Creative Technologist for 360 Integrated Advertising Agency
Role: Creative Technologist (2100)
Client: 360 Integrated Advertising Agency
Location: New York, NY
Type: Direct Hire
This Hired Guns client, a go-to source for making new brands big and big brands better, is searching for a Creative Technologist. The best Gun for this gig is someone who can sit between the various constituencies inside the agency and describe what’s possible when it comes to integrating technology and advertising … so that they can do the seemingly impossible (and maybe take home a Cannes Lion award or two).
You’ve been in this game a long time, and your extensive experience has given you a robust understanding of which technologies will engender the most engaging experiences across all media platforms. You may be an Experience Designer, a Creative Mastermind, or some title we’ve never heard of – the important thing is that you’ve got direct experience contributing to the ideation and creative development of campaigns with inventive and original digital components and a thorough knowledge of the capabilities of specific programs and platforms.
All that impressive background hasn’t gone to your head, however; you’ve got excellent relationship skills and a keen sense of the best way to work with people and teams across disciplines and with different, sometimes competing priorities. You’ll often find yourself in new business settings convincing clients to go where no man has gone before, so strong persuasion and presentation skills will be helpful.
As the Creative Technologist, your main task will be to spearhead the technical capabilities side of the agency’s creative development effort. You will be asked to help define digital solutions and to drive innovation within the agency. This is a brand-new role created specifically for someone just like you, which means you’ll have lots of support and influence. But it also means that there’s no pre-written rule book for the job: you need to be decisive, entrepreneurial, and downright courageous to succeed. (But hey, you’re a Hired Gun – so that goes without saying!)
Working alongside creatives, planners, brand teams and account management, your aim will be to get client buy-in, drive the digital portion of new business, and grow the company’s share of existing business. You may also be called upon to bring your co-workers up to speed on subject matter relevant to digital advertising and creative technology. So being an evangelist goes with the territory.
Your skills matter. So does your training, experience, and background. But above all else, these guys want someone who is every bit as passionate about digital branding as they are.
Be a part of a winning new business team, contributing digital thought leadership with a focus on creative solutions.