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AlexPriestley

Alex Priestley

Senior Account Manager

Can work in or around Bristol

  • 51.449749
  • -2.584173
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  • Suggested rate £350 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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  • around Bristol and 50km

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Languages

  • English

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Alex in a few words

I am a highly expereinced Senior Account Manager, ready to also take on Account Director roles.

I have a great deal of experience across industries, from B2B to B2C, working on creative projects, digital, social, print, strategy, and internal comms.

I pride myself on my ability to keep a happy client while generating great work from a team, and staying on budget and on time.

Experience

&Priestley Ltd

Retail (Large Retailers)

Freelance Senior Account Manager/ Account Director  - As a freelancer

August 2022 - Today (3 months)

I work as a freelancer on various projects and offer services as an Account Director, Senior Account Manager and Senior Project Manager in creative agencies. I have skill and experience in client management, business development, financial reporting and tracking, creative resource and planning, presenting, team building and recruitment, ATL and BTL campaigns, digital campaigns, end-to-end creative campaigns, social media and branding. I have worked with a wide range of agencies, from boutique to 'big-hitters' and across project from a plethora of industries (finance, tech, FMCG, luxury brands, etc).

Most recently I worked as Senior Account Manager at Cubaka, a social first creative agency. I was the lead on 4 major accounts: Virgin, Mattel, bp and Sixt. The work was production focused, and as such I managed internal creative teams and external production teams whilst maintaining strong relationships with key client stakeholders. I
was responsible for all estimating, budget and time tracking, creative review and resourcing. The projects ranged from concepting stages to post-production requirements and toolkit creation.

RAPP

Senior Account Manager  - As a freelancer

May 2022 - August 2022 (3 months)

As the freelance Senior Account Manager I was the interim client lead, brought in to manage BAU CRM activity For KFC. My contract was extended and I was brought onto be the client lead on a major app development project and the advertising activation of a very large upcoming campaign. The role allowed me to work closely with strategy, project management, business development and creative teams, as well as with the clients themselves.

Hybrid

Education & E-learning

Senior Creative Account Manager

Bristol, UK

August 2021 - May 2022 (9 months)

I worked for Hybrid as the accounts lead on all creative clients with a focus on Higher Education and Technology clients. The role called for impeccable client management and end-to-end management of both national and international brand, content and advertising projects. The work included video production and editing, brand concepting and strategy, brand creative, content creation, UI and UX and other design centric work.
A large part of the role was new business generation and creating proposals, pitches and supporting on tenders.
I managed a team of creatives in the UK and Malaysia, reporting directly to the Creative Director, and have line-managed more junior Account Managers. I often worked closely with the in-house media and digital teams and managed a roster of freelancers. As a senior member of staff, I was also involved in operational review and updates.

Havas CX helia

Wine & Spirits

Senior Account Manager  - As a freelancer

July 2021 - August 2021 (1 month)

I was employed as a freelancer for Havas helia across 3 major accounts – Diageo, Avanti and Pets at Home. The majority of the work was eDM, but there are also requirements for the creation of printed DMs and digital assets. My role involved briefing, financial tracking, trafficking, proofing, and final delivery. The nature of the clients meant that the work is very fast paced and needs to be very high-quality, especially for Diageo which requires in depth knowledge of various major beverage brands and flexibility between them. This was originally a 1 month contract, that was extended.

Cheil UK

Fashion & Cosmetics

Senior Account Manager  - As a freelancer

February 2021 - July 2021 (5 months)

I worked as the client lead on a series of campaigns and heading up all social activity on Nivea, one of the agency’s largest clients. Day to day work included close client management and reporting, financial tracking and reporting, and working with project managers to meet budgets and deadlines. A large part of my time was spent overseeing the creation of assets for Nivea’s various social channels and reporting back on analytics and digital performance as well as making practical suggestions based on our learnings. Having been originally contracted for 1.5 months, I had my contract extended.

Self Employed

Private Tutor  - As a freelancer

London, UK

January 2021 - July 2021 (6 months)

Deep, design agency

Senior Account Manager

June 2020 - December 2020 (6 months)

As a senior member of staff, I contributed to the support of my team and juniors, whilst taking the lead on several luxury clients' projects. My work included traffic management, project management, scoping and costing. This work was applied to photography, brand, advertising, film, digital, web design and web development projects. My people management and organisational skills were integral to my success in this role. I particularly enjoyed contributing to the ongoing training of my team.

Fin International

Studio Manager

December 2018 - March 2020 (1 year and 3 months)

In this role, I am solely responsible for resourcing the studio, covering work including concept creation, brand design, advertising and strategy for both print and digital projects. Furthermore, I proof and traffic all creative work that passes through the studio and work as an intermediary between the studio and all other departments. I also create briefs, budget reports, studio projections and job reports. Another aspect of my role is contributing to the company's Change Initiative in an operational capacity and refining and creating processes used throughout the company.

Saatchi & Saatchi pro

Account Manager  - As a freelancer

London, UK

July 2018 - October 2018 (3 months)

Having initially started working freelance for the agency, after a short time I joined the permanent team, working across 3 major B2B accounts. I was responsible for client management, production, project management and account management on each of the 3 clients. Key responsibilities included:
- Overseeing creative conception and production of various projects
- Managing client budgets and expectations
- Liaising with creatives, producers and internal financers to assure the smooth running of various high-level accounts
- Swiftly delivering digital, print, TV, social and radio adverts for demanding and globally distributed clients

AKA UK

Creative Account Executive

Manchester, UK

January 2017 - July 2018 (1 year and 6 months)

I was responsible for coordinating a number of different projects for clients concurrently, working across a varied client base. Key responsibilities included:
• Creative management in the company's northern office, focused on project management and client servicing
• Direct engagement with AKA's largest client and point-of-contact for other creative briefs
• Responsible for accounting, thorough time and distribution planning for all projects managed
• Project leader for quarterly a project, involving daily, direct engagement with our largest client
• Day-to-day print and digital work
• Interim social media manager responsible for creating strategic social media campaigns and managing impact measurement

APS Group

Project Executive

July 2016 - December 2016 (5 months)

I worked as an in-house project executive at the Co-operative Bank. As a result, my position was incredibly client facing. In this position I handled projects from start to finish, dealing with the client, the art-workers/creatives, and production. I also sat alongside our clients and built a strong relationship with them. Furthermore, I developed the systematic organisational skills necessary to see a project though.

BLAC

Account Executive

January 2016 - June 2016 (5 months)

I was entrusted with two accounts whilst also working as a junior on two other accounts. The fact that this was a small agency meant that I was exposed to many different facets of the account handling, as well as other aspects of agency life. I worked with FMCG, financial, insurance and health clients. I have written copy for an international print campaign, produced a great deal of digital content for various clients, worked on a website rebrand, and managed the design of many DM and POS advertisements. I was also responsible for producing monthly SEO and analytics reports. Later into my time with the company, due to staffing changes, I took on duties that are usually handled by the Account Manager.

freuds

Intern

November 2015 - November 2015

Whilst working within a team I assisted on consumer PR campaigns. I mostly worked with FMCG brands, and dealt directly with customers to achieve the goals. I also performed administrative duties.

The Ideas Network

Internship

November 2015 - November 2015

A fast paced, hits-driven PR agency with a heavy emphasis on telephone work. I was frequently calling journalists, and also assisted in the organization and running of a press event for one of our clients. I also compiled press releases and had various administrative duties.

Evelyn Productions

Assistant

August 2015 - October 2015 (2 months)

I worked as an assistant to Kate Bond on many various projects. I have assisted on shoots for their roster of artists. I have been involved in event management and coordination (Etta Bond 'Seen and Never Heard' video launch). Additionally, I am assisting with a project to launch a large scale music and talks festival set to take place in May 2016.

Beatnik Creative

Intern

London, UK

March 2014 - August 2014 (5 months)

I initially worked as an intern, dealing with press, artist liaisons, office administration, publicity and was often involved in creative decisions. I was also involved in many video and photograph shoots. After a few months I became the A&R assistant.

Education