Wavemaker | Assistant Media Planner Lahore, Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan
2h ago


Position at Wavemaker

Wavemaker is an agency of GroupM, the worlds largest media investment company and are a part of WPP. In fact, we are responsible for one in every three ads you see globally.

We are currently looking for an Assistant Media Planner to join us. In this role, you will be responsible for devising traditional & digital strategies for a portfolio of brands, working with globally renowned publishers, and continuously innovate in the growing media Industry.

At GroupM APAC, our people are our strength, which is why fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is important to us.

Reporting of the role

This role reports to Business Manager

3 best things about the job :

  • A competitive yet fun environment that combines the best of being excellent media planners of creative media thinking and at the same time being part of the largest media company in the world
  • Opportunity to learn and create leading work, working alongside specialist departments, who are evolving experts in the field
  • Be an expert hybrid planner in both traditional and digital mediums
  • In this role, your goals will be :

    In three months :

  • Been up to speed with cutting edge proprietary planning tools as well as able to extract and analyze important data; validating our recommendations
  • You would have a pulse of the business category & knowledge of competitive frame
  • Worked on moderate scaled live campaigns
  • Have initiated contact with key media partners and understood the baseline of their offerings particularly digital and traditional
  • Connected with internal specialist & external stakeholders units to integrate solutions
  • In six months :

  • Been able to comprehend and apply our proprietary planning framework model in key campaigns
  • You would have landed live; larger scaled campaigns
  • You will have started to build relationships with the key decision makers within the current client portfolio
  • Master a flawless media execution process, working alongside various stakeholders
  • In 12 months :

  • Develop a strong category acumen - from a media and business point of view
  • Identify a pipeline of commercially viable solutions to support our clients goals
  • Create and execute a pipeline of exciting business building ideas which could potentially be industry award winning
  • What your day job looks like at Wavemaker :

  • Work closely with Media Planner to develop and maintain media plans
  • Prepare and update purchase orders within the execution framework
  • Manage Tracking of Client and Competition.
  • Facilitate timely and accurate campaign launches including troubleshooting and resolving any issues with media / account teams and media vendors
  • Analyze data to provide client with recommendations for optimizations.
  • Maintain relationships with media suppliers and internal teams
  • Prepare and update media flowcharts for Media Planners assistance.
  • Take ownership over client reporting responsibilities, incorporating a variety of resources, from media companies and third party resources
  • Monitor client billing; resolve any related issues
  • Ensure all media projects proceed according to plan and on deadline
  • Participate in media-planning strategy meetings with team members, and help develop new ideas for client media plans.
  • Maintain a record of basic deliverables i.e. Drop-pages, premium positions etc
  • To acquire knowledge on the demographic profiles and analyze the changing habits of the likes and dislikes of the targeted customers.
  • Stewards media buys in market to assure continuity and campaign delivery.
  • Create and maintain detailed / accurate files for each client for whom you are responsible.
  • Demonstrates highly organized campaign / timeline management, with strong attention to detail.
  • What youll bring :

  • Curious and willing to learn with passion in order to leverage opportunities from challenger to leading brands
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent personal / organizational management
  • Good interpersonal & social relations
  • Experience in handling marketing campaigns on mainstream media
  • Strong understanding of the cultural and consumer trends that are changing the media landscape
  • Minimum qualifications :

  • Minimum 1 year in media / digital / marketing experience
  • Fresh graduates are also encouraged to apply
  • BBA / MBA in Marketing or Media Sciences from a reputable university.
  • Digital media experience is an added advantage
  • More about Wavemaker

    Wavemaker is a billion dollar-revenue next generation agency that sits at the intersection of media, content and technology.

    We are obsessed with the customer's purchase journey and is what connects our mission directly to our clients business challenges.

    We invented WM Momentum, the world's most comprehensive study into how people make purchase decisions and have conducted over 375,000 surveys in 70 markets and across more than 30 categories.

    We are a business that is powered by the creativity and curiosity of our 8,500 people in 90 countries, united by our PACED values.

    We are a part of GroupM, WPPs global media investment management company.

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    About Pakistan

    GroupM Pakistan is the leading global media investment management operation in Pakistan. We see major growth coming on Digital platforms with internet penetration growing to 87 million broadband users and 85 million 3G / 4G subscribers.

    Social media platforms have also grown substantially in Pakistan where Facebook stands at 34 million subscribers and Tik Tok has replaced Instagram to become the second most penetrated social platform.

    While the digitalization of the market is happening at a fast pace, it has also opened up opportunities for specializations like e-commerce, Digital Content, Video Planning solutions, Technology and Data & Analytics in Pakistan.

    GroupM Pakistan is a closely knit community where we value differences in opinions and thrive amidst this growth. Be a part of our dynamic team now!

    GroupM is an equal opportunity employer. We view everyone as an individual and we understand that inclusion is more than just diversity its about belonging.

    We celebrate the fact that everyone is unique and thats what makes us so good at what we do. We pride ourselves on being a company that embraces difference and truly represents the global clients we work with.

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