• Social Creative Director

    Posted Date 1 year ago(10/01/2018 3:24 AM)
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  • Overview

    About Social@Ogilvy
    At Social@Ogilvy, we design social business solutions that use the collaboration and advocacy strengths of social media to drive value internally and in customer relationships while managing risk.

    We believe strongly in…
    – Fully integrated solutions for a new customer/stakeholder journey
    – Global shift calls for the largest network of Social Media strategists
    – Social Business Solutions that can drive customer and internal value across the enterprise

    Being a leading Social Media Marketing Team, we have produced award-winning strategies and works, even attaining Gold for Marketing Agency of the Year and Silver for Campaign Asia Agency of the Year in 2017.


    About the Role:

    At Ogilvy, we believe that “Creativity drives Effectiveness”.

    The Social Creative Director is a newly created position for the Social and Content business within Ogilvy & Mather which is growing exponentially, garnering key regional and local clients and becoming central to both the Agency & Client ‘s businesses.
    With the Social Media team gaining Industry recognition, winning blue chip clients, expanding its content team rapidly, it has become vital that the business needs an award-winning Creative Director born to lead and inspire teams, well-versed in managing senior client relationships, an avid user of social media, a technology enthusiast, a storyteller at heart who knows how to utilize social media platforms & formats as vehicles to enrich the consumer experience.

    With this comes great responsibility but also immense opportunity to set a vision, mentor the content team, shape and drive the creative product in partnership with the Head of Social.
    This a new wave creative: A Dreamer, A Doer and A Maker. Crazy enough to think that he/she can change the industry. Always a team player.




    • Be a storyteller that is able to translate creative to different social media platforms and formats. In all social media-specific concepts, be sure to understand various execution formats and incorporate creative best practices for various social media networks including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Messenger and YouTube
    • Be a respected creative leader and trusted teammate for your core creative team, agency teams, partner agency teams, and various client teams
    • Provide creative leadership, solutions and problem solving for innovative social brand and social ecommerce creative; consistently delivering on-brand, on-brief, high-quality, campaign-integrated concepts and executions
    • Lead creative presentations for concepts and executions to internal and external stakeholders
    • Remain current on industry, cultural, and technology trends, and look for opportunities to proactively incorporate them into your team’s creative concepts; don’t always wait for a formal assignment, sometimes you need to initiate it
    • Lead, train and mentor creative art directors/designers, copywriters, producers and editors to maintain consistent creative quality and produce award-winning work
    • Make it a priority to help the content team achieve annual and career-specific goals
    • Partner with your account team, social media strategists, content managers and media planners; and proactively integrate with other brand strategists, creative leads and production teams
    • Get your hands dirty when necessary; don’t be afraid to jump in and do the work if needed
    • Constantly think beyond advertising and social media platforms; anything that drives conversation, engagement and conversion on social


    Basic Qualifications
    • 10 years of experience in a creative leadership role and managing a creative team (advertising and past 5 years in digital, social media or publishing/content)
    • Experience leading social media creative efforts

    Additional Qualifications
    • Must be self-motivated, hard-working, well-organized, thick skinned and resilient to ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables; must not be afraid to confront the problems
    • On-going drive to understand emerging techniques, digital design trends and philosophies in marketing, technology, interaction and social media
    • Strong ability to provide clear creative direction and timely, helpful feedback to improve creative processes and to keep work on budget/schedule; be aware of your deadlines and how to get there
    • Excellent oral and written presentation and communication abilities, internal and external
    • Ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs
    • Proven mentoring and team-building skills
    • Experience leading creative for large brands is preferred
    • Experience with our client’s key target audience (20-35 YOs) is preferred
    • Must have a portfolio (share anything that conveys the way you think or approach assignments, ideally, they should be produced)


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