Are You Well Suited for Account Management?

Adweek listened to Anomaly co-founder Carl Johnson, speak at an account management panel in midtown Manhattan yesterday.
He argued that being a “suit” is the best job in the business.
Johnson cited the “all-access pass” nature of working in account management, the breadth and variety of tasks associated with the role and the “sheer unexpectedness” or unpredictability of it all. “It’s the agency’s only white-knuckle ride,” he said.
But the job’s virtues are also its challenges and you have to love being a suit to do it well, according to Johnson.
“The problem is, it’s a damn difficult job,” said Johnson. “You have to love it because it’s painful, it’s difficult, you get a ton of abuse, you work hard.”



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.