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Associate Director, Strategy

Company: AEG
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

rEvolution is an independent, global, and fully integrated sports marketing agency comprised of industry experts in consulting and business strategy alongside marketing and creative specialists who produce award-winning sponsorship and marketing campaigns for brands.
rEvolution is seeking an Associate Director, Strategy. This is a cross-functional role that leads strategy as part of integrated accounts and programs, collaborating with Creative, Account and specialists to deliver holistic sports marketing and sponsorship activation that drive the growth of client's brands.
This individual is proficient at distilling client asks and writing creative briefs that are insightful, clear and inspire breakthrough creative thinking. Equally comfortable translating data and insights, as sourcing trends and references, this role consistently innovates their own process and outputs to be as focused, clear, and thoughtful as they can be.
The Associate Strategy Director is adept at developing powerful narratives, presenting strategic solutions in simple, engaging and persuasive manner that are visually and verbally captivating. As a presenter, this individual tells a clear and compelling story, and anticipates as well as answer questions that may arise.
As part of the Creative team, this individual understands creative outputs across all channels and works with interagency departments against deadlines and budgets to deliver against client goals with sound strategy and top-class creative execution.
The ideal candidate will bring their own specialties - whether art, music, social media, or other - to the table to assist meaningfully as a subject matter expert; but will have skills applicable to integrated programs.
Additionally, this individual is active in growing the agency's work by supporting RFP responses and developing supporting content. This individual has strong attention to detail, excellent time management skills and a collaborative attitude.

  • Work in partnership with the Strategy Director to ensure consistent team practices; leading key accounts and projects
  • Work closely with Creative and Account Directors to deliver integrated activation plans and top-class creative execution
  • Harness data and develop insightful and actionable briefs and recommendations - comfortable in collaborating with Analytics & Insights and Research teams and using data for creative inspiration
  • Proactively identify opportunities for creative exploration; providing frameworks and insights to strengthen proposed concepts
  • Develop decks and content for large-scale pitches, presentations and workshops across various clients and new business opportunities
  • Proactively communicate across levels and assist Strategy Director with resourcing; identifying bandwidth issues and working to optimize the creative process
  • Stay on top of industry trends and technologies; maintaining a working knowledge of rEvolution services and other client work to gain insight on future opportunities for the agency Requirements
    • 6-8 years of experience at marketing agency or brand/property with minimum of 3 years in strategy role
    • Bachelor's degree in Advertising, Marketing or related field
    • Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite; familiar with project management tools
    • The ability to think creatively, conceptually and offer solutions; strong verbal and written communication
    • Portfolio or sample work that demonstrates a variety of experience within advertising and marketing
      WE ARE rEvolution
      We are a unique collective of marketing experts, built to move the needle for brands looking to leverage sport to achieve their business goals. We know how to convey brand stories authentically in all arenas across three pillars, strategy, activation, and measurement, to deliver best-in-class ideas, execution and evaluation.
      Our competitive advantage starts with a sustainable business strategy coupled with a passion to succeed as a team of talented people through our culture, values, principles, and an unwavering attention to detail.
      rEvolution is committed to embracing and supporting diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity. By continuing to build an inclusive global agency that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills, the greater our collective work will be.

      We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.
      Job Questions:
      • What is your website, blog or portfolio URL?
      • What is your LinkedIn Profile URL?
      • What date are you available?
      • What is your desired pay?

Keywords: AEG, Chicago , Associate Director, Strategy, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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