Agency Partnerships Executive

Agency Partnerships Executive


Base salary & commission structure

Territory: Chicago plus key selected markets

Career Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated, strategic sales executive with experience selling to advertising and public relations firms, to identify sales opportunities within the agency world. This candidate will be familiar with the AD and PR landscape. The candidate of choice will have a solid ability to analyze appropriate industry drivers, obtain meetings and build relationships with agencies, and be extremely effective at cultivating referrals.

The candidate we are sourcing will be an established performer who had a proven track record and can demonstrate his or her documented success in a previous business to business sales environment within the advertising and public relations world. Experience in making effective presentations to groups, decision makers, and potential clients is necessary.

Is able to generate enthusiasm around the work place and when engaging potential business partners. The candidate will also have a passion for entertainment and/or sports world.

Understanding of the competition in the marketplace, knowing who the competitors are and what differentiates Burns is key to the success of this role. This candidate should be aware of current industry trends and be proactive on expanding personal market knowledge of industry opportunities among all platforms & emerging products.Maintain customer satisfaction and accountability through consultative selling.Engage in all stages of the sales cycle, from prospecting to developing customer rapport, setting meetings, expanding sales footprint with customers on record, preparing and delivering sales presentations to new and existing clients, and developing new relationships by introducing Burns’ services to decision makers at AD and PR agencies.

The successful candidate will be comfortable with meeting appropriate monthly and quarterly sales goals, while maintaining price and product integrity to ensure maximum company profitability.

Social Media/Digital:

Understands the digital marketplace and how advertisers use digital products and strategies to accomplish client business goals, and how the digital landscape is evolving.

Understands how digital platforms work together and how to sell content to clients.

Ability drive innovative advanced advertising/digital solutions as it relates to Burns’ services.

What You Need:

The successful candidate is a hunter and must have a proven track record selling. Previous experience selling a service including cold-calling, meeting appointment setting, prospecting and lead generation required.

  • B.S or B.A. degree required; MBA a plus
  • 2-5+ years applicable work experience
  • Strategic approach and selling style
  • Must have demonstrated strong communication skills and presentation abilities
  • Professional, tenacious and outgoing demeanor
  • Must be a quick thinker and have the ability to intelligently counter objections and propose reality based solutions
  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational skills: must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects and deals
  • Experience with advertising and/or public relations

Employee Benefits at Burns:

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible healthcare spending account
  • Dental insurance
  • Workers compensation insurance
  • Short & long term disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • 401k
  • Matching safe harbor contribution
  • Profit Sharing
  • Flex work hours year round
  • Summer hours/additional summer vacation days
  • Floating holidays plus additional vacation last week of the year

Company Description:

Burns matches celebrities with brands…

Burns works with the most famous celebrities in the world.

We are a celebrity marketing agency expert in the worlds of celebrity and pop culture — who’s hot, who’s not, and how to use celebrity across the entire marketing mix.

Brands and agencies hire Burns to help deliver their most important messages to their most important audiences from brand positioning to product launches to global campaigns, to drive affinity, sales, share, profit and brand fame.

Burns provides counsel and insight on how to best utilize entertainment and sports celebrities, music and properties to benefit your brand. While agents, managers, publishers and record labels represent a small number of celebrities, Burns represents you the buyer.

Our point of difference is the Burns Celebrity Vault—a proprietary, one-of-a-kind celebrity database developed over 40 years. The celebrity vaultcontains confidential fee and celebrity lifestyle information and much more. This information provides a crucial edge over the competition for Burns clients selecting a celebrity who meets and exceed business objectives.

Companies such as Novartis, Discover Card, Ford, Unilever, AOL, AFLAC & Dr. Pepper Snapple Group have made Burns their celebrity agency of choice. Burns clients have also included almost every major ad agency & public relations firm.