PLACED: Concept Strategist, Experiential, NYC

This buzz-worthy experiential boutique leverages human connection to impact people in smart, meaningful ways. To do that well, they need both bright brains and big brawn. You’ll be part of a network of experts delivering the best in experiential, retail, digital environments, live media and social disciplines. This shop is a fast moving, forward-looking organization that is always looking for fresh, relevant ideas while exploring new solutions for engaging audiences through experiences that generate shareable content.

A strategic ally, the agency is a sought after partner, crafting real world experiences that resonate over shared, earned, and owned media for the world’s best brands and agencies. As such, you should expect to deliver at the highest quality with passion and accuracy; you should have a strong level of strategic and creative thinking chops. You can approach every challenge from a holistic perspective; combining activation, content generation, digital experiences (on and offline), environmental and traditional elements, you’ll collaborate in crafting magical concepts and campaigns that are at once bold and deeply effective.

We’re on the hunt for a proven Concept Strategist who is focused on the details and eager to develop experiential strategy and social communities for our clients. With the ability to translate strategy into smart and sound experiential and digital tactics, you’ll help develop myriad brand activations – Cannes, SXSW, CES, marquee events, product launches, tv promotions, vertical partnerships, political speakers, pop-ups, etc. This person should have the ability to understand the “big picture” and offer macro-level solutions. You’re a client engager who builds upon existing and cultivates new relationships.  Knowing the right questions to ask, you can guide a team in opportunity identification, strategic thinking and the subsequent development and deployment of marketing programs. A savvy integrated thinker, please have 2-5 years of experience with the ability to develop and deliver compelling client presentations, the confidence to think on your feet, and a hunger for quality, fun, and innovation. Please be incessantly curious about the world, culture, and trends that affect the business, have the ability to think creatively about a variety of challenges and enliven the way the agency thinks. A great sense of humor and a positive attitude always helps.

Sounds good?! Shoot your resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network.

 

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PLACED: Associate Research Director, Qual, $90-110K, NYC

Boutique strategy and research shop is seeking to add a magical thinker and leader to their nimble team. This is a fast growing shop who thinks research should be fun! The firm specializes in utilizing digital technology and creative qualitative methodology to help clients solve their biggest challenges. Work tends to focus on new product development, communications development, and consumer empathy building. You’ll connect with consumers to understand what they want/need and how they live, to better create products, services or marketing and then turn this insight into powerful strategy.

We are looking for real people who share a passion for problem-solving, interest in understanding people’s motivations and behaviors, and talent for storytelling; creative, interesting and talented people who want to do great and innovative work. The major offering of the agency is the creation, engagement, and mining of bespoke, closed online consumer communities; offline work generally takes the form of 1-on-1 interviews. Your role will involve managing on/offline qualitative research, connecting with clients, overseeing junior talent, pitching new business, and working within an entrepreneurial team to create business-changing insights, crafting beautiful reports and writing like the wind. Current clients include General Mills, Pepsico, UBS, Delta, Coca-Cola, Reebok, Vans, Gap, Kipling, ABInBev, AXA, etc.

Please be human, imaginative, and energized; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued. Previous qualitative research, brand consultancy or ad agency planning work required. Anywhere between 5-7+ years relevant experience; intelligence and cultural awareness a must.

Sounds perfect?  Shoot your resume and a work sample to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com.Not for you?  Share with your network and get someone working!

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PLACED: Research Director (Qual), $120-150K, NYC

Ready to join a new breed of qualitative research company?

Global insight and strategic branding group is seeking to add an inspirational Research Director to their nimble and entrepreneurial team.  These folks believe research should be creative, rigorous, and flexible.

The Research Director will have various responsibilities including client management and drafting proposals, to workshops and creation of documentaries, reporting, new business pitches, invoicing, strategic initiatives, conducting various modes of research (ethnographies, shop-alongs, in-depth interviews, moderation of focus groups, etc.), development of junior staff, operations/P&L.  An important aspect of this role will also be helping to develop and secure new business either through existing or forged relationships.  Present projects touch on myriad categories such as CPG, technology, retail, hospitality, lifestyle, etc.  Enjoyment is key; please love what you do.

YOU are a talented senior researcher, planner or strategist with an involved, passionate, connected, collaborative spirit. You are smart, ambitious, exciting, a strategic thinker up for the challenge of growth.  You’ll need to be able to win business from and work with some of the most cutting edge clients that are out there. You’ll want to work on some of the most exciting projects in research and brand development with some of the most experienced practitioners. Experienced in tackling strategic, high profile briefs and projects, you’ll be happy working in a creative, informal but intellectually demanding environment.

Further, a forward-thinking qualitative researcher with 7+ years experience (planning, brand consulting and/or research), involved in all stages of the research process, from designing and setting up projects and conducting fieldwork, through to analysis, report writing/storytelling and presenting findings. You must have experience leading projects and being the main client point of contact.  You should relish the idea of working in a small growing team that offers progression through achievement and attitude rather than moving up a static career ladder.  Please be human, creative and full of energy; resourcefulness, flexibility, individual passions, and confidence mixed with quirkiness are highly valued.

You will be fully supported by a well developed project management team, back office support team, film team and a very ambitious group of qualitative researchers and brand consultants who delight in getting on planes to go to places to solve client problems. Compensation will be competitive based on the skills and experience of the candidate and will include healthcare, 4 weeks vacation as standard, participation in the company bonus scheme and of course invitations to our various outings, shindigs and away days.

If this is you, send us your resume and a presentation showing that you are as smart as f*ck and never boring and why we would be mad not to have you on the team.  Email: hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com

PLACED: Senior Account Planner, $110K, NYC

Are you a creative problem-solver who can think big, is a student of culture and are passionate about ideas? Come join the agency that creates innovative cultural movements for exceptional brands.

Seeking an inquisitive and self-aware Senior Account Planner with the experience and stature to lead accounts/projects independently, yet knows when to ask for help. With initiative and confidence, you can demonstrate a proficiency with myriad research methodologies and are adept at procuring, analyzing and distilling primary & secondary research, through to developing brand strategy recommendations grounded in human insights, guiding project trajectories and realizing the full potential of each client engagement. Collaborative in spirit, you’ll work closely with agency’s Design, Account and Leadership teams to deliver creative excellence, engaging clients and consumers through compelling brand strategy insights. Awash in pop culture and emerging trends, you have an ever-expanding knowledge-base and remain current on key subject matter and industry areas. Agency clients are diverse and require a quick mind and eagerness to understand their categories and businesses. A proven track record of excellence in writing and presenting will put you ahead of the pack.

And please… be collaborative and welcoming; people need to feel they can ask for your help and actively involve you in discussions with clients and amongst the team. You are quick thinking and smart, able to debate complex issues with clients at length and under pressure. To that end, you likely have a natural authority and can clearly and brilliantly express complex ideas simply. However, you need to act in an ‘open’ way, responding openly to client questions, seeking information from other parties and sharing the knowledge you have. Your ‘can do’ spirit is infectious and attractive to both colleagues and clients. Experience working with financial brands is a plus; 5-7 years of agency strategic planning experience required.

Sounds great? Please shoot your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!

PLACED: Group Strategy Director, $200-250K, NYC

Are you a creative problem-solver who can think big, is a student of culture and are passionate about ideas? Come join the agency that creates innovative cultural movements for exceptional brands.

Seeking a seasoned, talented and ambitious group strategy lead to work across multiple accounts, new business development and mentor a team of junior and senior strategists. Partnering with the CEO and Account leads, you’ll provide leadership and vision, articulating brand needs and developing appropriate strategy processes/deliverables for myriad project proposals.  You’ll contribute to the agency’s ongoing refinement of a unique strategic offering, marketing approach, and communications; playing a key role in pitch development and presentations. In addition, you will also have day-to-day responsibilities on marquee clients and should be equally comfortable leading C-Suite relationships as well as rolling up your sleeves and getting scrappy. You can find the human insight to solve a business problem and further develop that idea into actionable and superior creative executions.

Please… be collaborative and welcoming; people need to feel they can ask for your help and actively involve you in discussions with clients and amongst the team. You are quick thinking and smart, able to debate complex issues with clients at length and under pressure. To that end, you likely have a natural authority and can clearly and brilliantly express complex ideas simply. However, you need to act in an ‘open’ way, responding openly to client questions, seeking information from other parties and sharing the knowledge you have. Your ‘can do’ spirit is infectious and attractive to both colleagues and clients. Experience working with financial brands is a plus; category diversity also a plus. 12-15 years of agency strategic planning experience a must.

Sounds great? Please shoot your resume/portfolio to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Share with your network and get someone working!