About APCO Middle East
Home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, the Middle East and Africa region has a pivotal role to play in driving global conversations from environmental policies to religion and pop culture. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are clear leaders in this equation, although the wave of innovation continues to transcend borders.
APCO launched its regional operations in 2006 in Dubai. Growing from a team of less than 30 consultants, APCO today has over 200 people from 32 countries working in teams across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Manama and Kuwait. Our projects also take us to Cairo, Amman, Muscat, Beirut and other markets in the Levant.
With a portfolio of over 100 clients, APCO s MEA offices deliver public relations and digital communication support across health, food, consumer & retail, finance, technology, real estate & hospitality, non-profit and public affairs practices. The region also offers specialized services, created for the Middle East, such as our Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model and our Compass and License to Operate offerings.
In addition, APCO s global AI Comms Lab , a first-of-its-kind innovation center which utilizes artificial intelligence to build and protect the reputations of major global brands, governments and organizations is driven from the Dubai office.
From helping governments connect with the private sector and civil society, to supporting the Pope s historic visit to the region and launching iconic brands and destinations, we understand the nuances of the Middle East and pride ourselves on making an impact.
Digital Account Managers partner with clients to develop, launch and optimize their digital business strategies. Our digital strategy group is a collaborative unit that works alongside our creative and technology teams. Strategists have a passion for turning insight into big, bold ideas. We re looking for highly organised digital communicators, who are as comfortable formulating a digital strategy as project managing sizeable digital accounts. In addition to client-oriented solutions, you will be expected to think of new research projects, methods and strategy products APCO can develop to provide value in new ways. You will be proactive, spark debate and seen as a resource able to consistently deliver high quality, actionable thinking as well as keep on top of the day-to-day.
• Ultimate responsibility for digital deliverables across strategic projects and social media accounts
• Lead digital strategy engagements
• Connect with clients to identify key strategic challenge(s) and business, communications and digital needs to be addressed; evaluate scope of strategic engagement
• Proactively suggest strategic direction for clients, but also be capable of hands-on delivery when necessary
• Work cross-functionally with other strategy colleagues, client partners, discipline leads, and other internal partners
• Lead RFP responses in terms of strategy, creative thinking and tactical executions
• Coordinate with the creative, paid digital and Communications teams
• Benchmark against local, regional and international competitors
• Managing digital side of the integrated APCO project
• Acting as the key point of contact for client and APCO teams in multiple markets
• Managing long-term and urgent client requests
• Developing creative briefs
• Production of social media and digital content in English and Arabic
• Developing and maintaining successful digital workflow
• Coverage and impact analysis and reporting
• 5 years experience in a digital environment
• Successful track record of delivering strategically thoughtful projects that deliver measurable impact
• Excellent knowledge of the entire digital ecosystem (Social Media, SEO, SEM, Web Development, Digital Advertising, Social Media Advertising)
• Very strong project management and technical skills including content development
• Experience in industry-standard Analytics and Big Data tools
• Excellent communications skills and strong client management
• A great story teller and story maker
• Talent to manage clients from multiple backgrounds and industries
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with more than 30 offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia with a diverse global team of more than 800 experts.
APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business and has been named the Best EMEA Network to Work For, 2017 and Public Affairs Agency of the Year, 2017 by the Holmes Report.