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Job Name

Advertising account planner

Job Description
Advertising account planners develop and plan advertising campaigns to make sure they reach the right audience.

Salary Low
£18,000 Starter

Salary high:
£45,000 Experienced

Typical hours:
39 to 41 a week

Typical Hours per Day:
9am to 5pm attending events or appointments

How to become an Advertising account planner

You can get into this job through:


University

You could do a degree in:

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


Apprenticeship


You could start by doing an advertising and media executive advanced apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements but it may help you to get in if you have:

Work

In smaller advertising agencies you may be able to start in a junior position like an administrator, and work your way up as your experience in the industry grows.


Volunteering

Experience will help you understand the industry and allow you to meet new people who may help you find paid work in advertising. You could try:

You could contact agencies directly to ask about placements, and make industry contacts through social networking sites like Twitter or LinkedIn.

Other Routes

You could apply for a graduate training scheme and learn on the job if you have a degree.

Some large agencies recruit graduates as trainee planners, while others recruit them as trainee advertising account executives or advertising account managers.

More Information

Professional and industry bodies

You could join the APG for professional development, training opportunities and to make industry contacts.

Further information

You can find out more about careers in advertising from the IPA, the APG and Discover Creative Careers.



What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties may include:

Working environment

You could work in an office or at a client's business.
You may need to wear smart business dress.

Career path and progression

You could become a senior account planner or move into management.
You may choose to work as a freelance planning consultant, or set up your own agency.





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