The Director, Brand Marketing and Strategic Planning will lead the newly formed Brand Marketing and Strategy team at Nickelodeon and play a meaningful role in our approach to Marketing across series, brand, platforms, emerging media, etc. This group is responsible for the development of marketing strategies and recommendations in support of Nickelodeon and any of its related content and sub-brands.
The ideal candidate is passionate about brand marketing and can clearly articulate how phenomenal brands break through and resonate with consumers. Candidates should have experience crafting brand definition and architecture, and defining and executing brand building campaigns.
At Nickelodeon, we are kids’ first. We seek to always stay true to kids in everything we do—reflecting their world, values, hopes, humor and loves. At the end of the day, we look to leave the world a more playful place than we found it. Just like kids do. As part of our “kids’ first” mentality, we seek to reflect the diversity of kids’ lives and ensure that, regardless of background, they feel seen, represented and a member the Nickelodeon family.
This role is a fantastic opportunity to work with beloved IP, develop marketing campaigns for some of the most iconic kid brands, and research, explore and discuss the most exciting trends in culture, kids and media.
This position reports into the VP, Nickelodeon Brand & Strategy.
Serve as a strategic inspiring leader, invested heavily in Nickelodeon’s brand and shows, driving awareness, engagement and attribution across all platforms
Offer steady analysis and marketing implications through insights gained via research, trends, data analytics, agency partnerships, previous campaigns, etc.
Partner with Research, Series Marketing, Programming, and Media Planning and external agency teams to develop quarterly strategic plans that lay a framework for brand and audience growth
Develop all strategic positioning documents and campaigns
Advise Series marketing, Creative and Media teams to flesh out campaign tactics
Play an integral role in execution of our brand communications
Lead marketing strategy and campaign execution for all brand related series or specials like Kids’ Choice Awards
Develop strategic plans to drive the development of emerging media platforms for Nickelodeon (e.g. streaming, podcasts, etc.)
Oversee 2 Marketing Managers: one dedicated to multicultural marketing, ensuring Nickelodeon is represented and connecting with all demographics, ethnicities, communities— especially, but not limited to, Black and Hispanic audiences. The other prioritizes execution and definition of brand marketing initiatives
Develop and define an evolved brand belief, mission and purpose. Articulate brand architecture and drive development of other brand definition materials
Drive any brand redesigns, seasonal updates, affinity month support, etc.
7-10+ years experience in consumer strategy, digital, marketing or media
Proven expertise in marketing and first-hand knowledge of media and working with marketing agencies
Self starter with a can-do attitude
Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
Exceptional communication (written and verbal) skills
Ability to understand, organize and articulate high-level, campaign, and tactical strategy
Proactive, strategic thinker with the ability to provide creative solutions
Deep understanding of the entertainment industry as well as social and digital marketing landscape
Ability to interpret analytics and apply research to make informed recommendations
Possess a multicultural mindset that both embraces and celebrates different perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities and maintains a passion for inclusion
Passion for kids & family entertainment
Experience working within and collaborating with cross-functional teams at all levels, as well as third party agencies and partners
Strong desire to work for a global brand and help drive brand affinity for Nickelodeon
Working knowledge of Microsoft-based software: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Previous experience marketing to children and parents a plus
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