How Account Management Can Impact Personal Development
I’ve been in an account management role for a few years now, and I’ve started to realize how it’s impacted my growth – not only on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. My favorite thing about being in an account management role is that I have the opportunity to touch all aspects of the business. I’ve experienced challenging conversations, I’m constantly learning from others, and I’m gaining valuable management experience in a growing company. Through all of these aspects, I have become more confident, more efficient, and built stronger communication skills, just to name a few.
5 Qualities of the Best Account Managers
What I have learned from shadowing the initiate-it account management team is that there are 5 very important qualities successful account managers need. From my experience at Initiate-it, I was able to closely relate these important qualities of the account managers with Don Draper (*character from Mad Men). For those of you who have not watched the show, Mad Men centers around when the advertising industry was first flourishing on Madison Avenue. Don Draper, the main character in this show is portrayed as the advertising guru and the ad man that everyone wants to learn from. There is no better ad man than Don Draper. So, for all you advertising fans out there here are the top 5 characteristics of a qualified and successful account manager that I’ve learned so far.
Look Out Millennials, Gen Z is Coming
The news, blogs, and research articles all talk about Millennials. Everyone is worried about how to manage them, how to reach them, and how to market to Millennials. We here at initiate-it have spent a good deal of time researching and learning about Millennials. We’ve applied our learnings to help many businesses reach this generation.
But look out world, because I think it’s time we all start paying attention to the next group who is about to seriously rock our planet: Gen Z or iGen as they are often referred to. This is the group of young people who were born in 1996 and beyond. An important demarcation from millennials is that they were too young to have seen or known about 9-11 when it happened. Gen Z are primarily children of Gen X and some older Millennials. They are a whole different ball-game from Millennials.
How to Manage Client Expectations
Have you recently landed a new client? If so, then that’s certainly great for your business; on the other hand, it means navigating a new set of client expectations and building a working relationship. When you’re on the same page as your client from the beginning, you can increase the chances of success when it comes to working together, as well as boosting client satisfaction. As you work on managing client expectations, here are some tips to keep in mind.