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How to be an Account Executive

Next up we have Account Executive Alexandra Moore.

Tell us about what your job involves?

–          Managing the day to day running of projects within Microsoft Mobile Devices

–          Keeping the client up to date with progress and staying on top of deadlines

–          Maintaining a good knowledge of the account and the industry news

How did you get to where you are now?

I have always been quite eager at school (trying to be the teacher’s pet) however my mind used to wander off and it never really happened! Until I studied Business for my A- levels and just got it. I applied to do Business Management and Marketing at the University of Winchester and from day one I knew that was the right course for me – I loved every second of it.

After coming out of University and applying for job after job and experiencing some of the worst interviews, I came across the opportunity of becoming an intern at Wunderman. This was my dream job and I knew I couldn’t let this one go – and I didn’t. I was given the opportunity to become a ZED. Throughout my journey as a ZED I worked on accounts including Jaguar and Coca-Cola and really got a feel for the agency and the advertising world. I then happen to stumble across the Microsoft Mobile Devices account, which, after a year of being an intern, I’m now a permanent member of the Wunderpeeps.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The people. Everyone’s great and they really make me look forward to coming into work and doing what I love. Within Wunderman there are so many different types of people and that’s the best thing. Taking different ideas and putting them together to make something great.

What characteristics do you need to do your job?

You need to be very organised and on top of your work but don’t forget, don’t take yourself too seriously!

How do you think your job will evolve over the next few years?  How are you adapting for this change?

Jobs are always evolving and you must try and evolve with them. The industry is always changing and for me I take each day as it comes and hope for the best!

What would you recommend to anyone thinking of doing what you do?

It may sound cheesy but if you believe you can do it, you will. Hard work pays off.