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\ Strategist

As more and more marketing budgets flow out of traditional broadcast media and into digital and social, we are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and collaborative brand-thinker to join our strategy team.

The successful candidate will have the foundational skills of a strategic planner and at least two years experience in a strategic function within a creative agency. A desire to apply thinking born from culture is of paramount importance.

What does the role involve?

Taking complex problems and simplifying them for our clients
Using understanding of consumer behaviour in broader culture and across digital to draw and communicate insightful conclusions
Demonstrate a strong understanding of social platforms and how to maximise their potential for reaching and engaging with consumers
Working alongside our Research and Insights team, and interpreting data to provide clear and concise strategies for clients
Ability to develop clear strategic thinking
Selling in and/or presenting ideas to clients
Ability to write and deliver inspiring creative briefs and working alongside creative to execute these
Comprehensive understanding of data to evaluate content performance and demonstrate the effectiveness of social

What we are looking for?

Minimum of two years experience as a strategist in a creative agency
A desire to learn and proactively seek and share platform updates, industry news, interesting campaigns etc.
A brand thinker who can think culture first
Ability to develop clear strategic thinking
Strong presentation skills
Good lateral thinker
Good creative writing skills for effective creative brief writing
Good communication skills (gravitas)
Data literate (quant and qual.)
Experience of conducting primary research a bonus

Why should you join our team?

23 days holiday, increasing by one day for each year of service
Private Medical Insurance
Company pension scheme
Group Income Protection
Optional Dental Insurance
Comprehensive internal and external staff training programme
Corporate Social Responsibility - time given to volunteer with our partnered charity
Annual ski trip in Europe
Cycle-to-work scheme (so that you can cycle into London's only cycle-in office)
Season ticket loan scheme
Long Service Awards - at 3, 5 & 10 years
Optional sabbaticals after 3 and 5 years
Employee Assistance Programme
Staff events: yoga, language lessons, monthly nail bar, wellness check-ups onsite, basketball & squash court for hire
Social clubs: running club, documentary club and many more
Summer hours
Free breakfast

A little bit about us

We are a global agency who deliver world-class creative ideas with forward-thinking brands. We connect people and brands in meaningful ways by creating ideas people like and share. We call this social thinking. With an international team of over 800 and offices in New York, Madrid, London, Paris, Milan, Munich, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and Sydney our mission is to put social thinking at the centre of marketing. We work with clients including adidas, Activision, Google, Vodafone and Audi on global, regional and local projects.