Ketchum U.S.

Creative Planner

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US-NY-New York



Access Brand Communications is a public relations agency looking for a creative thinker to help develop sharp creative campaigns, built on human insights, and to strategically guide and develop ideas. This Creative Planner will help lead the creative planning process for our consumer clients and drive the agency’s proprietary planning process to help generate, develop and sell-in insight-based ideas for accounts and new business opportunities.


Our ideal candidate has experience counseling clients, has built a reputation for great creative PR ideas, and is confident to independently present, adjust and ultimately sell during integrated agency meetings.


If you are a creative catalyst, a self-starter and passionate about creating program concepts from insights and seeing these through to programming, we’ve got the role for you!

About the job


  • Drive and own the process to generate and sell-in creative campaigns, actionable and unique strategies and ideas, while demonstrating in-depth knowledge of client’s business and its target audiences
  • Present and sell creative campaigns and tactical ideas to agency partners and clients
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with multiple clients and agency partners, representing a variety of internal divisions (e.g., PR, marketing, research and measurement, social media, etc.)
  • Creatively troubleshoot challenges as they arise; seek senior manager input and apply agency resources as appropriate
  • Utilize research to develop insights to help drive strategic creative programming
  • Develop creative briefs for ideation sessions; lead brainstorm sessions for client opportunities; develop, vet and refine PR ideas generated in brainstorm sessions
  • Collaborate with account team to identify growth opportunities with clients
  • Participate in value-added ideation sessions for client
  • Partner with our analytics experts to ground insights in data
  • Act as ambassador for and utilize Access proprietary campaign development process
  • Develop creative campaigns and ideas as part of new business pitches; participate in presentations



  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Six to eight years of agency (PR, advertising, digital, etc.) and/or corporate communications experience (PR experience is preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, defend, and sell great creative ideas
  • Brand marketing background with balance of traditional and digital/social experience
  • Ability to lead and adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience in analyzing and making use of research to develop and frame human insights
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with clients, agency partners, colleagues and vendors
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; persuasive presenter and great listener; strong negotiation and diplomacy skills

About Us

From bits to bites to beauty, Access Brand Communications uncomplicates the complicated innovations that power consumer experience.


For brands that power consumer experiences through technology and innovation, Access Brand Communications (Access) uncomplicates the complicated to drive consumer awareness, trial and recommendation. From the enterprise to consumer and lifestyle brands, Access blends the discipline of B2B communications with deep consumer insights to tell great stories. Access embodies a boutique mindset backed by a global powerhouse network. We deliver hands-on senior involvement and flex in style to meet client needs to drive measurable business impact.


What we offer  

  • Flexible ‘work where you work best’ program with monthly stipend for home internet, cell phone and home office supplies
  • Stipend and gym discounts to support your wellness, plus group work-out class offerings 
  • 401k program and company match, personal financial resources, and trainings on how to plan your financial future  
  • Paid time off for life moments such as maternity/paternity leave, your birthday, bereavement, and volunteer time 
  • Recognition and celebration of work successes and personal milestones via a recognition app and staff meeting callouts 
  • Medical, dental, vision, legal and pet insurance  
  • Professional learning and development opportunities including talent programs funding visits to our other office and client exposure for junior-mid level staff
  • Connecting our staff through Access Wacky Club virtual gatherings and activities, plus budget for smaller group in-person or virtual meetings
  • New Hire onboarding including New Hire Hangs to get to know your team members and home office set-up assistance
  • For when we return to the office: pre-tax transit benefits, workplace and off-site social gatherings  




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