Brand Strategy Director

Retina, 2021 B2B Marketing Agency of the Year, ANA 2020 Agency of the Year and The Drum’s 2020 Martech Agency of the Year, is a global advertising, marketing communications and technology services agency. Our aim is to enable our clients, empower our teams, and always push boundaries in the areas of strategy, creative and content, and go-to-market/media.

We’re seeking a gifted Brand Strategy Director to join our rapidly growing global team, being responsible for brand strategy, account planning and research for our international Fortune 500 and growth-stage clients.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You are a team player and fierce collaborator who can also work independently
  • You are proactive and self-directed
  • You maintain a high awareness of industry issues and trends
  • You build understanding, trusting and positive relationships with client stakeholders
  • You apply customer understanding to business and creative problems
  • You can provide creative insights that fuel new ideas
  • You can analyze research results and translate findings into clear and actionable recommendations

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing all research for assigned projects (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Continually enhancing and championing the agency’s strategic process
  • Building and leading a team of brand/market researchers and strategists
  • Help bring the audience to life for our teams and our clients – facilitate and lead client workshops in order to develop customer personas, buyer journey messaging and brand architectures
  • Conduct secondary source research – market, customer, competitive – to surface insights and transform them into effective brand strategies
  • Design and perform quantitative and qualitative research pertaining to the agency’s creative, marketing and branding strategies for assigned clients
  • Design and perform focus groups (recruitment, moderating, etc.)
  • Work closely with account management and creative teams to become a valued strategic partner both internally and externally
  • Challenge and elevate strategic thinking, add new perspective, and ensure creative briefs are best in class
  • Participate in new business efforts: conducting research, writing the creative brief, and presenting key insights to the prospective client


  • Minimum 5-7 years of brand strategy, account planning and market research experience in agency or in-house setting
  • University degree (undergraduate level) in communications, expertise in a relevant field, like cultural or medical anthropology, psychology, ethnography or qualitative research
  • Extreme attention to detail with an uncanny ability to “connect the dots”
  • Ability to apply their skills to the creative development process – providing feedback, guidance and support in concept development and execution
  • Real-world experience in a creative or marketing related field
  • Consistently meets deadlines and has the ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • A fun, easy-going personality and sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate with a team

Key Info

Employment type: Full Time Seniority Level: Senior Tech Location: Toronto

Perks and Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for anybody looking to advance their career as a Brand Strategy Director, and do so in a fast-paced, hands-on environment of high standards and equally high appreciation for your work. It’s a full-time position – currently on a work-from-home basis – with a competitive salary and paid vacation. You’ll benefit from a flexible schedule and the chance to collaborate with international colleagues and even visit our international offices. You’ll also be assigned to industry-leading and innovative companies, as well helping an award-winning agency realize its lofty ambitions.

If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, apply today!

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