Creative Director
Ogilvy South Africa
Gauteng, South Africa
5d ago
source : findojobs-za

ABOUT THE ROLE Since we believe in creative work that disrupts, we are looking for a candidate who is going to embrace modern marketing principles and is a self-starter.

Someone who challenges the norm and embodies our philosophy of divine discontent (Never stop chasing brilliance attitude).

  • For this role we are looking for a Creative Director. Must have 10+ years’ experience. The successful candidate needs to be a leading light for both clients and agency colleagues;
  • a self-starter with the ambition to match. They will be required to provide a vision, be an inspirational leader and a tenacious salesperson.

    To complement the above, we’ll also be looking for : Highly conceptual individual (Must demonstrate with at least 5 projects)Demonstrate exceptional strategic thinking (Provide 3 examples)Must have lead the conceptualization and execution of TTL campaigns and pure digital campaigns (Show minimum of 4 examples)Must demonstrate an understanding of digital platformsMust demonstrate an ability to use multimedia programmes (Editing, recording etc.

    Track record of winning international and local awards i.e., Cannes, One Show, Loeries, Clios, Bookmarks etc. Show at least 1 international Silver and 1 local gold medalsMust demonstrate examples of leadership skills & problem solvingDemonstrate how you’ve previously dealt with conflictWorking knowledge of existing platforms A strong understanding of best practice interaction and visual design principles RESPONSIBILITIES As a Creative Director you will help lead our passionate, multi-talented studio guiding all members to deliver exceptional, integrated concepts to exceed client briefs and expectations.

    A Creative Director is a thought leader within the agency, so they can expect to be craft-led, strategically driven, and platform neutral conceptual thinkers with a desire to transform brands by creating beautiful, intuitive, and human-centred products and experiences.

    The individual must be tuned into all aspects of South African popular culture and the platforms and media it plays in, as well as have a strong point of view on what it takes to win in this space.

    What you’ll do everyday Responsibilities : You will lead client agency / client brainstorms & workshops to determine KPI’s, strategic direction and set ways of working to maintain client relationshipsDrive integration, with weighting on digital platformsScope, plan & manage the creative process on projects Manage & mentor creative teamsWork with other disciplines (Strategists, Developers, Media, Accounts, etc.

    to ensure cohesive team integration, and alignment with broader business objectives Be a champion for innovation on every project you touch Play an active role in campaign planningDrive real-time optimisation of the digital work in partnership with strategy and media Participate in pitches for new business Define the direction for overall campaigns Manage multiple projects simultaneously Generate ideas and sell them into clients and other members of the team Mock-up creative ideas Create across multiple channels Consistently produce creative elements against a deliverables list Lead brainstorms & conceptualisation Oversee the craft.

    Whether it be the writing, design of an idea etc. Compile presentations for clients / figure out new ways of sellingAttend client briefings & presentationsDemonstrate thought leadership by keeping updated on industry trends You’ll also be required to develop the following : Good understanding of influencer, Mobile, Podcast, out-of-home, guerrilla, activations and direct marketingGreat time managementDemonstrate ability to work under immense pressure & meet tight deadlines Adept problem-solving skills Strong communication skills with ability to provide rationales for creative choices made Strong presentation skills Able to work with team members & delegate effectively Understand the client’s business requirements, and understand how our services should be applied to solve business problems Working knowledge of these tools : Illustrator (Optional)PhotoshopAfter Effects (Would help)KeyNote / PowerPointGoogle Web Designer & DV360 (Would help)Facebook Creative Hub (Would help)3D Animation & Production (Would help) Additional skills An Illustrator by night Animator on weekends A Javascript wiz Editing skills

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