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Job Opening: Assistant Account Executive

By: Tom, Dick & Harry

Role Title: Assistant 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.

Founding partners, Bob Volkman and David Yang 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, Bob and David 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.

14 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: Ferrara Candy (Black Forest Gummy Bears), Mission Investment Fund of the ELCA, Mondelez, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Scientific Games, Steelcase, TCF Bank, True Value Hardware, Vi, 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, leading internal teams and juggling a myriad of details. To this end, we’re looking for a “craft-minded” Assistant Account Executive.

This position will report to a Senior Account Executive on one of our largest clients. This position has tremendous growth potential with the opportunity to use current organizational and project management skills while learning and developing in the strategic and creative areas.

The AAE will likely support other clients within the agency, and will help out with office management activities.


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

  • A minimum of 1.5 to 2 years of ad agency account management experience.
  • A stickler for details, a master of timelines, a steward of budgets.  While you don’t need a law degree, you appreciate the nuance that a stringent legal department brings to a marketing piece.
  • Keen ability to “see around corners” and anticipate.
  • A sense of humor and a can-do attitude go a long way.
  • Experience with direct mail and email marketing is required; experience with social is preferred.

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