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we help brands find their
VOICE
then we make them
SING
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We are Icon. We’re nimble and we punch above our weight. We think big and work hard. We’re bold but never brash, crazy ambitious, confident and passionate.

We connect brands with their audiences using ideas, words and images. We do it in stores, in pixels, and in print, anywhere there are open eyes and receptive minds.

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we think
BIG
and work
HARD
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We are skilled strategic thinkers, creating with purpose and never afraid to dig in and get our hands dirty. We apply our knowledge and skill to every challenge. We solve problems and we deliver great value.

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    We Build Brands

    Because if you don’t have a brand, you have a commodity. Here’s how we get it done.

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    We Activate Brands

    Say it clearly, say it often, say it everywhere. Take a look at how we do it.

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Here’s what

WE DO

  • THINKING BIG
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Architecture
  • Brand Positioning
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Content Strategy
  • Consumer Insights
  • Competitive Analysis
  • WORKING HARD
  • Design
  • Copy
  • Brand Identity
  • In-Store
  • Digital
  • Web
  • Mobile
  • Content
  • Video
  • Advertising
  • Promotion

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some of our

CLIENTS

We’ve been able to team up with some amazing brand partners, and they inspire us to keep working harder.

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  • chiquita
  • kroger
  • eurotech
  • dakota
  • ashley home store
  • tubotowels
  • mattressfirm
  • meyer2
  • meyer
  • bigassfans
  • raynor
  • federalprocess
  • zappos
  • hunter
  • thehomedepot

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it’s all about the

Work

We’ve told you what we do. Now we’re going to show you work that moved the needle for our clients.

Case Studies

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meet our

TEAM

Our employees are a pretty diverse and interesting crew, and they keep Icon running like a well-oiled machine.

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employee of the month

Stephen Drake Creative Services

A graduate of The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati with a degree in Interactive Media Design, I enjoy spending most of my time trying new ways of developing interactivity with what I design or create. The beginning of my career started in automotive marketing for 2 luxury car brands in Cincinnati and designing fantasy/sci-fi cover art for New York Times best sellers. Away from work I love spending time with my wife and new baby boy, Lincoln.

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come work

WITH US

We’re creative, fun, smart and hardworking, and we absolutely, positively love what we do every day. We’re always looking for great talent. But enough about us, tell us about you. Send us your resume, a link to your portfolio, or just an email. We’re always looking for new talent.

 

We currently are seeking a digital designer:

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

We are seeking an experienced digital designer / developer to help create, enhance and maintain innovative digital design solutions for our clients. This position requires a thorough understanding of the digital marketing industry, technologies, and emerging trends.

 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

 

Create new and original digital designs for our clients based on job specifications, guidelines, and brand standards

 

Develop creative solutions for landing pages, websites, emails, digital and print advertising

 

Make sure jobs are completed on time and on budget

 

Ensure accuracy and that each job meets high quality standards

 

Create and maintain files for creative assets and resources

 

Work closely with account executives to maximize creativity and ensure project excellence

 

Mentor design team members on digital design and digital design execution

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

At least 2-3 years experience in a digital design position

 

Familiarity with integrated marketing tactics and strategies

 

Good time management and multitasking skills

 

Strong interpersonal communication skills

 

Ability to work collaboratively

 

Strong sense of design, design strategy, typography, photography and color

 

Advanced skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat

 

HTML5 and CSS3

 

Experience with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint is a plus

 

Experience in After Effects is a plus

 

Familiarity with JavaScript is a plus

 

Please email resume, salary requirements, professional references, and either a link to your portfolio, or samples as attachments. (Please note: we can only consider candidates who include samples or a working portfolio link.) This is a full-time, on-site, salaried position.

 

 

 

We are currently seeking an Associate Account Manager:

 

Seniority Level

Entry level

 

Industry

Marketing and Advertising

 

Employment Type

Full-time

 

Job Functions

Project Management, Advertising, Customer Service

 

Are you an engaging, organized individual with the desire to help clients drive their business? We are a small branding, advertising and marketing agency located in the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area looking for an experienced, administrative marketing professional to join our team.

 

Candidates must possess a “can do” attitude and the ability to manage/deliver multiple projects with careful attention to detail. The Associate Account Manager’s primary responsibility will be to work directly with senior account team members to provide day-to-day project and administrative support. Additionally, the Associate Account Manager will be responsible for communicating directly with clients and managing projects solo.

 

The Associate Account Manager should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, non-stop environment. Attention to detail and timely communication are critical. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, and the Associate Account Manager must be proficient in PowerPoint and Excel. Agency experience is preferred but not required.

 

Occasional travel may be required (typically day trips).

 

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Build relationships with Icon and client teams.

 

Serve as a liaison between Icon and the client to facilitate on-time, accurate delivery of assigned projects and work.

 

Work with internal account team members to provide support with day-to-day needs, including but not limited project management, proofreading, review of materials for compliance with advertising standards/guidelines, creation of presentation materials, building timelines and executing projects accordingly, and field and fulfill requests from the client’s sales team.

 

Handle projects directly as time permits, including but not limited to project kick-off and management of ad development, competitive analysis and proofreading.

 

Work internally with creative, production and account team members to meet client needs.

 

Seek out opportunities to be proactive in proposing ideas to clients.

 

 

You Must Have:

 

1-3 years of relevant experience, preferably in an agency environment.

 

Highly developed organizational, project management and multi-tasking skills.

 

The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

 

The desire to strive for perfection on every project down to the smallest detail.

 

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

A deep understanding of and experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel programs.

 

The confidence and ability to work with a variety of personalities effectively.

 

Superior problem-solving skills and confidence in navigating complexity.

 

 

 

We are currently seeking a Marketing Promotions Manager:

 

Seniority Level

Associate

 

Industry

Marketing and Advertising

 

Employment Type

Full-time

 

Job Functions

Project Management, Advertising, Customer Service

 

Are you an engaging, organized individual with the desire to help clients drive their business? We are a small, no-nonsense, consumer advertising and marketing agency located in the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area looking for an experienced, administrative marketing professional to join our team.

 

Candidates must possess a “can do” attitude and the ability to manage/deliver multiple projects with careful attention to detail. The Promotions Manager will be responsible overseeing development of multiple promotions simultaneously across advertising channels and point-of-purchase materials. The Promotions Manager will work closely with the Production Manager to release materials to the field for execution. Additionally, the Promotions Manager will take on additional project work as time allows as needed to meet client needs.

 

The Promotions Manager should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, non-stop environment. Attention to detail and timely communication are critical to Promotions Manager’s success. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. Agency experience is preferred but not required.

 

Occasional travel may be required (typically day trips).

 

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Build relationships with Icon and client teams.

 

Serve as a liaison between Icon and the client to facilitate on-time, accurate delivery of assigned projects and work.

 

Create and manage timelines for multiple promotions simultaneously.

 

Manage development of advertising and in-store materials to support client promotional events while ensuring compliance with client’s advertising and brand guidelines.

 

Work internal account team members to provide support with day-to-day needs, including but not limited project management, proofreading, and fielding/fulfilling requests from clients.

 

Work internally with creative, production and account team members to meet client needs.

 

Seek out opportunities to be proactive in proposing ideas to clients.

 

 

You Must Have:

 

3-5 years of relevant experience, preferably in an agency environment.

 

Highly developed organizational, project management and multi-tasking skills.

 

The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

 

The desire to strive for perfection on every project down to the smallest detail.

 

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

The confidence and ability to work with a variety of personalities effectively.

 

Superior problem-solving skills and confidence in navigating complexity.

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let’s

TALK

Whether its a phone call, chatting over coffee, or through email, we’d love to get this conversation started.