Hiring: Digital Strategist

CCT is a full-service, Denver-based ad agency focused on “5to9” brands: products and services that help people get more enjoyment out of their free time. We are an idea-driven company that attracts talented people looking to do the best work of their careers, in a creative and collaborative work environment that will challenge and inspire you. Work/Life balance is as important to us as it is to you. For more information, please visit www.cctadvertising.com.

We are seeking an experienced Digital Strategist to identify and define innovative and highly effective digital marketing strategies for our clients, and to ensure the highest quality production and execution of digital tactics. Excellent client management, strategic thinking and communication skills are required, supported by a strong technical foundation. The role requires an innovator, a trendsetter, and a progressive thinker who can connect digital to all other aspects of client business and drive growth opportunities.

Specifically, the Digital Strategist will be expected to:
**Perform detailed evaluations of client business environment including customer needs, capabilities/assets, and competitive realities to identify unique market opportunities and threats
**Analyze and integrate customer insight data, primary and secondary research, qualitative and quantitative data, brand strategy, account planning, creative execution, evolving technologies, and client objectives
**Apply breakthrough consumer insights to a holistic approach, integrating diverse channels (including internet, mobile, e-crm, video, emerging and future technologies)
**Evangelize the digital point of view, both internally and to clients, and foster a culture of intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and strategic thinking within the agency
**Help the agency develop compelling new service offerings and solutions
**Understand industry/market best practices and strive to incorporate them seamlessly in agency processes
**Lead the design of insight-driven digital strategies from opportunity identification through to experience definition
**Partner with Creative, Technology, Media and Account Management to ensure successful project execution and development
**Contribute to new business development, recruiting, team skill development, and digital “evangelization” initiatives

Qualifications:
5+ years of experience in similar position
Extensive knowledge of, and preferably, hands-on experience with a wide array of digital communication methods
Balance of technical skills with marketing agency experience and a general enthusiasm for relationship marketing, advertising, branding and communications
Ability to integrate and combine best practices from direct marketing, promotional marketing and CRM via a digital lens, tapping into specialists in those disciplines to provide sound strategic planning
Ability to see digital tactics as part of the overall strategy/campaign
Good listening skills, ability to gather project requirements
Able to predict (and suggest alternatives) when requirements exceed budget
Conversant in “Technical-ese” but articulate and able to speak in plain English (and explain complex digital concepts to non-technical people)
Present and participating in relevant social media venues
Well versed and continually feeding personal knowledge of digital trends
Portfolio demonstrating experience in mobile, web, and social
Familiarity with testing protocols, diligent about technical details
Ability to thrive in a fluid and entrepreneurial environment

Salary: TBD
Industry: Agency
Hiring Level: Senior
Job Opening Date: 07/13/2012
Application Deadline: 08/10/2012

Please send resumes to [email protected]

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