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Event Executive, Experiences (Arts & Culture) (Luxury Automotive Client)

dxacirca · 14 days ago
United States of America

THE JOB / Event Executive, Experiences (Arts & Culture) (Luxury Automotive Client)

EXPERIENCES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential marketing programs.

***Our headquarters is in Stamford, CT, but the location of this position can be flexible with a priority given to candidates open to hybrid work (2-3 days week in office) in one of our office locations - - Stamford, CT, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, Los Angeles, CA or Atlanta, GA.

Octagon is looking for an Account Executive (AE) to help with the coordination of an action-packed Arts & Culture calendar of events for our luxury automotive client. In this position, you will work on the ideation, planning, and execution of various Arts & Culture events throughout the year and across the nation.


The right candidate will be able to work collaboratively and will interact with various internal divisions, client partners/vendors, and consumers. We are looking for someone who is highly collaborative, is a self-starter, and is comfortable taking the lead and voicing their opinions and ideas. Strong team dynamics skills and excellent interpersonal skills are required for this position.


If you are looking to join a well-established agency that provides you with challenging work, a culture that cares and respects you and you want the opportunity to grow, this could be your next role.


  • Conduct pre-planning management and implementation for Arts & Culture events
  • Maintain documents such as status reports, tracking documents, and meeting notes
  • Manage and maintain budgets and associated internal documentation
  • Planning including but not limited to: vendor research and liaison, premium and merchandise management, market research, event communications
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with clients, vendors, venues, and partners
  • Work closely with the core team in planning and implementing key program elements
  • Own finance paperwork and documentation (e.g. creation of POs and adding new venues as vendors into our systems)
  • Develop post-event recap decks for clients at the conclusion of each event
  • Assist with upkeep of fleet vehicles and overall logistics of vehicles
  • Schedule, train, and manage event product specialist teams
  • Development of program guides and training materials for staff and program partners
  • Support analysis and assessment of all program vendors
  • Serve as program lead onsite at select events
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate experiential marketing strategies with overall brand objectives
  • Other related duties as reasonably assigned


Recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Sports”, Octagon is the global sports, entertainment, and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group.

We take pride in being Playmakers – finding insightful, bold ways to create play in our work, our lives, and in the world. We believe in the power of play to create big ideas and unlock potential for our clients and talent.

We can put ourselves in the shoes of fans because we ARE fans – of sports, entertainment, and culture at large. This expertise allows us to continually evolve the fan experience across sports and entertainment alongside some of the biggest brands and talent in the world.

The world needs play more than ever. Are you a Playmaker?


  • Have a passion for and expertise in automotive, art, and/or music.
  • 1+ years agency/client experience
  • Automotive industry product knowledge would be a
  • Ability to manage relationships with multiple internal/external partners (e.g. venues, vendors, suppliers, etc.)
  • Effective leadership skills to manage and mentor event coordinators.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage tight deadlines, work under pressure, and manage budgets through
  • Excellent communication, writing, and client service
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to work weekends and nonstandard
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and work weekends or holidays as needed. Anticipated travel level: Moderate (20-45%)

L1: This position pays $40,000, is overtime-eligible and comes with a comprehensive benefits package.

Octagon’s comprehensive benefit package includes:

  • Unlimited PTO policy – we understand you need time for play!
  • Competitive medical/dental/vision insurance plans with FSA/HSA and Dependent Care FSA options. Pet Insurance for those who need it too!
  • Generous Family and Parental Leave Policy (12 weeks) with eligibility extended to all parents regardless of gender or primary/secondary caregiver status 
  • Access to our parent company (IPG) Savings plan (401K program) with company match as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Pretax Transportation/Commuter Benefits and Parent Travel Program
  • Dedicated Mental Health resources including Headspace membership, Employee Assistance Program (CCA) and more
  • Discount portal for everyday goods and services
  • Employee Resource Groups and inclusive diversity programming and initiatives
  • Personal Development programs 


Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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Last updated on May 30, 2024

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