Head of Strategy, NYC

Are you whip smart with a constant curiosity? Passionately interested in culture, ideas and behavior? Mighty creative is born in this boutique NYC ad agency seeking top-tier Strategy talent.

Independent, creative advertising agency with a mission to change the way the world feels about advertising by filling it with ideas that are smart, funny and respect people’s time and intelligence. The agency’s ability to make ads that people notice and love has translated into business results for myriad national brands. As a very powerful, all knowing department of one, please be collaborative, entrepreneurial, and comfortable working on nimble and fast-paced teams. This person is capable of exceptionally performing the core skills of interrogation, distillation and inspiration. Your ability to derive consumer insight will be directly responsible for positively impacting the quality of creative work. A strong writer and thinker, you are a confident presenter, able to articulate insights and ideas in a clear, human way. Poised in tough strategic debates, you partner well with Creatives and Account to deliver effective briefs, help guide new business, and craft thoughtful and imaginative research initiatives. You should be brand-loving and relationship-building while displaying a flexible and challenging intelligence in a playful and family-style atmosphere. Client list includes brands across CPG, apparel, spirits, financial, e-comm, etc. Your previous experience should be well-rounded and integrated, as work spans traditional and digital mediums; 10-20 years experience with creative agency experience preferred.

Sounds great?! Please shoot your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com.

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New Business Director, San Francisco Bay Area

Join a creative technology company that helps brands re-imagine their customer experiences by creating digital products with purpose that have lasting impact on users’ lives and clients’ businesses. Through next-generation technologies and world-class design, these folks help brands like Apple, PayPal, L’Oreal, Home Depot, and Staples develop solutions that drive major business outcomes. The shop came of age with the invention of the app store; they have mobile in their DNA. The firm creates solutions across the digital ecosystem but approaches these problems from their mobile roots. Unlike agencies who are born desktop, this team is deeply connected to how consumer perception has shifted thanks to the mobile lifestyle.

So how do I crush it as the Director of New Business? 

This role is key to shaping the future of the company. They’re on an exciting growth trajectory and this position’s strategic acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, relationship building skills and infectious enthusiasm will be critical to that acceleration. This role will be focused on actively seeking out the right opportunities to grow the team’s portfolio and capabilities, developing the strategy and leading the approach, managing the business development team as well as leveraging senior management engagement in the new business process. This position reports to the SVP of Strategy and Business Development. Let’s organize this into bullet points:

  • Relentlessly seek out new opportunities through networking, strategic outreach, and partnership management
  • Partner closely with marketing to ensure all elements of the funnel are driving interest and conversion for high-value clients
  • Lead the team in outreach programs, designing strategic approaches to top client prospects as well as creative solutions to position the shop as a leader in the industry and a partner of choice
  • Manage the company’s proposal development, marshalling the appropriate strategy, design and development resources for large-scale pitches
  • Develop and refine business development process and communication tactics to support the overall team’s success

Still interested? Now your turn; you have…

  • 8-10 years experience leading successful business development effort for a digital agency, technology or media company
  • Development of strategic and creative approaches to both inbound and outbound efforts; opportunistic and pro-active
  • Adept at pitching high-value service offerings with a consultative approach
  • Oversight of complex RFPs requiring diverse inputs from cross-functional teams
  • Management of business development team experience preferred

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Group Strategy Director, $195-225K, NYC

This funky, award-winning digital agency brings together product design, brand communications and social content to help businesses thrive. These guys are also a little weird, extremely collaborative, and sometimes communicate entirely in gifs with the account, design and technology teams. We’re now looking for sensational talent in the Brand Strategy space to round out this unique team. You know a real idea when you see one and can provide the right stimulus at the right time to tease more out of your creative partners.

There are three reasons why the strategically hungry come to this agency: to break free from thinking-by-department, to get closer to making, and to work with clients striving to recalibrate their business around digital. You will be involved in everything from unearthing and articulating the leading insight, partnering with the VP of Analytics to define a data vision, through to a shared accountability for the creative product. You’ll lead and manage your team with vision and empathy; you foster a spirit of collaboration, openness, and accountability. You can bring clarity and calm when there is chaos.

YOU:

-Grew up digital: This isn’t about spending every waking hour on Twitter. It’s about showing that you’ve played with a lot of the digital world, that you’ve experimented and learned – sometimes for work, sometimes for the sake of it.

-Can grow business for the right reasons: You thrive in a pitch but you can also patiently help clients achieve their goals and create opportunity for your team.

-Stay hands on: It’s an open-space office and most teams sit together. Your role may stretch across teams, but we need you in the work, not just around it.

-Have a range of experiences: Across different categories executing campaign work, brand building, social media and involvement in web/ product builds.

-Can work with fellow digital grown-ups: This is an eclectic mix of designers, technologists, strategists and producers. You must be an adept facilitator of ideas and insights sessions and be able to bring the best out of collaborators. We want a person who keeps the team inspired, curious, and open-minded.

-Are well versed in research techniques: An ability to get to the nub of the problem through thorough desk-bound, primary research or the latest tools.

-12+ years brand planning experience; traditional and digital. Should be comfortable with UX and branding for systems as well as content. An idea generator who has handled a masterbrand in entirety.

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PLACED: Senior Strategist, Integrated/Digital, $90-100K, NYC

Break free from thinking-by-department. Get closer to making. Work with clients striving to recalibrate their business around digital. Agency values, not rules.

This funky, award-winning digital agency brings together product design, brand communications and social content to help businesses thrive. We’re looking for sensational talent in the Strategy space to take on a pivotal role in their growing practice.  These guys are also a little weird, extremely collaborative, and sometimes communicate entirely in gifs with the account, design and technology teams.  We’re now looking for a curious, passionate, jargon-free strategist with 5+ years experience. A kid at heart, you feel free to use your imagination and to make a fool of yourself in front of clients, all in the spirit of fun. This is a unique opportunity to help iterate around off-line gaming silliness that translates to shareable online content.

Here’s what we need in you:

  1. You grew up digital – This isn’t about spending every waking hour on Snap. It’s about showing that you’ve played with a lot of the digital world, that you’ve experimented and learned – sometimes for work, sometimes for the sake of it.
  2. You can tell a story – You understand narrative structure and can shape and reshape our content and work to ensure that is impactful and human. You can also package and present a compelling story.
  3. You grasp the fundamental concepts of the industry – You know how an insight differs from an observation, how a strategy differs from principles and tactics, and how ideas differ from executions. And you can show work that consistently and surprisingly delivers to these concepts.
  4. You can work with fellow digital grown-ups – You’ll be part of an eclectic mix of designers, technologists, strategists, producers and analysts, trying to achieve something new and powerful together.
  5. You love this stuff – Stories of innovation, trends and topics that inspire you both online and offline. We want a person who keeps the team inspired, curious and open-minded. You talk Creator speak, know what makes great content and have active social channels of your own.

The skills you’ll bring: (Few people are experts in all of the areas below; let us know which are your strengths.)

  1. Strategy – You’ll be able to show examples of how you’ve wrestled to understand business problems, to find provocative insights, and to create strategies that have ideas.
  2. Ideas – You’ll have them and help the team have them.
  3. Digital marketing – You’ll be able to turn SEO and web analytics thinking into ideas.
  4. Social media and content – You’ll understand what’s happening online and why; you’ll be able to research it all and create content that sticks.
  5. Communications and experience planning – You’ll know how to orchestrate an idea so that it doesn’t just launch and… then nothing. And you’ll be able to develop people-centric experience plans or customer journeys.

Sounds great?  Shoot your resume/work samples to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you?  Share your network and change someone’s life!