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VP, Agency Growth & Business Development; Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Who we are.

A team of passionate people providing food and beverage companies with more complete 360+ marketing solutions than any other marketing agency in the region. We do this by building stronger, deeper relationships, understanding the who/how/why of the entire food chain and rolling up our sleeves to get it done. Open to on-site, or remote-to-relocation. Relocation assistance available.

Why you should work with us.

We strive every day to work a little harder, a little smarter and a little more together than yesterday in an effort to provide the richest, deepest, most-comprehensive and innovative solutions for our partners, present and future. Everyday. No excuses. If you want to join a team where everyone works hard, solves problems, builds relationships, acts on intuition, is flexible and brings positive energy to the problem, join us.

The role.

Seeking a strategic, results-oriented, go-getter to join the agency leadership team. You are driven, committed and passionate about growing a business into something beyond expectation. You get excited about growth and evolution. You possess a “can-do” attitude and are not afraid to navigate a complex and fluid environment. You understand the race can be a marathon not a sprint. You are motivated by challenges and consider “no” a reason to keep pushing. You are a natural leader but understand the importance of collaboration and teamwork. You are knowledgeable about what’s current but even more excited about what’s next.

The job.

  • Member of the agency Leadership Team representing New Business Development and Agency Growth. Work side-by-side with President to develop and roadmap a 1-to 3-year agency vision and strategic growth plan.
  • Develop, manage and execute a comprehensive new business strategy/plan to successfully support current and future agency vision.
  • Articulate new business strategy and direction to senior management through clarification of key customer requirements and conducting competitive analysis and market research.
  • Lead New Business team to uncover and develop opportunities for agency to make sales presentations to targeted prospects. Manage team strategy, direction, development and execution of physical pitch presentations.
  • Grow established business. Provide strategic guidance for select clients with focus on scope expansion through additional content development and services.
  • Uncover areas for potential revenue growth through expansion of services within agency.
  • Drive strategic insights through analytics/research to ultimately provide stimulus and guidance for targeted agency campaigns and initiatives.
  • Provide strategic advice to agency leadership providing accurate view of the market and agency future.
  • Manage public relations/agency branding efforts to extend agency exposure through seminar/webinar and podcast speaking engagements for key team members to increase awareness of agency story and success.
  • Management of agency credential presentations for all outreach to prospective clients.
  • Lead agency training and development to boost team morale and knowledge base; fill voids.
  • Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth.
  • Explore agency partnerships via regional organizations to fill potential gaps in portfolio of services.

Requirements.

  • Leadership capabilities to facilitate agency teamwork to achieve business goals while promoting a culture of common purpose
  • Ability to manage a pitch from initial lead generation to close
  • Proven ability for strategic thinking and proactive problem solving
  • Ability to develop and execute a multi-faceted agency plan for service area growth and new business development, from conception to execution
  • Be a team player, have a positive attitude, outgoing personality and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Proven track record of successful business development and account growth programs
  • 10+ years of marketing/advertising experience
  • Open to on-site, or remote-to-relocation. Relocation assistance available.

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

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Creative Director; Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Who we are.

A team of passionate people providing food and beverage companies with more complete 360+ marketing solutions than any other marketing agency in the region. We do this by building stronger, deeper relationships, understanding the who/how/why of the entire food chain and rolling up our sleeves to get it done. Open to on-site, or remote-to-relocation. Relocation assistance available.

Why you should work with us.

We strive every day to work a little harder, a little smarter and a little more together than yesterday in an effort to provide the richest, deepest, most-comprehensive and innovative solutions for our partners, present and future. Everyday. No excuses. If you want to join a team where everyone works hard, solves problems, builds relationships, acts on intuition, is flexible and brings positive energy to the problem, join us.

The role.

The agency is an agency in transition. This search is actual proof of that. The agency has roots and a solid history, but the future is the focus. As is new business. And a better creative product. We are looking for someone who is looking for an opportunity to make an impact. Bring a point of view. Be a leader with a team first mentality. A mentor. A realistic dreamer who thinks in terms of “What if” and “Why not.” Someone who can look at the whole picture, help develop strategy and translate that strategy into creative solutions for our current and future clients. New business experience and success is a must. Meaning, this someone has run a pitch. Presented. And won. More than once. We are open to art or copy backgrounds, but gut says this person is copy side. We believe this is an awesome opportunity for someone who thinks they should have been given this opportunity years ago. Well. Here it is.

The job.

Build a top-notch agency creative team and be responsible for overall quality of work produced. Reporting to the President, this lead Creative Director should:

  • Be responsible for managing the agency creative process from concept to completion.
  • Possess expert knowledge of the business side of design and advertising; translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies.
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with agency and client teams to develop innovative and actionable creative initiatives.
  • Analyze brand tracking, market trends, consumer need and the competitive landscape.
  • Spearhead and manage content strategy for both small-scale and large-scale projects, harnessing strategy, digital and brand design and technology.
  • Partner with social/digital media team to manage and direct in-house agency content studio.
  • Ensure visual communication, brand standards and strategic brief initiatives are met.
  • Have an instinctual grasp of what will work when branding a client; developing a marketing plan; concepting a social strategy etc. and understand what creative ideas will play well in the market.
  • Present, or oversee presentation of work and obtain approvals for deliverables.
  • Actively participate in recruiting, hiring, training and leading creative staff.
  • Manage and cultivate career development of creative staff members.
  • Determine and monitor productions schedules and provide work direction to staff.
  • Prioritize work and resources across projects based on short-and long-term needs, establishing production schedules by collaborating with creative, account and production teams.
  • Improve quality results by studying, evaluating and reworking creative process and procedures.

Requirements.

  • Ability to prioritize work and set schedule to meet deadlines. High level of productivity.
  • Superb interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Commitment to work efficiently and effectively while managing multiple team members juggling multiple projects.
  • Coaching skills, strong leadership and the ability to foster teamwork.
  • High energy and passion balanced with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Experience and skills to develop a pitch from initial lead to presentation.
  • Proven ability for strategic thinking and proactive problem solving.
  • Dedication to high creative standards for the agency and for our clients.
  • Open to on-site, or remote-to-relocation. Relocation assistance available.

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

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PLACED: Brand Strategist, $75-95K; NYC

Ready to join an independent, full-service advertising and media agency with a mission to change the way the world feels about advertising?

Recently, the agency embarked on building an internal strategy function, realizing that in order to achieve being one of the top independent agencies in the country, they had to have a Head of Strategy as part of the core team; now there is significant client demand. The agency believes in the power of a tight, smart creative insight to spark great ideas; their best work has always come from the best briefs. Help them write more of those. Help them keep clients on track and single minded. Help to better understand audiences and their mindsets. Help develop unique ways to tease out those insights. Help lead clients who want to believe in the gospel of creativity but need the tools to prove to their bosses that they’re not crazy.

The agency has been building out capabilities to give them additional control over every aspect of the creative work. Strategy is an integral piece to the puzzle, and they need to scale this offering. We are looking to hire a mid-level Strategist to both support the Head of Strategy and work independently on both existing clients and new business.

What you’ll DO:

  • Support all aspects of strategy—including brand, creative and communication strategy
  • Partner with account team, creative team and media team to make the work better and make the process more user-friendly; ultimately helping to develop new and different ways of working together along the way
  • Craft creative briefs that result in work that works—including tactical projects that just need some focus and more meaty challenges that need a POV, creative guardrails and inspiration
  • Help setup, defend and sell creative ideas in simple yet impactful ways
  • Generate strategic POVs with a unique voice—whether it’s an audit of the competition, an audit of secondary research, or just a collection of observations that make someone else sit back and think “whoa, I never thought about things like that”
  • Execute primary research and deliver the results in a way that brings creative teams and clients into the insights uncovered
  • Embrace a company culture that breeds ingenuity, optimism, trust, collaboration and growth
  • Contribute to thought-leadership pieces within and outside the agency

YOU are:

  • 2-5 years of experience working as a Strategist within a creative agency ideally, or brand owner, consultancy where creative ideas were an integral part of output
  • Comfortable in a collaborative setting—both in the form of workshops with clients, and internal reviews with other teams/disciplines at the agency
  • Diverse background of strategic skills/projects showing that there’s familiarity with different strategic tools and a unique POV that helped them make it their own
  • High interest in building creative ideas that stand out in culture and will connect with humans who live in the real world
  • Intellectually minded and relentlessly curious to learn more in life; your POV on advertising should be informed by your POV on other parts of your life
  • Bonus points for anyone who has an eye for design and has gotten compliments on the design of the documents they create

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

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PLACED: Media Director, Communications Planning; $195-250K, NYC

Ready to join an independent, full-service advertising and media agency with a mission to change the way the world feels about advertising?

The convergence of media and creative is accelerating, and clients are looking to this agency more and more for media guidance. This is an opportunity to provide real value to client partners, improve the ad experience for people on the other end of communications and fill a need that is being sorely underserved by incumbents.

The agency’s ability to make ads that people notice and love has translated into exceptional business results for clients across industry verticals. Over the last 3+ years, they have made the investment in building out media planning and buying capabilities. Last year, top line revenue grew over 200%; 80% of new business consolidated their media with the agency, and these were annual retainers, not projects. Now, the next step is to scale this offering; they have a media team who are very good at what they do, and now need a new department leader.

The Media Communications Director will be the strategic architect of campaigns and create a steady heartbeat of what media should be. Media sits at the intersection of ideas and activation, so it will be important that this person has a creative spirit and an analytical mind, someone who can contextualize an idea within the appropriate channels and ultimately ensure that creative execution and media all work in perfect harmony.

The process here is iterative – working hand-in-hand with account teams, creatives, producers and brand strategists to make world-class work happen, whatever it takes. You’ll be involved from idea inception, through to final implementation and beyond. You’ll help the agency in understanding how to take what they make and connect it with people; whether it be teenagers buying cereal, assistants booking private jets for their demanding boss, or middle aged guys buying supplements to help support their aching muscles. You’ll need to be able to bring comms planning alive for the agency, and show how media can be used creatively to give ideas an extra dimension. You’ll need to challenge and inspire the creative teams day in, day out, and encourage them to think differently about how channels can work to enhance what they’re producing. This is a high profile and vital role which sits at the very core of what they’re striving to achieve as an agency.

What you’ll DO:

  • Lead day-to-day comms planning for high-profile, award winning accounts; play a key role in building trusted relationships with clients alongside other co-workers
  • Lead media team to develop, activate, steward and reconcile all media recommendations
  • Partner closely with Account, Strategy and Creative leads to ensure creative ideas make most effective use of an integrated mix of owned, earned and paid channels, and are deployed via innovative, targeted media and tech
  • Partner closely with the clients’ owned channel teams to ensure that the communication idea is adopted and executed seamlessly throughout social, PR, and digital/social/mobile properties
  • Partner closely with media agency partners on key accounts to ensure that ideas are deployed through the proper mix of paid/owned/earned channels
  • Partner with account teams to develop consumer journeys for each campaign or activity
  • Determine the communications tasks for each campaign and write task briefs that guide messaging and execution tailored for each channel
  • Create measurable campaign KPI’s, helping to enhance creative effectiveness and improve sell rate of innovative ideas
  • Read and analyze campaign metrics and leverage insights from data to improve comms effectiveness
  • Responsible for demonstrating an understanding of consumer behaviors within media, and a working knowledge of media relevant to the client’s business including TV, digital, social, experiential, print, OOH, and search
  • Showcase an understanding of digital, social and emerging platforms and technologies, specifically programmatic
  • Lead comms planning in new business pitches

What YOU offer:

  • 15+ years of experience in comms planning and/or media planning roles; expertise in developing digital, social and experiential marketing plans
  • Proven experience leading an account and building strong relationships with senior client leadership; must show record of ability to effectively drive agency agenda of great work
  • Experience managing and mentoring individuals with backgrounds in a variety of skill sets
  • Experience of integrated advertising campaigns across multiple media channels and the ability to demonstrate its impact on the brand
  • Entrepreneurial nature; interest in helping to develop and implement new department process
  • Superior professionalism with strong persuasion skills that allow for selling of ideas and strategies to prospective and existing clients
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills as well as proven ability to develop well written documents and eloquently present
  • Ambitious, curious, and collaborative personality who is open to helping with any task
  • Hands on experience with technology platforms (Google, DSP, DCM, Social) is beneficial
  • Be nice

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

PLACED: Project Management Director, NYC; $125-150K

Help craft and tell beautiful stories, achieving the most creative and effective end result for the brand and the agency. Boutique ad agency with lifestyle clientele seeks to add highly passionate Project Management Director who will be the workflow authority for the agency. Someone who has built a career in Project Management, and understands that the agency is a business and you look to manage its workflow & resource deployment while minimizing churn.

What you’ll do:

-Motivate the PM and broader agency team by displaying a high level of respect, accountability and command for timelines, process and resource management across the agency

-Partnering with the CCO, ECD’s, Managing Director, and account management team, utilize a holistic view of the departments to offer guidance and recommendations on staff allocations

-Identify opportunities for workflow enhancement and embark on ways to refresh and share best practices across teams

-Assign and align resource needs with staff availability, strengths and developmental needs to maintain project and staff efficiency across multiple teams

-Participate in SOW creation process with Account Directors

-Monthly monitoring of agency hours to track burn across accounts, partnering with Account Directors to manage

-Assume accountability for the training and mentoring of PM staff, even those outside your brand assignment

-Project Manage key priority clients for the agency, while keeping track of other smaller projects working in tandem with other PM’s and Account Management team

-Integrate with other Senior leaders across departments to further the success of the Agency

The perfect candidate has:

-10+ years of project management experience within the advertising industry across multichannel media projects

-Experience managing and mentoring with a proven track record of hiring and developing staff

-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead teams in high-pressure situations

-The ability to think big picture, while not losing sight of the details

-Quality decision making and problem solving

-High level Emotional Intelligence and ability to navigate different personalities

Sounds perfect, right? Shoot your resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please feel free to pass this opportunity along to a friend.