Nov. 27th, 2016

Seeking Brand Strategist with Smart Energy.


We’re Mortar, a San Francisco advertising and branding agency whose mission is to gut punch you in the A-ha. We’re on the prowl for a Brand Strategist with around 5-8 years of experience and a knack for uncovering hidden insights and elucidating big ideas across a wide range of categories (tech, experiences, education and healthcare).

Core responsibilities:

  • Develop strong strategic recommendations (business, marketing, brand, creative).
  • Understand, define and communicate what really matters to audiences.
  • Write messaging decks and narrative frameworks. Develop audience-specific messaging.
  • Run idea-igniting workshops, brainstorms and briefing sessions.
  • Write inspiring creative briefs with gut-punching A-ha moments and clarifying strategic decisions.

 Required skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of hands-on brand strategy/account planning experience. MBA ideal.
  • Experience leading qualitative research of all kinds, from stakeholder interviews to engagement sessions (focus groups, workshops, brainstorms).
  • Familiarity with persona design and customer journey mapping.
  • Comfortable jumping in on the strategic side of projects from start to finish. And often somewhere in the middle..
  • Experience with quantitative research or design thinking a plus.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and résumé to In your cover letter, tell us what makes your strategic mind run and heart tick. We’d also love to see a link to some strategy decks or briefs you created or creative work you inspired or had a hand in.

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