Account Manager - Toronto

ZOÏ Agency

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Job title

Account Manager - Toronto, ZOÏ Agency

Location

Toronto, Canada

Level

Manager

Function

PR, Marketing & Communications

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Account Manager

This position plays an instrumental role and the candidate acts as an ambassador for their clients. The Account Manager works to bring a professional, motivated and diverse skill set to complement and grow the Agency. They have a strategic approach to PR, the capacity to quickly earn the trust of their clients and have strong relationships with a wide range of fashion and lifestyle media, both in the print and digital arenas. 

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Build and grow new relationships with media contacts while fostering already existing relationships

  • Organize and attend seasonal press events, store openings, collection launches and organize press trips

  • Attend client meetings, develop case studies and advise clients on all communication activities while developing and maintaining a relationship with trust between the client and the Agency

  • Manage 3-5 key accounts
  • Plan, implement, develop and execute successful PR Annual strategies and plans
  • Write press releases and create unique and compelling story angles

  • Secure strategic press coverage including brand features as well as product placement in top national, regional and online media outlets
  • Ability to create and deliver informative, well-organized reports and presentations to clients
  • Assess, manage and monitor budgets and project expense with a drive to excel will be highly regarded

The Ideal Candidate

Required skills & expertise

  • Extremely well organized, methodical and efficient

  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong communication, management, and organizational skills are essential to succeeding in this role
  • Solid understanding and insatiable interest of consumer trends in fashion, design, hospitality and beauty industries

  • Strong written communication and presentation skills to effectively articulate idea and pitch stories
  • Experience managing a roster of brands and leading strategy
  • Bachelor’s degree required in related field

  • Minimum of 3-5 years PR experience, in an account management position
  • Able to independently manage projects and day-to-day activities

  • Strong knowledge and expertise in industry related matters, and ability to service and communicate with a wide range of fashion, lifestyle and beauty clients and influencers
  • Possess strong press / market editor contacts in print and online

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask with ease

  • Ability to take initiative and perform tasks in a self-sufficient manner
  • Good business sense and ability to work within budget

About Us

Inspired to bring brands to life, ZOÏ Agency (‘life’ in Greek) was founded by Maria Varvarikos in 2000 and has left an indelible mark on the fashion, lifestyle, beauty and travel brands that have since partnered with the agency. With offices in New York and Montreal, our boutique bureaus offer each client full public relations services across the United States, Canada, and in major cities worldwide.

With a mission to foster client relations that nurture new ideas, innovation, and growth, ZOÏ Agency maintains a highly-curated roster of brands, working with designers and tastemakers that inspire and motivate the team to push boundaries and achieve further excellence.

Comprised of young, seasoned professionals who are passionate about their work, ZOÏ Agency’s team assumes the role of brand ambassador rather than PR representative, forming an unofficial extension of the brand’s office and one that truly understands and communicates the unique identities of its clients. The agency’s selective number of clients allows each account manager to invest more time, energy and resources into our client relationships.

It’s this personalized approach that has allowed ZOÏ Agency to form long-term relationships with its clients and its strong network of media contacts, generating measurable results for every client while implementing tactics, event concepts and strategies that disrupt traditional PR and instead leave a unique impact of their own.

For a list of client roster examples, many of which were launched by ZOÏ Agency in North America, please visit our website:  www.agence-zoi.com