EVP, Investment & Activation
New York, NY 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description
Position at GroupM North America

About the Team:

We are problem solvers at heart and apply data creatively working seamlessly with Planning and specialty functions. We like to share as well as teach and believe in data led decision making. We are passionate and enjoy the energy, variety and fast-paced environment a media agency has to offer.

About the Role:

The Executive Director, Investment & Activation is a newly created role responsible for Mediacom’s overall Investment strategy across all clients, platforms and partners.  Working collaboratively with Mediacom and GroupM leadership & Investment peers, the ED, Investment & Activation will be responsible for leading the vision and execution of cross-channel buying and activation across Mediacom’s client portfolio - from developing teams and talent to building marketplace relationships and co-creating smarter media solutions with clients and prospects.  In the evolution of WPP, GroupM, and Mediacom, this role is critical to redefining the role Investment plays in the transformation of our clients’ business and our own.

Your Impact:

Connected, curious, and committed to developing a truly cross-channel Investment team that’s the best in the industry. You are energized by developing creative solutions to our clients’ biggest marketing challenges, motivated to break down legacy silos and thinking, and in constant pursuit of innovation and value creation.

Your People Skills:

  • Ability to work in a team environment that promotes collaboration
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work successfully within a team as well as independently
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships inter-departmentally as well as with those outside the team

Your Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Build and lead a team of marketplace experts expected to deliver meaningful advantages for Mediacom’s clients – expressed in unique inventory, ideas, data, best pricing, innovation, access and assets yet to be imagined.
  • Lead the team to provide clients with guidance across a complex media landscape, helping to solve their challenges using a data first approach with an advanced understanding of how platforms work, and how best to buy, optimize, measure and attribute our investments across audiences, screens, and media channels in a connected marketplace.
  • In partnership with our Mediacom Client and Practice leaders (Strategy & Comms Planning, Content, Data Sciences), and GroupM Marketplace experts, develop creative ideas and solutions that drive measurable business growth for our clients and for the agency.
  • Be an integral participant in new business pitches, presenting our approach to the marketplace framed in the objectives of the prospect, answering the brief for efficient pricing with effective media strategies, and bringing relevant innovation and ideas to the table – ideas that redefine Investment.
  • Be Mediacom’s face to the marketplace, building relationships with clients and the marketplace that help define GroupM and Mediacom as best in class.
  • Represent Mediacom and GroupM at major industry events and forums and maintain positive relationships with key journalists and represent agency views for PR/press.
  • Be responsible for day-to-day management of agency Platform teams (Search, Social, Programmatic, SEO), Ad Operations, Video, and Reserve buying teams in order to deliver a one voice approach to Client activations across Investment.
  • Drive Mediacom to a forward-facing, digital first, and platform buying approach. Drive down agency spill and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our media management of client budgets.
  • Create buying strategies that can drive growth in our Proprietary media products (Xaxis, Midas, Finecast, etc.)
  • Be responsible for cost management and utilization of offshore capabilities to improve performance and profits. 

About MediaCom:

Welcome innovators, initiative takers and instigators. We are 8,500 of the world’s leading media communications specialists, in 125 offices, across 100 countries. We have a global client roster that’s the envy of our peers. Adidas, Coca-Cola, Mars, P&G, Richemont and Sony to name but a few.

We help brands unlock growth through media. Our Systems Thinking approach combines data, technology and creativity to design communication strategies that build brands and generate sales. We’re part of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, which gives us access to the richest data sets and most robust benchmarks in the business. All this has helped us become the first network to hold the big six Media Network of the Year titles concurrently.

But the real secret to our success is simple (and not really a secret). It’s our People First, Better Results philosophy.  We know that when we invest in our people, we’ll deliver better results not only for them, but also for our clients.  We also know that talent comes in all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnicities. That’s why we are open environments that celebrate difference.

Do you want to work with smart, creative, enthusiastic people? So do we. Welcome to MediaCom!



GroupM and all its affiliates embrace and celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity.We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are a worldwide media agency network that represents global clients. The more inclusive we are, the more great work we can create together.




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