Create is an entertainment marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles and London, with work spanning from Films, Series, and Games to Experiential, Digital/Social, Multicultural, Virtual Events and everything in-between.
We are a team of marketing professionals with a love of entertainment, a dedication to the creation of compelling content, and a passion for creativity. We strive to solve your biggest creative problems and won’t stop until we get it right.
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Head of Digital & Social
Creative Director, Digital & Social
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EVP, Head of Games
Creative Director, Head of Design
Head of Finishing
Director of Business Development, Games
Head of Operations
Head of Music
Director of Technology
Head of Experiential
VP, Associate Director - London
Managing Director - London
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Create Advertising is looking for a strategist to inform and lead integrated marketing efforts on behalf of the agency. The ideal Director of Strategy should be a “big ideas” thinker who is adept at working with high-performance creative teams and problem-solving through creative solutions. With an exciting client base across entertainment categories – Games, Theatrical, Series, Live Entertainment, Events and Sports – Create is looking for a candidate who will also be a Swiss Army Knife of strategic sensibilities and capabilities; able to work hand-in-hand with the creative teams to service the full portfolio of agency relationships and projects.
The Director of Strategy will partner with agency staff and clients to develop campaign plans, engagement strategies and the briefs that are used to guide the creative development process, by collecting and synthesizing information into customer, competitive and business environment insights that drive program and strategy recommendations for our clients.
You’ll fit right in if you are self-motivated, team-oriented and have a strong personal interest in understanding customer behavior. Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, curiosity, synthesizing quantitative and qualitative inputs to identify trends and applicable insights are a must. Ability to effectively collaborate is essential to fit Create’s culture and this role – understanding how to bring project teams together and optimize workflows, commonly working across multiple departments at various levels within the agency.
Overview & Responsibilities:
Thought-leader in the evolving Entertainment, Games, Live Events and Sports media landscape, and able to bring a strong set of communication & influencing skills, a structured strategy toolkit, and a low-ego roll-up-your-sleeves approach to a fast-paced environment.
Proven experience leading teams in problem-solving and insight-driven creative exercises assigned by client briefs.
Understanding of consumer segmentation and modeling as well as customer acquisition and retention strategies and tactics.
Experience in developing strategic frameworks for targeting messaging for fully integrated, 360 marketing campaigns.
Understanding and experience in integrated marketing campaigns and related tracking/reporting
Strong analytic skills – ability to translate data into information and insights; disciplined and structured critical thinking skills.
Personal interest in and strong aptitude for understanding emerging digital technologies and the consumer channels they create; willing to learn about technical details of clients’ products and services when necessary.
Ability to work collaboratively with senior management, agency partners and peers to successfully contribute to the success of the agency.
7-10 years of experience in strategy (or similar roles) within the Film, Entertainment, Games, Sports and/or Media industries.
Ability to lead with influence – comfort working on cross-functional teams without direct-line reporting.
Proven ability to independently drive all facets of a strategy initiative from identifying the question, structuring and performing complex analyses, managing cross-functional teams across key workstreams, and presenting to clients and/or executive leadership.
Unique ability to balance analytical rigor with a bias for action – ability to draw on structures from the consulting / strategy toolkit, with a predisposition to produce fast, practical recommendations.
Strong ability to recruit diverse, dynamic talent, with experience developing and coaching teams.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are required, with a keen sense for how best to work alongside, motivate, and guide creative teams.
Low-ego – equally comfortable giving or receiving direction, leading or contributing as appropriate, driving executive conversations or supporting as necessary.
High EQ – strong ability to ‘read the room’ and adjust approach, management tactics, and communication style as appropriate.
High clock-speed – ability to rapidly get to strategic recommendations and comfort tailoring the analytical approach as necessary given project timelines.
Overview & Responsibilities:
A successful candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, able to pivot when necessary, thorough and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities. You will have a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail at all times. This is a demanding and fast-moving position that requires someone who is a proactive and positive thinker, effective communication and able to exercise good judgment and initiative.
You will work closely with other AEs, under direct supervision of the Head of Post Production, ensuring that that all projects are finished, QCed, exported to spec, and delivered efficiently, accurately, and on time. This candidate should have a long-term interest in post production finishing or creative editorial for entertainment marketing.
Download, digitize, convert, organize, and manage assets.
Manage server, file structure, and project workflow.
Keep track of digital media, ensuring it is labeled, stored, media managed and archived correctly.
Prep and organize premiere projects for editors, including scene breakdowns, dialogue breakdowns, and shot pulls.
Prep, QC and send cuts to clients.
Create scripts and cue sheets for spots and trailer versions.
Overcut with online, final picture and sound.
Read and comprehend finishing memos and deliverable spec sheets, and deliver accordingly.
Complete picture/audio finishing sequence preps for spots and trailers according to final specs, troubleshooting any issues.
Request final graphics from graphics department according to finishing memo.
Import and cut in final graphics, spell check, alert graphics of any issues.
Import and cut in mix approvals for internal presentation approval or final client asset delivery.
Perform quality control on all final slates, video footage, graphics, and audiotracks.
Export and convert files to required specs.
Master approved trailer / spot per clients specs and deliver assets as directed by client delivery.
Must be organized, diligent and extremely detail-oriented.
Must be capable of working in a fast-paced, team environment with hard deadlines.
Ability to manage time and plan according to tight deadlines.
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Knowledge of FTP Clients.
Understanding of frame rates, timecode, aspect ratios, and resolutions.
Understanding of audio bit depth, sample rate, codecs, track layouts, and audio formats.
Knowledge of various audio specs such as Stereo Mix, 5.1 Mix, DME splits, andCALM compliant.
Knowledge of digital video codecs including ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444,h264, DNxHD, Photo JPEG and bit rates (ex: 6Mbit/s vs 100Mbit/s).
Experience with video conversion tools (Quicktime Pro, Apple Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder) and understanding of the .mov and .mp4 wrappers.
Ability to troubleshoot potential A/V digital media issues or problems- Understanding of basic editing concepts/creative editorial.
Overview & Responsibilities:
The Motion Designer will work closely with our team to create top-level industry-leading graphic and motion designs for our film, gaming, and entertainment clients as well as contribute to internal creative and development projects. The Motion Designer reports directly to the Art Directors and specified Lead (2D or 3D) on a project-by-project basis. They will work with designers, animators, and producers in their day-to-day capacity.
Under the direction of the Art Directors and Leads, the Motion Designer will be responsible for the creation and execution of the project’s creative vision. They will develop concept art, mood boards, and style frames based on the direction given to them, as well as help with motion tests and further design exploration. They will also be responsible for production work on client-approved creative assignments.
Conceptualize, design, and animate work for a wide variety of high profile projects.
Work closely with the Art Directors to create mood boards, style frames, and other relevant materials for pitches and projects.
Work closely with the Lead 2D/3D artists to bring approved ideas to life, while also following department workflows and standards.
Collaborate closely with management teams on internal and external projects.
Contribute to brainstorming sessions and project creative meetings.
3-4 years experience in the design, agency, or motion design field and/or a solid demo reel, portfolio.
Advanced knowledge of graphic design and typography.
Strong storytelling skills and illustration a plus.
Working knowledge of software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, and/or Maya.
Working knowledge of rendering engines including Vray, Arnold, Redshift, Octane.
Working knowledge of animation techniques and cutting-edge software/plugins.
Excellent communication, conceptual, and presentation skills.
Ability to take direction and work in a collaborative team environment.
Curiosity and engagement with industry and cultural trends and developments.
Self-motivated and capable of handling multiple projects and tight deadlines.
Drive to produce top-level work that meets/exceeds industry standards.