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EVP, Head of Strategy

Hill Holliday

Hill Holliday

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Hill Holliday is seeking an EVP, Head of Strategy to oversee the integrated strategy across our portfolio of brands. You are a proven strategic leader able to provide client leadership and steward the development of creative work that wins the daily battle for attention share. You have a deep understanding of culture, an ability to identify and articulate profound human truths, and the business acumen required to build iconic brands. In this position, you will manage a team charged with the strategic and creative development of that portfolio to ensure the work is consistently and powerfully driving business.

What you’ll do:

  • Be a trusted adviser to clients and most senior creative partners and agency leaders.
  • Elevate the overall ingenuity and innovation of the thinking and strategy output on all brands, helping everyone (via training and coaching) to elevate their work.
  • Proactively think how to improve creative output via mixing of different thinker and skill sets.
  • New business ownership and direction of reports.
  • Staffing and allocation management.
  • Vision for team direction, training, advancement.
  • Ensure constant improvement to the team and internal and client facing processes.
  • Strong thought leadership for the agency, including events and broader industry.
  • Bring broader insights and knowledge to the group, helping to apply insights and trends from in and out of category.

What you’ll bring:

  • 15+ years of experience in an advertising agency
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field
  • Proven track record in a senior leadership role

Your Skills:


  • Responsible for setting the tone and driving the culture of the agency, and holding oneself and fellow senior leaders accountable to highest standard of leadership.
  • Responsible for diversity in all forms and inclusion at all levels throughout the agency.
  • Steward and public representative of the Hill Holliday brand
  • Sets and strategically adjusts future direction in their craft, for Hill Holliday, and for the industry.


  • Responsible for effectiveness and health of the agency.
  • Creates a collaborative and inclusive environment for all of Hill Holliday, it's partners, vendors and clients.
  • Acts as a role model by consistently demonstrating high levels of collaborative behavior.
  • Leads D+I events and initiatives, speakers series, and/or other cultural and team-building offerings for their teams and beyond; encourages team and direct reports to engage and participate in related events.

Accountability for Results

  • Ensures all agency department/team and client expectations are being met and exceeded.
  • Always has a vision, answers and solutions or a plan to get to them.
  • Responsible for externally communicating Hill Holliday's results and impact.

The team:

The Strategy team brings diverse collaboration to the digital and planning realm. Our strategists don’t just understand the consumers – they influence them. They're constantly identifying opportunities to engage and motivate customers during their journey, while also developing strategies that inform winning ideas. Their ability to develop brands that excel in purpose, positioning, and personality is remarkable. They’re laser-focused on enhancing the online relationship between our brands and their customers. They’re prepared to move fast, collaborate quickly, and use every resource available to take our work to the next level. They’re obsessively curious about emerging social platforms mobile apps, and digital trends – and fearless in their exploration of these new areas.

Who we are:

At Hill Holliday, we help our clients fight the daily share battle by swinging hard and fighting smart. We stay laser-focused on the most important part of the equation: the idea. Nothing beats a good one. And every day we come to work to think of more of them into existence to help our clients dominate the noisiest of categories. We also know that work is about more than just, well, work. It’s also about the people. And we find that when we let those people do their thing – their curious, tenacious, scrappy, be-happy thing – what results is innovative thinking that wins.

It is the policy of Hill Holliday and any of its affiliates to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. EOE/AA/M/D/V/F.

This role is hybrid - 2 days in office per week