At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination while delivering impressive returns for our clients. AKQA is home to 2,100 professionals in 23 studios across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australasia
Strategists at AKQA make our client’s business their business. Working with account teams and creative teams, they are the voice of both the client and the consumer, and their job rarely ends at strategy. Adept storytellers, strategists use their endless curiosity and up-to-date knowledge of technology, culture and societal trends to provide unique outlooks and solutions for our clients.
Drawn from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, our Strategic Planners develop and apply market insights, data and trends to communicate and drive innovation opportunities. They help to deliver cohesive blueprints that fulfil audience needs and surpass business goals. Strategists are ultimately responsible for creating and maximizing value, both for our clients and for the audiences they serve. While our strategists may have deep knowledge about specific industries, their work must resonate in multiple business sectors and cultures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct extensive research (qualitative and quantitative, interviews, desktop, etc) and digest findings into relevant, actionable insight. Experience designing and analyzing complex quantitative research is a plus
Understand the client’s business needs and collaborate with team to define solutions
Quickly develop POVs on best practices and briefings on a range of technology, consumer, and industry trends.
Co-create and eventually lead in the development of campaign, content, social and other strategies for our clients
Apply appropriate frameworks, tools and approaches to deliver innovative solutions
Be proactive, provoke debate, and identify what the agenda for future discussion should be
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
You have an insatiable curiosity and are able to observe and identify patterns, trends and insights
You aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves to engage in guerilla testing and interviews
You have experience with campaigns and communications projects
Passionate about collaboration, open-minded, and experienced in working with people from diverse cultures
Familiar with the basics (business model canvas, lean canvas) and eager to master new tools and skills
Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and inspire people