Job: Digital Strategist

Title Digital Strategist
Categories Strategy
Date Posted05 October 2018
Salary R65k
Location Johannesburg

Digital Strategist

My client is a well known international digital agency who is seeking a very senior and experienced Digital Strategist to drive innovative and highly effective digital marketing strategies for our clients as well as act as a thought leader for the agency within the digital community in South Africa.

The Digital Strategist will leverage their deep understanding on how to execute digital campaigns (web, mobile, social, CRM, SEO) working with our creative, technical and client service teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the rest of the client team, help define scope and recommended approach for major digital projects for clients.
  • Play an advisory role on client engagements, serving as a digital strategy advisor to both account leads (internal) and clients (external).
  • Serve as thought leader in aligning digital marketing strategy with a client’s business goals and objectives.
  • Working with the leaders of the client team, help convince clients of the value of digital marketing services to their business – help them define needs and potential solutions.
  • Effective use of research tools to define target audiences and optimize marketing and media plans.
  • Creative ability and passionate interest in creating powerful digital marketing plans that meet client objectives.
  • Strong, effective business professional communication and client presentation skills; preferred previous experience in presenting to clients from an agency perspective.
  • Solid understanding of traditional marketing principles and how they apply to the digital medium.
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing and success factors.
  • Preferred 5 or more years’ experience in client-centred, agency environment (i.e. fast- paced, client or brand-centric professional experiences).
  • Perform detailed evaluation of client business environment including customer needs, capabilities/assets, and competitive realities to identify unique market opportunities and threats
  • Lead the design of insight driven digital strategies from opportunity identification through to experience definition. Structure and present recommendations to senior client leadership for approval
  • Partner with Creative, Technology, Analytics and Account Management to ensure successful project handoff and work is appropriately positioned for long-term success.
  • Thought leadership to their staff, clients, and the wider digital and marketing community. Key aspects of this role will be client workshops, knowledge shares with staff, public speaking at industry events, blogging etc.

If you have 5 years experience in a similar position and believe that this is a great match. Send your CV to

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JJ De Wit – Marketing RecruiterJJ is a very easy going and down to earth individual who enjoys keeping fit and active, whether on the soccer field or in the Karate Dojo. With an Honours Degree in Industrial Psychology, JJ’s passion is working with people and enjoys being an encouraging voice in people’s lives. Due to his love and excitement for marketing, he aims to add to the enthusiastic and vibrant culture at Recruit Digital.Contact manager
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