Senior Account Executive, Media Planning

  • 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.

Job Description

The Clients

The Senior Account Executive will sit within the media planning team at Spark. You'll work across multiple accounts, gaining exposure to various categories. Join a close team of planners, led by the accounts Managing Partner working across clients such as:

Clarins & MyBlend: Lead a dynamic, fun brand with a diverse portfolio in cosmetics and nutri-cosmetics. Engage in workshops, ideation sessions, and innovation roadmaps to deliver successful campaigns.

Ralph Lauren: Support the UK's leading luxury lifestyle brand with cross-channel local planning and buying for Outdoor and Cinema, contributing to its global success.

Cathay Pacific: Handle offline media buying for a renowned airline, contributing to strategic activations and supporting tactical initiatives.


  • Deliver and manage media campaigns, conduct audience research, and manage reporting.
  • Collaborate with internal teams for world-class media campaign execution.
  • Integrate inter-agency teams and maintain strong client relationships as needed.
  • Analyse data to inform strategy and provide unparalleled solutions to media planning.
  • Serve as the trusted advisor for your clients, proactively identifying opportunities.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and contribute innovative ideas to your team.


Skills and Experience:

  • Proficiency in traditional and digital media planning.
  • Previous experience in a media agency planning role.
  • Strong client servicing and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and diplomatic approach to challenges.

If you're ready to step up to a Senior Account Executive role in a thriving media agency, apply now to join Spark Foundry's dynamic team!

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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