Cognito is a fast growing, international PR, marketing, and communications agency. We specialize in helping finance, technology, and professional services organizations, from large international players to cutting-edge startups, grow their business and manage their reputations.
PLUS! The Hong Kong office offers :
A creative culture of learning
A competitve compensation and benefits package
A biannual global conference (previous locations include Barcelona, Dublin and Vegas!)
Opportunities to work in our offices around the world
We are looking for an experienced and driven Account Manager to join our PR team. The ideal candidate is a media relations specialist, with a strong contact book of business and finance journalists.
The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated success in crafting stories and pitches to generate coverage primarily through earned media, but also has an understanding of how stories combine with digital and online platforms.
Working directly with senior communications teams and C-suite spokespeople within client organizations, you will be responsible for the oversight and high-quality delivery of all client deliverables and coordinating the day-to-day running of PR accounts, ensuring work is delivered on time, on budget and to the Cognito standard.
This is the ideal role for someone looking to develop their skills quickly, take a hands-on approach with developing and winning new business, and work directly with senior stakeholders to shape market leading media relations programs.
In this role, you will :
Function as day-to-day client servicing lead across your accounts.
You will report intothe Head of Hong Kong
Manage client relationships to provide guidance, understand their business to an extremely high level, develop and execute highly effective PR and social campaigns, track campaign timelines and evaluate success of these campaigns.
Collaborate across teams to determine how to best meet your client’s business objectives and develop effective PR and marketing strategies
Provide guidance to junior staff on client accounts, motivating and managing them to achieve set objectives
Participate in business development activities such as new business
You will have :
A minimum of 5 years of communications experience across PR agencies and / or in-house roles- leading support on public relations strategy and execution is essential.
Experience in marketing, branding and internal communications is an advantage
Strong relationships with Hong Kong-based reporters across English and Chinese language media and a deep understanding of the media landscape in the city are essential.
A good understanding of the wider Asian media landscape is an advantage
Track-record of running successful campaigns in Asia is a requirement
Sound knowledge and interest in the financial and FinTech sectors is a distinct advantage.
Candidates with inherent curiosity about the world of business and corporations will excel
Experience in community management, influencer engagement and social media campaigns is preferred
Fluency in English (written and spoken) required.
A good level of spoken, reading and written Mandarin and Cantonese is a distinct advantage