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The Focus Group Ad Agency

Creatively Led. Digitally Driven.
Title: CMO Chief Managing Officer
Location: Gulfport, MS

Employer Description

We're looking for a madly talented, fire-starter – an individual who has both creative talent and business leadership skills for a highly accomplished award winning team. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the skills and results needed to take this team global. If you have this combined talent and are ready for this sort of exciting challenge, contact us today.

The Managing Director is responsible for:

Strategically leading the team to expected growth and results

Lead, mentor and coach all staff to achieve the vision of the agency

Fluent in all areas of the agency and able to develop and present RFP's/RFQ’s

Proven ability to cultivate new clients and closing the sale

Effective business development process

Extensive pitch experience 


Demonstrated success in growing revenue and business development

Working knowledge of advertising/marketing agency routines, roles, and technology

Ability to forecast and plan revenue projections and budgets

Ability to effectively propose and manage client projects

Ability to read and interpret financial reporting as well as manage the financial success of the agency

Strong written and verbal communication skills a must

Working knowledge of digital and social media strategy

Ability to manage a diverse team of professionals through a project


Bachelor's degree in marketing/advertising/journalism/business or related field

5+ years Advertising Agency Experience in a Managing Director leadership role

Experienced in the RFQ / RFP response and pitch process


5 or more years of advertising agency management experience

Located in Gulfport, Mississippi The Focus Group is an award-winning agency that is creatively led and digitally focused. Founded in 2010 by a team of young, innovative leaders, the agency has grown to become the marketing leader on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Early on we developed a buzz around the Coast for being ahead of the curve in digital and social media, our 360 degree, holistic approach produces results-driven success with targeted research and analytics to blend traditional media planning with strategic new media. If you want to know more about our awesome team and work, visit our website at www.focusgroupms.com

Required experience:

  • Advertising Agency Managing Director: 5 years
  • Business Development: 5 years
  • Creative Experience: 5 years

The Scoop
Primary Industry: Advertising - Brand Strategy
Secondary Industry: Advertising - Interactive/Digital
Career Level: Senior Executive (President, CEO)
Minimum Education: Bachelor's
Job Status: Full Time
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
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