Whenever and wherever you join us, you open a door to opportunities in any and all aspects of media, technology and innovation. We will encourage you to break the rules, knock things down, rebuild them better, and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our success takes a team of people who are invested in our culture, each other’s success, and their own growth, and together we make Mindshare Canada the place where we do the best work of our career.
Mindshare is looking for an Associate, Media Planning with a passion for marketing and a curiosity for media in advertising! This role is in the Client Leadership team and is an integral part in capturing a client’s vision to reach the intended audience. The Media Planners are part psychologists, part scientists, part artists, part entrepreneurs, and part politicians. They strategize how brands should communicate with people across the myriad of media channels, and how to do that differently from every other brand.
The Associate is our first level position providing support to the Planning team while learning through established training programs and on-the-job training especially in the area of digital. You will be responsible for expanding your knowledge in preparation for promotion and increase your familiarity with all aspects of planning.
How you will make an IMPACT:
Assist in developing the Activation Plan and Consumer Journey experience
Assist in the writing of case study development post each program and for non-client campaigns
Research market trends in emerging media and content development
Work with media investments team and other partners to ensure that the idea is strategically relevant and commercially viable
Participate in ideation sessions (that are not necessarily on their specific client base)
Develop thorough knowledge of syndicated tools and systems as well as Mindshare Canada tools and approaches
Develop industry experience and knowledge and actively attend all training and industry presentations
Ongoing investigation of new media and technology
Continue to hone presentation and report writing skills
Ensure team communications are delivered in a timely manner to all participating members
Contribute to the billing process
What YOU bring:
Exceptional organizational skills, and detail oriented
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong presentation skills
Excellent time management skills; proven ability to prioritize and organize workload, and operate under tight deadlines while managing multiple projects
Showcase a natural gift for grasping concepts quickly and making good judgments
Ability to work on own initiative; pre-emptive and proactive; constantly thinking ahead; demonstrating a hands-on and highly organized approach to all tasks
Ability to foster collaborative relationships with other cross-functional teams
Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced work environment effectively
Strong capability in customer service skills and communications
Comfortable with ambiguity - flexible and adaptable with a willingness to learn and assist wherever needed
Comfortable working with budgets/numbers and a strong understanding of mathematical concepts
What WE bring:
The opportunity to create and contribute to an environment where ‘Innovation as usual’ thrives in everyday work
We foster a growth mindset by exhibiting adaptability, inclusivity, sincerity, curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and teamwork
Comprehensive benefits program, including maternity/parental top-up program
Agency that values wellness with programs that contribute to a healthy lifestyle
Extensive learning, training and development opportunities
Exposure to a global network of resources, strategic partnerships, and career opportunities
Corporate social responsibility, actively participating to create a better community
Great social environment where we work hard and play hard
Mindshare was born in Asia in 1997, a WPP start-up with a desire to change the media world. Now we are a global network with 116 offices in 86 countries and billings of $17.9bn. We are the largest agency in GroupM, WPP's Media Investment Management arm, which is the #1 media holding group globally.
To learn more about Mindshare and our philosophy of Original Thinking, visit us at www.mindshareworld.com/canada and follow us on Twitter @mindshare, facebook.com/MindshareCanada and linkedin.com/company/mindshare.