What does a typical day in the life of an Assistant Account Executive look like?
Very diverse! Working for a wide variety of well-known clients with talented team members on a broad range of challenges and opportunities is exciting because every situation is different. This also means you change up your schedule every day and learn something new! In fact, there is not really a typical day. Assistant Account Executive tasks can differ from supporting clients with media relations and press outreach such as pitching journalists to secure coverage, media monitoring, analyzing media enquiries or client asks, keeping track of industry developments and writing content such as a blog or LinkedIn posts. However, another day may include the coordination of projects and events (now often online), setting up influencer partnerships, helping to set up digital marketing campaigns or being involved in creative projects such as the development of an animation video.
What three skills do you think are essential to fulfil your role?
First, you have to be organized but also flexible in case an urgent enquiry comes in – time management is key! Also, there is the teamwork aspect. It is essential that you are able to work in a team environment where you’re not afraid to share your ideas. The third skill is being constantly curious as it allows you to keep a fresh perspective for clients and for colleagues!
What do you like best about working at Edelman?
Being able to work with highly experienced colleagues, the dynamic and diverse work environment, but also the opportunity to work for different well-known businesses and organizations as the same time.
What are some of the challenges you face in your day-to-day role?
The fast pace of the job which means working days fly by! How many hours are there in a day again?
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What’s been your most memorable moment at Edelman so far?
Princes Foods engaged Edelman Amsterdam to work on an integrated campaign, including a television commercial. It was fantastic to work on the campaign and then … to actually see the commercial being aired on television! And, of course, the annual parties! I won’t forget the night that I was standing at a poker table in my evening dress in the center of the Koepelkerk in Amsterdam.
What’s your favourite part of a working day?
When you have contributed to a particular task and it turns out positively by, for example, a happy client or seeing coverage go live that you have secured. This provides so much satisfaction and energy!
How do you stay motivated?
By challenging myself and constantly evolving my consultancy skills. The idea of working on cool projects and the fact that I am constantly learning by doing absolutely keeps me motivated!
What’s your top tip for working from home?
Taking a walk outside with a coffee or chatting to colleagues.
Did anything surprise you when you joined Edelman?
The combination of a pleasant working environment and nice colleagues. The way everyone interacts with each other is simply amazing, whether it is work-related or not!
Finally, how do you see your career path developing in the future?
Growing into a great communications marketing consultant.
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