Teaming up with VCCP to recruit the Social Media Strategist of the future

We are teaming up with VCCP to find, recruit and help shape the strategist of the future. This is very much an experiment, but we believe that together we can provide an interesting career opportunity.

Do you know how many times people ask or hint to us that they would want to hire somebody like us for their company? Without being too arrogant about it: it’s quite often. We usually say that this is a problem that many have, because there is certainly a lack of qualified strategists or consultants who approach today’s jobs the way we always try to. Most people in the business are looking for the quick job, telling people something about the importance of Social without actually explaining how it will effect their clients’ companies.

That’s how Social Media got its bad rep today.

And so we decided not to profit from the lack of capable strategists, but help recruit and shape them. Mainly, because we believe that the more people do amazing work, the more it elevates the level for all of us.

Fortunately with VCCP we found an agency that is open to a new approach. And by all means, this certainly is an experiment.

The Experiment

What we will do is this: Together with VCCP we will be looking for somebody who is interested in the emerging digital sphere – yes, in social media, too – and has the curiosity and ability to put things into perspective. More often then not, our job is not to talk about technology, but about change in behavior, and to explain the implications to clients. It can be abstract at times, but mostly it means that it is our job to be interested in everything.

Finding a candidate is not the experiment. What comes afterwards is. You – yes, it might be you – will work part time for VCCP and part time for us. At least for the first six months. Our goal is to share how we work and why we are good at what we do. You will learn from us, to apply your knowledge at your main employer: VCCP.

What do we get out of this? First of all, we are always interested in experiments and this is certainly one. Second: While you are working for us, you will be helping us with our projects. This way, you can get insight into two companies during your first six months and profit from the experience of both companies for your future career.

Read the full job profile and send us your CV to

Update: Thank you for all the applications and pointers, we found a great candidate.

Author: Igor

Igor likes to connect the dots. As a strategic consultant in an increasingly complex world, he favours broad knowledge over specialisation. In the last five years, he helped shape strategic decisions at large corporations like Deutsche Postbank AG and Deutsche Telekom AG as well as at startups like Amen and In his work he is focusing always on finding the appropriate solutions as well as the people who will be executing upon his advice. Beside the consulting work, Igor speaks at international conferences on variety of topics (SXSW, PICNIC, re:publica, etc.).

2 thoughts on “Teaming up with VCCP to recruit the Social Media Strategist of the future”

  1. @JJ: Das weiß ich nicht. Du hast übrigens das Fragezeichen vergessen.

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