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Creative Director (Guinness)

Born Social

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Join Born Social as a Creative Director and drive the future of a social-first, B Corp certified agency while leading the iconic Guinness brand account

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£76000 - £92000

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20 Curtain Rd

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Born Social is a cutting-edge global social media agency focused on shaping the brands of tomorrow. With a decade of expertise, the company collaborates with big names like Guinness and Nando's, fostering a culture of balance between people, planet, and profit. Embracing rapid growth and a B Corp commitment to inclusive excellence, Born Social is the perfect environment for ambitious talent.

  • Develop and execute innovative social-first strategies for Guinness and other clients.
  • Lead and nurture a dynamic creative team, ensuring their professional growth and output quality.
  • Cultivate and maintain senior client relationships, showcasing Born Social's creative vision.
  • Contribute to new business pitches and agency growth with a focus on social insights and cultural relevance.
  • Minimum 7 years in a conceptual creative or creative strategy role, preferably with FMCG and alcohol brands.
  • Proven ability to pitch and deliver trendsetting creative campaigns.
  • Expertise in leading global brand campaigns and providing creative direction.
  • Strong leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to simplify complex ideas.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

London, UK (Hybrid Working) 

A benchmarked salary between £76,000 to £92,000based on your level within our progression framework.  You can read more about our approach to performance, salary, and progression here.

👋 Who we are
Born Social is a global social media agency that brings social-first thinking to the brands of tomorrow.

For the last 10 years, we’ve helped brands navigate and harness the chaos of social bringing method to the madness. From household names like Guinness, Primark and Ford to the next generation of big brands like Nando's, Peloton and Fever-Tree.

As a proud B Corp we care about People, Planet and Profit in equal measure. Working hard to attract, retain and develop the best social-first talent in our industry and creating a business and culture for them to thrive in.

We're an ambitious team of over 100 people across the UK & US and not stopping there. We're growing fast and so we're looking for a new Creative Director to join our team and lead our Guinness account.

An icon in the advertising world, we've been working with Guinness over the last few years to build a social presence with community at it's heart that's helped them become Britain's most popular pint.In this role, you'll work across multiple markets for the brand, leading their social strategy alongside an ambitious and fast paced team.

You will be led by our Head of Creative working alongside our other Creative Directors, Associate Creative Directors and Head of Design & Studio to develop the creative output and social-first thinking from our Creative department.

This opportunity is to be the creative leader on the Guinness account, as well as getting involved in our new business and pitching activity.  You will be working closely with the Strategy and Creative teams to understand the client's brief, challenges, and opportunities, and use these to build out an overarching social-first creative approach that achieves measurable results. You'll then work alongside our Design & Studio team, briefing in and overseeing the production process to help bring your vision to life. You will need to be capable of pushing boundaries with innovative thinking, but also balance this with a pragmatic approach that can work within constraints.

✏️ What you'll be doing:

  • Creative Ideation: Translating strategy into big creative campaign ideas, social-first always-on formats and successfully pitching award-worthy Creative work to current and potential clients
  • Brand Guardianship: Maintaining consistency across all of the creative output ensuring everything ladders up to the overall direction of a client's social (and wider marketing) direction
  • Creative Leadership: Orchestration and delivery of the most technically challenging work, demonstrating social-first output for your department and deepening key senior client and interagency relationships
  • Team Leadership: Leading on the performance and development of Creatives, ensuring they are thriving both as individuals and as a team. Supporting technical learning, hiring new team members and careful selection of freelancers
  • Growth of Agency and Output: Feeding into the long-term agency creative vision, unlocking new opportunities through expertise and seeking opportunities to raise Born Socials' profile within the industry

👀 Who we're looking for:

This role is perfect for anyone who's been in a social conceptual creative role, in-house or agency side, for the last few years.Specifically, we're on the lookout for these things:

  • You've got at least 7 years agency experience in a conceptual creative or creative strategy role, with strong social experience (ideally working with FMCG and alcohol brands)
  • You have a track record of pitching and delivering industry leading creative campaigns, rooted in cultural relevance and social insights.
  • You've had experience working with and delivering creative direction and campaign ideation for big-name global brands 
  • You're able to lead and inspire others
  • You've confident holding high-level client relationships
  • You are a confident decision maker and able to creatively problem solve to course correct quickly and clearly
  • You have impressive deck creation and presenting skills

✌️ Our values:

Our values aim to pinpoint the magic ingredients for us at our best. We look for people who share our values and can add to our culture. 

See Challenge as Opportunity... is about our attitude and to be very clear, this is not a value of optimism, nor is it about loving every challenge.

Say It Simply... is how we communicate. Think of the basic rules of communication - honest, clear, confident.

Do What You Say... is the crux of our reputation and longevity. When you join Born Social, our trust is fully given. It is yours to lose. 

Make Each Other Better... is about our culture of collaboration and commitment to development. We are only as good as the people around us so we all take responsibility for developing each other, as well as ourselves.

Consciously Contribute...is bigger than all the others.  It ensures we grow right. It broadens our focus beyond Born Social and cements our commitment to doing what’s just, not what’s easy or immediately self-serving.

💙 Everyone's welcome:

We celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds here at Born Social. As an equal opportunities employer, we believe in the power of an inclusive and representative team. We welcome applications regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, family, or parental status. We don’t simply comply with the Equality Act, we go further and take pride in building a stronger and more creative work environment, committed to inclusion, diversity, and representation.

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