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We’re always looking to speak with great candidates who are interested in future opportunities at Upshot. So please submit your resume and be sure to let us know your area of expertise (Creative, Account Management, Digital, Media, Production, Planning, Administrative). If you’re a great fit, you’ll be hearing from us.Apply Here
You're ready for the next step in your career following the 2 to 3 years you've spent working in your first agency. And if you're looking for a little more autonomy in leading and executing brand activation programs and shopper marketing programs across various retailers, then this could be the ideal position for you. Especially if you're a self-starter who's comfortable with developing strategies, presenting to clients, managing timelines, working with financials and juggling multiple tasks. This position is within a growing group at an agency that's consistently recognized as one of Chicago's top workplaces -- and a great place to grow in your career.Apply Here
Sr. Activation Manager
We are looking for a motivated individual with 5-7 year's experience to join our LiftMaster account team.
You would be joining a team serving as a AOR providing full 360 marketing services ranging from Brand strategy, media planning and buying, social media activation, collateral development and digital content creation supporting all phases of the Customer Journey. Specifically this position would lead our efforts on the Commercial Access Solutions line of business.
The ideal candidate would bring the following to the table. Experience activating brands across a range of B2C and B2B channels. Experience partnering with Media team to plan, recommend and execute omni-channel media campaigns. The ability to lead multiple projects at once ranging from digital media, to CRM to social. Strong client relationship skills including the ability to confidently lead client presentations. A history of delivering flawless, integrated marketing campaigns
Collaborative approach and experience working directly with creative, planning and analytics team members. Strong financial skills including a history of delivering projects on time and on budget. Team player attitude with a desire to go the extra mile if it helps the team succeed. Experience with connected products would be a plus.Apply Here
You know all the ins and outs of proofreading. You've got experience with everything from print ads to websites to brochures. And you won't let a thing like a tiny point size while proofing legal fine print get in the way of perfection. If that sounds like you and you've got some flexibility with your hours, then we'd love to hear from you. Because if you're good at what you do, you could become one of our go-to freelancers.Apply Here
Lead the Scott's Miracle Gro team in developing brand activations with an emphasis on the in-store experience as well as the digitally-enable shopping journey. Work including:
Retail/shopper programs-platform, content and campaign development for retailers and brought to life through digital, social and instore
Instore/retail design-POS, displays, communication systems, fixtures, department reinventions, store design, pop-up
Brand initiatives-brand asset development, campaign development, packaging, experiential
Manage the creative process and the multi-disciplinary creative team (copy, graphic design, retail/3D design) as well as tapping into expertise of digital, social and production to deliver seamless work.
Partner with leaders of the broader seamless team to set vision for the client/brands and to drive exceptional creative.
Experience: Communicating with retail-minded people (sales, merchants, marketing, operations) in regards to the executing marketing, merchandising and design concept within the retail environment.
Developing big and breakthrough ideas that dramatically impact the instore environment and powerfully and seamlessly with the shopper.
Creating and evolving brands and brand experience-making them more relevant, dynamic and forward-looking.
Understanding of retail environment (home improvement channel is a plus): fixture and merchandising systems; retail dynamics; shopper behaviors/dynamics
Understanding in-store/shopper-marketing creative best practices: shopper-focused communications; visual stopping power
Understanding best-in-class retail execution: operational complianceApply Here
Media Manager (Shopper Marketing)
You've got 3 to 5 years of media experience in shopper marketing and a proven track record in developing and executing successful digital shopper programs. More specifically, you've got expertise in media plan development, ad operations, trafficking and campaign reporting. We're also hoping you're the type of person who can infuse new digital thinking into our CPG and shopper accounts across various retail channels. You'd be joining an agency that's a leader in shopper marketing and that's consistently named as one of Chicago's top workplaces. So, if you're a stickler for detail, can think strategically and want to partner with some of the best account and creative people in the business, then we'd love to hear from you.Apply Here
Is championing company culture in your DNA? Do you thrive in a fast-paced collaborative environment? We're looking for an energetic, social, overly-organized and action-oriented individual to help keep Upshot a Top Workplace in Chicago. You'll anticipate what people want out of their employee experience and make it happen. Plan, coordinate and execute agency activities-celebrations, workshops, outings, community outreach and any other fun and engaging events that you come up with. And be the cultural conduit for the agency, developing and sharing new innovative solutions and creative ideas to enhance the employee experience.
- 2-5 years of professional experience planning/managing events and/or managing projects from start to finish. Previous agency experience a plus, but not required.
- Experience negotiating rates and managing budgets.
- Ability to work independently (take initiative) as well as within a team (collaborate).
- Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) required.
You're naturally curious. A quick study. An engaging story-teller. Able to analyze qualitative research. Very insightful. Love discussing strategy. And fun to work with. It's not easy to find someone who can click yes on all of those things, but if you feel like you're close and have 5 or so years' experience in Account Planning then this could be a great spot for you. Especially if you like the idea of working at an agency that's consistently among Chicago's top workplaces. And speaking of agencies, it's a must that you have agency experience in the world of brand activation and are familiar with the ins and outs of digital marketing, brand promotion, direct marketing and/or business to business.Apply Here
Print Production Manager
You've got a couple of years of print production and project management experience and are ready to take the next step in your career. And if the idea of working for a growing agency that's consistently named to Chicago's top workplaces appeals to you, then this could be your next stop. Especially if you're great with timelines, working with vendors like printers and premium houses, managing costs, partnering with account and creative teams, and are a stickler for detail in every step of the process. Oh, and if you're easy to work with and good natured even while dealing with tight timelines, then we'd really like to talk to you.Apply Here