Robert Half The Creative Group Associate Creative Director in Chicago, Illinois

My client, a Chicago-based, independent experiential marketing agency, is looking for an Associate Creative Director - Copy to join their team. This is an outstanding opportunity for a strong, savvy, yet flexible leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and proven record of managing both people and projects to play a significant role in evolving the agency's creative direction and product. Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development of creative concepts, programs and elements

  • Manage and develop collateral, POS, premiums, set designs, video, presentations, digital, applications, etc.

  • Develop, motivate and lead creative team; while providing creative direction and inspiration to the agency at large

  • Conceptualize, present and develop strategic concepts for highly effective experiential and digital marketing programs

  • Build, manage and evaluate vendor relationships to ensure appropriate service levels and cost controls

  • Develop and manage productive relationships with client service, digital and other teams across the agency; facilitate collaboration

  • Manage the cost and effectiveness of projects; budget tracking, workflow, etc.

  • Strategize and contribute to agency growth and new business development process, presentations and proposals

  • Oversee and manage copywriters and other creative team members

  • Maintain high level of adaptability and flexibility to quickly respond to changing client demands Experience, Qualifications, and Skills Required:

  • Minimum 7 years' relevant marketing and creative experience managing a team or department

  • Strong copywriting and presentation skills

  • Earns confidence and trust of clients and account teams

  • Solution oriented, problem solving mentality and approach to challenges

  • Expert knowledge of the creative concepting and development process, including workflow management

  • Familiar with latest software and other relevant tools

  • Highly motivated multi-tasker, able to work well across several departments and under tight deadlines

  • Well-rounded, broad marketing experience, i.e. experiential/event, promotional, digital, shopper, direct, etc.

  • Culturally astute and aware of trends including nightlife, music, technology, etc.

  • Outstanding oral, written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal, motivational and mentoring skills

  • Ability to identify and create brand-building opportunities for agency clients

  • Strong network of vendors, freelancers

  • Bachelor's degree required For immediate consideration, please apply online. You may also reach out directly to Tara Kern via email at

The Creative Group, a Robert Half company, specializes in placing highly skilled marketing, advertising, design, interactive and public relations professionals on a project and full-time basis with advertising and public relations agencies, Fortune 500 companies and small to mid-sized firms. We are faster at finding you work because of our strong network. We reach out to over 12,000 creative and marketing hiring managers each week. In addition to our free job search services, we provide our candidates with access to online skills training and a competitive benefits and compensation package.

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Req ID: 01300-0008857007

Functional Role: Creative Director

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Chicago

Postal Code: 60654

Compensation: $90,000.00 to $100,000.00 per year

Requirements: Branding