Account Director

  • Full-time

Company Description

Spark Foundry make up part of a thriving global media network and are part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s leading communications groups. We are globally connected with over 8,000 employees in 110 offices across 70 countries.

Who Are We in the UK? 

Spark Foundry, the Acceleration Agency.

We help brands to identify, learn and respond to opportunities faster than the competition.

Every client has an area of their business they need to accelerate, from short-term goals to long-term transformation.

We’ve proven our approach during the most difficult year on record. Now we’re using it to provide a launchpad for their future.

Come be an accelerator with us.

How we accelerate

  • Planning: an approach that works in practice rather than theory, arming planners with the ability to create cutting edge campaigns
  • Intelligence: a suite of tools that give definitive answers to big questions, and uncovers actionable insights about real people
  • Trading: a model built on flexibility and trusted relationships, underpinned with bold guarantees
  • Relationships: a culture of asking challenging questions to better understand the brief – we are not a ‘yes’ agency
  • People: a strong history of recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds and accelerating their careers

Our Commitment

We are diverse though our experience, people and the clients we look after - and we celebrate that diversity. Our people hold us accountable to our beliefs and via regular surveys and our grass roots D&I team, The Collective, and internal next generation board, Firestarters, we hold regular events and work continually towards generating ideas, initiatives and educating our people to ensure we are a diverse and inclusive agency.

As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Spark Foundry is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 

Job Description

BROWN FORMAN is a Global Spark client and it is an account that has experienced accelerated growth over the last few years. Their emerging brand portfolio is growing rapidly; Woodford Reserve goes from strength to strength, their Tequila brands (El Jimador and Herradura) are experiencing rapid growth and their gin portfolio is also expanding. They also acquired their first rum brand last year. They are an exciting portfolio of brands in an exciting category.

Cineworld is a long-standing Spark UK client and we have worked with the cinema exhibitor for over 15 years. This is a fast paced account in line with the entertainment category and will see you plan both localised cinema opening campaigns and national brand campaigns. This is an account you will get the chance to flex your skills across all media channels and work collaboratively with clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will take a lead role in responses, implementation of campaigns and management of reporting.
  • Develop innovative solutions that challenge our clients to think differently and position their brand as category leader. 
  • You will be responsible for the integration of the inter-agency team, maintaining strong relationships with all the investment teams and fostering new ones with the rest of Publicis to achieve the common goal of delivering world-class work. 
  • Stewarding of planning team, reporting to the Business Director and supported by a Manager, Senior Executive and Executive.


  • You will need to have a firm foundation in both traditional and digital media.
  • Previous experience as an Account Director or a senior level Manager within a media agency
  • Brand and performance media knowledge
  • Client servicing skills
  • People management skills

Additional Information

If you have any 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.

Publicis Groupe operates a hybrid working pattern with employees being office-based on Mondays and two other days during the working week.


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