Calling All Ad Agency Client Services Account Managers...
We’re looking for an experienced, energetic, dedicated self-starter with a hands-on approach to add to our Account Services / Project Management team.

  • Work from home in our e-commuting environment!
  • Significant profit sharing potential!
  • Generous benefits package!
  • Be part of a senior level staff at a growing B2B agency!

This is a fast-paced position running several accounts and reporting to the Accounts Director.
This is not an entry level position.

Want to Know More? Read on…

  • Build relationships with clients offering strategic, proactive, and innovative ideas
  • Lead, manage, and plan the clients' advertising and/or integrated marketing communications strategic and tactical plans
  • Manage several projects at a time including budgets and timelines
  • Lead client communications, meetings and presentations
  • Present creative ideas, findings, and/or solutions
  • Advocate for agency’s work while balancing agency’s point of view and clients’ needs
  • Update project team members on client feedback and insights
  • Recognize additional opportunities within the account to expand business and help clients
  • Manage client profitability
  • Coordinate both external and internal staff
  • Generate and communicate accurate reports and status updates
  • Produce results independently, as well as collaboratively
  • 4-7 years of agency account management experience, including both digital and print
  • Experience with healthcare clients a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in advertising, marketing or communications
  • Local to Chicagoland

Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc. is a results-driven, full-service, 20+ year old, B2B advertising agency that is based in Evanston, IL with a specialty in healthcare. From ad campaigns to digital to sales collateral to corporate communications to videos to name just a few, we cover all your advertising, marketing, and multimedia needs. For more information, go to We’re growing and we want you to be part of it!

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Second Child Syndrome

Pleasure to e-meet you. I’m Julie, the new Account Director at Umbrellas On The Beach. (Important note: I bring donuts and coffee to every meeting.)

Apart from donuts, I come to the table with some helpful skills including development of annual marketing plans, print production, digital marketing (from AdWords and SEO to website development and just about everything in between), CRM, campaign analytics and metrics reporting, media planning/buying, brand identity, market research, trade show strategy, and perhaps a few others I’ve forgotten to list. 

In summary–integration across marketing communications is critical, and I’m here to support your efforts in any channel while ensuring they align with overarching marketing objectives and business goals.

It’s also worthwhile noting that I have a fairly prominent case of Second Child Syndrome. Second children are typically described as:

  • People-pleaser
  • Peacemaker
  • Somewhat rebellious
  • Thrives on friendships

I’m a people-pleaser to a fault – which aligns with a very strong work ethic. Negotiating falls within my skill set, providing you with cost savings and efficiencies in your programs. Compromising is also a strength, leading to cohesive teamwork and clear communication with your deliverables. Being a second (and middle) child has also enhanced my creative side, offering an acute perspective of your advertising message and execution. 

Coming from a big family certainly has its perks, and enables one to ebb and flow in any situation. So it's only fitting that my new job title is "Account Director/Chaos Control". I'm excited to now be a part of the Umbrellas family! 

So if you’re looking for coffee, donuts, or an integrated marketing strategy – I’m your gal.

I hope we connect soon! 


Julie Messner  

Account Director / Chaos Control 

Umbrellas on the Beach  •  2662 central park ave  •  evanston, il 60201

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