Working at Absolute

PR and Marketing – Senior / Account Manager

Working as part of the account management team, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of agency clients as well as providing strategic counsel to help develop their PR and wider marketing campaigns; developing relationships with new and existing clients; building relationships with media and influencers; proactively identifying and developing creative ideas and campaigns; devising and managing digital campaigns across multiple platforms; and contributing to the future direction and development of the agency.
There’s lots of variety in the job and your clients will vary and could include the following sectors: engineering; recycling; travel and tourism; financial services; food and drink and luxury properties to name a few so the ability to communicate with different target audiences, both B2B and B2C, is key. You need to be a confident writer who enjoys generating content and copy for a variety of audiences but with an emphasis on trade and technical/business ones.
Day to day activities include: the compilation and implementation of strategic, impactful and creative campaigns across print, online and digital platforms; social media management; developing paid social campaigns; email marketing, copy/content writing; developing press releases; securing media coverage; attendance at client meetings; preparation of reports and proposals and making recommendations on campaign performance.
In addition, the account manager will play a key role in identifying and developing new business opportunities to include developing and compiling PR and marketing strategies, research, presenting campaigns and on-boarding new clients; digital technologies and services.
Start date: TBC
Salary/package: DoE
Hours: 9am – 5:30pm
To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Rachael Whitson – info@absoluteprandmarketing.com 
Essential skills:
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Strong writing skills for varied B2B and B2C audiences and platforms
  • Proactive, highly organised, good at multi-tasking to manage competing internal/external demands whilst working to deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy – high quality outputs are paramount
  • Industry knowledge and proven track record in media relations activities including understanding how the media operates, media liaison, press release and feature writing, securing media coverage
  • A proven track record of generating social media led news
  • Experience using Facebook Business Manager and Ads Manager to create Traffic and Lead Generation campaigns
  • An understand of the fundamentals of SEO
  • Video production experience (iMovie/Final Cut Pro)
  • Mail Chimp – experience of delivering content and campaigns
  • WordPress experience or similar CMS system
  • Experience of using Google analytics
  • Knowledge and the implementation of PPC campaigns (FB, Instagram, LI, Google)
  • Broad digital marketing skills and experience
  • Curating social media content across multiple platforms
  • Excellent timekeeping and time management skills
  • Experienced of using Microsoft Word 365
Relevant experience:
  • Experience of managing b2b accounts
  • Previous agency experience
  • Demonstrable copywriting, reporting, social media, client liaison, PR and marketing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • A network of media and influencers
  • Industry knowledge and contacts
Absolute is a leading, well established boutique communications agency based on the outskirts of Exeter. Our clients are varied – from small businesses to big ones, start-ups and industry disrupters to household names – so there’s plenty of variety in our work and every day is different. We are a professional, ambitious and driven bunch with a reputation for delivering outstanding results for our clients. We have regular lunchtime learning sessions and our ethos is to work hard, have fun and celebrate our successes. We value every member of our team and encourage them to flourish and develop their careers and skills in a non-hierarchical environment.
To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Rachael Whitson – info@absoluteprandmarketing.com 

Digital PR and Marketing Executive

We are recruiting for a Digital PR and marketing executive to join our award-winning agency which this year celebrates its 21st anniversary. We’re looking for someone who knows their digital stuff, who’s a real whizz on Internet-based strategies for both B2B and B2C audiences such as search engine optimisation, content marketing, influencer outreach and social media to generate search friendly content and drive the news agenda across on-line and social channels.
We’re looking for someone who wants to work as part of a small, creative and ambitious team that enjoys working in a varied, fast moving environment and has a flare for multi-tasking. In our non-hierarchical environment the successful candidate will enjoy plenty of responsibility and progression as they develop their experience and skills.
Responsibilities include:
  • Helping to develop, plan and run on-line PR activity and strategies
  • Improving SEO performance and delivering quality backlinks by creating PR and outreach campaigns
  • Communicating with clients
  • Building relationships with journalists and the media in a variety of industries
  • Building relationships with influencers
  • Creating impactful, results driven campaigns and brainstorming
  • Audience, data and topic research
  • News monitoring
  • Writing press releases so good grammar and accuracy essential
  • Outreach to press
  • Researching and generating media lists
  • Maintaining active social media profiles
  • Completing performance reports (PR and social media)
Essential skills:
  • Experience in digital PR/SEO
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • A problem solver and a team player
  • Strong computer and IT skills
  • We are based in a rural location so access to a car and driving license is essential
To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Rachael Whitson – info@absoluteprandmarketing.com 
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