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Job Opening:  Account Executive

By: Tom

Role Title: Account Executive
Department: Account Service
Location: River North, Chicago
Reports To: Senior Account Executive
Apply Now: jobs@tdhcreative.com

About Tom, Dick & Harry Creative:

It started with a crisis. A Craft crisis. 

TDH founding partners saw large agencies underserving large clients with junior talent who were largely learning on the job. And they saw small agencies underserving small clients with past-their-prime talent who had largely stopped caring about the job. 

Refusing to be trapped, the founders watched the classic movie The Great Escape and decided to tunnel out. The three tunnels in the movie, code-named “Tom, “Dick” and “Harry,” became Chicago’s newest agency moniker with a singular mission - to keep Craft Communications alive.

What is Craft? Craft is the great maximizer. Budgets, no matter the size, last longer and work harder when their brand is well-crafted and finds the best version of itself.  At Tom, Dick & Harry Creative Co., our mission and our sole focus is to help clients craft their brands’ messaging so perfectly that they have the power to defy logic, overcome obstacles and win hearts.

17 years later, Tom Dick & Harry Creative Co.’s craft crusade is stronger than ever. We still believe that good ideas are not born, they are crafted. They are shaped and reshaped until they function properly. They require clients who know enough to care about the difference between good and bad, and they require creative craftspeople who care enough to know those who consume brands deserve the best.

Some of the clients for whom we “craft” include: American Metal Craft, CDK Global, CrescoLabs, Enjoy Life Foods (Mondelez), Kimball Int’l, Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA, Northern Illinois University Foundation, The AbilityLab, TCF Bank, Vi, Wahl, Whiskey Acres.

Role Description:

At TDH, crafting isn’t limited to the creative team. We believe that the best account people exercise craft in forging rock-solid client relationships built on incredible dedication and trust, collaborating with internal teams and juggling myriad details with precision and grace. To this end, we’re looking for a “craft-minded” Account Executive. 

This position will help manage more than one brand and it will report to two Account Directors. Given TDH’s tremendous growth from new and existing clients, there will be ample opportunities for this person to grow in experience and responsibility. 


So what does it take to be a Tom, Dick or Harry? Fastidious attention to detail. Curiosity. Empathy. Deep creativity combined with a strategic mind. Entrepreneurial spirit. Kindness – we are a unique tribe; we take care of each other like family and we fight for ideas like warriors.

A true passion for advertising. The drive to go to incredible lengths to help create hard-working, awarding-winning campaigns. An eye for recognizing greatness when you see it. And the persuasiveness to help convince a client that well-crafted work will help grow their business. 

A minimum of 2 to 3 years of ad agency account management experience. 

A stickler for wide-ranging project management and production details, a master of timelines, a steward of budgets. Ability to effectively manage the creative process.  

Keen ability to “see around corners” and anticipate.

Experience with a broad range of communications channels – broadcast, digital, print, social, etc.

Switches from on task to another with ease. Recognizes the need to adjust in different situations and settings, on different accounts, and adjusts accordingly. 

Is comfortable with uncertainty, change and pressure. 

Ability to create cost estimates and scopes of work.

A sense of humor and a can-do attitude.


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