Current Job Openings

Creative Planner

United States of America
Requisition ID: 8324

THE JOB / Creative Planner

CREATIVE PLANNING / Lead the creative briefing process by distilling client assignments, infusing them with trends and insights to inspire the creative process

We’re on the hunt for people who are inherently curious and driven to uncover truth. You have a passion for culture and a knack for uncovering how (and why) people think, act and play – a belief that everything starts with empathy and understanding different perspectives. You take a step back from assignments to see what’s missing and ask bigger questions. To find new ways to distill and articulate information, new channels to communicate with audiences, and new insights that lead to impactful creative. You’re a passionate storyteller who is comfortable working across mediums. You care how something is communicated, not just what.

The job will have you working with creatives, account leads, technologists, and an expanded strategy division. You are eager to learn and excited to dive into Creative Planning’s role within the larger agency.


  • Support the creative briefing process, transforming research into a constant stream of inspiration, insights, and thought starters for the creative team
  • Collaborate with an expanded team (client and account) to distill assignments into strong creative briefs, and assist in selling-in creative strategies and positioning
  • Help manage and identify primary research opportunities to uncover new consumer and brand truths
  • Be resourceful leveraging existing syndicated or desk research to fortify and inspire the creative process
  • Collect and catalog data and insights, turning research into reports that inspire internal teams and are shared externally as thought leadership


  • 1-3 years of relevant advertising/marketing experience, ideally in brand planning, strategy, or research
  • Experience developing creative briefs that directly impact creative
  • Proficient in the research process (primary & secondary) and experience framing analysis as compelling takeaways used to inspire creative development
  • Experience with and/or a passion for emerging digital media trends and platforms
  • Additional experience or interest in brand positioning, campaign creation, digital and channel strategies, and customer journeys


Where others see complexity, we see possibility.

Octagon is the global sports, entertainment, and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group. But if that classification doesn’t do it for you, and it shouldn’t, let’s take it a step further.

We are what we believe. And we believe that while the world of sports and entertainment is full of opportunities and possibilities, sometimes the amount of choice can seem a little overwhelming. Even daunting.

That’s where we come into play!

At Octagon, we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. We then help break down the complexity and push forward so you can make your next right move.

We believe in the power of play and encourage our partners to dive deeper into the cultural zeitgeist and audience passions. Always discovering new ways to bring those passions and experiences to life.


Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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