Senior Strategist/Associate Strategy Director

Closing Date:

Location: UK

Salary: £55k-75k

Overview & Purpose:

As a Senior Strategist/Associate Strategy Director, you will be tasked with devising highly effective strategies for creative content, campaigns and activations, delivering strong commercial & marketing results for our clients within the beauty, fashion and luxury sectors.

Working into the Head of Strategy, you’ll be influential throughout the strategic and creative process: conducting research and analysis, filtering and simplifying information, crafting insightful, inspiring propositions, advising your creative counterparts on the execution of the work to ensure success, and reporting back to clients on this success.

You’ll be a specialist in social content strategy, with good experience in influencer-led work, and a strong handle on data and reporting; able to interpret the big picture from the numbers and draw out the implications, and adept at gaining the confidence and trust of senior client stakeholders.

You’ll be culturally & commercially astute, capable of navigating the nuances that define our clients’ business and markets, with a keen desire to understand emerging technologies (AI, Web3, NFTs etc.) and leverage them on your clients’ behalf.

You’ll have the opportunity to exercise strategic leadership across a variety of exciting and innovative projects, building strong relationships with clients that lead to deeper knowledge, better work, and ultimately account growth, and you’ll be able to impart your strategic skills and experience to junior colleagues.

Employment type: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the strategic thinking across multiple accounts, working closely with creative, client partner and production colleagues to form a core team unit that delivers success and growth
  • Develop intimate familiarity with client’s key business and brand objectives, challenges and characteristics, in the course of building trusting relationships with client stakeholders
  • Deliver insightful, well-researched campaign & content strategies across various media channels, including social, digital and ATL
  • Write & present inspiring creative briefs with rich stimulus and thought-provoking direction
  • Work with core team to set clear account KPIs, and implement rigorous reporting processes and shape success narratives, with conclusions that present opportunities for future optimisation
  • Attuned radar for relevant cultural and technological developments, confidently sharing these alongside insightful perspectives with internal teams and clients
  • Provide insight and commentary to fuel Cult’s thought leadership across industry press
  • Take inspiration from Cult’s ongoing Web3 and Studio third-party showcases, and leverage these new ideas on behalf of our clients

Essential Skills & Aptitudes:

  • Passion for the creative industry and working in an agency environment
  • A love for the sectors we work with; fashion, luxury, beauty + wellness
  • Compassionate leadership and visionary management strength
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to identify and unlock opportunities
  • Wide sector knowledge and understanding of best practice
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to communicate a concept or idea
  • An interest in new emerging digital technologies and trends
  • Interest in culture and the world and how that relates to our work
  • A viewpoint and an ability to articulate this, creatively and verbally
  • An acute eye for detail, working quickly, accurately and under pressure
  • A team player, willing to raise your hand to support others and elevate the individuals you manage or mentor
  • Flexible, adaptable and diplomatic
  • Excellent at communicating with team, clients and prospects
  • Professional and respectful attitude to work at all times

Benefits of working with Cult:

Joining Cult London comes with some fantastic benefits! After your three-month probation, you’ll gain access to a health insurance scheme with Vitality, offering private healthcare, discounts on healthy food, gym memberships, psychotherapy sessions, cinema tickets, and more.

Sharpen your skills with YCN workshops, covering everything from yoga to negotiation skills. Plus, In the event of unexpected circumstances, your loved ones can receive up to 4 times your annual salary.

Enjoy the perks of a company bonus scheme, a pension plan, 20 days of annual leave (which increases over time), and flexible working hours.

Cult London also proudly supports caregivers, regardless of gender or parental status, with enhanced family-friendly policies. So, join Cult and thrive in an environment that truly cares about your well-being!


Cult LDN is an equal opportunity and positive action employer. We actively encourage applications from minorities, women, anyone with a disability, and all other qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that anyone with a disability is provided reasonable adjustments. If reasonable adjustments are needed to participate in the recruitment process and/or to perform essential job responsibilities, please contact our HR Consultant, Jo Faiers