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What has always defined the Ogilvy philosophy across the globe is our ability to build brands.

A robust, through-the-line marketing communications group, the Ogilvy Kenya business comprises of 5 independent agency brands; Ogilvy Advertising, Ogilvy Public Relations, MindShare Kenya, BluePrint Marketing and BluePrint Digital.

Our core business is to assist clients in building brands that will be part of consumers’ lives today, tomorrow and the future.

In line with our growing operations, we seek to recruit dynamic, results- oriented, career-focused professionals in the following areas;

Client Service Director

We are looking for a mature agency professional who is a university graduate and a business leader to oversee the activities of the Client Service Department with a view to achieving firstclass quality service to clients, delivering against set business and financial goals while demonstrating sound leadership for the agency group on matters relating to Brand Building and Business Growth.

The role is a direct report to the Managing Director with leadership responsibility for; Account Management, Marketing Strategy, Brand Strategy, Brand Communication as well as promoting, enhancing and monitoring quality of service given to clients. 

In addition, we expect that you will work towards clear business and commercial goals as well as motivate clients towards strong and enduring relationships. 

You will also be expected to inspire and nurture your team, working closely with the Agency's creative suite to inject Brand insights into producing great work.

The applicant should hold a minimum 5 years of experience working with a reputable advertising agency in addition to demonstrating depth and ease at understanding and driving the brand equity building process. Great writing, packaging and presentation skills are mandatory for the candidate pitching for this position.

Account Director

You will report to the Client Service Director and be responsible for contributing to insightful brand communication planning, ensuring the communication strategy is driven and executed excellently. In addition, you will form the critical pillar that develops and build strong and enduring bonds with your team and the clients under your portfolio.

Your day to day responsibilities will include but not limited to; understanding your clients' business, creating effective brand strategies and client model as well as distilling brand information into clear communication strategies and plans. 

You will also manage the creative development process, implement the communication strategy and plans as well as develop and manage brand and project budgets. As demanded of your peers in our middle and senior management team, you will be tasked to deliver effective and punchy presentations.

Account Director, Public Relations

The position comes with key responsibilities including but not limited to overseeing all aspects of PR efforts.

You will propose and implement outreach strategies for clients in your portfolio, employing a suite of tools including: brand PR, public affairs, issues management, media relations, investor relations, business 2 business communications among others, as well as managing ongoing client relationships at Marketing/Communication Managers and even at CEO levels.

What will be crucial is the drive and commitment to make a mark in this fast-paced, results-oriented environment, which will test your analytical, leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills to the full. This is a fine opportunity to join the organization at an exciting stage in its development and really make a difference.

the successful candidate will be charged with the leadership of a small team; driving vision that embodies a high performance culture for corporate, public and brand marketing clients.

A university degree with demonstrable experience in a public relations environment, or newsroom front, coupled with proven leadership skills will be called in. Broad knowledge of Kenya's private and public sectors and to a good degree the civil society will be an added advantage.

Applications for the positions should be emailed to to reach us by Monday 1st July 2011

Only successful candidates will be contacted

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