Marcom’s Middle East, Russia and Turkey ( MERT’) teams form part of the global Marketing Communications organization at Apple who are responsible for all consumer facing communications.
This includes advertising, apple.com, direct marketing, Apple retail, channel, packaging, video, corporate identity, and partner communications.
We are producers, writers, editors, graphic designers, traffic managers, developers, photographers; all driving towards crafting the world's best marketing communications.
We strive for excellence where no detail is overlooked and where the customer experience is paramount. We never compromise in our pursuit of great work! We are looking for an internationally experienced Strategic Planner to help ensure the flawless development and execution of world-class communications in support of Apple’s business goals.
You will be instrumental in driving the rethinking and reimagining of how Apple communicates to its customers in the world today! This is a new role supporting the 4 diverse countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia & Turkey) that comprise the MERT teams, and will work closely with each local Geo Leadership, Product Marketing and Brand Teams to identify and address the critical opportunities and challenges for Apple in this specific and diverse MERT region.
You will also partner with the worldwide Planning team based in Cupertino to provide insights, knowledge and inspiration to some of the best creative talent in the world, in order to foster the very best creative work that only Apple can, and should deliver.
The role of any Planner at Apple is not to invent truths, but to uncover truths and help communicate them in the simplest, most inspiring and most engaging ways possible.
Strategy is sacrifice, and we need someone who can look at a complex market landscape and confidently separate what we should do from what we could do.
Develop insight driven marketing briefs that inspire the best work possible - most likely briefs for the markets within MERT, but this could also include helping to develop some specific WW briefs.
Build relationships and garner insight from a variety of people across different disciplines within MERT and with the WW Planning team, including spending time in all four major countries within the region as well as Cupertino.
Collaborate with the Product Marketing, Sales & Brand teams, to pinpoint and prioritize specific key marketing challenges and opportunities in each of the countries of the MERT region.
Consolidate opportunities and priorities into Regional and Country Marketing Plans. Annually and Quarterly. Provide the MERT team and WW with regular regionally-focused communication-based insights, competitive reviews and market snapshots that could impact briefs and subsequent creative work.
Contribute strategic thinking and insights to select WW projects / initiatives. Draw on many different sources of insight and knowledge to weave together strong creative narratives.
Foster positive relationships and partner closely and effectively with some of the most outstanding creatives in the world.
Strive to build the best communication experiences possible, but never be satisfied that you achieved it.
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