Associate Strategist

Location US-NY-New York | US-IL-Chicago | US-TX-Irving | US-CA-Glendale
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/1/2017 1:05 PM)
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GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!


Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.


GES is seeking an Associate Strategist to help drive new business growth and account renewals, and to support thought leadership initiatives to differentiate the company.

The GES strategy team partners with clients, prospects and GES account teams to:

  • Develop insights that inform creative development
  • Identify key strategic challenges, develop approaches to address and improve event marketing performance; analyze data and recommend improvements
  • Drive attendee/exhibitor/sponsor growth, increase interaction, and improve business results
  • Measure and benchmark outcomes, and provide improvement recommendations
  • Demonstrate strategy as a key differentiator for GES


The Associate Strategist works with strategy team members to conduct research, collaborate on analysis and recommendations, draft strategic presentations, develop and present strategic work and case studies, etc.

Acting primarily as a contributing team member, the Associate Strategist contributes to strategic initiatives across an array of needs, including:

  • Capture key internal and client meeting notes, identify insights, and synthesize into initial points-of-view
  • Design and conduct interviews and other primary research and capture key findings
  • Outline and conduct secondary research, summarize findings, insights and initial recommendations
  • Participate and contribute to team brainstorms, project plans, and client recommendations
  • Develop presentation materials including powerpoint, word and excel
  • Collaborate with other members of the strategy team to deliver on client needs across all areas of the GES strategic offering.
  • Provide highest quality of work – smart; reasoned; well-articulated
  • Participate actively in social media to promote GES and client projects/interests.




  • Keen interest in strategy and can take learnings and apply directly to work
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to conduct efficient, focused research
  • Collaborative/team player
  • Stellar writing skills
  • High degree of organization skills and follow-through
  • Responsiveness and a positive willingness to contribute whatever is needed to get the work done, and done well.
  • Familiarity and active use of social media
  • Proactive ownership of projects
  • College degree or work equivalent; 3-5 years research or strategy experience a plus
  • Occasional travel 
  • Experience working in live events a plus

Work Environment



Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 401K with company match
  • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Career development program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Vacation time
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Team activities

And much more……




EEO Information

Equal Opportunity Employer, including vets and disability.


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