Copywriter

Overview

The Marketing Store, a HAVI company, is a privately held global Agency that innovates, optimizes and drives marketing promotions and supply chains of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at The Marketing Store, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.

 

We are staffed by a senior team of classically trained marketing professionals. Having developed an insightful, strategic, brand-building process for creating advertising campaigns, we have adapted this same thinking to promotions, digital, direct, the Internet, CRM, loyalty, premiums and events.  The result is unique solutions that cover the gamut of marketing channels. Our clients include McDonald’s, Nissan, Infiniti, T-Mobile and more!

 

We’re looking for a Copywriter with the ambition and creativity to help make TMS – voted AdAge’s top places to work in 2018 – more famous for its creative solutions. The Senior Copywriter will have a background in creating highly-engaging integrated marketing promotions combined with the ability to create strategically sharp, focused concepts and delightfully compelling copy for promotional elements in the physical – and especially digital – space. She or he is a masterful storyteller who can get it told in under 3 seconds, in fewer than 7 words, and leaves everyone wanting more. This hungry, and exceptionally talented, individual will be responsible for partnering with art leads, other copywriters, and cross-functional teams to drive the creation of on-strategy concepts for some of the biggest, most recognizable clients in the world. If this sounds like a role designed just for your brand of talent and amazingness,then we should talk. Like now.

Responsibilities

  • Generate strong, strategy-based concepts and champion ideas with enthusiasm.
  • Consistently impress the crowd with fresh, relevant, workable ideas in brainstorm sessions.
  • Share and strategically apply the latest industry trends, with an understanding of digital best practices.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams in the creation of on-strategy concepts.
  • Partner with copywriters and internal teams to create powerful and compelling concepts that align with strategic copy direction and brand parameters.
  • Prioritize and organize messages into logical hierarchies.
  • Ensure materials and concepts are clear and concise.
  • Present creative concepts and designs internally and externally – while backing them up – with powerful rationale.
  • Develop a strong, working knowledge of client’s business, brand, consumer, and competitive landscape to inform insightful campaign ideas.
  • Help drive the creative process through briefing and conception to execution and delivery.
  • Provide quality assurance, accuracy, and accountability throughout process.
  • Build enthusiasm and engagement within the team for the client’s brand.
  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor to more junior copywriters, supporting and respecting the perspective and ideas of everyone.
  • Never stop learning and developing the craft.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of copy/concept experience in promotion/merchandising at a creative agency
  • Experience within an integrated marketing agency preferred
  • Experience within retail marketing/merchandising
  • Experience within QSR or Food is a plus
  • Is a digital-first thinker
  • Exceptional communication and problem solving skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail and firm grasp of English grammar
  • Has a finely developed sense of humor
  • Is a purveyor of pop culture
  • Has a portfolio of brilliant or near-brilliant, relatable work

Benefits

The Marketing Store provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees starting on day one. Our benefits include options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, profit sharing, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits (including discounts on products & services), employee assistance program, and disability insurance.

 

Thank you for your interest in The Marketing Store.

Please note that we will only contact candidates who are selected for an interview.

The Marketing Store is an equal opportunity employer.

We do not accept unsolicited calls, resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and agencies.

 

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Location

Our company is in the heart of the Loop, making for an easy commute. We are blocks away from the river and the lake surrounded by trendy hotspots.

An Insider's view of The Marketing Store

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

The Marketing Store offers employees an incredible work life balance. We all work hard to get the work done but our personal lives and passions outside of work are always supported. Employees are encouraged to have flexible work schedules, working remotely when needed and finding time to do what they love in and out of the office.

Alysha

Vice President, Communications

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re leveraging data to solve marketing challenges for clients to understand who their customers are, and to activate future games & promotions. By using data, we’re enabling our clients to make data driven decisions and create custom experiences that will resonate with their target audience.

Wendy

Senior Director, Analytics

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being solutions oriented is the secret to success at The Marketing Store. We’re lucky to work with some of the biggest brands on new digital initiatives – which means we are often navigating in the unknown and encountering new scenarios. Successful team members can access current road blocks and determine how they can help solve the problem.

Leigh Anne

Director, Product Management

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Analytics is at the core of what we strive to achieve at TMS – measurable impact to our client’s business. The decision science team is responsible for enabling the descriptive and prescriptive marketing analytics that drive strategic recommendations and shape the programs that we execute across the agency.

Tom

Manager, Decision Sciences

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I let creatives do what they came here to do by empowering them to think and have a point of view. Make them trust me because I commit to their development and follow through. I challenge their thinking and executions, so they can think strategically. Respect them as humans and provide them with an environment where they have fun and can grow.

Diana

Vice President, Creative Director

What are The Marketing Store Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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