Chief Strategy Officer

A chief strategy officer (CSO), or chief strategist, is an executive who is responsible for assisting the chief executive officer with creating, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives within a company or agency.A typical CSO is not a pure strategist that creates long-term planning that is isolated from the company's current initiatives. Many CSOs are considered "doers" first and have the past experience to help advise and execute. Chief strategy officers are often executives who have worn many hats before at a variety of companies or agencies before taking on the responsibilities and tasks that come with the job title.
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  • McCann London CEO: We’re in the content business

    This is “View from the Top,” the latest in a Digiday series featuring creative leaders talking about their career paths and leadership perspectives. Read previous interviews here. Since joining McCann London last May from TWBA London, Zaid Al-Zaidy has risen quickly up the ranks, going from chief strategy officer to CEO in the space of five months.

    Chris Smith/ Digiday- 7 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Belly, UBL, WorldNow, and FreshLime

    … Bean – FreshLime The former chief strategy officer at Deluxe Corp recently threw in the towel at the company known for putting puppies and kittens on checks to become the new CEO at FreshLime. Besides making me crave a mojito, FreshLime is a small business marketing automation platform that offers DIY and DIFM options. Since Jay was most recently…

    Kelly Benish/ Street Fightin SEO Twitter- 26 readers -
  • Is this man the most talented creative in America?

    … to “make ideas.” Christy Hiler, chief strategy officer at the agency, told him to come work for her. Initially, though, she struggled with finding a way to put his weirdness to work. “To be honest,” she said, “we sometimes still don’t know how to use him.” The struggle has paid off: Hiler has since been behind of the more interesting and ridiculous…

    Shareen Pathak/ Digiday- 15 readers -
  • A tour of Manhattan’s West SoHo, the new Madison Avenue

    …-block area, which corporate real estate agents desperately want to christen Hudson Square, is home to an increasing number of advertising agencies: Zenith Optimedia, Saatchi & Saatchi, Havas, Edelman, AKQA, Doremus and Wieden + Kennedy. Merkley + Partners is also nearby, as is ad school Hyper Island and Digiday, too. “West SoHo, or Hudson…

    Shareen Pathak/ Digiday- 9 readers -
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