Vacancy: Strategist 

Are you passionate about creativity and effectiveness? Can you present, facilitate, write and safely get to airports on time?

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team in a growing company that strives to inspire marketers to do the best work of their lives?

The Advisory team at Contagious could be the place for you.

Contagious looks for people who are;

  • World-class communicators, either in person, on stage or on paper (or all!)
  • Enthusiastic about their subject matter and always curious to learn more
  • Capable of quickly becoming well-read and steeped in Contagious topics, campaigns and marketing theory
  • Able to construct engaging and persuasive narratives
  • Able to deconstruct creativity insightfully
  • Commercially-focused

Role Purpose 

Strategists at Contagious advise marketers on creative effectiveness and innovation. Working as part of the Advisory team, you’ll use your experience and knowledge in tandem with Contagious research, tools and services to help our clients create more effective work. You’ll support other members of the Advisory team in the US and UK with research, analysis and organisation.

There will also be opportunities to contribute to other parts of the business such as writing for Contagious Magazine, speaking at our events (eg. Most Contagious, Contagious Live) and delivering Contagious briefings around the world.


  • Member of the UK Advisory team, contributing to projects in advising clients on creativity in marketing and how it pertains to positive business outcomes such as growth
  • Reporting into the UK Head of Advisory and closely collaborating with other strategists
  • The role demands breadth and depth of knowledge of the business of brands, marketing and the media/tech ecosystem, and the role of creativity
  • At times it will require domestic, European and long-distance travel
  • In addition to client work you will have the opportunity to represent and promote Contagious at industry events and in guest articles
  • The role requires that you act as an ambassador for Contagious at all times


Presenting, Writing, Facilitating

  • Writing, building and delivering best-in-class presentations to Contagious style and standards with minimal input from colleagues
  • Writing thought leadership articles and reports for clients
  • Constructing clear and engaging narratives throughout
  • Participating in workshops as a second facilitator and playing an active role in workshop design

Research, Analysis, Problem Solving

  • Staying abreast of Contagious content and is aware of the key themes the content team is pursuing at all times
  • Clear understanding of the basic working of clients - both agency and brands - in order to provide topline guidance and advice
  • Deconstructing campaigns and brand strategy at a granular level, explaining articulately why insights, strategy and executional ideas are crucial to the success of the work, referencing category dynamics and trends
  • Joining the dots between Contagious Intelligence and knowledge, and client challenges in order to help solve problems and identify opportunities

Project Delivery and Client Relationships

  • Driving and delivering small-medium sized projects to time and from end-to-end with minor involvement from senior members
  • Playing a supporting role on role on larger projects, helping senior team members optimise their workload
  • Building project plans that outlining timings and deliverables
  • Creating effective working relationships with key managers and the other operating teams within the business

Key Performance Indicators 

  • Client satisfaction: setting and meeting their expectations
  • Meeting deadlines so that all projects run smoothly
  • Helping to grow the client base for the advisory team


  • Two to three years’ relevant experience
  • Team Player
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills – particularly PowerPoint
  • High attention to detail
  • Confident and articulate speaker
  • Knowledge of marketing theory

Additional Skills 

  • Industry qualifications with IPA / APG / CIM etc looked upon favourably
  • Second European language looked upon favourably
  • Experience of writing for industry titles


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Please note that the business may require you to work additional hours when required and travel to various locations including overseas.

While we don't have an open role right now, we're always on the lookout for talented strategists to join our ranks. So, if this is of interest, please feel free to send us your CV along with a covering letter to [email protected]

​For a flavour of what it's like to work at Contagious check out the video below