Insights Associate


At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

Position Details

Insights Associate
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

At VMLY&R, we are helping brands and retailers navigate a complex ecosystem of pure-play, direct to consumer, and omni-channel commerce, as well as relationship marketing models. We have assembled a talented and diverse team of experts and are looking for an Insights Associate who will be an active part of this growing group.

Do you:

  • Enjoy synthesizing data around new technologies and consumers behaviors to create actionable recommendations?
  • Want to help clients navigate the new retail environment that is quickly blending digital and physical experiences?

If the answer is “yes,” then you might be our next Commerce Insights Associate.


  • Gather and synthesize various data points to create insights that inform strategy development 
  • Subscribe to industry news and stay current on client-relevant trends 
  • Shadow & support senior strategists during brand/client planning exercises 
  • Monitor commerce & retailer trends and technological advancements 
  • Assist with business development as needed

Required Skills:

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work streams 
  • Develop a full mastery of subscription tools 
  • Complete basic assessments including digital ecosystem audits, competitive research, category & landscape assessments, etc. 
  • Authoring industry white papers/POVs

Required Experience;

  • 0-2 years’ experience 
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a multidisciplinary background, including developing marketing strategy, consumer insight, media strategy and/or account planning

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

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