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At Brighton we bring together the best part of a consulting firm — practical insight — and the best part of an ad agency — inspired imagination — to help our clients think differently about their brand, their customers and the best ways to bring them together. We call it Applied Imagination.

Current Openings

Finance/HR Assistant

Brighton’s diverse and deeply experienced team combines the best part of a consulting firm — strategic thinking — and the best part of an ad agency — inspired creative — to help our clients think differently about their brand and how to engage their customers.

To keep Brighton in a position to deliver the best services to our clients, we require a talented and driven internal support team.  A team that can not only service our clients but also our employees, whom we call “Brightonians”.  We are in search of an entry level associate to help assist the Executive Director of Finance and HR in her day-to-day operations in the finance and HR roles.

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Supporting the effective operations of internal financial programs and procedures, and maintain useful relationships with outside institutions
  • Process semi-monthly payroll including maintaining employee census information
  • Process semi-monthly company 401(k) plan submissions
  • Complete client billings and assist with client budget creation and management
  • Serve as backup for Account Payable and Front Desk
  • Assist with monthend reporting including, but not limited to: journal entries, internally generated reports, bank and other balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Support the employee benefits program, including relationships with insurance companies and brokers; as well as assisting with renewals and enrollments
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with other company executives in matters related to financial planning and control
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:   

  • 2+ years’ experience; Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
  • Exceptional attention to detail and time management skills, including ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and shifting priorities in fast-paced environment
  • Experience in Human Resources with payroll and 401(k) processing a plus
  • A people person who seeks harmony under challenging circumstances by communicating positively with team members, vendors, clients and leadership; ability to work with a wide range of personalities and audiences
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Very strong analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software; experience with project management-based software a plus
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Associate Media Director

Brighton’s diverse and deeply experienced team combines the best part of a consulting firm — strategic thinking — and the best part of an ad agency — inspired creative — to help our clients think differently about their brand and how to engage their customers.  Our Media Team is the driving force that ensures that all of the the work we do reaches the right consumers at the right time in the right place.

The ideal candidate for our Associate Media Director position has multi-channel experience across various industries, with experience in digital as a requirement.   You must have working knowledge of various pricing models (CPC, CPA, etc.) as well as knowledge of multiple tools and research providers: comScore, Nielsen, MRI.  Candidate should also possess strong negotiation skills, the ability to multi-task, communicate effectively and persuasively, and think strategically. 

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Oversee, participate in and manage media investment and optimization across all channels  
  • In partnership with account lead, contribute to the day-to-day strategic integrated media planning activities for assigned account(s)
  • Help develop planning objectives/strategies that coincide with the client’s marketing direction   
  • Lead and oversee the writing of media documents (timelines, POVs, RFPs, plans, agreements, client memos, and correspondence from within and outside the agency)
  • Establish and grow client relationships by demonstrating an understanding of industry and client business issues   
  • Perform in-depth target analysis activities including analyzing 3rd party or primary information and demographics particular to client needs
  • Work with internal offline and online buying teams to gauge media performance and KPIs to determine the extent to which the original objectives and strategies were met
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable and emerging technologies. Understand and adopt new trends and/or processes in interactive/digital media for clients and for Brighton Agency
  • Achieve the financial goals of the account by managing costs, revenue, and scope of work in accordance with client contract   
  • Oversee budget allocation process for all media based on client initiatives and direction; accurately project costs and anticipate the financial results of plan revisions   

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7+ years of media planning and/or buying experience
  • Proven ability to solve clients’ business needs
  • Strong negotiation skills and superior communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work with multiple practices internally according to existing processes
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to grow/expand existing business and strategically participate in successful new business pitches and department-wide initiatives
  • History of providing clients with successful media campaigns
  • Ability to uncover, articulate and implement actionable insights
  • Working knowledge of 3rd party software: specifically, DoubleClick, MRI and the Nielsen suite
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of CPM, CPC, CPA, and CPL buying models as well as GRPs
  • Ability to present ideas and gain consensus and support
  • A high level of energy and initiative to explore, conceptualize and implement new processes and work flows
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Creative Director

Brighton’s diverse and deeply experienced team combines the best part of a consulting firm — strategic thinking — and the best part of an ad agency — inspired creative — to help our clients think differently about their brand and how to engage their customers.

Our Creative Directors are the driving force that keeps the creative side of Brighton at the top of its game — they make sure no talent ever goes to waste and the work stays razor sharp. These are crazy-talented people who develop original design concepts, global marketing campaigns and compelling digital media productions. They ensure that the creative delivers on the strategy and they oversee multiple projects through execution, while directly managing a team of creatives. The ability to lead and motivate is essential for the role.

Our Creative Directors have a huge job, and we need people who aren’t afraid to tackle this massive undertaking and still say, “We can do more.” This is a leadership role in every aspect of the word, and we need someone who can represent Brighton — our culture, our strategic thinking and our creative standards — to our clients and to the rest of the agency. Creative Directors are responsible for working with our account service team to manage the client relationship for all things related to creative.

In this role, you will have Brighton’s full arsenal at your disposal — all the expertise needed to deliver insightful and creative marketing solutions under one roof.  Our collaborative atmosphere allows our experienced experts in digital, analog (traditional), and video to bring to life big ideas that drive results.  

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Creativity - a reputation for innovative thinking with proven conceptual creative skills that solve client’s problems while staying on brand and leveraging the latest in digital advertising and design thinking
  • Strategic thinking the experience and skills to see a problem from all sides and apply creativity to solve the critical business challenges
  • A Commitment to Quality - a demand for accuracy and excellence in all forms of communication — always looking after the smallest detail
  • A Positive Attitude - a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and resilience with a sense of urgency to obtain results and an ability to maintain a positive attitude when under pressure and to keep things in perspective
  • Professionalism - a high level of professionalism in attitude, demeanor and appearance, maturity in handling confidential matters, a consistent business-like demeanor, common sense and good judgment
  • Respect - a commitment to treat employees, clients and vendors with respect, a willingness to be respectful of others’ opinions and ideas, and a commitment to respect the work

  • A portfolio that demonstrates mouth-watering design, ingenious conceptual thinking and more than just the usual solutions to the same old problems
  • Leadership - proven leadership skills including a strong ability to prioritize work and resources, to play a key role in the development of the creative strategy and vision; and to mentor, motivate and guide a creative team to produce their best work
  • Well rounded -  stays current with popular culture, commerce, new advertising trends and techniques, social and cultural trends and fashions
  • Presentation and Communication - excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work with a wide range of personalities and audiences and to present creative work to clients for approval, 

  • Experienced - 10+ years of creative design experience, preferably in an agency setting

Brighton is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.

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Senior Influencer Engagement Manager

At Brighton, influencer engagement combines a number of related disciplines including messaging strategy, media relations, influencer outreach, social media, content development and community management. The successful candidate will be tasked with developing and helping execute innovative influencer programs for clients that effectively “break through the noise” and connect by delivering value and results. You’ll work across several clients, side by side with collaborative and committed colleagues across disciplines like brand building, creative, media and insights. And you’ll develop strategy and content for some of the leading brands that reach and engage Farm, Food and Family audiences.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

As a key leader on our Influencer Engagement team, you will work with our Customer Insights and Brand Builder teams to propose and implement strategic influencer engagement programs that connect brands and people with thoughtful and engaging marketing solutions.

This is an opportunity to showcase your passion and deep knowledge for media relations, social media, content creation and analysis. Primary responsibilities for the position include:

  • Proactively driving winning ideas forward as part of Brighton’s strategic planning process
  • Integrating social and consumer insight into context that builds brands
  • Engaging in traditional public relations activities, including writing articles and press releases, testimonial gathering, media relations, event support, photography, and media training in addition to social PR tactics
  • Developing relationships with media contributors of importance to our clients’ businesses, monitoring media activities; and responding to media requests (traditional and social)
  • Generating, editing, publishing and sharing content, optimized for the target platform and audience, that builds meaningful connections and encourages audiences to take action
  • Creating editorial calendars for social and traditional content creation and execution
  • Seeking out, embracing and identifying innovative ways to amplify social advocates for our clients’ brands
  • Using relevant social data and reporting to consistently optimize social media impact and content on an on-going basis
  • Identifying and engaging online influencers such as bloggers, YouTubers, etc.
  • Building and executing social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Supporting new business and organic growth

REQUIREMENTS

  • 7 to 10 years of experience with public relations experience in a corporate or agency setting, B.S. in Communications, Marketing, New Media, Public Relations or similar required
  • Experience with social media in an agency environment, along with a deep knowledge of online and traditional marketing channels
  • Strategic content creation and excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with ability to work with a wide range of personalities and audiences
  • Strong understanding of user-generated content management, content marketing and reputation management.
  • Experience recruiting and managing digital influencers and online personalities
  • Farm, food or family marketing communications experience a plus
  • Ability to illustrate results and go the extra mile for clients
  • Simultaneously manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to thrive independently and as a team member in a creative, friendly and fast-paced environment  
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