Agency Account Director

Job Location(s) US-CA-San Francisco
Job ID
Agency Sales
Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)


Do you want to sell for an industry-leading Tech Media, Data & Marketing Services company?  Recognized as the most consultative (technology) media company in the world, IDG provides a fast-paced environment built on innovation, hard work and fun. IDG is seeking an ambitious, talented, experienced and technology savvy Agency Account Director to join our Agency Sales Team.  This person will be responsible for working with West Coast agencies in order to maximize revenues and market share.


Upon joining IDG, you can expect a stable, consultative, and hard charging work environment along with an office culture that rewards, recognizes, and respects achievement.  We offer competitive salaries, an outstanding benefits package and an atmosphere dedicated to advancing our passion in providing cutting-edge advertising & marketing solutions for our clients.


As the Agency Account Director, you’ll grow the spend of our customers via their media agencies.  You will be responsible for delivering high-quality proposals and proactively developing new business in order to achieve quarterly targets.  The successful applicant will be expected to work with their client counterparts to grow revenue share and deliver a world-class customer experience.  The successful candidate will also have a strong understanding of B2B and B2C marketing, the media space, the agency landscape, and will have the ability to find opportunities and confidently present to clients, offering highly focused and customized marketing solutions that drive tangible results.


As an Agency Account Director you will:

  • Identify, develop and close sales opportunities with your customer base
  • Develop, service, and prospect relationships with named agencies
  • Confidently present IDG's portfolio of custom solutions
  • Negotiate and be responsible for all contracts and execute creative ideas
  • Drive new business revenue generation
  • Gain market share with existing customers


  • BA/BS level degree or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of online sales experience, ideally in a technology environment working directly with agencies
  • Minimum of 3 years selling dedicated online solutions demonstrating a deep understanding of online media and trends
  • Expert-level understanding and fluency across demand generation, programmatic display and video, social, mobile, events, and content marketing services.
  • Strong and proven presentation, writing, critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Ability to understand complex business marketing issues and how to leverage the IDG portfolio to achieve the client's objectives
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, self-motivate, and add to the energy of a highly engaged team
  • Self-starter with good organizational and time management skills; able to work within tight deadlines
  • Strong presentation skills to senior level executives
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with exceptional customer service and time management skills

Please be sure to upload a formatted version of your resume and cover letter during the application process.



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