Account Director
Hadi Abu Khuzam

About the job:

What you do

As an Account Director, you may work in various companies, but in this case, we will focus on your role in an Advertising Agency. Your job is to manage the agency’s clients; old and new. 

You have to be able to meet the client’s business goals. For example, if a fashion brand comes to you and wants to introduce a new collection to young women, then it's your job to tell them why your agency can do the best job. 

Of course, the challenge is to make sure that your team delivers and that your client remains happy in the long-term. 

The tough stuff

As an Account Director, you may have to:

  • Learn about new industries quickly to be able to service different types of clients                                        
  • Adjust to the demands of unsatisfied clients 
  • Work hard in order to keep the loyalty of your clients, since it's easy for them to change agencies
The cool stuff

As an Account Director, you will get to:     

  • Build connections with important clients                               
  • Be rewarded for the contracts you sign with new clients
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week
  • You may have to take your potential clients out to dinner 

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Business/Economics
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Planning & Organization
  • Leadership Skills

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or Business
  • A Master's Degree in Business Administration is highly recommended 
  • Knowledge of Customer Care Management is encouraged
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities


Video Description

Do you see yourself working in the Advertising Industry? Hear what JWT's Account Director, Hadi Abu Khuzam, has to say about this career, his professional experience & more!

 

Biography

Hadi Abu Khuzam received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing at AUB in 2004. Since then, he's held the Account Director position in various Advertising companies, such as Publicis, Havas, FP7 & more. Today, he is the Account Director at JWT MENA.