MockQuestions MockQuestions
Answer Review
Interview Coaching
Interviews Questions by Career
Interviews Questions by Company
Interviews Questions by Topic
View Answers
Coaching For Your Next Interview
Gain the confidence you need by asking our professionals any interview scenario, question, or answer you are unsure about.
Let Us Review Your Answers
Our interviewing professionals will gladly review and revise any answer you send us. Allowing you to craft perfect responses for your next job interview.
Interview Questions by Topic
Interview Questions by Career
Interview Questions by Company

Advertising Account Executive Interview

14 Questions and Answers Written by Professional Interviewers

Question 1 of 14
What was your biggest disappointment as an advertising account executive?
Get More Interview Practice
Pick your topic
Ask the Interviewer
Questions you may consider asking the interviewer, about ...
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and whi...
Common Interview Questions
There are some questions that employers ask at almost eve...
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; ...
Most interviews start with a telephone interview. Hiring ...
Everyone struggles with tough interview questions. Learn ...
View more interview questions
Question 2 of 14
Why are you the best advertising account executive for us?
User-Submitted Answers
I'm smart, I'm passionate, I'm a fast learner and most importantly great at building relationships weather it be internally or with the client.
I am the best advertising account executive for your company because I have the competitive drive to succeed but the ethical guidance and attention to detail one needs in a role such as this.
Why are you the best advertising account executive for us?
Question 3 of 14
Why do you want a career as an advertising account executive?
User-Submitted Answers
So I can understand and learn about brand and the ad industry while also progressing in my career.
Advertising account executive is a people-oriented work with challenges. I enjoy co-operating with people and taking challenges.
Question 4 of 14
What was your greatest accomplishment as an advertising account executive?
Question 5 of 14
How do you evaluate success?
User-Submitted Answers
By a level of happiness and fulfillment.
Question 6 of 14
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
User-Submitted Answers
Showcase campaign print example.
Question 7 of 14
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
User-Submitted Answers
I've done it all, I deal with people all the time and I am an effective communicator. I;ve worked in retail, marketing and operations all which rely heavily on adaptation.
Question 8 of 14
How do you handle your anger?
User-Submitted Answers
I don't get angry, I can get frustrated, but the only way I feel fit to handle it, is by self awareness and communication.
Question 9 of 14
Give me a time when you had to set an important goal in the past and tell me about your success reaching it.
User-Submitted Answers
A goal that I set for myself was to learn a photo editing program, I successfully learned how to edit in a few weeks. It was a challenge but I was determined to learn the program.
I had a goal to have my campaign succeed and it did.
Question 10 of 14
What do you feel is the most important skill an advertising account executive should possess?
User-Submitted Answers
Organizational skills and client relationship skills.
Organisation skills and integrity.
Communication skill As an advertising account executive, you have to effectively and efficiently deliberate messages and express ideas with the clients and also the internal colleagues through communication.
Question 11 of 14
Describe one or two of the most difficult challenges and or rejections you have faced in the past and how you responded?
User-Submitted Answers
Was thrown into the lions and made it out alive.
Given that I'm just living 25 years. I would say that the greatest challenge that I have ever faced is when I need to work with someone I don't like, but we need to finish this project in time. So I need to adjust and control my emotion and just be professional and matured enough for the sake of the project. And yes. I succeeded.
Having a lot of cooks spoil the broth, of what could have been a potentially innovative and striking campaign. Having digital being consigned to a different department. Both times, I responded with dignity and integrity all while voicing an opinion with tact.
I found that the most difficult challenges for me is to preach to my close friends.(I am a christian.) I felt embarrass in the initial. But then I know that what I was going to preach is good and real. Therefore, it was no reason for me to be afraid and hesitate. So, I preached to my friends bravely.
Question 12 of 14
What are some of the challenges you see as an Advertising Account Executive?
User-Submitted Answers
Because I have 9 years of AAE experience with the same company.
When the client doesn't agree with the marketing plan that are proposed.
Having the client disagree with your campaign strategy and creative. Have a to be persuasive and confident all while believing in the services that your agency can provide.
Need to maintain a work-life balance under a flexible working schedule reduce personal time in order to minimize the effect of the personal relationship with family and friends.
One challenge I see is being able to overcome the fear of cold calling as I feel I am better in-person.
Question 13 of 14
What attracts you to this industry?
User-Submitted Answers
What attracts me the most is the strategy behind campaigns.
Its face paced environment and the challenges that I will face. Every day going to be a different day for me.
My story started when I was doing my honours in 2012, I was incredibly driven by the way ethnic women were marketed in fashion and this prompted a rollercoaster of questions regarding how marketing and advertising can shape our perception. So I guess that's what attracts me to this industry.
This industry has lots of potential in our local area because of the amount of small businesses that under utilize ad space in our market.
I see the importance and future opportunities of advertising industry. When there is a business, advertising is needed. Especially under the advanced high-technology environment, advertising can have a great chance to change and fulfill the demand.
Question 14 of 14
What goals have you set for yourself this year?

Related Career Interviews

Market Research Analyst
Market research analysts specialize in studying market conditions to assess potential sales of a product or service. They collect data on consumer needs, preferences and buying habits using various methods ...
Accounting professionals handle all the financial dealings of the company they are working with. Their specific duties may vary depending on the size of the company as well as the industry they are working ...
Advertising and Promotions Manager
Advertising and promotions managers plan campaigns that generate interest in a company's products or services. They often work with creative departments. They plan promotional campaigns involving coupons, ...
Advertising Manager
Advertising Managers drive demand for their company by engaging in all avenues of successful advertising. As more forms of advertising take place in a digital world, the advertising manager can specialize ...
Advertising Sales Agent
Advertising sales agents are responsible for selling advertising space to businesses of all sizes and also to individuals. These professionals are also known as advertising executives. They work in diverse ...
Bookkeepers work in the finance department, where they are responsible for maintaining records of the company's financial transactions. They inspect the company ledger thoroughly to make sure that all ...
Auditing Clerk
Auditing clerks assist with managing accurate financial records for businesses of all sizes. Their exact tasks may vary depending on the company they work with. In most cases, they work together with bookkeeping ...
View More Careers

About Our Interview Questions

Our interview questions are created by writers, almost all of which, have a long history of recruiting and interviewing candidates. They do not necessarily have experience interviewing or working with companies, careers, or schools, in which they may write for on We do, however, strive to match their background and expertise with the appropriate question sets found on our website.

Our careers, companies, industries, and schools may have duplicate interview questions and answers found elsewhere on our website. Specifically, our companies and our graduate school interviews. For these two, we use the industry in which we believe the company most well-represents and the graduate programs, as the basis for the interview questions and answers that generate for each company or school.

The intent of is for our users to build confidence for their job interview, by using our thousands of interview questions and answers as they practice and prepare for their interview. We believe, most of our visitors can become more likely to succeed in their job interview with hard-work and practice. We believe, the key to success is for our users to rehearse with our interview questions while using our answer examples as an idea generator for their own interview answers. We strongly want to discourage users from memorizing our answer examples. That is not the purpose of our website.