Purple Strategies is a boutique strategy firm that integrates the creativity and discipline of brand communications with the speed and strategy of political campaigns to serve Fortune 500 companies, associations, non-profits and some of the most recognizable brands in the world.
The Account Director, Political is responsible for playing a significant management and support role within a client team to inform the strategic direction, development and activation of a multifaceted campaign plan that achieves a client’s desired outcome.
Responsibilities Will Include:
Act as a client-facing team member to support the development and execution of campaigns across multiple channels and stakeholders.
Operate in a leadership role within teams. Provide counsel to clients and senior leader. Support the development of strategy, campaign plans, and supporting briefs while also managing the internal team on day-to-day execution.
Develop detailed project plans to track campaign progress; coordinating internal and external resources making sure client work is delivered on time, within scope and budget.
Offer strategic input for clients and internal teams on campaign channel coordination across paid, digital and earned media, bringing an in-depth understanding of these channels to support planning and placement to achieve the campaign’s goals.
Play a strong role in contributing to the firm’s new business efforts, including identifying new opportunities, managing proposal development and participating in pitch meetings.
Provide effective support to team members at all levels across the organization; comfortable managing senior-level executives and mentoring junior-level employees.
Support content creation for campaign execution, managing the development of polished deliverables with keen attention to detail (in both memo and presentation format).
Stay up to date with industry trends, emerging technology and new tools that can improve our strategic and tactical recommendations for clients.
Familiar with social and traditional media monitoring tools and how these can be used to develop strategic actionable reporting for clients.
Experience, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
7-10 years of related experience.
Strong political skills and knowledge.
Strong communication and problem solving skills.
Prior campaign management experience at Congressional level or beyond is required.
Superb writing and proofreading skills.
Excellent organization, client service and communication skills.
Exceptional time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects at once.
Entrepreneurial self-starter who is polished and professional.