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Design Communications Senior Account Manager
Company: Karla Otto
Duration: Full-time
Date Posted: 06/25/24
Category: Public Relations
Location: New York
Salary: 50-100k
Job Description

To help support our future growth as an agency, we are looking for a Senior Account Manager for our Design division working with clients in the collectable design, art + culture, architecture, interiors and lifestyle spaces. This role will be based out of our New York office.

Key Responsibilities

Create and implement strategies that support clients’ commercial ambitions through creative and innovative collection and product launches, product focuses and events.
Crafting compelling pitches, identifying, and targeting the right media outlets, and effectively communicating key messages to secure media coverage and build positive relationships with journalists and media
Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to understand and manage the ROI of client activity.
Promote clients in all activities, including campaigns, special projects, shows, and events, act as a brand ambassador amongst all key target media stakeholders at appropriate level.
Take lead in ensuring all external communications produced are of the highest quality, deliver the right message and meet the original brief.
Nurture and enhance industry relationships that allow for connections to be built with print, online and social media peers and media.
Identify and utilize trends on social media, and emerging media to educate the team and consult the clients confidently; identify opportunities to elevate brands and change brand perceptions.
Together with the VP, oversee, manage, and develop all tasks and responsibilities of junior staff

Job Requirements

Key Attributes

5+ years´ experience either in-house at a luxury brand or within an agency with a very good network of journalist for print and online lifestyle, art & design, fashion and business media
Solid understanding of ongoing trends in the luxury, design and lifestyle industry as well as other cultural events.
Collaborative team player with the ability to work autonomously to deliver to brief and on-time
High integrity and openness, proven leadership skills combined with commitment to good governance.
Positive, proactive, problem-solving approach with strong attention to detail
A creative, innovative thinker with an open attitude and eagerness to learn
Discreet, professional, and articulate, with excellent communication skills
Excellent prioritising and time management with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
Strong computer skills including Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, Fashion GPS

What We Offer...

Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
401K Employer Match program
Commuter Benefits
Paid Time Off including Vacation Days, Personal Days, Sick Days, and additional Comp Days
Company-wide closure last week of the year
10 Federal Holidays Observed

About our Company

Karla Otto is a renowned public relations and communications agency with offices across 14 locations in the UK, EMEA, US and Asia. Established in 1982 by Karla Otto herself, the agency has since grown to become a global leader in luxury brand PR and events.

With offices in major fashion capitals such as Milan, London, New York, and Los Angeles, Karla Otto represents some of the most prestigious fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands in the industry.

In 2017, Karla Otto and K2 merged to form The Independents, a global group of agencies for industry leaders across luxury and lifestyle. Currently this group comprises of Bureau Betak & Bureau Future, Karla Otto, K2, The Qode, Lefty, Prodject and CTZA, Atelier LUM, INCA Productions and Atelier Athem, Kennedy and Sunshine

Our network of expert strategists, designers, planners and publicists work tirelessly to deliver exceptional results and establish long-term partnerships with our clients. We are passionate about the world of fashion, beauty, and luxury, with everyone bringing their unique expertise and insights to the table. We are driven by a shared commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of the ever-evolving industry landscape.

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