Associate Media Director


BVK is a Top 25 independent marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

When did we start trading in passions for paychecks?

And more importantly, when did we start believing we had to choose one over the other? After all, if you're spending all day, every day doing something, shouldn't it be something that does both? We think so. And at BVK, that's exactly what you'll find. Our mission is to create category-changing ideas for brands that create life-changing experiences. So yes, you'll be a part of a team that creates integrated campaigns for clients, but you'll get way more than just an employee email address and direct deposits. You'll get treated like a person. A complete person. Which is why BVK offers a wellness program with a slew of ways to find balance in life and at work. Plus, BVK partners with organizations like the United Way to give everyone an opportunity to serve their community. In short, we don't think marketing and changing the world are mutually exclusive. Agree? Then let's talk.

Position Details

Associate Media Director
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

As Associate Media Director for BVK, you are accountable for media strategy development, output timeliness, accuracy, and overall excellence. You’ll lead the process of strategic media planning, including audiences, channel selection, and ad tech to deliver on strategy. You’ll serve as a resource for supervisors and media strategists for advice and counsel. This position is located in Milwaukee, WI.

A successful Associate Media Director will:

  • Demonstrate ability to utilize resources to help guide client’s marketing goals in their respective markets (syndicated, proprietary, analyst data) 
  • Understand and adopt new techniques and technologies that are relevant for client’s media strategies 
  • Provide and discuss industry information on media, markets and related dynamics 
  • Maintain relationships with the media and ad tech community; continue to develop publisher and higher relationships for exchange of ideas 
  • Build and maintain trusting, collaborative relationships with clients at appropriate levels 
  • Manage expectations of clients and deliverables 
  • Accurately represent the client’s point of view when reviewing work, leverage this perspective when providing feedback to team and presenting to client 
  • Identify opportunities to offer other agency services and capabilities that are not on retainer to existing clients 
  • Grow business opportunities within current clients, where appropriate 
  • Participate and present in New Business efforts and presentations, where appropriate 
  • Manage up and down the reporting structure 
  • Provide and/or guide strategic input for all plans internally and externally 
  • Demonstrate problem solving and intervention when necessary 
  • Guide and assist staff to arrive at potential solutions to problems/issues 
  • Train, motivate and develop within the media strategy group Construct and deliver accurate, honest and timely performance management documents 
  • Establish and maintain communications process with clients, digital and offline media teams, etc. for each piece of business within the team 
  • Direct the development of client presentations and other important communication that is clear, compelling and persuasive Lead client presentations 
  • Communicate key information about BVK 
  • BA / BS in Business, Advertising, Marketing or a related field 
  • 7 + years of media planning experience 
  • Client service experience 
  • Understanding of key research sources 
  • Proven leadership ability – experience managing a team of planners & supervisors 
  • Knowledge of current trends and innovations in media 
  • Knowledge of essential media planning tools Knowledge of media buying strategies 
  • Knowledge of digital measurement/analytics 
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Competitive benefit package
  • Casual, fun and collaborative working environment 

BVK is anEOE/M/W/Vet/Disability.

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