New Business Development Lead

Knoxville, TN | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 03/08/2023 Industry: Advertising Job Number: SB3.8.23.2 Pay Rate: $125,000 - $150,000 Experience:

Job Description

If you’re not already a Nashville resident but you’ve dreamed of moving to Music City, now may be your chance. Nashville offers everything from an electrifying multigenre music scene, award-winning cuisine, historic homes, world-class art, unique shopping, college and professional sports, and more. Nashville-born independent, full-service advertising and marketing agency with major clients in tourism/hospitality, healthcare, retail and restaurant industry -nimble, no egos and a place where clients always have a seat at the table.

This is a great opportunity to join an agency environment that values transparency, being upfront and honest in how they do business.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Business Development Lead would be the day-to-day lead on agency new business, managing RFI, RFQ and RFP responses and pitches.  You will be helping to lead strategic discussions, developing briefs and presentations, analyzing research and anything else necessary to make the agency successful in their new business efforts. Seeking a candidate that can bring a fresh perspective and point of view to the existing new business program and someone who can assist in creating the agency annual marketing plan.

***NOT FULLY REMOTE*** Candidates must be based in Tennessee with time spent in office on a hybrid basis.

Job Requirements

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience working in a creative agency environment focused on business development
  • Solid understanding of branding, planning, positioning and creative strategy
  • Experience generating new leads and responding to RFIs and RFQs
  • MUST have advertising/marketing agency experience to be considered
  • Strategic thought leader that can inspire agency team members to go above and beyond to consistently help win new accounts
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with a working knowledge of marketing research and a ability to glean critical insights that become key components in successful new business opportunities



Meet Your Recruiter

Sherri Bedster Kessel
Advertising and Marketing Recruiting Lead

As a member of the CPS/ad+one team since 2001, I am a national advertising and marketing Recruiting Lead.  Our team has a particular strengths in advertising and media agency recruitment; however, we are equally equipped and well connected within the corporate marketing industry as well.  

We work with agencies and corporations across the country in the areas of Account Management/Client Services, Brand Strategy, Content and Digital Strategy, Traditional and Digital Media, Marketing Data Analytics, Search Marketing (PPC/SEO) and Social Media.  

Clients - Partner with ad+one on your search!

Our team has a combined experience level of over 40+ years recruiting in your market and we have a very wide and deep national network of talent.

Sometimes clients need our services due to critical timing to fill a role, or because of confidentiality reasons, whatever the case, we want to be here when you need us and we pride ourselves on having access to hard-to-find individuals that traditional resources may not have access to. The breadth of our contacts covers the entire advertising,. marketing and media industry, including your direct competitors.  It's a proactive method that avoids relying on luck in having that great candidate find you

Candidates: Our goal is to match YOU with the best industry opportunities based on your experience, capabilities and goals; to honestly market and represent your talents and skills appropriately and to inform and advise throughout every step of the process.


Account Management/Client Services, Brand Strategy, Data Analytics, Media, Search Marketing (PPC/SEO), Paid, Owned and Earned Social Media and Marketing Data Analytics.  

Corporate/Client side marketing and advertising.

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