Memac Ogilvy is about Making Brands Matter.
We're one of the leading creative networks in MENA with its flagship office in the UAE and a strong local footprint in the GCC and North Africa.
It is part of the formidable worldwide Ogilvy network and wider WPP network. It’s the only truly integrated comms network with beyond Brand & Advertising, a deep PR & Influence, Social Media Performance and Customer Engagement & Digital capability.
We are currently looking to hire an Art Director for our creative team.
Delivers work to brief on time and to quality standards and quantity required
Able to grasp the concept of idea versus execution and understands idea when identified by others
Can identify ideas in own work and explain it clearly
Strong listening skills to fully understand the brief
Builds good relationships with Account Management, Planning & Traffic
Able to articulate their own creative ideas to other team members with support from managers
Understands and appreciates the nature and value of brands
Approaches all activity within the context of 360 Degree Brand Stewardship
Acts in the best interest of the brand at all times
Ability to apply a natural curiosity to uncover the unexpected around brands
Ability to generate lots of fresh, original ideas from a brief
Ability to push boundaries of original thinking to explore new creative solutions
Beginning to develop a basic knowledge of creative formats
Ability to align the copy with art direction and vice versa
Ability to translate the strategic creative concept into different creative executions
Work collaboratively with creative partner.
Develop smart, single-minded ideas that are on strategy.
Maintain proper layout and conceptual execution throughout all phases of campaign.
Collaborate and communicate with team members at all times regarding deadlines, revisions, quality control and new work.
Work well under pressure.
Highly motivated and well organized.
Can see other people's point of view, accept and address feedback.
Talent Management & Internal Relationships :
Builds key relationships with Account Management, Planning & Traffic departments.
Meets regularly with relevant departments to discuss the client's requirements and core messages.
Portrays a helpful and innovative image for the Creative Department.
Commercial Management :
Contributes to good financial management of the business, improving profitability and maximising revenue, wherever possible.
Monitors all billing procedures carried out, alerting management to any likely changes in billing or income and any potential write-offs etc.
Creative Management :
To think creatively and devise imaginative and intelligent advertisements based on client briefs.
To push boundaries of original thinking to explore new creative solutions.
To communicate creative ideas effectively to a wide audience of varying levels of creative knowledge.
To translate the strategic creative concept into different creative executions to be presented to the client.
To execute creative ideas to the highest standard involving and communicating with the necessary creative team.
To modify initial ideas into workable concepts until the client is satisfied.
To align the copy with art direction and vice versa
To deliver work to brief on time and on budget, to the highest quality.