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In 1977, Phil Karsh and Tom Hagan founded Karsh Hagan on the love of big ideas. Ideas that changed how people viewed the world and their lives in it. That spirit still runs through our veins. It’s what keeps us focused. It’s what keeps us hungry.
Over the years as we’ve grown, we’ve complemented their original vision with a purpose-driven mission and the strategies needed to thrive in this fast-paced, socially connected world. We help our clients solve business challenges that bring into focus the things that matter most to them, their consumers and their community.
We are consistently challenging ourselves to cultivate a more inclusive environment. While there’s still lots to do, our efforts include a 25-year endowment with the University of Colorado Boulder to encourage diversity in our industry; sponsoring the Denver Ad School’s Black Creativity Matters Scholarship Fund; updating our internal HR practices and employees benefits; forming a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; and evolving how we recruit, hire, and train diverse peoples.
Why diversity? Why now? Why us?
Diversity because this is a wake-up call long overdue.
Diversity because we’ve all fallen short.
Diversity because people of color make up only 30% of our industry.
And because 100% of its employees need to do better.
Diversity because racial injustice is real.
Because discrimination based on skin color, creed, age, gender, and sexual orientation exists.
And because nothing will change until we do.
Diversity because we were founded on a big idea.
What if that big idea was to elevate what’s possible for diverse peoples?
To be allies through action.
To create a culture of belonging from top to bottom.
To forge a path toward a more colorful Colorado.
Diversity because we are not afraid to ask the hard questions.
So let’s not be afraid to ask the hard ones about our own power, privilege, and racial bias.
Diversity because we are pioneers of brave ideas.
May our bravest ideas be to listen, self-educate, and understand.
To recognize the experiences and history of America.
To gain perspective on the history we are living today.
To build a more diverse Karsh Hagan.
To be transparent and hold ourselves accountable in doing so.
Diversity because it’s never too late to do better.
Diversity because life without it would be very boring.
Diversity because inclusion is the engine of new ideas.
Diversity because we are a purpose-driven agency.
And purpose does not discriminate.
Diversity because inclusion will change the world.
And inclusion only works when we all work for it.
Karsh Hagan is looking for a Senior Art Director with a strong design background. The Senior Art Director will be responsible for working closely with the internal agency team and clients on creative projects. This roll will work closely with the Senior Creative Designers and Creative Directors to create solutions that are aligned with overall business and marketing goals. Our ideal candidate will have a passion for creative with deep experience in brand identity, campaign development, and design. They will be an innovative thinker and have a natural ability to lead teams in creative ideas. Our Senior Art Director will guide and mentor creatives on strong design ideals and geek out on fonts, bring artistry and techniques to create compelling work. You create visual communications that are clean, effective and on brands. You are an expert in the Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and InVision prototyping. The Senior Art Director will thrive on collaboration and take constructive feedback that aligns with business strategies and goals. You handle concurrent projects and fast-paced deadlines with ease. The ideal candidate has an endless drive to outdo themselves every time they work on a creative client project.
Insights & Strategy
Karsh Hagan is looking for an experienced Content Strategist to lead holistic content planning, strategy development, analysis, management, and measurement. This role will take a strategic marketing approach to create and distribute valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive action and engagement. This role supports the strategy, account, and media teams in developing, executing, and managing effective communication campaigns. The Content Strategist will have external responsibilities to service our clients across all digital channels and internally contribute to new business requests and proposals. In addition to content strategy, the Content Strategist will be responsible for integrating social media strategy for assigned client campaigns. The Content Strategist will help produce and present analysis and help provide recommendations on findings and insights to key agency/client stakeholders.
The Paid Social Strategist’s responsibilities include facilitating the execution and management of all social, influencer and event/activation campaigns for a key tourism client, as well as assisting in the preparation of campaign performance reports and analysis. They will assist with media research, reports, and record keeping, the evaluation of new media opportunities and advertising placement. They also respond to various internal/client needs and requests. In addition, dual responsibilities in ad operations include managing the digital ad trafficking process across a wide range of digital media tactics. The best candidates will embrace a dynamic culture of executing with speed and quality, being a self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaborate with the team.
Account Service, Art Direction, Copywriting, Media, New Biz, and Project Management
The Adsmiths Intern Program aims to grant real-world agency training and does so by offering a truly dynamic, collaborative and educational 3-month experience. Interns receive one-on-one mentorship within their department to teach them, provide hands-on experience, and coaching and feedback as they take the next steps in their career. Interns also get a well-rounded education with interactions and learning across all departments in the agency. Interns create and collaborate together to leave a lasting legacy on the cultural blueprint of Karsh Hagan. Our interns walk away with priceless connections and a great resume builder.
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A Junior Designer plays a key role in our Creative department. You’ll use elements like typography, illustration, and photography. You will need to have an extremely creative mind with an eye for details that can absorb visual trends and deploy them in fresh and exciting ways.
The Social Media Account Manager will be equal parts social guru and account manager - responsible for both the day-to-day management of social communities and maintaining trusting relationships with the social & PR client leads. Working closely with Creative, Media, and Production, the Social Media Account Manager will manage a cross-functional team, developing social strategies that complement brand and campaign strategy, creative direction and paid media plans. The role will include hands-on community management including writing, posting and scheduling content, working with creators and influencers, monitoring and engaging with the community and reporting/analyzing results to optimize performance. The Social Media Account Manager will serve as the frontline of our clients’ communication with their audiences and should have robust experience in managing social communities in the tourism industry. The best candidates will embrace a dynamic culture of executing with speed and quality, being a self-starter with no micromanagement from other team members.
The Social Designer/Video Editor will be equal parts social content creator and trend spotter - responsible for the social content creation across multiple platforms. The role will include hands-on design, photography/videography and editing. You will need to be a social expert with an extremely creative mind and an eye for details that can absorb visual trends and deploy them in fresh and exciting ways.