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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
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  • meyer
  • bigassfans
  • raynor
  • federalprocess
  • zappos
  • hunter
  • thehomedepot
  • Blue_Oak
  • USPC

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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.

Steve Orchosky

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Steve Orchosky

I moved from Akron, Ohio to get my BFA in Electronic Media at University of Cincinnati. As a band geek and wannabe studio musician, I dedicated my first year of college to becoming an audio engineer. This immediately changed the first time I opened Adobe Illustrator in a digital media class. This new passion led me to jobs at startups and ad agencies. There, I gained a wide range of skills in digital design, front-end development and vector illustration. At the end of the day when I’m not doing everything mentioned above, I enjoy drawing, tasting bourbon & craft beer, and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cups.

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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 are currently seeking a Digital Marketing Manager:

 

If you live and breathe digital marketing, we want to talk to you. We are a 20+ person advertising and marketing agency in the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to direct and strategically grow a digital marketing program to support the retail channel for major durable goods brands.

 

The Digital Marketing Manager should have a strong grasp of current marketing strategies, tactics and tools and be able to lead an integrated digital marketing program from planning to execution. You will work with agency teams, client marketing and sales teams and vendors to direct, coordinate and perform various program functions.

 

Responsibilities

 

Plan and supervise all aspects of the digital marketing program, including:

• Managing internal team deliverables and external vendor relationships

• Identifying and implement new and creative growth strategies

• Facilitating collaboration between agency, vendor and client teams to optimize offerings and performance

• Identifying trends and insights, and optimize performance based on the insights

• Evaluating emerging technologies and providing thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate

• Measuring and report performance of digital marketing activities, and assess against goals

• Continuously monitoring and reviewing program performance and satisfaction for all stakeholders and identifying opportunities to refine as appropriate.

• Oversee development and deployment of case studies, best practices and other program communications.

 

Requirements

• BS/MS degree in marketing or a related field

• Demonstrable experience in digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns

• Working knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends)

• Working knowledge of ad serving tools (e.g., DART, Atlas)

• Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking

• Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

 

 

We are currently seeking a Digital Account Manager:

 

Do you love digital marketing? Enjoy working in a fast-paced, client-focused environment? If so, we want to talk to you. We are a 20+ person advertising and marketing agency in the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area looking for a talented Account Manager to join our team. You will manage our client portfolio to help our clients improve their web presence and digital marketing practices.

 

As an Account Manager, you should have solid experience in marketing with a customer service approach. You should also have a clear idea of how digital tools add value to company strategy and performance. Ultimately, you should be able to contribute to business growth by creating and maintaining relationships with clients and adding value to their business.

 

Responsibilities

 

Work as part of a team to activate a digital marketing program in the retail space, including:

• Acting as the point of contact for clients for digital management matters

• Building and maintaining strong, long-term client relationships

• Establishing digital strategies and deployment plans for clients, considering their specific requirements, to increase ROI

• Presenting digital media strategies to clients

• Addressing client queries effectively and in a timely manner

• Reporting on web performance metrics

• Analyzing digital campaigns success

• Staying up-to-date with digital technology trends

 

Requirements

 

• BS degree in Marketing or relevant field

• 3-5 years of experience with customer service and account management

• Experience managing, implementing and optimizing digital campaigns

• In-depth understanding of online marketing tools and social media platforms

• Hands on experience with CRM software

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects/clients at one time

• Strong analytical skills

 

 

We are currently seeking a Senior Account Executive:

 

Are you an engaging, organized individual with the desire to help clients drive their business? We are a 20+ person advertising and marketing agency in the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area looking for an experienced, Senior Marketing Account Executive to join our team.

 

Candidates must have a positive, purposeful attitude and the ability to manage multiple projects with careful attention to detail. The Senior Account Manager will be responsible managing multiple client relationships, including strategic planning, project management, budgeting and timeline management.

 

The Senior Account Executive should feel comfortable working in a fast-paced, non-stop environment. Attention to detail and timely communication are critical to Senior Account Executive’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 projects simultaneously.

• Manage development of advertising, digital and in-store materials to support client needs 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: 

 

• 4-6 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.

 

 

We are currently seeking an Associate Account Manager

 

Are you an engaging, organized individual with the desire to help clients drive their business? We are a 20+ person advertising and marketing agency in the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area looking for an experienced, Associate Account Executive to join our team.

 

Candidates must have a positive, purposeful attitude and the ability to manage 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 to the Associate Account Manager’s success. 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: 

 

• 2-4 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.

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let’s

TALK

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