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…

    Chris Smith/ Digidayin Content- 5 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…

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  • Is this man the most talented creative in America?

    … Whit Hiler got into advertising in a particularly roundabout way. In 2011, while looking to make some money, he decided to submit an idea to Victors & Spoils, an agency that was working with Harley-Davidson in a new experiment with crowdsourcing ads. Hiler’s idea was “No Cages,” a television spot where people and things were stuck in huge…

    Shareen Pathak/ Digiday- 11 readers -
  • A tour of Manhattan’s West SoHo, the new Madison Avenue

    … gem. The liquor’s a touch pricey, but the vibe and the grub is good – thank the food gods that the jalapeno tater tots survived the recent cull. The location on the cross streets of Downing and Bedford, nestled between some beautiful old carriage houses, is about as cute as it gets down here. Westway is the kind of place you roll to on a Friday…

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