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Senior Creative Strategist

  • Salary: £40000 - £50000
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol
  • Industry: All
Job description Seeking a Senior Creative Strategist for award winning Bristol based agency to come on board and expand the strategic branding capability and improve client perception of service offerings and to focus the development of creativity for clients by providing high-quality creative briefing and project support, ensuring creative is developed within the scope of the brief.

The role in a nutshell;
- Attend client project briefings, meetings and research groups/debriefs to act as strategic counsel to the team
- Prepare for and lead strategy workshops (positioning; brand architecture; innovation; naming etc.) and client strategy presentations - researching the relevant categories/markets; preparing presentations; analysing client research
- Deliver pitch work from preparation of credentials; interrogation of pitch briefs; development of strategic response and explanation of creative work
- Provide & deliver strategic leadership, support, guidance & direction on all of the accounts
- Write and deliver (with style!) succinct, focused and inspiring creative briefs for the creative team
- Prepare analysis and structured justification for creative direction on projects
- Write concept statements; brand positioning and copy for designs - help to explain and sell work in the simplest and most compelling way possible
- Work directly with the Creative Services Director to identify/research new markets and generate strategic work to feed into the new business strategy (some presentations at board level required)
- Work closely with Creative Services team on client development, generate regular insight and trend-based content which explore opportunity areas for brands to connect with consumers
- Regularly contribute to the website with thought pieces, articles and other relevant content that builds on our strategic credentials
- Regularly review creative work to ensure it is on brief and the best quality

The right person will enjoy working in a lively, noisy and at times a very fast moving environment. Someone with a good sense of humour, who is open minded to an evolving role and a growing business. Who is outgoing and confident and who isn't afraid to say it as they see it. Energy and enthusiasm is a prerequisite as well as having ambition, but not if it comes at the price of great team working, because we're not only looking for someone that can bring their genius planning skills to the table but also someone that can inject a bit of their own oomph!

The experience/knowledge:
- Have 4-6 years' experience in a brand building environment - either gained on the client side in brand management or agency side managing strategy and projects for client brands
- You may have a background in client service or strategic planning, but must have a detailed, practical knowledge of branding, with an appetite for the latest trends in brand communications, brand building and how they can help this client stand out from the crowd
- You will be dynamic, bright, self-motivated, open-minded, down-to-earth, hungry to learn and with a strong creative dimension
- You will also need to have a gift for communication in both written and spoken forms - being easily able to convey ideas simply; write clear concept statements and be able to justify creative work in a comprehensive and compelling way. The designers will love you even more if you can do the odd doodle to explain your thinking!
- On a practical level a high degree of familiarity with Keynote is desirable, but MS Office is essential, including PowerPoint, at which you should be at near Wizard level
- You may, on occasion, be required to attend external meetings within the UK and abroad so you must have and maintain a valid passport

In return, you will be working in one of the most amazingly collaborative environments with a team of super creatives on well-known international brands. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
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