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VIdeo Graphics and Motion Designer
A full-service production house focusing on 3D Design and Animation is seeking a passionate, creative and talented Motion Graphics Designer who wants to help a great team create outstanding video content. The motion graphic designer should have an expert eye for detail, an in-depth knowledge of leading industry tools and software, a refined visual style, and a fearless approach to creative expression and new challenges. What will you do all day? Work with creative teams, producers and studio manager to create an array of motion graphic video content and overlays for use by clients across multiple platforms, including but not limited to digital video content, brand films, and social media Work will include 2D and 3D motion graphics and animation Basic audio editing, effect, and music selection may be needed Follow creative direction and art direction responsibly and effectively Clearly and confidently articulate thoughts, conceptualize approaches, ideas and solutions based on your knowledge, design skill and graphical expertise Uphold graphic aesthetic and integrity of original design while producing a high volume of new assets Work well and closely with department’s designers, video editors and audio engineers. Participate on any project or team to which assigned Juggle multiple assignments at once Receive constructive art direction and design feedback from the team. Have fun. Take chances. Try new things What is Required for me to be a part of this team? 5+ years of motion graphic design experience, preferably in a post/vfx house or agency environment Mastery of 2D and/or 3D motion graphic techniques in After Effects Cinema 4D knowledge a plus, but not necessary Illustration and animation skills also a plus Expert in Adobe Creative Suite Proficient user of Adobe Premiere Knowledge and understanding of design and branding Creative mind and storyteller Serious attention to detail A willingness and desire to be proactive Obsessive organizational skills Experience taking creative direction and feedback
Marketing Communications Specialist
Onward Search is currently seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist to join our clients growing team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing media strategies that support product brand objectives. Responsible for the comprehensive understanding of the brands and marketing programs to successfully disseminate the brands unique value in positioning and messages. This management role will lead strategic initiatives, as well as, have a critical role in performing tasks to meet these goals. Key Results Area: Collaborate with sales and customer marketing support teams to be able to effectively respond to incoming media inquiries from physicians and field sales team Lead point person for management of all customer media opportunities Liaison between Cynosure’s agency of record and physician’s agency of record or marketing support staff Collaborate with product management team in developing and executing strategic social media and public relations programs that drive awareness and engagement Conduct continuous analysis of implemented programs to ensure appropriate combination of PR, event marketing, social media and advertising Analyze effectiveness of social channel and consumer engagement initiatives to determine impact and provide recommendations for budget allocation adjustments when needed Work with legal department to define Cynosure’s social media best practices Provide day-to-day support to physicians, serving as public relations ambassadors by delivering approved talking points and messaging Develop and maintain relationships with public relations and digital media vendors Continuous research of cutting edge technologies that can keep Cynosure brands ahead of current trends Critical Competencies: Experience and expertise in public relations and social media Demonstrated experience in managing and executing B2B and consumer marketing communication strategies Strong collaborative skills, with the ability to work with many people at once and be open to new ideas Hands-on experience with analytic and tracking tools for public relations measurement and social media metrics Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations or related field 3-5 years in communications/PR – agency experience preferred, but not required Experience in aesthetic finance industry a plus Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects Must be extremely organized and detailed oriented
Our client, a mid-sized agency located in the heart of Chicago's Loop, is seeking a contract Art Director to join their team immediately. The Art Director role will be responsible for collaborating with the team on concepts and creation of inspired deliverables for agency projects, including print, digital, UX/UI solutions & wireframes, motion graphics and integrated campaigns. You must possess a superior design aesthetic, be able to demonstrate superb conceptual skills all while staying on top of new design and digital trends. The position demands 2-3 years of related design experience in an agency setting. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following: Mobile-first mindset Creative solutions to UX / UI challenges Understanding of video / motion graphics (storyboard layout, AfterEffects a plus) Excellent rationale and presentation skills Positive outlook with the ability to check your ego at the door TECHNICAL SKILLS: Understanding of web design best practices and development processes Creation of responsive design comps Expert in Adobe Suite, Word and PowerPoint with experience in Sketch a plus KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Creative execution of high-quality deliverables, including digital, motion graphics, experiential / environmental and traditional print projects Contribute thought-provoking ideas and brainstorming sessions Collaborate with creative staff to produce the best possible work and continue develop and enrich existing talent Take projects from concept development through production with limited supervision Ensure the efficient execution of creative concepts according to creative brief and style guide Meet established deadlines or proactively provide reasonable notice and communication to team leads of special circumstances requiring deadline extension Client-facing presentation of concepts / decks with supporting rationale Proactively seek solutions to problems presented by the client or Account team
Our client, a boutique finance firm looking for someone to join their marketing team on a contract to hire basis. While creating a wide range of content, you will concept, write, edit and proof copy based on audience-centric research and brand standards. You’ll also work closely with other members of creative, marketing, sales, product development and operations as well as external vendors. Skills: Exceptional writing, editing and research skills Ability to create clear, concise and compelling content An understanding of marketing strategy Ability to work with many different teams, take feedback from these teams and turn it into compelling content Qualifications: 2 years of experience as a writer or editor, including experience in Financial Services Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or English) Up-to-date resume and portfolio Experience creating content in the digital space Our client could use someone with your skills, apply today.
Senior Web Developer
Our client, a leading based technology is seeking a Marketing Manager to join their growing team. This role is a mix of brand strategy development, product work, media buying, marketing analytics and optimization. An ideal candidate will be comfortable navigating marketing and user level data to inform and execute marketing strategy while operating with tremendous empowerment and autonomy. Responsibilities: Lead, design and execute test strategies and marketing campaigns for user acquisition across multiple channels Manage all marketing reporting including funnel analysis, new user reporting, engagement metrics and email campaigns Collaborate with Creative, Legal, Brand and other divisions to influence other internal stakeholders to push key projects forward Partner with Design, Product and Engineering associates to optimize landing pages and onboarding funnels to achieve acquisition and onboarding goals Manage key agency relationships and combine creative thinking with a data-driven approach to deliver results Competencies: Strong analytical, project management, marketing and creative skills Proven ability to negotiate and influence decision makers Ability to make strategically bold marketing strategy decisions in a disciplined, fact-based manner Proven ability to work independently and demonstrate intellectual rigor Ability to deliver compelling client presentations Experience leading digital marketing and brand strategy efforts in large organizations, along with a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously Must have excellent organizational skills and effective time management to succeed in a competitive and dynamic environment Must have experience with a variety of marketing channels Data analytics experience proficiency and fluency in Excel and Power Point Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or military experience 5+ years of experience in Marketing 3+ years of data analysis experience in a marketing function 2+years’ experience leading cross functional team environment and with external agencies and partners Preferred: Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) 5 years of Project Management experience
WordPress Website Designer
Our client is looking for an experienced account director to join their team. In this role, you will have responsibility for prospecting and new business development, as well as working closely with clients to support and oversee all day-to-day activities. This will involve developing strong relationships that lead to new business as well as managing integrated plans including broadcast and digital solutions, and events and outdoor marketing. You must have experience building partnerships and collaborating with clients to solve problems. The ability to maximize every aspect of the account relationship is key. We’re looking for a motivated, smart person to join the team, apply now. Skill Set: Ability to uncover and identify new business opportunities Project management and relationship building skills Experience with marketing, event management, media and interactive solutions Strategic thinking skills and ability to work directly with clients and other stakeholders and focus on bringing in new business An understanding of current and emerging marketing and advertising trends Providing strategic support to communications and media relations Qualifications: At least 3 years of experience at an advertising agency or in public relations Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or sales-related major) Up-to-date resume with references Experience in related industries is preferred
Our client has an immediate need for a Content Director to join their team in Chicago. This Content Director is the heart and soul of his or her team. This position will provide strategic vision, creative inspiration, quality control, and daily leadership for the omnichannel content marketing program, client relationship and editorial staff of two or more financial services accounts. This position will report to the President and oversee editorial programs for the agency. Core responsibilities include: Developing a strong, trusted relationship with the client team and in-house teams, across client silos Deeply understanding each client’s business and marketing objectives. You’ll work with your VP, Client Strategy and account content team to generate creative ideas for ongoing client projects driving—always—for the highest quality, most creative, most useful realization of every element of an account’s omnichannel program. This can and typically includes: digital content, video, infographics, content hubs, social media, print and paid distribution Having a strong working knowledge and proficiency in the following areas: digital (including social media and video), metrics analysis, SEO, audience development and content strategy principles possessing deep expertise in content creation, journalism best practices, and stellar content packaging and editing skills Managing day-to-day content development, production and workflow, as well as synthesizing input and feedback from internal stakeholders across multiple departments Staying up on content marketing industry best practices and trends across channels and formats and powerfully communicating them to your team, colleagues and clients Creating and leading client presentations that offer results-driving big ideas and growth opportunities, as well as regular status check-ins and program analysis Ensuring consistent delivery of content deliverables and distribution strategies that meet or exceed clients’ and our agency’s high expectations and standards for quality, creativity and excellence working with project leads (print, design, social media, metrics, etc.) to ensure accuracy of message, alignment across media channels, quality of content and ROI; maintaining workflow and schedule management of projects Communicating your expertise and passion about content marketing innovation and growth opportunities for each account Being a great manager with stellar communication chops and outstanding leaderships skills Participating, when available, in new business development preparation and presentations The ideal candidate has a strong background in content marketing, journalism and managing a team. Must have experience reporting, writing and editing, and an expert in both long-form and short-form content creation across topics and channels. The ability to edit content in the client’s voice is required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree 5 years of strong Ad Agency, Digital Marketing or PR agency experience Experience using Google Analytics or similar tools to evaluate content performance Understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) Expertise using social media to engage users and promote content, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and other popular platforms Superior proficiency in using computers and mobile devices including fluency in using the Internet, mobile apps, Google Apps and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to quickly learn new software programs Preference given to candidates with: Leadership, PR, SEO and marketing experience