MARS is focused on creating pure shopper delight—an invitation for shoppers to do more than just buy brands. It’s getting them to actually share their lives with those brands. That moment when a shopper physically touches a brand is the culmination of everything we do. And that brand needs to touch her back- her heart, her mind and her sense of what’s possible.
MARS is the number one shopper marketing agency in North America. We hone our craft by unlocking shopper insights and leveraging deep retailer knowledge to create memorable, profitable shopper connections. Our clients are national Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers—names you know and trust. Our team is composed of people with various backgrounds, but they share a talent for bringing thought leadership to our clients.
MARS is currently seeking a Senior Art Director to work in our Southfield, MI office. This person works closely with their assigned team to provide strategic creative recommendations that align with the client’s brand/retailer objectives and budget.
What You'll Do:
Collaborate with account and creative teams to develop concepts that meet predetermined objectives and strategies
Develop an advanced knowledge of the Shopper Marketing discipline
Assist Creative Director in all aspects of creative execution, from initial concepts through production phase
Interact regularly with creative partners and other agency departments as needed for completion of assigned projects
Manage creative process on an ongoing basis, throughout all stages of production
Engage in new business presentations and spec work for potential clients
All other duties as assigned by Creative Director
What You Bring To Us:
Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or related field
Minimum of 5 years of marketing or advertising experience, preferably agency experience in shopper marketing or retailer promotions
Mastery of applicable Mac software programs, including Adobe Creative Suite
A well-rounded portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives and strategies
Self-direction in daily responsibilities and ability to accomplish all tasks without supervision
Solution-oriented attitude in addressing day to day challenges of job
Effective written and verbal communication internally and with client
MARS Advertising - 19 months ago