Digital Strategist

Strategy · Chicago, Illinois
Department Strategy
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Title: Digital Strategist

Job Location: Remote

Division / Dept: Strategy

Reports To / Title: President

Position Details / Hours: FT, 40 hours/wk

 


About 1o8 & You

1o8 believes that the best marketing is a perfect blend of big ideas and performance marketing, so we created the first agency curated to deliver both. The result? More impactful and effective work at the speed and flexibility required to drive modern businesses forward. Our unique, bespoke approach to creative problem solving, within our teams and with our clients, is designed to build a strong foundation of trust. This trust allows us to quickly identify and deliver the most meaningful marketing solutions – and have more fun together!


As groundbreakers in the Big-Brand-meets-Performance-Marketing space, we hold ourselves accountable for forging ahead with responsibility and humility. As a newer agency, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in evolving our culture; one that’s built on entrepreneurism, direct and meaningful client impact, deep collaboration across teams, and, at times, wading into uncharted waters. If you’re most comfortable in the predictable environment of traditional agencies, 1o8 may not be for you. That said, we aren’t fans of chaotic work environments. Our consistency is found in how we work. Though we know each client and project will be different, the way we treat clients and each other – with respect, empathy, curiosity, and a good dose of humor – remains the same. We at 1o8 are also committed to giving YOU the support, tools, feedback, and recognition to be your best – we are intentional in learning what you want to achieve and active in helping you identify paths to getting there. We truly want to partner with you in your quest to grow.


The ideal candidate flourishes in an entrepreneurial environment and is both a thinker and a doer - someone who thrives on the ability to help solve our clients’ largest problems.


Responsibilities

The 1o8 team is built to help our clients win by understanding the roles their products play in consumers’ lives, and bringing stories to life to help grow clients’ brands.


The Digital Strategist is a skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing, and is responsible for creating a clear and comprehensive strategy and channel plan to accomplish client’s goals that can guide the work of the entire 1o8 team and its partners. They will be tasked with analyzing user experience data, initiating digital projects, reporting on planned and current strategies, leading effective digital marketing strategies, and ensuring that projects are executed within budget. They will play a pivotal role in growing the agency’s business, customer base, and improving user experience. Ideal candidates for this position should be innovative, and web and multimedia savvy. Ultimately, the outstanding Digital Strategist should have a firm grasp of the various digital touch points, steer our organization's digital narrative, and drive highly effective digital campaigns.


The right candidate is comfortable with ambiguity and can leverage all resources to problem solve. They know when to ask questions, and when to develop new processes to push a project forward.  They will also be highly curious about consumer behavior, insights and trends, and can inspire creatives through compelling, yet concise, creative briefs.


Day-to-Day Requirements:  

  • Evaluate and implement improvements on digital strategy
  • Build Briefs (big and small!) that effectively relay needs to creative teams based on research and specific client needs
  • Research the latest digital tools and interactive trends
  • Create integrated and cost-effective digital strategies
  • Drive value for the organization by identifying new strategies and business opportunities for existing clients and new business pitches
  • Understand web analytics and analyze digital campaigns and customer / user data
  • Engage with clients, sales teams, and management
  • Map out how digital assets will be optimized for business results
  • Define and action digital events
  • Manage and navigate relationships, assignments and day-to-day challenges in an ever-changing environment
  • Be an expert user of organic social media and social ad platforms including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Pinterest. 
  • Have working knowledge of goals and tactics for display, search and programmatic media
  • Stay current on the latest social technology, functionality and integrations to serve as a go-to resource for the client and internal team, alike
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills


Ideal Experience   

  • 5+ years agency experience required, with paid media experience strongly preferred
  • Prior client-facing strategy roles
  • CPG experience preferred
  • Demonstrated writing samples required - excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A comprehensive understanding of digital technology and terminology (has managed SEO audits, website builds, etc.)
  • Firm grasp of emerging digital tools and thorough understanding of digital touchpoints
  • Possess broad knowledge of best digital practices
  • Degree in advertising, marketing, communication science or equivalent preferred


Performance Measurement

  • Client satisfaction
  • Timely delivery of high quality work
  • Ability to effectively communicate and execute on strategy


Why Do This?

The Digital Strategist role at 1o8 is an opportunity to:

  • Help create something new, unique, and exciting
  • Lead this space among agency peers
  • Gain knowledge in the fastest-growing sector of marketing


What 1o8 Offers

  • Diverse environment and opportunity to grow with 1o8
  • Flexible work from home environment, paid holidays, and Summer Fridays
  • Competitive benefits including PTO, Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance,, 401k, short & long term disability

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
    Strategy
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced