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Planner at Daniel J. Edelman Holdings

Posted in Consultant 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

Edelman is a leading global Communications Marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was named one of Advertising Age’s “Agency to Watch” in 2014; one of Forbes’ “14 Most Influential Agencies of 2014”; and The Holmes Report’s “2013 Global Agency of the Year.” Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014 and was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the third time in 2014. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.

Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edelman DC is a new kind of agency, looking for a new breed of Strategic Planner. The worlds of PR, Advertising and Digital have converged to engage audiences across media vehicles. Our clients come to us regardless of media channel for business, communications, and brand solutions. Our point of view is that every execution is born from deep research and insights – and not just the quantitative research, but the human truth, audience-centric kind of stuff. 

It’s a union of powerful insights and rock-solid strategy. 


This is an opportunity for you to advise account teams and clients on insights, strategy and brand, as well as innovate and collaborate with a wide range of world-class brands, from transportation to automotive, from food and beverage to hospitality.

•You are solutions-oriented, love to present to internal and external agency audiences

•You love a challenge

•You are a true collaborator, you’re passionate about working across creative, account and client constituents, and alongside fellow planners

•You artfully map out insights from observations and implications to recommendations

•You solve clients’ business and brand issues by producing best-in-class briefs and briefings for creative teams

•You focus on identifying critical issues, trends and brand activities to inform and inspire

•You have a strategic point of view because of your MacGyver-like skills to weed through existing research

•You develop actionable insights by working collaboratively with primary research partners

•You are skilled at participating in, and leading, strategic discussions both internally and with clients

•You influence perspectives by through storytelling and killer decks

•You are an evangelist for planning, happy to advance internal knowledge sharing across the network and help evolve creative and strategic ambition at large

•You have at least three years of experience as a strategist/planner

•You have experience with various research methods, advertising, management consulting, and social media 

You’re impressive, and we bring that to the table, too:

•Opportunities to help shape the future of the marketing and communications

•One of the best creative shops in DC to partner with

•A stable independent company with amazing benefits, global opportunities, that’s annually voted one of the best companies to work for  

•Incredibly smart, talented, motivated and fun colleagues (IOHO)