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Data Strategist

London | £ On Application


We exist in a technology-driven world where a savvy consumer expects content, entertainment, convenience and engagement on their terms. With this comes a new, more dynamic client demand, which media agencies need to meet head-on with smart tools, talent and processes to continue to deliver outstanding results.

The ability to collect, refine, interrogate, understand, visualise and communicate data has increasingly become the critical element for the effective planning and evaluation of all media activity. Being quick to understand and react to data-driven insight is what will ultimately set the leading agencies apart - mashing the behavioural, transactional, social and attitudinal data surrounding today's brands to create actionable insight that will ultimately deliver real commercial advantage.

The explosion in both the sheer quantity of data, and the number of data sources available to the contemporary marketer is a well documented and established characteristic of the digital media landscape.
We are looking for a highly talented, ambitious Data Strategist with 8+ years experience, ideally with an understanding of media. The ideal candidate is passionate about data, keen to help clients understand and use their CRM to create better marketing strategies and experiences, whilst delivering insights that are relevant, accessible and actionable.

The role will focus on one of our biggest clients, Iceland. You will be expected to quickly develop a strong working relationship with the clients, and work closely with both the comms and digital planners to develop data roadmaps, identify gaps in their tech stacks, and deliver best in class data solutions to help drive synergy between our clients customers and their marcomms.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead clients, through providing vision and strategy, to ultimately drive digital transformation.


Work closely with our clients to define a strategic data vision

Be an expert in data manipulation, an analytical mindset and desire to use data to understand customer behaviour and marketing effectiveness

Understand and be able to confidently recommend data tracking solutions, or the right tech stack or CRM platform etc…

Able to plan, lead and deliver large complex projects

Provide thought leadership and ability to use data creatively to identify trends and develop insights

Clearly visualise data outputs and translating the data into a story that can be easily interpreted by those without data expertise

Can confidently discuss alternative strategies (both internally and with clients) for targeting and segmenting customer audiences, which will differ depending on the objectives of each campaign.

Work closely with the Insight team to help develop bespoke solutions using customer data

Great at building relationships both internally and externally

Be passionate about the power of data and doing what’s right for our clients.


The person appointed will be part of the digital and data team and chemistry is therefore critical.

The ideal person for this position will fit with the culture of the7stars… they will be positive, participative, self-confident, friendly, self-starting, competitive, inquisitive, imaginative, factual, consistent and self-disciplined. Activity, agility, flexibility, variety and detail are also important aspects within the role.

We are looking for the following qualities in any candidate...

Analytical: Of course, a good data statistician will possess amazing technical, numerical and interpretative skills, and be able to draw conclusions and react to any dataset.

Practical: A ‘doer’, but with an instinct for what can really be achieved when planning, implementing and delivering analytics and insight activity.

Visionary: Someone who can look beyond the obvious models of response and provide a fresh way to interpret data through innovative solutions.

Collaborative: Working with specialist teams and personnel in the agency from Digital, Strategy and Insight will be a key part of the success of the role

Enthusiastic: A champion of demonstrating both internally and externally how data can solve business challenges for clients of the7stars.

Company description


the7stars was launched in September 2005. Now over 190 people strong, we are the largest independent media agency in the UK, attracting numerous industry accolades (including Agency of the Year awards from both MediaWeek and Campaign in 2015) that testifies to our alternative ethos and approach.

Our success can be directly attributed to the levels of client service, planning and implementation value we deliver for clients that is truly unrivalled elsewhere. We have an excellent insight team that is providing a demonstrable point of difference to our clients and the agency, and a team of data experts who are able to provide support across the full data spectrum.

We have a unique working environment and open structure which encourages personal development through early client contact, team work/training and exposure to all media from day one. We were awarded a Top 20 place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in the UK for the fifth year running.

We work closely with valued clients across a diverse range of sectors. We can count the likes of Iceland, Gumtree, Suzuki Cars, Discovery Channel, Warner Music, Nintendo and the Ladbrokes Coral Group among our long-standing relationships, all of whom contribute to annual billings in excess of £250m.

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