role will be based in 160over90's New York, Atlanta or Santa
Monica office. Responsibilities:
- Partner closely with Strategy to drive strategic vision and
planning for the client, and ensure that the day-to-day execution
- Own the relationship with Director and VP level clients. Seen
as the trusted, go-to partner in the eyes of our clients.
- Partner with the VP, Client Development and Leadership to
proactively identify and seek out organic growth opportunities to
expand the agency's connection to the client's business and lead
future account planning.
- Play a key role in positioning Obsidianworks as a cultural
marketing thought leader and develop deep expertise on the client's
- Track record of overseeing intregrated campaigns, including PR
- Oversee creation of campaign planning materials, and partner
with the core team to develop campaign ideas and brand actions that
help our clients break through in culture.
- Track and interpret campaign performance to optimize creative
work and to build compelling story's
- Manage and mentor the Account and Production team members
connected to your account(s) to help guide and support the internal
strategy and creative processes.
- Oversee budget health, review and manage scopes, provide input
on schedules/work backs, and partner with the team to evaluate
resource management across projects.
- Help set the tone internally for striving for bold and big
strategic and creative thinking. Spark your internal team to push
boundaries and our client partners.
- Effectively balance the needs of the client, as well as the
needs of the agency and internal teams.
- Ensure consistent client satisfaction and retention.
- Foster a collaborative, team oriented environment.
- 5 -7 years of account experience at leading ad agencies.
- Proven ability to help drive and inspire disruptive creative
ideas and breakthrough campaign work.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including
- Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem solving
- Strong negotiation skills and experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience working on integrated
campaigns and brand actions/activations that focus on driving
earned cultural coverage.
- Proven experience in leading a team
- Experience with CRM and WorkJ idealEndeavor unites and brings
people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment.
Weunderstand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens
of diversity,equity,andinclusionineverything we do. As a global
companythatdrivesculture,westrive to reflect
theworld'sdiversevoices.Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer
and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible
candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual
orientation, or religion or belief.Per local requirements and in
the interest of transparency, the range shown below reflects the
prevalent current hiring range for this position. Hiring pay rates
are based on a number of factors, including location and may vary
depending on job-related qualifications, knowledge, skills and
experience. Endeavor strives to provide locally competitive rewards
packages, which include base rate along with, as applicable, short-
and long-term incentives, growth and developmental opportunities,
and robust benefits, such as health care, retirement, vacation and
other paid time off, and additional offerings.
Hiring Range Minimum :$112,500 annually Hiring Range Maximum:
$150,000 annually About Us 160over90 is a full-service cultural
marketing agency. An integrated part of the Endeavor network, which
includes entertainment agency WME and sports, fashion and events
leader IMG, 160over90's cultural insight, access and influence
helps brands stay connected to what their consumers care about
most. With offices in seven countries around the world, 160over90's
expertise spans experiential, creative, public relations, digital,
social, impact, influence, higher education and more. Diversity
Statement for EndeavorEndeavor unites and brings people together in
our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We -understand this
can only be accomplished when we harness the entirety of our
-company and -lead -with a lens -of -diversity, equity, and
-inclusion -in everything we do. -It means that we engage -in
anti-racism and allyship -the way we do anything. Fiercely and
Fearlessly. -As a global company that -drives -culture -we
-endeavor to reflect the world's -diverse -voices both internally
and externally to ensure success in our mission.
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