Strategy

USA

DDB Chicago

Chicago
225 N. Michigan Ave.,
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

+1.312.552.6000

ddbnorthamerica.com

Senior Marketing Analyst

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with:
    • Excel*

*SQL a plus

  • Powerpoint/keynote
  • Statistical modelling a plus (R, SAS)
  • Basic understanding of media/advertising principles
  • Experience developing data-driven insights and communicating in a clear, easy to follow manner
  • Drives conversation around implementing recommendations and optimizations based on in-market performance data
  • Presentation and communication with various groups
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Experience with Google Marketing Stack (DoubleClick, Google Analytics, YouTube)
  • Site analytics and measurement a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience

 

 

 

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Strategy Director - State Farm

Job Summary: 

We’re looking for a thinker and a doer who is equal parts intellectually rigorous and creatively curious, with an instinct for a good story and a penchant for common sense.

  • The successful candidate will be passionate about finding new ways to bring brand ideas to life and communicate those points of view clearly and persuasively.  
  • Lead the day-to-day of integrated insights and strategic planning team in a way consistent with the agency’s goal of bringing a strong analytical and cultural foundation to uncover: fresh and innovative insights/business opportunities and inspiring creative ideas.

Responsibilities:

  • Help create and present thoughtful and provocative strategies, creative briefs, brand ideas, and experience plans.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of category and competitive activity, and keep a finger on the pulse of existing and emerging consumer and cultural trends.
  • Support the Group Strategy Director in day-to-day strategic output by leading a young, dynamic team of strategists across two offices.
  • Partner with creative and account director peers to develop disruptive ideas and experiences at multiple customer touch-points that breakthrough the insurance category.
  • Support the orchestration of all brand planning, strategic planning and analytical activity for the largest and longest-running account in the agency, working closely with integrated agency partners in media, digital/social, multicultural, activation, and PR.
  • Ensure all deliverables required from the group, internally and externally, are met in a professional, efficient and timely manner. 
  • Identify opportunities to constantly improve the quality of thinking applied to our client’s business by inspiring and facilitating collaboration among client and agency team members.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7+ year’s experience in planning, strategic planning and related communications experience.
  • Bachelors Degree required; Post-Graduate/Portfolio School study in advertising or brand strategy preferred.
  • Marketing background, creative problem-solving, and strong analytical capabilities a must.
  • Ability to think creatively and evidence of success in developing brands and delivering them to market.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research acumen; comfortable navigating, monitoring, and divining insight and ideas from search and social media.
  • Strong communication skills, an imaginative writer, and enthusiastic presenter with proficiency in Keynote.
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Senior Strategist - ARMY

We’re looking for a thinker and a doer who is equal parts intellectually rigorous and creatively curious, with an instinct for relating a good story and a penchant for making the complex simple.

  • The successful candidate will be passionate about finding new ways to bring ideas to life and be able to communicate those points of view clearly and persuasively.
  • Lead the driving of integrated insights and strategic planning in a way consistent with the agency’s goal of bringing a strong analytical and cultural foundation to uncover: fresh and innovative insights/business opportunities and inspiring creative ideas.


 
Responsibilities:

  • Help create and present thoughtful and provocative strategies, creative briefs, brand ideas, and experience plans.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of category and competitive activity, and keep a finger on the pulse of existing and emerging consumer and cultural trends.
  • Support the Strategy Director & Group Strategy Director in day-to-day strategic output
  • Partner with creatives and account supervisors to develop disruptive ideas and experiences at multiple customer touch-points that breakthrough in the category.
  • Support the orchestration of all brand planning, strategic development and analytical activity for the largest and longest-running account in the agency, working closely with 8 integrated agency partners in media, digital/social, multicultural, activation, and PR, etc. 
  • Ensure all deliverables required from the group, internally and externally, are met in a professional, efficient and timely manner.
  • Identify opportunities to constantly improve the quality of thinking applied to our client’s business by inspiring and facilitating collaboration among client and agency team members


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 year’s experience in planning, strategic planning and related communications experience.
  • Bachelors Degree required; Post-Graduate/Portfolio School study in advertising or brand strategy preferred.
  • Marketing background, creative problem-solving, and strong analytical capabilities a must.
  • Ability to think creatively and evidence of success in developing brands and delivering them to market.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research acumen; comfortable navigating, monitoring, and divining insight and ideas from search and social media.
  • Strong communication skills, a gifted writer, and an enthusiastic presenter with proficiency in Keynote.

 

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Digital Strategist

The successful candidate will be passionate about finding new ways to bring brand ideas to life and be able to communicate those points of view clearly and persuasively using consumer insight, data and technology.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Help create and present thoughtful, provocative digital strategies, creative briefs, brand ideas and experience plans 
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of category and competitive activity, and a consistent pulse on existing and emerging consumer, cultural, and technological trends
  • Be a go-to resource for ad-hoc research, insight generation, and development of client and agency points of view
  • Digitally and technologically savvy, knows what’s trending in the news and on social media & finds topics that are relevant to the client business, both good and bad.
  • Inspire and facilitate collaboration among client and agency team members 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Post-Graduate/Portfolio School study in advertising or brand strategy preferred
  • 5-8 years years’ experience planning and executing digital strategies in an advertising or similar marketing environment
  • A true passion for digital and the ability to demonstrate how it delivers business growth
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Strong understanding of the digital ecosystem, social and digital platforms, usage behaviors and ad formats
  • Comfortable navigating, monitoring, and generating insight and ideas from search and social media
  • Strong communication skills, an imaginative writer and enthusiastic presenter

 

 

 

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Senior Strategist, DDB Chicago

Senior Strategic Planner, DDB Chicago

At DDB Chicago, the Strategic Planner is the starting point for ideas that shape culture, change behavior, and drive success for the world¹s most influential brands. We¹re looking for thinkers who are equal parts intellectually rigorous and creatively curious, with an instinct for a good story and a penchant for common sense. The successful candidate will be passionate about finding new ways to bring brand ideas to life, and be able to communicate those points of view clearly and persuasively.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Transforming client briefs into strong creative briefs by taking research, information and insights and distilling them down into a singular strategic idea for creative teams to operate from and for clients to easily understand.
  • Primary Research: concept, write discussion guides and facilitate focus groups, man-on-the-street interviews, surveys, customer segmentation studies, etc. as necessary; manage 3rd party vendors for the above. 
  • Secondary Research: Be resourceful. Find unique, unexpected insights and stories about our clients, our consumers and the way the world is changing around them.

Qualifications

  • You must be confident, articulate and have excellent instincts with regard to human behavior, business strategy and general marketing theory. And you should be able to do this quickly, with minimal supervision. 
  • Understanding of Media and how it works.
  • A passion for culture, understanding how people think/interact, brands, platforms and problem solving. 
  • You should be familiar with formal processes for building and evolving brands over time and uncovering deep consumer insights.
  • At any given time, you should be able to articulate a confident point of view on any industry, brand, consumer segment or communication platform. 
  • 4-7 years of relevant advertising/marketing experience. Graduate degree in communications, advertising, brand planning or business a plus. 

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Senior Marketing Analyst, DDB Chicago

DDB Marketing Analyst

 

The marketing analyst helps compile research and metrics from a variety of sources, in order to analyze formulate media, website and creative insights. Analysts will need to be able to understand marketing data and present learnings in a clear, easy to follow method either through presentations or summary communication, while partnering with the Director of Analytics to drive recommendations. The analyst will utilize learnings and insights to partner with strategy and planning teams in order to provide inputs for briefing. Assist Director of analytics with post-campaign wrap-up reports and over-arching strategic decisions.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with:
    • Excel*

*SQL a plus

  • Powerpoint/keynote
  • Statistical modelling a plus (R, SAS)
  • Basic understanding of media/advertising principles
  • Experience developing data-driven insights and communicating in a clear, easy to follow manner
  • Drives conversation around implementing recommendations and optimizations based on in-market performance data
  • Presentation and communication with various groups
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Experience with Google Marketing Stack (DoubleClick, Google Analytics, YouTube)
  • Site analytics and measurement a plus
  • 2-5 years of experience

 

 

 

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DDB San Francisco

San Francisco
600 California Street
7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

+1.415.732.3600

ddbnorthamerica.com

Strategy Intern

DDB SF is the westernmost outpost of DDB’s global network. We like to think we embody the entrepreneurial, experimental and techy ethos of San Francisco, couched in the tradition and recognition that comes with the DDB name. 

Our philosophy with our intern program, is to treat our interns like we would anyone on our creative team. You will get guidance and you will have someone watching out for you, but it’s far from a coddling experience. We throw you into the fray. We brief you on real assignments, may have you working on real new business pitches, expect real thinking and potentially even take you to make real presentations to our real clients. We don’t believe in “intern work.” There is only work.

The DDB SF internship program will run from June 3 – August 23. This will be 40 hours a week, not part-time.

In addition to client work our interns participate in a series workshop sessions; getting a 360-degree understanding of the agency. You will also work on a group brief with your fellow interns to present to the agency at the end of the summer.

Strategy Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Utilize marketing principles to design strategic recommendations for both current and potential clients.
  • Conduct basic desktop research and analysis to understand the audience, the marketplace and the brand, uncovering unique findings and insights.
  • Assist in brainstorm sessions and the ideation process to develop innovative solutions and creative marketing campaign strategies.
  • Help with internal and external meetings or workshops.
  • Support administrative duties of the strategy team, including scheduling meetings, taking meeting minutes, managing workflows and updating status reports.

These responsibilities vary from client team to team, depending upon the nature of the account

You’re a great fit for this position if you have:

  • A demonstrated interest in brand strategy either via declared major, extracurricular activities or previous job experience
  • Clear, concise writing and presentation skills
  • Experience developing thoughtful, engaging customer experiences through writing, design, web/app development, social media, or other creative methods
  • A familiarity with a variety of tools, techniques and processes to gather and present information (PowerPoint, Keynote, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Ability to read and interpret information from a variety of sources, such as trade journals, research reports, white papers and cross-tabulated survey data
  • Familiar with basic social listening platforms
  • Ability to produce well-written research reports, presentations and results to clients and agency.
  • Digital native and active participant in social channels
  • Appreciation for award-winning creative work
  • Ability to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions based upon information furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint and/or Keynote
  • Customer-facing/presentation experience, familiarity with social analytics or google analytics is preferred

Key Characteristics/Desired Competencies:

  • Curiosity
  • Resourceful
  • Unafraid to tackle any challenge
  • Has a pretty good idea of what Planning’s function is within an agency
  • Reliable
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Enjoys solving problems
  • Eager, outgoing, personable
  • Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Strong communicator


DDB is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.  

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Tribal Worldwide, Los Angeles

Los Angeles
10960 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

310-907-1570

Senior Strategist

The Strategist is responsible for overseeing development of strategy and creative briefings. It is their role to distill data and knowledge to a core proposition that provides a springboard for the creative team to produce advertising ideas that solve defined business problems.  The Strategist is an integral part of the agency, working closely with creative, account handlers and clients to ensure a solid and confident understanding of consumer attitudes and reactions is brought to bear at every stage of development of an advertising campaign.

Knowledge within digital and social media space preferred. 

Creativity

  • Leads and participates in strategy development initiatives for clients and new business
  • Understands the dynamics of the client’s business and the sector in which it operates leveraging this understanding to identify new business opportunities
  • Identifies opportunities to constantly improve the quality of thinking applied to client business
  • Creates new ways to think about the brand that solves its challenges

Productivity

  • Develops sound and creatively inspiring briefs and propositions to drive the quality of creative work in the group
  • Ensures all deliverables required from the strategy group, internally and externally, are provided in an efficient and timely manner
  • Orchestrates all brand planning, strategic planning and analytical activity for key accounts within the agency
  • Explores opportunities to expand the brand into new communications channels
  • Is cognitive of the financial implications of any recommendations made against the client brief

Knowledge & Skills

  • Monitors and interprets cultural and social trends, and keeps current on industry issues relevant to their clients business
  • Defines opportunities, collects information, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions based drawn from a variety of sources
  • Understands and ensures the proper use of all DDB planning tools
  • Moderates focus groups ensuring that the data collected is interpreted correctly before making recommendations
  • Recommends and implements research that will aid in the consumer insight and strategy process
  • Understands all disciplines and communications channels; account, digital, creative, direct marketing, sales promotion, media, etc.

Position Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate degree in an associated field
  • 3-5 years experience as strategist or equivalent
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills

Experience across a variety of communications channels and business categories

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