Account Supervisor, Advertising Salary
Job Description for Account Supervisor, Advertising
Generally, an account supervisor in advertising leads an accounts department within an advertising agency or similar commercial messaging and communications company. The account supervisor helps ensure that the company's clients are satisfied with the advertising account representatives assigned to them and that all advertising, from the pitch stage to deployment, matches clients' needs and exceeds their expectations.Read More...
In his/her supervisory capacity, the account supervisor will have some level of approval at most stages of ad development, from campaign pitches and creative assets to suggested media vectors. Those in this position also help ensure that all of these elements are consistent with the accounts' existing branding and are pleasing to the client, as well.
Account supervisors often check-in with clients on an individual basis to get their honest feedback of how their advertising account representatives are handling their business. As new accounts are pitched and contracted, the supervisor may determine which in-house representatives will handle the new business and seek to match the strengths of his staff with the needs of the client.
Advertising account supervisors must have outstanding interpersonal skills to work well with his/her representatives and network with clients. They must also have excellent organizational skills to manage the staff and keep appropriate tabs on their work, and may have to make budgetary or hiring decisions, as well.
To work as an account supervisor in advertising, applicants should typically have a university degree and some experience in communications or marketing. Many employers also prefer candidates with prior experience as account representatives, as well. Those in this position generally work long hours in an office environment during traditional weekly business hours.
Account Supervisor, Advertising Tasks
- Cultivate client relationships and focus on long-term client retention and profitability.
- Execute advertising, promotion and/or marketing programs for clients.
- Supervise advertising account staff.
Common Career Paths for Account Supervisor, Advertising
Advertising Account Supervisors who move on to become Account Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Account Directors get paid an average of $97K per year. Advertising Account Supervisors typically move into roles as Advertising Account Directors or Marketing Directors, and those positions pay $21K more and $5K more, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Account Supervisor, Advertising
Advertising Account Supervisors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Advertising, Account Management, and Client Interaction can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Client Interaction and Account Management. Most people familiar with Account Management also know Advertising.
Pay by Experience Level for Account Supervisor, Advertising
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Advertising Account Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $66K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $79K. Advertising Account Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. As Advertising Account Supervisors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $84K.
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