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Director of Digital Strategy

Strategy | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description


As Elevate Studios’ Director of Digital Strategy, your role will be to lead our agency in all things emerging digital marketing, social media and mobile. You will work with multiple teams within the agency and across all of our client relationships to bring forward-thinking strategic ideas to the table.

You will also assist the management team in evaluating opportunities for new agency business. You’ll enjoy being social, writing about digital marketing and emerging media and have a genuine passion for helping the agency succeed through your direct recommendations.

Your Responsibilities

  • Development and evolution of ideas and solutions driven by specific brand goals
  • Make informed recommendations as they relate to current and emerging digital technologies
  • Identify proactive strategic needs for our brands pre and post relationship
  • Establish and maintain thought leadership as a strategic resource to prospective and existing clients
  • Persuasively and proactively communicate strategic recommendations to internal and client teams
  • Educate and inspire various teams about best practices and emerging trends
  • Spot social trends and study consumer desires/behavior aligning these with brand objectives to create new opportunities

Requirements and Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of agency or interactive marketing/client services experience working with leading brands
  • Strong background in marketing and digital strategy, CRM and marketing measurement. Social media strategies/platforms/technologies a plus
  • Several examples of successfully launched projects that demonstrate strategic thinking. Social media platform a plus
  • A comprehensive awareness and interest in emerging digital platforms and technologies
  • Ability to apply conceptual strategy, brainstorm facilitation, and day-to-day directing of projects through completion
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, advertising or related fields required

About Elevate Studios

Approaching our 10th year in operation, Elevate is a privately held, Chicago-headquartered agency offering full-service digital marketing programs for some of the largest brands in the US.

We offer competitive compensation perks including:

  • Elevate sponsored insurance and health savings account
  • Profit sharing bonus program
  • 15 days vacation time in your first year
  • A casual and fun work environment (with an office K9 mascot)
  • Summer hour Fridays!

Elevate is an equal opportunity workplace. Please include salary requirements in response. No phone calls please.