Careers

Who We Are

Established in 1990, Nashville-based BOHAN Advertising is an independent, full-service advertising and marketing agency. We are straight-talking, advertising experts that grow the brands we serve by creating ideas that work. What makes us different? Nimbleness, no egos and our clients always have a seat at the table. We have major clients in tourism/hospitality, healthcare, retail and restaurants. Accolades include Advertising Age Silver Award for Agency Culture, Advertising Age Southeast Small Agency of the Year and Modern Healthcare Agency of the Year.

We challenge the status quo, mining for insights to inform our creative product while searching for new ways to take advantage of different mediums. We're also big on transparency. Being upfront and honest in how we do business has proven to be good business. And while other agencies talk of partnership, we live it. Every day, and in one unique, collaborative way.

No overblown, pretentious philosophy. Just good people with the uncommon sense to operate an integrated agency in a way that's truly integrated. It's one of the reasons why we continue to be successful. And why we've attracted top talent from across the country. But don't take our word for it. See for yourself. There's an office at BOHAN waiting for you.

Account Executive/Project Manager
{Ongoing}

Who You Are:

We're looking for an experienced Account Executive with strong project management skills. You're potentially the right fit if you're organized, efficient, and proactive and are rewarded by being part of a team that consistently provides creative and effective marketing solutions. You should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and be skilled in working with diverse groups of people. You would be a day-to-day lead on the client's business, managing the account by helping develop briefs and presentations, solving problems, analyzing research and anything else required to make the client and agency successful, including tactical implementation for specific projects.

What You Would Do:

  • Collaborate with multiple teams to manage project components as needed – schedules, daily status reports, timelines, budget reporting, trafficking, internal and external approvals, etc.
  • Work with Account Director to lead all client planning processes, track timelines and deliverables, and manage staff and resource allocation on assigned accounts.
  • Handle multiple tasks easily, consistently meeting or exceeding deadlines and client/agency expectations.
  • Consistently collaborate with team members throughout the work process to foster, facilitate and consistently deliver great work that is on strategy, on time, and on budget.
  • Proactively lead, supervise and orchestrate all client and agency resources, demonstrating and utilizing high brand, category and market knowledge for assigned accounts.
  • Intimately understand the client's business, industry and competition, and leverage that knowledge to help generate new ideas to strategically grow their business.
  • Provide input to the team in development of marketing, communications and media plans.
  • Be the agency's on-the-ground information source, attending meetings on behalf of the agency and client and reporting back to both.
  • Effectively interact with clients in a way that positively impacts the agency relationship, including coordination and presentation of new initiatives, long-range plans, tactics, budgets and timelines.
  • Effectively collaborate with and manage agency, client and vendor/partner resources as needed for client success and agency profitability.
  • Assist in development of marketing plans and project briefs that clearly direct and powerfully inspire outstanding strategic and creative solutions.
  • Ensure work is on-strategy, disruptive, appropriate for brand and approved by senior management.
  • Effectively partner with Finance on accurate weekly/monthly client financial reporting and billing; demonstrate proficiency in creating, initiating and overseeing delivery of accurate financial and job tracking reports.

What You Need:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in working in an agency environment
  • Ability to effectively manage, prioritize and report on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to clearly communicate and assign tasks to all team members
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, organizational, writing, listening and comprehension skills
  • Exemplary problem solving skills, using a sound system of judgment to thoroughly analyze various options before making a decision
  • Solid understanding of advertising fundamentals, including: branding, planning, positioning, strategy
  • Working knowledge of production management: collateral, broadcast, digital, print, events
  • Working knowledge of media fundamentals (media plans, buys/revisions, creative rotations, material insertions, deliverables)
  • Analytical and quantitative skills with a basic knowledge of marketing research
  • Proactive, strategic thought leadership
  • A desire to lead in a collaborative way that inspires both the agency and client to do great work
  • Ability to articulate and defend the agency's recommendations and points of view

Reports To: Group Account Director

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (agency contribution of 50%-75%)
  • Host of supplemental policies to include, Long-term, Short-term & Life
  • 401K with 50% match after vesting
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time
  • Shared profits based on performance
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Competitive Family & Medical leave policies
  • In-house Exercise Room
  • Breakfast Bar
  • 10 paid holidays

Account Planner
{Immediate}

Who You Are:

Thinkers, Writers, Hypothesizers, Dreamers, Doers are welcomed. We are looking for a strong critical thinker, insight miner and creative solver to join our growing team.

This position reports to the SVP, Executive Planning Director and will work on New Business and at least 3 accounts.

What You Would Do:

  • Will work with SVP, Executive Planning Director to optimize agency planning process.
  • Uncover insights and identifies strategic opportunities based on these insights.
  • Provides strategic support and champions the "big creative idea."
  • Continually identifies and shares new trends, technologies and opportunities, providing how it applies to our client's business and sell-in perspective.
  • Drive positioning ideation to uncover strategic opportunities, when needed.
  • Create brand and project strategy briefs that are smart, thoughtful and inspires great work. The kind account people get and creatives love.
  • Solution-oriented idea generation - identify challenges and work with the team to come up with innovative solutions to grow the brand.
  • Lead or participate in brainstorm sessions that result in areas of opportunity for the brand and innovative ways to reach the target audience/s.
  • Participate in and sometimes lead research projects related to client's business, including analyzing results when needed.
  • Develop relationships with suppliers and vendors.
  • Develop thought leadership pieces, when relevant.
  • Use whatever means necessary (owned tools and secondary research) to identify and assess target characteristics and needs, strength of competition, and identifies cultural attitudes and behaviors toward brands.

Who You Are:

  • Proven thought-leadership on high profile brands. And a track record of strategic and provocative thinking.
  • A self-starter who multitasks, and goes above and beyond on tasks.
  • Loves to problem solve, with a "think on your feet" mentality.
  • Innate curiosity to want to understand people, culture and the world overall and most importantly, a burning desire to dig into what makes them tick.
  • Is a storyteller, has the ability to consume a ton of information, distill it, see the bigger picture and tell a clear, compelling, strategic story.
  • Tremendous stage presence in meetings.
  • Capable of building relationships with clients at a senior level and the ability to build their trust to help to navigate their thinking.
  • You never just take and execute orders, you are expected to inspire and add value at every turn.
  • Team player working well with different types of people (account and creative). Yet has the ability to challenge the teams in a trusted, collaborative way.
  • Intuitive ability to understand people (co-workers, clients, consumers).
  • Desire to constantly bring new ideas to the table beyond the day-to-day needs.
  • Experience with qual/quant research methods (tracking studies, focus groups, in-depth interviews, ethnographic research – any type of interviewing skills) and have ability to see and adapt insights.
  • Endless curiosity and a burning desire to unearth insights and transform them into disruptive advertising, marketing or business ideas.
  • Ability to effectively support presentation of research results to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.

Required Skills:

  • 5-7 years of account planning experience within an agency environment.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences. MBA or Masters a plus.
  • Planning experience across multiple industries a plus.
  • Exceptional writing, communication and persuasive skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Mac experience helpful.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, such as trade journals, research reports, white papers and cross-tabulated survey data.
  • Ability to draft research reports, presentations, white papers and general business correspondence.

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (agency contribution of 50%-75%)
  • Host of supplemental policies to include, Long-term, Short-term & Life
  • 401K with 50% match after vesting
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time
  • Shared profits based on performance
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Competitive Family & Medical leave policies
  • In-house Exercise Room
  • Breakfast Bar
  • 10 paid holidays

Copywriter
{Immediate}

Who You Are:

  • Have a sound understanding of marketing/advertising strategy and holistic, integrated conceptual thinking (at a minimum)
  • Must have the ability to contribute meaningful points of view and ideas to the team and clients
  • Conceives and executes advertising consistent with agreed strategy
  • Be responsible for original conceptions, for clear, concise and convincing writing, for grammatical and material accuracy
  • Keeps abreast of advertising and cultural trends
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, professionally and personably both internally and externally
  • Demonstrates ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects/deadlines
  • Projects a professional, positive attitude toward agency peers and clients
  • Have the ability to set priorities while handling multiple projects/deadlines

What You Would Do:

  • Strong written communication skills
  • Work as a team with art directors, designers, creative directors, account planners and managers, and all other agency disciplines to develop national quality business solutions
  • Establish and maintain positive, productive relationships
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of marketing/advertising strategy
  • Have the ability to provide insightful and creative interpretation of product research for clients
  • Demonstrate high level of professional craftsmanship and superior writing skills, while effectively handling multiple assignments
  • Demonstrate ability to work in all disciplines of advertising/media channels
  • Effectively present and clearly communicate creative concepts internally and feel comfortable participating in client meetings
  • Keep supervisor(s) up-to-date on all projects
  • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned by supervisor(s).

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (agency contribution of 50%-75%)
  • Host of supplemental policies to include, Long-term, Short-term & Life
  • 401K with 50% match after vesting
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time
  • Shared profits based on performance
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Competitive Family & Medical leave policies
  • In-house Exercise Room
  • Breakfast Bar
  • 10 paid holidays

Healthcare Account Director
{Ongoing}

Who You Are:

We're looking for an experienced Account Director for a health system client. You're potentially the right fit if you're organized, efficient, and proactive and are rewarded by being part of a team that consistently provides creative and effective marketing solutions. You should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and be skilled in working with diverse groups of people. You would be the key day-to-day lead on the client's business, managing the account by leading strategic discussions, developing briefs and presentations, solving problems, analyzing research and anything else required to make the client and agency successful, including tactical implementation for specific projects as needed. It is critical that you possess the analytical, communication, and leadership skills that allow you to guide a team and strengthen the quality of service. Your drive to constantly learn and seek the best in others is what contributes to our success.

What You Would Do:

  • Manage a multi-million dollar healthcare account and provide strategic initiatives/thinking.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with senior clients in a way that positively impacts the agency relationship, including formulation and presentation of new initiatives, long-range plans, tactics, budgets and timelines.
  • Proactively lead, supervise and orchestrate all client and agency resources, demonstrating and utilizing high brand, category and market knowledge for assigned accounts.
  • Effectively collaborate with and manage agency, client and vendor/partner resources as needed for client success and agency profitability.
  • Act as agency lead on cross-agency integrated marketing programs by participating in multi-agency briefs and work sessions, contributing to the planning process, defining interactive tactics within programs/campaigns, and creating campaign plans.
  • Intimately understand the client's business, industry and competition, leveraging that knowledge to help generate new ideas to strategically grow their business.
  • Work under minimal supervision to lead all client planning processes, track timelines and deliverables, and manage staff and resource allocation on assigned accounts.
  • Consistently collaborate with team members throughout the work process to foster, facilitate and consistently deliver great work that is on strategy, on time, and on budget.
  • Originate marketing plans and strategy briefs that clearly direct and powerfully inspire outstanding strategic and creative solutions.
  • Ensure work is on-strategy, breakthrough, appropriate for the brand and approved by senior management.
  • Persuasively present creative, engagement and strategy recommendations at agency/client meetings.
  • Help identify new business opportunities and/or revenue streams for the agency.
  • Being accountable for account growth, client satisfaction, and retention.
  • Manage account P&L from negotiating statements of work while making sure work is delivered on budget, and invoicing clients according to the proper terms, and increasing ROI for agency.
  • Supervise, develop and mentor the account management team, which includes providing training, overseeing and conducting performance reviews, resolving issues, rotating staff, and providing salary recommendations.
  • Consistently teach agency and industry best practices to others.

What You Need:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in working in an agency environment
  • Minimum of 5-7 years managing healthcare account(s) or client side equivalent
  • Innate curiosity and aptitude to learn about marketing, brands, advertising, communications, culture, people, etc. A burning desire to dig into what makes them tick.
  • Proactive, strategic thought leadership.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative, cohesive, interdisciplinary team, both within the agency and with clients.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and assign tasks to all team members.
  • Ability to effectively manage, prioritize and report on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exemplary problem solving skills, using a sound system of judgment to thoroughly analyze various options before making a decision.
  • Ability to articulate and defend the agency's recommendations and points of view.
  • Clear and compelling written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, listening and comprehension skills.
  • Ability to build trust and successfully deliver on expectations.
  • Ability to identify solutions that will generate measurable results for clients.
  • Solid mastery of advertising fundamentals, including: branding, planning, positioning, strategy.
  • Mastery of the principles of creating effective, intrusive and integrated media and creative concepts through execution/implementation.
  • Solid knowledge of production management: collateral, broadcast, digital, print, events.
  • Knowledge of media fundamentals (media plans, buys/revisions, creative rotations, material insertions, deliverables)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with a basic knowledge of marketing research
  • Experience with MS Office Suite, spreadsheets, presentation software, email and everything Apple

Reports To: SVP, Account Management

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (agency contribution of 50%-75%)
  • Host of supplemental policies to include, Long-term, Short-term & Life
  • 401K with 50% match after vesting
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time
  • Shared profits based on performance
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Competitive Family & Medical leave policies
  • In-house Exercise Room
  • Breakfast Bar
  • 10 paid holidays

Restaurant Account Director
{Ongoing}

Who You Are:

We're looking for an experienced Account Director for a restaurant client. You're potentially the right fit if you're organized, efficient, and proactive and are rewarded by being part of a team that consistently provides creative and effective marketing solutions. You should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment and be skilled in working with diverse groups of people. You would be the key day-to-day lead on the client's business, managing the account by leading strategic discussions, developing briefs and presentations, solving problems, analyzing research and anything else required to make the client and agency successful, including tactical implementation for specific projects as needed. It is critical that you possess the analytical, communication, and leadership skills that allow you to guide a team and strengthen the quality of service. Your drive to constantly learn and seek the best in others is what contributes to our success.

What You Would Do:

  • Manage a multi-million dollar restaurant account and provide strategic initiatives/thinking.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with senior clients in a way that positively impacts the agency relationship, including formulation and presentation of new initiatives, long-range plans, tactics, budgets and timelines.
  • Proactively lead, supervise and orchestrate all client and agency resources, demonstrating and utilizing high brand, category and market knowledge for assigned accounts.
  • Effectively collaborate with and manage agency, client and vendor/partner resources as needed for client success and agency profitability.
  • Act as agency lead on cross-agency integrated marketing programs by participating in multi-agency briefs and work sessions, contributing to the planning process, defining interactive tactics within programs/campaigns, and creating campaign plans.
  • Intimately understand the client's business, industry and competition, leveraging that knowledge to help generate new ideas to strategically grow their business.
  • Work under minimal supervision to lead all client planning processes, track timelines and deliverables, and manage staff and resource allocation on assigned accounts.
  • Consistently collaborate with team members throughout the work process to foster, facilitate and consistently deliver great work that is on strategy, on time, and on budget.
  • Originate marketing plans and strategy briefs that clearly direct and powerfully inspire outstanding strategic and creative solutions.
  • Ensure work is on-strategy, breakthrough, appropriate for the brand and approved by senior management.
  • Persuasively present creative, engagement and strategy recommendations at agency/client meetings.
  • Help identify new business opportunities and/or revenue streams for the agency.
  • Being accountable for account growth, client satisfaction, and retention.
  • Manage account P&L from negotiating statements of work while making sure work is delivered on budget, and invoicing clients according to the proper terms, and increasing ROI for agency.
  • Supervise, develop and mentor the account management team which includes providing training, overseeing and conducting performance reviews, resolving issues, rotating staff, and providing salary recommendations.
  • Consistently teach agency and industry best practices to others.

What You Need:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in working in an agency environment
  • Minimum of 3-5 years managing restaurant account(s) or client side equivalent
  • Innate curiosity and aptitude to learn about marketing, brands, advertising, communications, culture, people, etc. A burning desire to dig into what makes them tick.
  • Proactive, strategic thought leadership
  • Ability to foster a collaborative, cohesive, interdisciplinary team, both within the agency and with clients
  • Ability to clearly communicate and assign tasks to all team members
  • Ability to effectively manage, prioritize and report on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exemplary problem solving skills, using a sound system of judgment to thoroughly analyze various options before making a decision
  • Ability to articulate and defend the agency's recommendations and points of view
  • Clear and compelling written and verbal presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, listening and comprehension skills
  • Ability to build trust and successfully deliver on expectations
  • Ability to identify solutions that will generate measurable results for clients
  • Solid mastery of advertising fundamentals, including: branding, planning, positioning, strategy
  • Mastery of the principles of creating effective, intrusive and integrated media and creative concepts through execution/implementation
  • Solid knowledge of production management: collateral, broadcast, digital, print, events
  • Knowledge of media fundamentals (media plans, buys/revisions, creative rotations, material insertions, deliverables)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with a basic knowledge of marketing research
  • Experience with MS Office Suite, spreadsheets, presentation software, email and everything Apple

Reports To: SVP, Account Management

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (agency contribution of 50%-75%)
  • Host of supplemental policies to include, Long-term, Short-term & Life
  • 401K with 50% match after vesting
  • Paid Vacation and Sick time
  • Shared profits based on performance
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Competitive Family & Medical leave policies
  • In-house Exercise Room
  • Breakfast Bar
  • 10 paid holidays

Please contact Sandra Huffine for more information.