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Who we are:
We are a fiercely entrepreneurial ad agency that blends creativity and performance to build great brands. We call this approach Soul + Science. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Seattle, we serve as collaborative business partners to some of the world’s best brands including Ben & Jerry’s, Jose Cuervo, Alaska Airlines, Charles Schwab and OkCupid, among others.
Being a Mekanista requires a rare combination of being a weird, fearless and wonderful person who enjoys birthday cakes, well behaved dogs, and shared sensibility of respect and not taking ourselves too seriously.
Mekanism has been named to Ad Age’s A-List and twice to their Best Places to Work list. Most recently, Mekanism was named Independent Agency of the Year by The Drum and a Top 10 Most Effective Independent Agency in the US by the Effie Index. We have been profiled by The New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s Nightline. Our campaign methodologies are studied by Harvard Business School.
Key Areas of Responsibility, in order of importance:
Media Strategy Leadership:
Lead media strategy, with oversight from Associate Media Director or Media Director for 2-3 clients across multiple client verticals.
Be passionate about the evolving media landscape, with a desire to work with Creative, Brand Strategy, Communications Strategy, and Social teams to develop authentic media plans that go beyond the traditional ‘spots & dots’
Sharpen & Grow Mekanism Media Strategy & Execution Capabilities: Demonstrate a solution oriented mindset and willingness to approach each client brief with a unique approach / perspective.
Ability to understand and deliver on high level strategic media thinking, while also overseeing that the necessary procedural media planning elements executed thoughtfully
Partnership Innovation: With your strong digital / mobile / social / emerging media chops and passion, help us crack innovation for our clients when working with publishers and other media companies.
Data & Tech: Use data and technology creatively to tackle and solve client challenges. Think laterally about personalized experiences and how to make them effective.
New Business: Desire to participate in new business pitches in a supporting or lead role
3+ years of experience with a media agency, experience with a fully integrated agency is a plus
Strong foundation in cross-channel planning experience, with expertise in Digital and Social (Traditional channels are a plus but not required)
Experience managing and developing junior team members
Comfortable interfacing with senior clients on a regular basis - This means you should like to, and be proficient at, presenting and work-shopping with clients on complex problems.
Confidently lead media strategy, tactical planning, execution, and reporting with minimal oversight
Experience with Simmons/MRI, Media Mix Modeling Tools, DCM, and Competitive Media Tools are essential
Experience executing paid social and digital tools is essential (Ad Trafficking, Meta, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, TikTok, AdWords, etc.)