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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.

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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

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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

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