PR Account Manager

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of PR account management experience, with a preference for candidates who have worked with public, financial, destination, property and retail sectors.

Website The Ogilvy Group, LLC

In the beginning, there was one Ogilvy, the company founded by David Ogilvy in 1948. Today, there is again one Ogilvy, in 83 countries and 132 offices. We are one doorway to a creative network, re-founded to make brands matter in a complex, noisy, hyper-connected world.

PR Account Manager

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Posted Date: 04/11/2024

Our Vision:

Our vision is to inspire brands and people to impact the world. To create big ideas that make a significant contribution to the planet, society, and the bottom line. We believe in today’s world this is the best way for our clients to achieve sustainable growth.

We achieve this by breaking down the barriers that restrict talent and ideas, we call this Borderless Creativity.

This is why our teams work fluidly across 5 capabilities Advertising, Experience, PR, Consulting and Health. This allows us to not only operate but also innovate at the intersection of capabilities and talent. We believe impact and magic lies at this intersection. Ogilvy scales this by seamlessly connecting and accessing the deep cultural expertise of 132 offices in 83 countries.

Our missionWe inspire brands and people to impact the world

How we do it: We innovate and operate at the intersection of people and capabilities

What we do: Borderless creativity

Today, Ogilvy is recognized as the world’s leading creative agency. We are also one of the most effective networks globally.

About Memac Ogilvy:

Memac Ogilvy is one of the leading creative networks in MENA with its flagship office in the UAE and a strong local footprint in the GCC and North Africa. It is part of the formidable worldwide WPP & Ogilvy network. It’s the only truly integrated comms network – with Consulting, Advertising- Brand & Content, PR, Experience & Health under 1 P&L and single leadership. Memac Ogilvy is the most integrated modern creative and effective partner for client growth in MENA. We inspire brands and people to impact the world. We deliver on this by combining expert and new capabilities for modern marketing solutions, with solid project management expertise for agile and effective delivery as well as a thorough and passionate People agenda.

The agency is the most awarded Middle Eastern agency in Cannes as well as a big winner at the local award show Lynx. It has around 500 staff members.

What we’re looking for:

We are currently seeking a seasoned PR Account Manager with a strategic mindset and hands-on approach to work across a key group of clients. This role is a linchpin in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment where your expertise in communication strategy, crisis management, and stakeholder engagement will drive regional and global awareness campaigns integral to our clients.

To Succeed in This Role, You Need To:

Communication Strategy Implementation: Develop, execute, and manage comprehensive communication strategies that support the client’s objectives, ensuring alignment with national priorities and global narratives.
Crisis Communication: Anticipate and identify potential areas of crisis, developing preemptive strategies and immediate responses. Be on-call to manage any crisis that impacts the client, coordinating messaging, media responses, and follow-up communications.
Campaign Management: Oversee the creation and rollout of regional and global awareness campaigns, from conception through to evaluation, ensuring messages are timely, impactful, and resonate with target demographics.
Stakeholder Engagement: Act as the liaison between the client and various internal and external stakeholders, including government departments, media, partners, and the public. Develop and nurture relationships, facilitating effective communication and mutual understanding.
Internal and External Messaging: Craft, curate, and oversee the dissemination of all client communications, ensuring consistency, accuracy, and strategic alignment with broader objectives.
Media Relations: Manage all facets of media interaction, train spokespersons, organize press conferences, and prepare talking points, ensuring a consistent and reliable public image.
Performance Analysis: Evaluate the outcomes of communication strategies and campaigns, providing insights and reports that inform future tactics. Utilize data-driven approaches to demonstrate ROI and strategic learning.
Compliance and Sensitivity: Understand and adhere to government protocols, regulations, and sensibilities, ensuring all communication materials and strategies are compliant with legal and ethical standards.
Team Leadership: Guide, motivate, and mentor junior staff within the onsite team, fostering a culture of excellence, continuous learning, and adaptation.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Political Science, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of PR account management experience, with a preference for candidates who have worked with public, financial, destination, property and retail sectors.
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex communication strategies within public, financial, destination, property and retail sectors.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of both regional and international media landscapes.
  • Proven experience in crisis management communications.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, high-profile work environment.

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of political and cultural sensitivity.
  • Strategic thinker with exemplary problem-solving capabilities.
  • Adaptive, with the ability to manage multiple projects within tight deadlines.
  • Strong ethical grounding and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Memac Ogilvy inspires brands and people to impact the world. We exist to create iconic, culture-changing, value-driven ideas for our clients.

Borderless Creativity is our lifeblood. We operate, innovate, and create at the intersection of our talented people, across advertising disciplines such as strategic thinking and distinctive idea creation, through a social-first approach — alongside our wider Memac Ogilvy family of Advertising, Experience, Health, Consulting and PR. Never have there been more opportunities available to communicate incredible ideas, impact culture, and influence consumer behavior. Paid advertising is a consistent, regular and controllable way of getting a business and brand’s core message in front of consumers in a way that no other medium can. Creativity is our greatest differentiator as we transcend the status quo and shift culture.

How We’ll Support You

Memac Ogilvy celebrates its people. Fully. Enthusiastically. Unhesitatingly. We’ll empower you with the tools you’ll need to succeed. We’ll give you the autonomy to seek out new paths and better ways of doing things. We’ll support you with colleagues who are experts in their disciplines, drawn from across the Ogilvy network. And we’ll provide opportunities for you to do work of which you’ll be proud, with people you’ll be proud to call your teammates.

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