ICYMI: MAY 22ICYMI, Talent + Properties
In Case You Missed It – The week's top stories from the #OctagonFamily
The Athletic: Octagon Basketball agent Omar Wilkes was featured prominently in an article in The Athletic, as he discussed everything ranging from his journey from collegiate basketball player to basketball agent, as well as his new client and top NBA draft prospect, Trae Young.
Octagon Blog: Octagon’s SVP, People + Culture Brian Smith discusses how your priorities can shift over the course of your career. Earlier in his career, Smith prioritized salary and earning potential; today he shares his story of evolving priorities.
PR Newswire: Octagon client and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps starred in an ad campaign for Huggies featuring his wife and his two sons - promoting Huggies® Little Swimmers® .
Beyond High Street: Octagon EVP David Schwab recently released a new edition of his popular podcast, Beyond High Street, featuring best-selling author and former Marine, Matthew Betley. Betley, who joined the Marines after finding his calling while breaking up a fight at a movie theater, talks about the sometimes complicated path to finding the best career for yourself, even if its not something that you could have envisioned earlier in your life.
Digital Content Manager: We’re looking for a trends-obsessed storyteller who will bring fresh insight and visual flair into our agency content as a Digital Content Manager. As a dynamic digital content marketer you’ll work across multiple mediums – social media, digital, and events – to promote Octagon and its network of agencies. In this opportunity you’ll own, manage and evolve Octagon’s online presence to ensure Octagon.com and our social feeds reflect the creativity and clarity needed to be recognized as an industry leader. You’ll define and communicate our agency stories via content and owned channels, while collaborating with varied business units and global teams to ensure our family of agencies are recognized as global leaders.
Senior Account Executive (Luxury Automotive, Lifestyle): In this role you will play an important part in supporting the development and execution of the experiential marketing strategy for an automotive client’s luxury lifestyle events platform within a large-scale brand immersion program. Main responsibilities are managing high-end lifestyle event activations, including: budget management, logistics, on-site execution and post-event reporting. The Senior Account Executive (SAE) will assist on programs with multiple deliverables in order to successfully meet deadlines and activate onsite. The SAE will report to the Account Manager (AM) to ensure goals are met. The AM and SAE will together oversee our most premium vehicle models with specific ownership of arts and culture initiatives.
Associate Creative Director (Copy, Content & Experiences): We’re looking for an Associate Creative Director to join the Octagon team at our global HQ in sunny, seaside Stamford, Connecticut. While we believe creativity can come from any and all backgrounds, we’re hoping yours includes eyebrow-raising, laughter-inducing copy and concepts for sports, music and entertainment-themed brand campaigns, content and live experiences.
The ACD we’re looking for will join a creative team that approaches challenges from a channel agnostic perspective. We strive to generate smart and authentic ideas that rarely live in the world of traditional advertising, instead coming to life through brand-inspired physical and digital experiences.