Digital Creative Director

We are looking for a Digital Creative Director to join our team! In this role, the Digital Creative Director will be the day-to-day creative leader on our digitally-focused clients, driving business for a range of clients hailing from the heart of Silicon Valley, to the granola of the Pacific Northwest, to the East Coast and even right here in the Twin Cities. On brief and beyond, you continue to push the boundaries to find new and better ways to improve our clients’ business and create amazing work.

RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Relationships

  • Build, manage and maintain effective working relationships with all co-workers, clients and vendors who interface with the agency
  • Thoroughly understand our clients’ business challenges and generate integrated creative strategies, ideas and copy that help our clients move their business forward.
  • Assure that agency work meets or exceeds clients’ and agency’s quality standards, is presented in a professional manner and is delivered in a timely fashion, within the client’s budget
  • Become a recognized expert in the client’s business, including business goals and objectives, products, markets, industry, distribution, etc.
  • Understand clear, measurable goals and objectives for client programs and projects, as well as action plans for implementing strategies to measure the effectiveness of agency’s work
  • Build client confidence in the agency
  • Help foster a fun and energetic working environment that ultimately enhances our marketing initiatives
  • Always meet deadlines and requirements regardless of the time frame
  • Always build teamwork and over deliver
  • Hire world-class talent within agreed upon Periscope standards
  • Must be a leader, but also a doer as needed

Communication

  • Manage all day-to-day efforts for digitally-led clients, including but not limited to immersive experiences in web, app, social, mobile-first and emerging tech
  • Manage a team of direct report designers
  • Keep all key members of management account and creative teams informed of agency’s work
  • Keep team informed on current issues that may affect the client-agency relationship, especially any problems or indications of dissatisfaction with agency performance
  • Be a positive influence on all of our vendors and partners

Business Development

  • Seek out opportunities to generate additional Periscope products and services, or to penetrate new areas of the client organization, digital or otherwise
  • Promote research and development of ideas and technologies that have business, agency and cultural impact
  • Always be alert to any business development opportunities
  • Handle all preparation and presentation of ideas
  • Manage specific accounts as well as new business pitches
  • Promote Periscope through speaking engagements, seminars, interviews, etc.
  • Perform other duties from time to time to meet the changing needs of the agency

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Exceptional creative ability
  • Extensive experience in brand, digital and how they work together
  • Strong skill set and experience in UI design, with additional experience in UX, content, strategy and SEO
  • Passion for teaching and growing departmental and agency capability
  • Desire to be a thought leader within and on behalf of the agency
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to handle high stress situations with effective results
  • Flexibility to work and communicate effectively with different types of people
  • Good intuition, social skills and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of cutting edge direct programs and a willingness to stay informed
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task
  • Creative problem solving and decision-making skills; excellent judgment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • 10+ years in marketing/marketing communications/advertising in agency or client organization (agency preferred), or equivalent
  • Incredible portfolio of creative work across various industries and brands
  • B.A. or master's degree in English, business (marketing preferred), journalism or liberal arts
  • Proven history of leading people and accounts
  • Ability to attract and maintain new business

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