Johannesburg, South Africa

Digital Strategist

Strategists at AKQA make our client’s business their business. Working with account teams and creative teams, they are the voice of both the client and the consumer.

Drawn from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, our Strategists develop and apply market insights, data and trends to communicate and drive innovation opportunities.

We are currently seeking a Senior Strategist to join our Johannesburg studio. 

As part of the AKQA team, you will work in an environment that fosters a dynamic and meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.

You will report to the Strategy Director, and collaborate with key disciplines.


  • Understand the client’s audiences, objectives, and priorities, and lead the definition of solutions to meet these needs
  • Form and clearly articulate a strategic opinion on client problems and opportunity spaces
  • Work to align and integrate various channels, including web, email, social, campaign, etc.
  • Articulate channel ecosystems, and digital customer journeys
  • Ability to conduct both primary and secondary research, and adjust approach depending on resources
  • Be proactive, provoke debate, and identify what the agenda for future discussion should be
  • Ability to plan and lead client workshops and research sessions – working autonomously
  • Own your area of strategy expertise and become the go-to person in the agency for that work


  • You have an insatiable curiosity and are able to observe and identify patterns, trends and insights
  • You are a lateral and creative thinker with the ability to make complex topics understandable
  • You aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves to engage in guerrilla testing and interviews
  • You are passionate about collaboration, open-minded, and experienced in working with people from diverse cultures
  • You have a sharp attention to detail and a drive for perfection
  • 3+ years of experience in a relevant role

 AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


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Digital Strategist — Johannesburg


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