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Account Supervisor, Technology Public Relations

Account Supervisor, Technology Public Relations

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US-CA-San Francisco
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Ogilvy is seeking an Account Supervisor to join our Technology practice. This is an opportunity to join a global account services team for one of the fastest growing marketing communication firms in the world. Today, Ogilvy employs over 15,000 people, in 450 offices, and is a member of the WPP family of companies.


  • Account management: Act as primary day-to-day client contact on projects; keeps teams informed of all updates and progress as well as identifies any emerging account problems; develops and manages projects/programs including implementation of plans; ensure timely delivery of projects; accurately, efficiently, and independently manages projects for multiple small accounts or a project for a larger account; understands strengths/opportunities of junior team members, provides guidance and counseling
  • Media outreach: Develop annual editorial calendars; lead both proactive and opportunistic pitching to B2B technology / trade reporters; develop and expand relationships with key editors; manage development of media content 
  • Product reviews:  Identify relevant targets for specific products; conduct outreach to confirm interest; manage overall product experience; work with junior staff to monitor for coverage
  • Trade show support: Work with team and clients to confirm key messages, develop materials, pitch interviews and briefings, provide on-site support and coordinate special media events, as needed; effectively plans and manages events (e.g., press conference, media tour, analyst meeting, etc.)
  • Editorial: Draft PR materials, including press releases, backgrounders, pitch letters and other documents; edit writing of junior-level staffers; oversee referencing, assist as needed
  • Finance: Develop and maintain financial trackers for projects; develops accurate project budgets and monitors them effectively; oversees timely development and distribution of bills and activity reports
  • Business development: Develop programming with senior account team; attend and actively participate in brainstorms; identifies and pursues opportunities for developing new business and provides leadership in organic growth of current clients


  • PR communications, agency experience preferred
  • Experience working with clients within Cyber Security a plus 
  • Exceptional media relations skills, established technology or B2B contacts
  • Able to garner significant media placements/interviews supporting client objectives 
  • Proficient in writing, media, research and production skills
  • Understanding of technology or B2B media landscape and ability to mine for client opportunities 
  • Experience managing integrated marketing campaigns with budgets of $1M or higher (earned, owned and paid media)
  • Effective at working with cross-functional and remote teams
  • Ability to develop and articulate strategy recommendations to client and team
  • Skilled in handling direct client contact and providing client counsel 
  • Skilled at conceptualizing and producing programs
  • Experienced at coordinating events 
  • Develops budgets independently and/or in conjunction with other team members
  • Operates with a high degree of independence, but knows when to rely on own judgment and when to seek advice of supervisor and other team members
  • Demonstrates proficiency in managing agency and client resources
  • High energy, deadline driven, accountable
  • Leadership skills to drive for results
  • Proven experience successfully managing mid-size to large agency clients - both from a client service and a program execution perspective
  • Strong financial acumen, able to manage large budgets and staffing projections
  • Media relations, influencer engagement and online/social experience
  • Strong strategic and creative thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • BA/BS