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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.

PLACED: Production Manager, Experiential; $75-100K, Brooklyn

Creative event production agency, developing innovative design-led experiences for brands worldwide is seeking a savvy, technical Production Manager with hands-on production experience (4-7 years) to join their NYC team. Most importantly, you must deliver on 4 key values: Confident. Creative. Innovative. Collaborative.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced production manager to work with a talented team on hugely creative and innovative experiential projects for clients including Amazon, Snap Inc, ITV Studios, Hulu, Live Nation and Shopify. Reporting into the Head of Production in the London office and working alongside a team of local producers, you will deliver the day to day production management of large-scale projects globally to an exceptional standard, maintaining high production value. You will be a boots on the ground production manager with a proven ability to build collaborative relationships internally, and externally with clients and suppliers. The ideal candidate will have a natural and genuine passion for technical innovation, be experienced in delivering large-scale projects and have excellent management and organizational skills. Practical skills in a technical production discipline an advantage.

With a very good understanding of the client product and business environment, you’ll lead the production planning process on your projects, and support the team on their projects, as required, with proactive production management and delivery of projects through the triple constraints of cost, time, and quality. A natural at building successful client relationships, you can also smoothly and efficiently deliver onsite from build to derig. Assessing production feasibility of client briefs, you’ll work closely with project leads to feed in costs and manage the production aspect of the budget, while crafting detailed production schedules and additional project documentation. Other expected responsibilities are -conducting detailed site surveys; onsite supplier briefings; contracting, management and negotiation of suppliers; project wrap up and reconciliation. The ability to read and interpret technical plans and drawings is a plus. Agency experience is required.

Sounds great?! Shoot your resume to hunter@thehuntinglodgenyc.com. Not for you? Please 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!

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HOLD: Experiential Strategist, NYC

Award-winning, full-service Experiential marketing agency seeks a highly talented Strategist to join the NYC team. The agency creates dynamic brand experiences for both mass and luxury brands. Clients include some of the most globally-recognized entities in entertainment, technology, fashion, beauty, publishing, retail, spirits, automotive, etc. Their growing diversity practice develops campaigns for Hispanic, African America, and LGBTQ+ markets, heightening culturally relevant conversations and often implementing social change. This position reports to the Creative Director and Director of Business Development.

What WE need from YOU:

  • Must be an idea machine! Actively contribute strategic thinking to brainstorming.
  • Inspire team members and inject energy and ideas into brainstorming sessions – innovation, emerging trends, new technologies, and overall original thinking are necessary.
  • Draft pitch decks – must have solid writing skills and a sense of presentation design.
  • Participate in new business pitches, creative reviews, site visits, etc; prepare clear and focused hand-off to Experiential Designer once pitch is green-lit.
  • Be a creative-type who budgets well – have a sense of what things cost for both mass and luxury brand activations and experiences.
  • Initiate overall campaign aesthetic and guest experience – to include, but not limited to scenic fabrications, furniture selection, art installations, first impressions, staging, product displays, pop-up shops, retail settings, window displays, packaging design, collateral, etc.
  • Prepare swipe, renderings, floorplans, drafting, drawings, etc. when applicable; and/or manage vendors to do so, as well as manage freelance talent, when necessary.
  • 5+ years in experiential marketing, events, architecture, or other relevant fields.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office; Vectorworks, Sketchup a plus
  • Detail-oriented and well organized with an ability to juggle multiple projects in tandem.

*Those with Multicultural/Diversity & Inclusion experience are strongly encouraged to apply.*

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