3Q DIGITAL Account Director Salary in the United States

How much does an Account Director make at companies like 3Q DIGITAL in the United States? The average salary for Account Director at companies like 3Q DIGITAL in the United States is $157,663 as of October 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $128,612 and $186,714. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does an Account Director do at companies like 3Q DIGITAL?

3Q Digital is leading the disruption of the growth marketing industry by turning our clients into market leaders and household names across the B2C, B2B, ecommerce, and FinTech verticals. We’re independent and values-driven, and the way we work reflects our Silicon Valley roots: we're relentless, curious, and accept no limits in driving growth for our clients and each other.

We offer full marketing services including SEM, SEO, social advertising, display, mobile, analytics, CRO, creative, and business strategy. We build and execute strategies to enable clients and our own internal teams to capitalize on opportunities, break through barriers to growth, and lead our respective fields.

We are committed to building and sustaining an environment where everyone feels psychologically safe and valued. We seek frequent, open feedback from our team and we offer company-wide training and regular, open discussions on diversity, equity, inclusion and other social issues.

About You

Our Account Directors are responsible for cultivating and maintaining successful client relationships along with managing a team of direct reports.

As an Account Director, you will be responsible for managing your client portfolios to acceptable revenue and margin goals. In addition, you will be responsible for leading, developing, and mentoring your account teams, from production-level employees up to Account Leads.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Cultivating and maintaining successful client relationships
  • Driving strategy and improving client performance
  • Cross channel/service project management
  • Providing feedback and strategic guidance to your account teams
  • Leading, mentoring and managing team members
  • Promoting our core values and driving a positive work environment/culture
  • Ensuring your client portfolios meet and exceed acceptable revenue and margin goals
  • Building sales audits and presenting findings to potential clients
  • Onboarding new clients

You’ll need to have:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ paid search & social experience (spanning all core Ads & Facebook products) and a minimum 3 years of experience in a client-facing digital marketing role
  • Proven prior work experience managing a team of 3 direct reports / team members and demonstrated ability to mentor and develop direct reports into more senior roles
  • A deep understanding of Ads/Facebook Ads Manager and be skilled at effectively communicating paid search & social goals, targets, and tactics to clients and can get into the weeds when necessary.
  • The ability to audit an account and present actionable insights to a client
  • The ability to provide feedback and strategic guidance to all paid media channels (search, social, shopping, display, mobile, native and video)
  • To hold your own talking growth strategy, SEO, CRO, analytics and measurement with marketing managers and C-Level executives alike
  • Experience acting as an escalation point for clients, evaluating team services levels and proposing improvements

Additional things that will impress us:

  • The ability to identify upsell opportunities across all agency offerings and execute on those opportunities to grow revenue on existing clients
  • You are skilled at effectively communicating/teaching optimization tasks to multiple team members at once and have past experience managing managers
  • Successful track record of crafting and participating in sales pitches and audits
  • Proven prior work experience managing a P&L and hitting margin targets

About Us

3Q’s unique culture is developed and nurtured by our fantastic people and our core values:

Be Inclusive. We value everyone’s ideas and opinions and commit to building a psychologically safe environment to foster them. Our hiring, communications, and promotions practices reflect our belief that diverse perspectives and equitable and inclusive practices continue to push us and our clients to find new ways to lead.

Act for the Greater Good. We lead with empathy and teamwork. During good times and bad, we are committed to supporting each other, our clients, and our communities.

Own It. We are accountable: to ourselves, to our teams, to our clients. We are proactive, we communicate clearly, and we follow through.

Accept No Limits. We are intellectually curious and resourceful. We constantly challenge the status quo to find or develop innovations that drive breakthrough opportunities for our teams and our clients.

We are a collaborative, open-door, best-idea-wins environment that fosters personal and company growth and has fun doing it. We promote work/life balance and encourage constant learning by offering unparalleled training, mentorship, and development for career progression. And perhaps the best, most fundamental part of our culture: authenticity.

  • AdAge Best Places to Work 2020 and 2021
  • One of Inc.’s Best Places to Work in 2019
  • Winner of the 2019 US Search Diversity, Inclusion and Equality Award
  • Competitive compensation 
  • Full benefits including health, dental, vision, a 401K plan and company match, and paid parental leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Flexible work-from-home policy
  • Volunteer opportunities, team retreats, and lunch seminars

3Q Digital is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to evaluating all qualified candidates regardless of gender, gender identity, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Furthermore, we believe optimal results come from operating a meritocracy built upon diversity of thought and background and absolutely devoid of discrimination and hate speech. We do everything in our power, including strict adherence to an anti-harassment policy, to make 3Q an inclusive, psychologically safe organization whose employees feel comfortable respectfully sharing their thoughts with each other and our leadership. Our training and mentorship programs help make sure all employees have an equal opportunity to grow and excel.

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