Associate Creative Director/Copywriter

The Lacek Group

Who we are:

The Lacek Group is an enthusiastic and supportive collection of brilliant, passionate, intellectually curious and surprisingly nice people who work on the leading edge of customer engagement, building longer-lasting, more profitable customer relationships. We’re a collection of client-focused teams who listen, collaborate and celebrate together. We treat each other with kindness and respect, so it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that many of our people have been here for 10 years or more. We’re a specialist brand company of Ogilvy, one of the most creative and effective agencies in the world.

Position Details

Associate Creative Director/Copywriter
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Who we need:

The TLG creative department is seeking an outstanding Associate Creative Director/Copywriter to manage and guide the creative staff in the conceptual and mechanical execution of client marketing collateral and be a brand steward. In this role, you would offer client and team members innovative advice, direction and solutions from industry examples and experience. The ideal candidate will communicate clearly and effectively - someone who is willing to learn our clients’ brands, needs and methods for success. Deep experience on banks and other financial accounts is preferred.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with Account Supervisors and Account Executives to obtain project specifics: strategy, budget and schedule, as well as, offering insights on creative briefs and project schedules 
  • Work in conjunction with team members to develop and refine concepts, campaigns and creative ideas that reflect a deep understanding of the client’s audience 
  • Help maintain and oversee client’s brand standards and guidelines 
  • Complete all necessary paperwork in a timely manner 
  • To concept and execute sound creative ideas for client marketing collateral in an efficient and economical manor 
  • Be a brand steward 
  • Prioritize workload and time management 
  • Work alongside the writing and production teams to ensure creative vision is achieved and client expectations are met

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, such as Advertising, Graphic Design, Commercial Design or Interactive Media Design 
  • Minimum of 8-10 years experience, direct marketing and/or brand agency experience - diversified industries preferred 
  • 4+ years experience in the Interactive space or relevant education 
  • Experience on financial accounts preferred 
  • Portfolio demonstrating strong creative visual concepts and execution required 
  • Demonstrated passion for all things creative and a strong desire to learn industry best practices 
  • Possess a strong skill-set in print, motion, interactive and mobile design 
  • Ability to think in the big picture, while still obsessive about the details 
  • Be respectfully relentless

The Lacek Group has smart people a great environment, an engaging culture, comprehensive benefits and fantastic growth opportunities. Your inquiry will be kept confidential.

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