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Digital Strategy Lead

Posted on April 10, 2017 by

We are looking for a data-driven digital marketing strategist to help manage a plethora (yeah that’s right, plethora) of digital projects and lead our digital team.

You love data, reviewing and interpreting data, and turning it into strategies that get conversions aka results. Your data drives business. But you’re more than just insights and CPC. You can walk a client through a campaign, write down your brilliant recommendations, and implement and monitor multiple platforms.

Your resume demonstrates digital greatness. You have:

  • Experience leading a team and overseeing the work of others
  • An intimate understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google My Business, YouTube and Google AdWords
  • SEO proficiency
  • Developed and implemented online promotions and contests
  • Content development ideas and an abundance of recommendations
  • Led content management across multiple platforms
  • Built and managed multi-platform campaigns for numerous clients
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with e-newsletter publishing
  • Performed keyword research and analysis
  • Written ad copy, built reports, and provided clients with strategic advice
  • Budgeted, planned and allocated resources for a variety of clients
  • Knowledge of remarketing
  • A great thirst for learning and knowledge

If this describes you, you should definitely send your resume to Trina Danis, VP Creative Services at trina@zagcreative.ca. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.

Account Manager

Posted on February 10, 2017 by

Experienced… Check
Strategic… Check
Organized… Check
Detailed… Check, Check, Check (because you went back and reviewed the list again. Twice)

zag creative is looking for an Account Manager to add to our team that can jump right into projects keeping them running smoothly and on track.

Being an Account Manager is a tall order to fill. We need someone that can manage multiple accounts and projects. Our account people are client and supplier liasions and work to keep the projects moving internally. They also manage media budgets and spends. Account management at zag creative is more than just project management and detail checking though. There is also an expectation to learn our clients’ businesses and work with the team to develop strategies and materials that get results.

So if you’re a master of lists and details and are looking to contribute to the success of clients, send your resume to Alyson Hodson at alyson@zagcreative.ca and tell us why you are our next awesome hire.

Short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

*This position has been filled.

| February 2 | Job Postings
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Creative Copywriter

Posted on January 17, 2017 by

Do you look at ads and think how you would have done it differently and better? Well, that’s the exact kind of thinking we’re looking for in a creative copywriter. Words and concepts are your thing. You have all kinds of ideas, and even better, a proven way to articulate them in a manner that resonates.

We want a creative thinker that is also a master with prose. Our ideal candidate is great with concepts and creative writing but also has an eye for detail, an understanding of the Canadian Press Stylebook, and a knack for all forms of copy. From sales copy in brochures to annual reports to web and social media copy, you have done it all. You’ve been writing long enough that you have words you love, words you hate, and well we won’t even get you started on those commonly misspelled words.

As a natural storyteller, you should have no troubles telling us what makes you right for a creative copywriter role at zag creative. Forward your resume to Trina Danis, VP Creative Services at trina@zagcreative.ca. This posting is for a 1 year contract to start. Short listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

*This position has been filled.

| January 1 | Job Postings
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Social Media Intern

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Yes, being good at Internet is a real thing. It’s an actual skill we are looking for.

You can finally prove all those people wrong who said that social media was waste of time and that you should spend less time online if you wanted a real job. Well, there’s no fake work here.

Tell us how good at the Internet you are.

zag creative has an intern opening in our Interactive department for 3 days/week starting in February. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to develop and execute social media strategies, contests and interactive marketing initiatives.

We are looking for someone with an intimate understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google My Business. There will also be plenty of opportunities to learn and work with AdWords and Analytics, so a willingness to expand your skills and experience will be key. Send your resume and cover letter to trina@zagcreative.ca. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

*This position has been filled.

| January 1 | Job Postings
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Giving Back: Resources to Help Edmonton’s Less Fortunate

Posted on December 16, 2016 by

Edmonton’s winters are often unforgiving (as has been more than clear these last couple of weeks with this extreme cold and wind), which puts the city’s less fortunate at even more of a disadvantage. According to Homeward Trust, Edmonton’s homeless population was at an estimated 1,752 in 2016, which is down 24% from 2014 but there is still a long way to go.

Thankfully, the warm hearts of Edmonton help make the season brighter for those people and especially around the holidays, there are a lot of ways to help out. The need for resources for homeless and disadvantaged people have been in the news a lot lately (Hope Mission having 24/7 beds or deaths given the cold weather). Here is a list of some resources to help fellow Edmontonians out this winter (and year-round!).

 

WHERE YOU CAN VOLUNTEER

Many of the city’s shelters and organizations wouldn’t be running without the countless hours volunteered by Edmontonians. As such, most of them are always looking for volunteers for a wide-range of positions (both year-round and seasonal around holiday events).

 

WHERE YOU CAN DONATE 

Most shelters and organizations in Edmonton that help at-risk populations also accept donations, but demand for food at Edmonton’s Food Bank has surged this year and the cold weather has left the shelves at the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services Society, in large part, empty. Both of these organizations work with other agencies in the city to provide resources to the homeless. So drop off food, clean out your closet, or make a monetary donation to these organizations!

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP 

  • Call 2-1-1 if you see a homeless person in distress or are looking for information about other services. The people at 2-1-1 in Edmonton will get in touch with services and agencies in the city to help those at-risk. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
  • Shovel your neighbour’s sidewalk! It’s a simple way to help out the elderly or people with mobility issues in your community. Check out programs here!
  • Research reputable organizations in the city to donate your money and time to. With our office located in downtown, panhandling is a common sight but EPS and the City ask people to consider donating money to the organizations in the city that help these at-risk people instead. We interviewed 104 Street’s community liaison with the EPS in 2015 about this.

There are a vast variety of organizations in the city that run year-round and this list is in no way exhaustive, but gives some great ideas of ways you can give back during the holiday season (Homeward Trust has a very comprehensive guide of shelters, centers, and organizations in Edmonton here). With cold weather seeming to be here to stay this time, don’t forget to open your heart and lend a hand to those who need it most!