Associate Director, Creative Strategy

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Associate Director – Creative Strategy

Become a Director at Digitas, a highly caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling as we strive to transform the marketing landscape.

Strategy at Digitas is a multi-disciplinary team of Creative, Social, Experience and Connections Strategy experts, unified by a shared ambition to inspire ideas that move people.

We’re looking for an Associate Director of Creative Strategy who can assist their teams in uncovering breakthrough customer insights, help our teams to turn them into big creative marketing ideas, and someone who champions a modern approach to connected brand experiences.

It’s not a small or easy task, but it’s a fun and rewarding one. If you think you’re up for it, read on.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

Proactively determine where and how in-depth insight about the consumer’s 

  • attitude and behavior can help make the client’s marketing more successful
  • Identify relevant marketing program implications
  • Drive insight into the company new business process
  • Translate existing customer insights into relevant marketing program implications and ideas
  • Apply innovative research and listening methodologies to create relevant, breakthrough customer insights
  • Partner with our cutting-edge primary researchers, internal analysis group and client data/research organizations to maximize their work’s customer insights
  • Lead team brainstorms that efficiently produce breakthrough insights and inspire creative teams to deliver work that works
  • Create demand for strategy’s contribution to the agency by demonstrating its impact on the work

To qualify, you’ll need:

  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research techniques to support strategy development

Ability to discern customer insight and “human truth” from mounds of data 

  • (experienced partnership with data analysts and third party data platforms)
  • Ability to challenge the team to uncover “what’s in it for the customer” with passion and empathy for the customer’s perspective

·       Mapping consumer experience journeys to identify high-impact moments for brands to connect

·       Digitally-centered brand experience with a depth of knowledge in digital strategy and/or multi-channel planning, and an unstoppable drive to bring the best work to life

 

  • Four year degree (thinking/writing intensive discipline Master’s preferred)
  • 7-9 years of experience in marketing and/or strategic services organizations such as an advertising agency account planning department, digital strategy, consulting firm or large strategic planning group
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly gain the trust of clients and internal team members at all levels
  • Candidate must be open to travel as needed

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

About Digitas 

We have 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – cue Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day. On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’re proud to offer many great perks – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate those who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us.

Digitas is an equal opportunity employer.