Senior Strategist

Senior Strategist

Ogilvy, Los Angeles


Ogilvy is seeking a Senior Strategist to join the Los Angeles office. This is an opportunity to join a national account services team for one of the fastest growing marketing communication firms in the world. Today, Ogilvy employs over 15,000 people, in 450 offices, and is a member of the WPP family of companies. As a senior planner you are integral to your team. You run the "day to day" with some guidance. Creatives look for you to help them prove an argument or flesh out a brief. Management knows you can be trusted to establish and substantiate a point of view. You learn to present to clients with authority, "front" meetings and take ownership of projects and their outcomes. You know the basics and collaborate with other strategy disciplines (content, social, etc.) You run projects independently and your briefs get less oversight. Other planners go to you for advice. You are the missing piece – people count on you to add value to any strategic or creative argument.


  • Draft/write creative briefs, internal docs and presentations that establish clear strategy, thought and POV
  • Develop action plans for research: advising on quant questionnaires; analyzing tracking studies and setting up and conducting qualitative research
  • Understand and analyze more sophisticated research programs (driver analysis, conjoint etc.)
  • Collaborate and know how to "work the building" to deliver quality work
  • Write case studies and awards entries
  • Respond to and improve upon creative work in partnership with creative teams
  • Create positioning territories and Big IdeaL statements
  • Develop communications planning platform ideas
  • Contribute to/Creative channel strategies (traditional, social, digital, content)
  • Attend/Lead client meetings, where requested; active contributor and advisor
  • Ability to run/lead internal and client workshops
  • Understands the client business, prepare client deliverables and become a brand expert and trusted client advisor


  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
  • 5-8 years experience, within traditional and/or digital marketing and advertising agency
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing projects/campaigns independently
  • Expert ability to develop and promote relationships remotely (both internally and with clients)
  • Expert writing skills; You write decks with a good narrative
  • Impactful presentation skills;
  • MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel

You're ready to move on up when you can position a Brand. You can also develop an action plan and lead

large projects, pitches or small accounts. You have the ability and maturity to take on an "apprentice." You

understand different ways communications work and can tailor solutions to different problems. You are a

creative thinker who cracks the nut.

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