Catalyst Academy Italy (Creative Path)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Early Careers & Internships

Location: Milan, Italy

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

What is the Catalyst Academy?

Wunderman Thompson’s Catalyst Academy develops future marketers and equips them with the experience and skills to thrive in a competitive industry. Our Catalysts train together, develop a range of important new skills, build camaraderie, and have fun doing so.

As well, we apply the same branding expertise we use with some of the world’s most recognizable organizations to help each of you know, grow, and project an authentic personal brand, one that will help you accelerate your career. What is more, at the end of the programme, you’ll be eligible to land within our agency and be prepared for a purpose-driven, rewarding career.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for people who are very inquisitive, open minded and determined team players who are striving to kick off their career with a wider perspective while deep diving in the core disciplines that will help you succeed. You will be able to ensure excellent commitment and professionalism while keeping positive attitude. Fluency in English and Italian is mandatory.

What you will be doing:

You will join the Academy on a 3-year apprentice programme. You will rotate through 3 key areas of our business for the first 18 months (6 months each department) and then you will land in the Creative Team as a Junior Creative for the last 18 months of the programme.

What you’ll do in the Data Team

 Insight and Effectiveness sit at the heart of what Wunderman Thompson does. We work with all teams and all clients across Wunderman Thompson to get them the insights they need to do their jobs, whether that is helping with a new brand strategy or designing new experiences.

Understanding the customer and the brand is always key. We also run some more pure data projects, involving marketing automation strategies and implementations, business case design, and advanced data analysis or modelling.

During your Data rotation with, you will gain experience and exposure to:

  • Sourcing & Analysing Data from various clients
  • Result interpretation and algorithm fine tuning (working with a data scientist to understand the results they have)
  • Generating Insights from Data
  • Presenting Results in a business perspective

What you’ll do in the Service Design Team 

Our Service Design team understand contexts and investigates people’s lives to gain insights into their pain points, gains, life goals, behaviour trigger to act and needs. We use these insights to identify new opportunities and design business solutions, services, business models and value propositions, allowing our clients to increase sales and customer loyalty by developing new channels, augmenting the customer base, and building valuable relationships.

During your Service Design rotation, you will gain experience and exposure to:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas Mapping
  • Facilitating Design Thinking Sessions such as Workshops
  • User Persona and Customer Journey Design
  • Use Cases Design
  • UX/UI Design

What you’ll do in the Brand Planning Team

Brand building is an essential asset at Wunderman Thompson. We help ambitious companies boost the value of their offering by (products or services) designing and strengthening the power of their brands. From brand health status and company culture to consumer's cultural context behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes. We constantly study the forces that shape our brands to identify opportunities and gather insights that will fuel our strategies and creative briefs.

During your Brand Planning rotation, you will gain experience and exposure to:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Techniques
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Insight Discovery and Formulation
  • Brand Positioning Fundamentals
  • Strategy Definition
  • Creative Brief and Briefing

Your Landing Role as a Junior Creative

Once you have finished your first 18 months, you will join the Creative Team as a Junior 360 ° Creative. You will work in this team in a hybrid copy-art director role. You will have the opportunity to create and design concepts to write beautiful copy and use the Adobe Creative Suite.

You will be doing the following:

  • Collaborating and maintaining positive relationships with the creative, strategic, data, service design and client service teams to develop creative ideas for assigned clients and new business to achieve branding and advertising initiatives.
  • Works closely with senior copywriters and senior art directors to ensure the best results.
  • Work on client briefs and proactive ideation sessions
  • Build and design communication and\or business platforms for clients and prospects.
  • Assist in the presentation and brainstorming sessions with creatives, planners, and tech-colleagues

What you’ll get from us:

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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