Account Executive


MKR is an award-winning, audience-centric agency with offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Indianapolis, Indiana. We strive to create a working environment that empowers you to do the very best work of your career during your time with us. This agency is fully committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring practices, ongoing staff education and community partnership. Ours is a culture of creativity, flexibility and fur babies. And sometimes foosball. Also, gifs. Lots of gifs.

Position Details

Account Executive
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Account Executive is responsible for the development of ongoing business relationships from the prospect stage through existing account management. The position is responsible for the overall client satisfaction, quality of service and on-time, on-budget completion of the agency’s services.

The Account Executive is a leader charged with pursuing the success and happiness of our clients. This role is expected to quickly learn our clients’ business and become intimately familiar with the factors that drive our clients toward success. The Account Executive is focused on, and mindful of, opportunities to impact and help drive the professional and personal success of each of our individual client contacts. Making our clients look like heroes in the eyes of their colleagues is central to our success.

The Account Executive is not only expected to lead our client engagements, but to also act as a pillar of support, strategy and encouragement for the entire team working on their accounts. This role is critical on several fronts: ensuring client success, as well as preserving the MKR team’s enthusiasm about client work. The Account Executive must be a capable personnel manager, with team-building skills and mentoring abilities.

The Account Executive is an extraordinary communicator both internally and externally. Honesty, transparency and proactiveness are the most important aspects of this role. In addition, we seek and want to support those with a hard-wired capacity and demonstrated tendency to give credit to all others on the team, internally and externally, while refraining from any credit-seeking behavior on their own.

The Account Executive proactively identifies opportunities to grow relationships with our clients by helping them solve their problems, and ensuring the agency is appropriately and profitably compensated for those solutions. The ability to be both persuasive and helpful is vital to success in this aspect of the role.

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Marketing, Communications or a related field. 
  • 4 years minimum in the industry or related experience in developing interactive projects and managing a large creative team and clients. 
  • Prior agency experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience running engagements with large clients or equivalent. 
  • Experience with various project types, including web, mobile, video, brand and strategic consulting. 
  • Proven track record of managing multiple accounts and campaigns successfully. 
  • Excellent verbal, written, proofreading and organizational skills. 
  • Broad campaign experience, including digital and traditional marketing and demand generation helpful.

MKR offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Unlimited vacation days - we insist employees “take a break” a minimum of 10 days/year
  • Strategic Flexibility - work where you are most productive 
  • Health and dental insurance 
  • Vision, life and disability insurance covered 100% by MKR 
  • 401k with employer matching 
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience

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