Senior Strategist

Date Posted: 25/07/2023

Location: Dublin • Full Time

About Verve:

Verve is a Live Event and Brand Experience Agency that uses the power of live experience to win the hearts and minds of consumer and business audiences. Established in 1991, Verve is headquartered in Dublin with offices in London and working across Europe. We have a team of over 100 full-time award-winning professionals spanning creative, digital, events, activation, entertainment and sponsorship departments.

We are a multidisciplinary experience agency recognised for creating and delivering world-class experiences for global brands portfolios such as Diageo, Google, LinkedIn, Amazon, Coke Cola & Universal Pictures. We believe in building long-term partnerships with our clients, many of whom have been with us for well over a decade.

We’re a professional, dynamic and ambitious company who are number one in our field. We operate in a creative, nimble and robust business sector, and we are searching for people who are of a similar nature.

About the Role:

Verve has recently joined the Opus Group, massively increasing our global network and reach. We’re now looking for a Senior Strategist to add to our team and offering, so we can continue to help define and develop brand stories and experiences, making them as effective and forward-thinking as possible.

We’re looking for a candidate with 5-10  years of experience in the advertising and marketing industry, who is a strong strategic thinker, with a love of the industry,  and a passion for data, research, and staying on top of changing trends and platforms.

This role is highly collaborative and will be across Verve’s three offices in Dublin, London and Amsterdam. Working on experiential campaigns, events, and with in-house creative content agency, Showrunner.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Producing thought leadership and internal education that continually helps to define and establish industry best practices.
  • Supporting the writing of case studies and awards entries, proving the creativity and effectiveness of our work.
  • Keeping in tune with new behaviours, platforms and tools that are changing the landscape.
  • Building briefs and collaborating with the creative team to make sure all work aligns with your strategic vision.
  • Pitching and presenting, at both the new business stage and project delivery.
  • Research competition to identify threats and opportunities.

About You:

  • Proven experience as a Strategic Planner
  • Understanding of market research and data analysis
  • Knowledge of business operations and procedures
  • Demonstrable strategic thinking abilities
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to Collaborate with team members


Verve is proudly ISO 20121 certified, and is one of the only agencies to hold this certification. We work hard to retain this certification and are always looking for new ways to be more sustainable in our workplace and in our events.


We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy. Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is integral to Verve. We know that for our business to thrive and to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.


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