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Associate Director of Strategy

As a part of The Brandtech Group, we're at the forefront of leveraging cutting-edge AI technology to revolutionise how we create and deliver work. Our AI solutions enhance efficiency, spark creativity, and drive insightful decision-making, empowering our teams to produce innovative and impactful results.

About the role:

Our partner agency, Inside Ideas, is looking for an Associate Director of Strategy to join our team moving at the speed of culture working on multinational beverage brands.

In this role, you will be dedicated to building brands on solid strategic foundations, using the media available to meet specific client goals. You should be able to lead brand strategy work for new and existing brands within a large portfolio and have strong working relationships and other key capabilities including creative and insights. You will pull together strategic reports on ad hoc topics for C-suite clients, using data from Brandwatch and other social listening tools to back up your findings.

We need a strategic thinker who is as comfortable putting together comms frameworks and content ecosystems as writing quick turnaround briefs for reactive opportunities. You should enjoy working with creatives and be able to guide social analysts to produce thorough but digestible reports. Most of all, you need to be quick thinking and able to work with a multi-talented team across a range of exciting but demanding clients. It is important that you approach work with a representative, authentic, and nuanced lens to accurately and progressively reach and portray diverse consumers across the globe.

What you will be doing:

  • Guiding and developing brand strategy
  • Creating 360-degree comms frameworks
  • Writing social playbooks
  • Ad hoc reporting for C-suite clients
  • Managing the reporting and social listening coming from our team of community managers
  • Collaborating closely with creative teams on content and social strategy 
  • Coming to clients with proactive new ideas and approaches
  • Working with media teams from the client and other agencies
  • Providing thought leadership on best practices and trends in digital and social
  • Conducting primary and secondary audience research for data and insights
  • Turning research into thoughtful, streamlined, structured stories that set up strategies and creative ideas

What you need to be great in this role:

  • 7+ years of experience as a Strategist
  • 5+ years of advertising agency experience
  • Knowledge of BrandWatch and social listening tools and 4+ years of experience working in those listening tools
  • 3-5 years of experience managing projects and working with account and creative teams
  • Degree in related field or equivalent
  • Experience presenting to and reporting for key stakeholders
  • Must be entrepreneurial in mindset and have the ability to understand people’s needs, identify opportunities, and build relationships with stakeholders to act on them
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Energetic and highly proactive
  • Outstanding communication and written skills
  • At the time of this posting, the base salary for this position may range from $105,000.00 to $125,000.00. Individual compensation varies based on job related factors, including location, business needs, level of responsibility, experience, and qualifications. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package. 
Req ID: 8871
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OLIVER believes that agencies work better inside a brand’s organization – delivering more effective work at the speed and flexibility required to drive modern businesses forward. Using our unique methodology, and supported by bespoke technology, we design, build, and operate specialist, custom creative ecosystem with our clients. We believe that proximity enables better collaboration, leading to better marketing solutions.

Established in 2004, our model is now driven by nearly 3,000 people worldwide, working across more than 200 custom creative ecosystems in over 25 countries. We are the undisputed leader in our space, which means we carry the responsibility and humility that comes with breaking new ground, continually evolving one of the most transformative agency models in history. People who join OLIVER come to us from all stages of their careers, from entry-level to agency veteran.  They find a culture of entrepreneurism, direct and meaningful client impact, deep collaboration across offices and teams, and frankly, a bit of the unknown. If you’re most comfortable in safe, predictable environments, OLIVER may not be for you. That said, we will also give you the support, tools, feedback, and recognition to be your best – we want you to achieve what you strive for. The opportunities for growth are as wide as you can make them.

Our Values and how to live them  

  • Ambition. You look for opportunities to deliver greater value to those around you
  • Imagination. You identify a range of solutions to problems
  • Inspiration. You lead by example and encourage others
  • Inclusion. You are actively pro-inclusive and anti-racist across our community, clients and creations
  • Learning. You have excellent listening skills that helps you to learn from our clients and those around you
  • Results. You accept responsibility for your action

We've set ambitious, market-leading environmental and social goals around sustainability at OLIVER. We have committed to be net zero by 2030 and take far reaching action on DE&I in the sector. We expect everyone to contribute to our mission, embedding sustainability into every department and through every stage of the project lifecycle. 

Inside Ideas Group and its’ affiliates are equal opportunity employers committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All suitable applicants shall be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local laws.

Inside Ideas Group and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruitment department. IIG does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. 

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