Global Planning & Activation Associate Director

  • Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Starcom is the Human Experience Company. A world-renowned media communications agency that architects connected human experiences to create value through precision marketing, content and technology solutions. With more than 5,000 employees worldwide, Starcom partners with the world's leading marketers and new establishment brands, including in the UK: Samsung, P&G, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and more. Starcom is part of Publicis Media – the global media solutions group which also encompasses Zenith, Spark Foundry, Digitas and Blue 449 – a key division of Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups.

Job Description

As a team, we are committed to delivering best in class work and results for our clients’ business. We constantly strive to push boundaries in regards to communications, balancing our reporting and detailed analytics with our clients’ unique and demanding ways of working. A quick turn-around can be the rule not the exception, and having a solid team behind the product helps make it manageable on a day to day basis. We love what we do. Because the client and our targets are both tech-savvy, the client demands that our marketing approach is at the forefront of innovation as well. They task us to push the marketplace to deliver new ideas, whether it’s in the form of back-end technology or very visible media firsts.

The Role

  • You will be working across a variety of digital media channels, with a primary focus on Social and Online Video, and a secondary focus in in Programmatic, Display, Partnerships, and Search.
  • You will be the lead in driving collaboration and successful working processes between your team and other internal specialist teams.

  • You will be a key leader of a team delivering end-to-end execution of global cross-channel digital plans covering planning, activation, optimisation, measurement, learning & insight reporting, and financial reconciliations.

  • You will act as a trusted adviser for the client, and be able to interpret their requests and provide a strategic approach to help them achieve their key business objectives.

  • You will effectively 

  • You will delegate upwards/downwards according to volume/priority/resource, whilst effectively line managing 2 junior team members.


  • You will have 5 years+ experience in digital media planning.
  • You will posses a strong working knowledge of digital media platforms/landscapes including Facebook/Instagram, Google/YouTube, Twitter, Amazon.

  • You will be a solid storyteller and analyst, with strong written and oral presentation skills.

  • You will have already gained experience working on premium/tech brands, and posses the ability to advise on media from both a brand equity and performance point of view.

  • You will be a proactive team member, with the initiative to find solutions around limitations.

  • You are a motivational leader, with the ability to bring out the best in junior members of the team when mentoring and training.

If you are about to take the next step in your career and the above sounds like you, please apply today!

Additional Information

Publicis Media is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

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