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We are a team of early adopters, creative thinkers and visionary marketers. We’re passionate about experiences and communications; we embrace innovation and applaud disruption. Working at Catalyst is more than just a job, it’s a way of life.

We believe in exploring and innovating; in collaborating and sharing knowledge and in holding ourselves accountable for everything we do. Catalyst seeks to bring out the inner greatness in our people, and in the brands and businesses that we love to work with.

We’re growing and are looking for talented and motivated individuals to join our awesome team. If you’ve got what it takes and would like to know more, we would love to hear from you.

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OUR JOB OPPORTUNITIES

CATALYST is a unique and emerging leader in the provision of integrated marketing services. We’re driven and obsessed by our desire to create exceptional campaigns that deliver outstanding measurable results. We use consumer insights, location sensitive integrated marketing approaches to enable clients to dominate the digital and physical landscape in their target locations, combining (O2O) brand activation, live, digital and mobile marketing, ambient and traditional media channels.

We are seeking a highly qualified professional with the right combination of business, strategy and management skills to fuel growth in the agency. We need a leader with an energetic, team-oriented, and entrepreneurial outlook.

 

OVERVIEW – AGENCY DIRECTOR
Working closely with the CEO, the Agency Director will be responsible for evangelizing and championing business development and customer acquisition strategy, implementing creative, account and project management processes, whilst building and motivating an elite team.

The Agency Director will understand the needs of our client’s thoroughly, translating them into stories with WOW-factor and aspirational O2O brand experiences for our target customers, ultimately leading to new business opportunities for CATALYST.

Growth will be measured in three ways:

  • Increasing agency revenues
  • Leadership metrics including growing, inspiration and mentoring team members
  • Helping nurture and deepen client relationships

 

INCREASING AGENCY REVENUE
The Agency Director will be responsible for creating and executing a client acquisition and account growth strategy for our integrated marketing services, driving qualified opportunities in a manner that meets goals. They will have existing c-level and senior level contacts and the ability to develop long-term relationships that generate new business. Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the Agency P&L to ensure a stable and growing business. A key measurement is net revenue and year-on-year revenue growth.
    The Agency Director will be responsible for growing new practice areas, and a measurement of success is the revenue generated from these new practice areas.
    Collaborating with the agency’s creative team to support pitch processes, which includes the creation of agency sales and marketing collaterals, pitch presentations, and statements of work.
  • Identifying new qualified opportunities for CATALYST using an established network as well as expanding upon that network while in the role.
  • Translate audience needs and other motivating factors into innovative strategies and concepts for compelling interactions and experiences, aligning with the client’s needs.
  • Share insights and demonstrate leadership to employees using case studies that relate to the services CATALYST delivers. This includes educating the team on industry trends so that they can better advocate our service offerings to clients.
  • Participating in activities that position the company as a ‘Thought Leader’ in the industry (e.g. blogging / trade publication contribution, social media activity, speaking engagements, attending / presenting at seminars and so on).

 

PROVIDE STRONG LEADERSHIP
The Agency Director will develop and implement the strategy that will grow the business, and serve as a role model by embodying our core values. Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the CEO to define and document the strategy for the business. This includes identifying (and evolving) service offerings, determining resource needs, defining company structure and so on.
  • Mentoring, growing, inspiring and coaching team members to help them achieve their professional goals. This includes working with team members to develop annual goals, identifying skill development opportunities and supporting team members in enhancing and/or acquiring skills and conducting training.
  • Assisting with recruiting high-caliber team members. This includes helping develop job descriptions and hiring evaluation methods that will yield strong hires.
  • Ensuring that team members are living and breathing the company values and positively contributing to the culture of the company.

 

HELPING SECURE AND NURTURE CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
Through his/her interactions with clients, the Agency Director will help strengthen the connection between them and CATALYST. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing oversight on all client engagements that include creative, concept, strategy and execution components to ensure 100% client satisfaction.
  • Proactively monitoring satisfaction by conducting check-in calls and recording them in our CRM system.
  • Providing strategic assistance on key client projects within the Agency and getting involved in a hands-on manner, as needed.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 8+ years’ experience in Integrated Marketing, live events, digital or creative agency environment. At least 3-years in a leadership role in an Agency environment.
  • Proven experience in proposing and landing integrated marketing solutions, live / brand activations, strategy and creative services projects.
  • Strong strategic thinking abilities and demonstrated success in leading teams in executing strategies.
  • Superior communication, time-management, relationship management, and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

 

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO WORK AT CATALYST?
CATALYST is part of a community of businesses in the marketing, creative, design and investment segments. Across the group we aim to instill core vales in the business, ensuring employees have passion for their work. They want to build something and enjoy solving problems every day in a collaborative environment. We want to foster a culture where team members feel challenged yet love what they are doing so much so that they envision CATALYST as the last stop in their career.

We hire A-Players because we are working on innovative projects and our clients expect solutions that will WOW them. We help some of Hong Kong’s top businesses find solutions to their marketing needs.

 

REMUNERATION
This is a full time, salaried position.

The Agency Director will receive an annual performance bonus upon accomplishment of agreed objectives and have an opportunity to participate in the company share option plan.

APPLICANTS MUST BE PERMANENTLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN HONG KONG. WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER SPONSORSHIP AT THIS TIME.

Sound like your dream role? Then please send your resume and covering letter to scott@whycatalyst.com.

 

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The Art Director will work a leader in the creative and account management team, working on digital, brand and live experience projects and campaigns.

You’ll brainstorm concepts that connect customers to brands through transformative experiences. The ideal candidate will be an out-of- the-box thinker, someone who is passionate about his or her work and enjoys going above and beyond to influence changes in audience behaviour through ideas, creativity and the use of media.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Art Director is responsible for what the brand experience will look like and will lead the process to create campaigns that have an instant and positive impact on the consumer. The Art Director must manage the creative product from start to finish, working with the client, Account & Project Managers, Production Manager, Producers and any other person required to get the job done.

The Art Director will usually work on creative projects from inception to completion and has overall sign-off on the appearance of the final product.

The Art Director will champion our creative work, actively evolving design strategies, which promote excellence.

  • Participate in the brainstorming of and creation of concepts for best-in- class brand experiences
  • Introduce and apply expert art direction to the visual elements of digital and live creative projects, uncovering new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into campaigns
  • Ensure a high standard of visual execution across all media and campaigns, and taking ownership of the visual elements of creative work for new business pitches
  • Inspiring and motivating our clients to be creatively progressive, through the application of fresh and inventive visual work
  • Reviewing the work of designers and providing direction and feedback
  • Able to design and produce an effective brand campaign for Commissioning specialists, such as artists, animators and photographers, to work on projects
  • Manage multiple projects, work within a budget, and stay on a schedule
  • Have excellent computer skills in relevant art and design software, including Adobe CC
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Able to collaborate actively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to stay cool and work under pressure
  • Must be highly motivated and well organized
  • Able to see other people’s point of view and cope with criticism, client feedback, and client revisions

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A strong knowledge of typography, image manipulation, illustration and animation
  • A broad understanding of marketing design and layout
  • The ability to generate a reliable supply of original ideas and visual concepts
  • The confidence to explain and support your thinking, both internally and externally
  • A flexible approach and willingness to adapt your ideas to the needs of clients
  • A passion for advertising and commercial art
  • A keen eye for visual details and accuracy
  • The resilience to perform under pressure and deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines
  • High level IT skills in the latest art and design packages
  • A good awareness of digital media and evolving online platforms
  • An innovative approach to the media and the ways in which advertising is carried

 

Sound like your dream job? Apply Now.

Email your cover letter, resume and portfolio to careers@whycatalyst.com

 

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We are looking for a dynamic candidate to join our account servicing team based in Hong Kong. The Account Manager, Branding and Design will manage clients ‘creative, branding and design projects end-to- end, working in collaboration with management, internal creative and external vendors.

The Account Manager will actively participate in brainstorming and strategy discussions to design creative, messaging and campaign strategies to create the most effective connections between the brand, their products and the user. Our creative process begins with forming and delivering insights that help determine the right messaging, creative concept and channel strategy for our creative work.

The Account Manager will work in a variety of functions including:

  • Business development; working with senior management to secure new branding and design projects
  • Relationship management; managing client communications throughout projects working with the creative team
  • Project management; working with in-house teams and externals vendors to execute projects, from start to finish
  • Marketing; working with management to execute b2b marketing campaigns

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as an internal champion, helping to define the agency’s creative, design and branding capabilities
  • Help to define the insights that drive our creative solutions and help us make a difference in our client’s businesses
  • Collaborate with our team to define project objectives, set key performance metrics, and establish the best proaches to achieving the objectives
  • Develop an understanding of the client’s business environment and strategy
  • Keep abreast of emerging behaviors, technologies, and companies that are disrupting, changing or challenging our client’s businesses
  • Assemble strategic insights into presentation formats and actively participate in client presentations
  • Demonstrate domain knowledge and expertise in a range of creative, design and branding skills
  • Assist in campaign measurement, providing accountability through reporting and analysing outcomes against key performance indicators
  • Help lead research initiatives and manage outside consultants

 

REQUIREMENTS

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years experience in Account Management of which two years will have been gained in a marketing, design or creative agency.

  • University degree holder, preferably in Marketing / Communication/ Advertising related discipline preferred
  • Dynamic, passionate, self-confident
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English

 

This is a unique and fantastic role for an ambitious professional, please get in touch so we can talk through the brief in more detail.

Sound like your dream job?

To apply, please send your resume and covering letter to careers@whycatalyst.com

 

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In this position the Senior Graphic Designer will work on a variety of products and activities, such as websites, advertising, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity, i.e. giving organisations a visual ‘brand’.

You’ll work to a brief agreed with the client, creative director and account / project manager and will develop creative ideas and concepts. The appropriate media and style has to be chosen to meet the client’s objectives and the work demands creative flair, up-to- date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.

This Senior Graphic Designer should have experience delivering smart, compelling and modern work, with a sharp portfolio demonstrating a range of skills and clear creative process.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing design briefs that suit the client’s purpose
  • Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts and developing interactive design
  • Excellent communication skills in order to interpret and negotiate briefs with clients, and an ability to be innovative when redefining a design brief within the constraints of cost and time.
  • Good presentation skills and the confidence to explain and sell ideas to clients, management and account managers
  • Working with a range of media, including computer-aided design (CAD) and keeping up to date with emerging technologies
  • Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches and working on layouts ready for print
  • Collaborate with our team to define project objectives, set key performance metrics, and establish the best approaches to achieving the objectives
  • Inspire teammates every day, pushing forward the design culture and broader company culture

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 to 5 Years of directly related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in education and experience
  • Passion and enthusiasm for design, with creative flair and an ability to see other people’s points of view and take on board feedback
  • A flexible approach when working in a team, with strong listening, interpretation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills including the ability to handle multiple clients with changing priorities
  • Accuracy and attention to detail when finalising designs
  • Communication design, film/television; fine art, graphic design, illustration, photography, visual art

 

Sound like your dream job? Apply Now.

Email your cover letter and resume to careers@whycatalyst.com

 

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We are looking for someone that has experience working with multiple brands in the social media marketing space. The Social Media Manager must be a well-organized client-facing communicator who is passionate about all things social media marketing. We are growing and need someone that can hit the ground running.

The Social Media Manager will oversee social media campaigns from end-to- end with responsibilities including research, campaign & content creation, execution, monitoring and reporting. Knowledge of some SEO best practices is also helpful but not a requirement, as it is correlated to items we do in the social marketing and SEO space.

 

RESPONSBILITIES

  • Work with clients to create a social media strategy that collaborates with marketing, live experience, PR and advertising campaigns
  • Researching top influencers, competitors, and trends in clients’ industries creating strategy documents based on findings
  • Create timely and engaging content optimised for the platform used and for the intended audiences
  • Monitor sites for customer service opportunities and initiate conversations on behalf of clients
  • Analyze and report social media actions on a monthly basis
  • Create engaging and professional visuals that reflect the client and their brand (Customize social media pages (ex. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), develop supporting offline collateral, create original content etc.)
  • Stay current with social media trends and tools, attend networking events on behalf of Catalyst, reading blogs, and listening to podcasts
  • Continue to refine and define our social marketing process
  • Work with teams to create a solid service offering that’s consistent across the Catalyst website, social media and credentials that is shared by the team

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 3+ years of social media marketing experience (preferably with account management experience)
  • Experience with platforms including, but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, WeChat, Weibo, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and more
  • Knowledge of social media and analytics software (Hootsuite, Raven Tools, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of social media paid advertising campaigns including Facebook, Instagram, Weibo, Linkedin and Twitter
  • Ability to blog about social media on the Catalyst website based on research, experience, and relevant social media news
  • Strong understanding of user-generated content management, content marketing and reputation management
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills, including strategic content creation
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Exceptional time management skills including the ability to handle multiple clients with changing priorities

 

Sound like your dream job? Apply Now.

Email your cover letter and resume to careers@whycatalyst.com

 

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Working collaboratively with team members and senior management the Research Strategist (“RS”) will be responsible for developing strategies for both our agency and our customers, with the aim of winning new business and delivering strategic marketing insights for our clients.

In this role, the RS insures that the agency provides:

  • Sound and responsible marketing consultancy and planning services
  • Innovator and influencer level communications
  • A consistently superior creative product
  • Work that is strategic and above all, creative

 

RESPONSIBILITIES – INTERNAL PROJECTS

  • Act as an internal champion, defining the agency’s content, storytelling and digital innovation initiatives
  • Gather, define, and clarify the insights that drive our creative solutions and help us make a difference in our client’s business
  • Collaborate with our team to define project objectives, set key performance metrics, and establish the best approaches to achieving the objectives
  • Manage the agency’s strategic research projects from start to finish, ensuring successful completion within deadline
  • Measure, analyze and report on the outcomes of our strategic initiatives
  • Provide senior management with market research, competitive analyses and insights into latest industry trends and identify gaps in the market where our agency may capitalise

 

RESPONSIBILITIES – CLIENT PROJECTS

  • Develop an understanding of the client’s business environment and strategy
  • Conduct research, stakeholder interviews, brainstorming sessions, feature and functionality workshops, as needed
  • Keep abreast of emerging behaviors, technologies, and companies that are disrupting, changing or challenging our client’s businesses
  • Analyse existing brand identities, perform research and develop knowledge of the personas, organisational processes, competitive threats and opportunities of a client’s business
  • Select appropriate frameworks, tools and approaches to use in solving client problems
  • Assemble strategic insights into presentation formats and actively participate in client presentations
  • Demonstrate domain knowledge and expertise in a range of skills, such as business model development, product portfolio planning, organizational strategy, channel and go-to- market models, customer market research etc.
  • Assist in campaign measurement, providing accountability through reporting and analysing outcomes against key performance indicators
  • Help lead research initiatives and manage outside consultants

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 3-years experience brand/marketing/communications strategy experience in integrated, brand and digital communications
  • BS or BA in Business, Marketing or Statistics
  • Interest in and aptitude for creative business and marketing solutions
  • Highly motivated, with a proven track record of building clients and expansion of client accounts
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects

 

Sound like your dream job? Apply Now.

Email your cover letter and resume to careers@whycatalyst.com

 

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We are looking for brand ambassadors to work with us on our promotions and events, which build meaningful connections between prestigious brands and consumers, all over Hong Kong.

What you will do:

You will engage with consumers at our brand activations and assist in events that help brands to build a memorable relationship with their consumers. You carry the brand message and create attention in high traffic lifestyle and professional areas throughout Hong Kong.

You will proactively reach out to the general public to introduce the coolest products and brands in town, and also participate in sales-led brand activations, encouraging social media engagement, subscriptions and / or sign ups for premium clients.

Basically, you will represent the brand and be a spokesperson for them.

Of course relevant experience would be a big plus, but more importantly:

  • Enthusiasm to learn about marketing from our experienced trainers and promotion managers
  • You don’t wait to be told what or how to do, you are a go getter and very proactive
  • You know you naturally like to talk to people, and are ready to speak to anyone anywhere
  • Always carry a big smile and bags of energy
  • A natural communicator with good command of both spoken and written English and Chinese, Mandarin is a plus
  • Soft selling skills are a plus, and you not be afraid of being rejected
  • You are a problem-solver, who is capable of finding solutions to problems. But of course, we are always here to help too 🙂

What we have for you:

  • Full briefing and training before you kick started each project
  • Ongoing training and job opportunities for our best Brand Ambassadors
  • Flexible working hours. Just let us know when you are free
  • Team Activities! We love to get together for fun Social Responsibility events and team outings
  • Competitive hourly rate. By competitive, we mean better than most other companies!
  • Incentives bonus. Come and join our selling games for extra cash!

Sounds interesting for you?

Get your resume into our queue to careers@whycatalyst.com or call +832 2815 6121 to enquire about an interview appointment.

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