Focused on delivering our global ONE Dentsu growth strategy, the Media LoB is focused on driving an elevated marketing function across our Media brands. Our ambition is to design a highly ambitious and well organized marcomms function that can not only scale, elevate and differentiate our 5 global network brands (Carat, iProspect, dentsu X, Vizeum and Posterscope), but also proactively drive synergies and improved ways of working. The External Communications function will be responsible for securing PR and Analysts relationships, supporting external events, crafting & securing speaking engagements and driving award submissions and entries.
We’re looking for a forward-thinking External Communication to join our team. Reporting directly to the Chief Communications Officer, you will be responsible for leading executive communications, coordinating our media and analyst relations and promoting thought leadership globally with a heightened focus across the UK and EMEA.
You’ll play an important role in building positive brand reputation, growing visibility with press and influencers and supporting the brand activations and client experiences via our events.
The ideal candidate will have strong leadership qualities and project management skills, a deep understanding of brand AND lead generation, as well as a proven track record for concepting and producing large-scale events.
Working with the Global CMO, Brand Manager and Brand leadership teams, the External Communication will define and execute a proper external communication strategy aligned the BRAND’S communication and business strategy
Building relationships with Global Dentsu and Media LoB marketing and communications practitioners globally. This includes all local BRAND marcomms teams.
Building relationships with key influencers and publications
Managing and improving the global press office function to be a centre of knowledge and excellence on thought leadership and news agenda, keeping senior management abreast of relevant media commentary and providing regular reporting.
Drafting materials including press releases, briefing notes, presentations and key messages relating to a range of activities including business development, acquisitions and new products and services.
Where needed, supporting and creating great stage and press content in support of our major initiatives and events (e.g. Cannes Lions, Demexco and ect. Also includes internal events when necessary.)
Developing corporate communications PR tools including common approaches to messaging, press monitoring, online coverage
Drive a focused and proactive awards approach that not only identifies but improves our awards submissions and increasing our wins
How you’ll make an impact:
Media & Analyst Relations (UK & EMEA focused, but will provide Global support as necessary)
Help develop and execute a strategic media relations strategy that will build corporate reputation and drive demand for the Brands within Dentsu Media LoB
Position BRANDS and senior executives as thought leaders by securing an ongoing cadence of speaking engagements, media interviews, branded partnership content, social and digital content.
Working in collaboration with the Brand Manager, co-create and execute the brand activations, client experiences, lead-generation programs and industry events – this includes having strong industry knowledge of national key tentpole events
Continually researching, evolving and innovating our PR and Analyst calendar to meet the priorities of a rapid-growth organization
Managing PR calendar: launches, interviews, awards deadlines, event speakers and more
Daily media monitoring for Dentsu Aegis Network news and mentions
Creating coverage reports, maintaining press archives and managing media lists
Researching emerging media, influencers and topics related to our industry
Analyzing news and social data to make relevant recommendations
Reporting regularly on PR & Analyst strategy, performance and other best practices to senior executives and stakeholders
Drive an awards focused culture globally across the Media LoB
Proactively identifies award stories and submission opportunities across the Media LoB and BRANDS
Elevate and improves our awards submissions through storytelling and videos to increase our winnings
Reporting regularly on award strategy, performance and other best practices to senior executives and stakeholders
Overseeing and executing the “people” strategy for awards opportunities typically tied to events, ie: 40 under 40, Most Creative Agency, She Runs It, etc.
What you’ll bring to our team:
B.A. or M.A. in communications, marketing or related field
5 -12 years of agency-side or client-side experience in a matrix environment
Strong media relationships and industry connections
Ability to quickly build trust and influence all levels of an organization
Stellar writing skills, strong management abilities and interpersonal skills
Experience driving adoption of corporate stories and narratives
Mentorship and day-to-day guidance for junior team members
Bonus points if you have:
Graphic design skills
Experience working in a content management system
Familiarity with Campaign Monitor, Meltwater, Cision (Trendkite), and PR Newswire
Dentsu Aegis Network is a fantastic place to work with many great benefits on offer including 25 days’ annual holiday, Pension, Cycle to Work Scheme, and get your Birthday day off!
Not only is it an incredibly fun place to work but as part of a multinational organisation there are many opportunities to advance your career within the wider business once you have proven yourself.
About Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN)
DAN is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 45,000 dedicated specialists. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services.
Our values and behaviours:
Agile – Anticipate business needs, continuous process improvement, be flexible whilst maintaining high standards
Pioneering – Being constantly curious, be bold in challenging the status quo, support a culture of openness
Ambitious – Strive for excellence, drive hard to achieve, learn from experiences
Responsible – Uphold the highest levels of integrity, lead by example, be courageous in raining concerns
Collaborative – Operate as one finance team locally and globally by sharing best practice and following standard practices and processes
We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns. We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles – we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.
If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.