Hire the best freelance creative strategists available

Trusted by global brands, YunoJuno is the leading marketplace for elite freelance creative strategists. Explore our network of hundreds of freelancers, who are ready and waiting to support your creative needs today.

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Why hire an experienced freelance creative strategist?

Creative strategists will help you get better work faster helping to streamline the workflow, increasing transparency between teams. Helping turn insights and metrics into creative recommendations, they will help you avoid re-work and make your content more effective. They have the experience to help you avoid creating bad customer experiences and make sure your content is tailored to your target audience. With being freelance, they not only have experience working across a variety of projects and industries, they are willing to work evenings and weekends to help hit tight deadlines.

How hiring creative strategists through YunoJuno works


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What does a freelance creative strategist do?

Creative strategists strategically plan advertising campaigns. Using market research, they help study the marketplace and make recommendations about how ads can reach their target audience. They help bring a program to life through savvy words, imagery and data, understanding the right architecture/flow so that an advertiser is hooked by the end. Some of their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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Come up with a broad understanding of the client and their needs.
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Write and deliver succinct, focused and inspiring creative briefs for the creative team.
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Write concept statements; brand positioning and copy for designs.
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Collaborate with various teams to ensure projects progress.
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Create content briefs of the agreed upon strategies.
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Utilise any and all research and data for future strategies.
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Analyse new data to update program's status.
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Regularly review creative work to ensure it is on brief and the best quality.

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Why 12,000+ world’s most innovative companies trust YunoJuno

I have to say a huge thanks to your team — YunoJuno has saved us on many occasions now.

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I have to say a huge thanks to your team — YunoJuno has saved us on many occasions now.

Christine Richter, Creative Operations Manager

We haven’t used a recruiter in ages, working closely with the YunoJuno Talent team we moved to sourcing 100% via the YJ Marketplace.

Marie Brittain, Resource Manager

YunoJuno have been brilliant in identifying remote working freelancers who always deliver. From first introductions and telephone calls, to brief discussions and final delivery, the key has been good, clear and honest communication.

Nick Astor, Content Strategy & Execution Lead

The freelancers on YunoJuno are consistently of the highest calibre. It is also the easiest and most transparent recruitment service I have ever dealt with.

Christian Anderson-Ramshall, Head of Digital Production

Implementing YunoJuno has taken much of the manual management out of this system, reducing administrative workload and improving operational efficiency. The way we on-board and pay our valued freelancers is now a totally different experience.

Dan de Lord, Talent Strategy & Acquisition Director

YunoJuno are my recruitment saviours! I’ve worked with them for a few years now and they’ve helped with many resourcing challenges. The platform is really easy to use, it provides a wide range of freelancers to interact with and also means I’m only dealing with one vendor – which makes my internal financing hassle free!

Steph Fair, Creative Services Manager

Freelance support can be a great option for your business. It gives you the advantage of flexibility and the power to hire specialist expertise when it’s truly needed. Independent contractors can be self managing and great additions to the team.

Claire, Head of Design

The YunoJuno team have been super helpful and helped me find a talented engineer to support our MVP build in no time at all!

Winnie, Founder & CEO,

For us, the benefits of using YunoJuno are across the board. It allows us to brief and hire freelancers quickly and easily, making it very simple for us to scale resource on any given project at any time. It also allows us to quickly find freelancers across multiple industries, all from the same place.

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Frequently asked questions

When should I hire a creative strategist?
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There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a creative strategist. This includes:

Time — Hiring a creative strategist will free up your time to focus on other areas of your business, whilst they’re focused on your project. They have the experience to get a campaign out quickly, and with being freelance, have more flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Skills/knowledge — They work closely with you to understand your business and your goals, to help you achieve those, ensuring they hit your budget goals. They also bring experience across multi channel campaigns, so have the experience needed to help grow your business.

Ideas —By bringing in someone new, with experience, can help bring a new perspective to your business and your advertising campaigns.

Results driven — Hiring a creative strategist can help increase your ROI by implementing the best advertising campaigns. As freelancers build their portfolio from reputation and word of mouth, it is important that they build and nurture their relationships. Due to this, they’re motivated to provide and deliver the highest quality of work.

Hear from Lydia Taylor on when you should involve a strategist and why.

What type of creative strategist do I need?
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Each of our creative strategist have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to ensure they have the right skills and experience to be considered an elite Freelancer. They have their own profile that outlines their skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this to ensure they have the right background for your project.

What skills should you look for in a creative strategist?
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Freelance creative strategists have a wide variety of skills. The most common attributes include:

  • The ability to develop concepts, products and content that can sell.
  • The ability to translate concepts into ideas and campaigns.
  • Ability to craft strategic content launches and build campaign rollouts.
  • The ability to present their work both written and verbally.
  • Analytical.
  • Ability to analyse past campaigns performance to create insights and develop new ideas
  • Ability to direct designers on how to illustrate ideas visually
  • Experience working cross-functionally across multiple teams, prioritising deliverables and deadlines, and have an understanding of content production and budgets.
  • Natural creativity.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Empathy.
  • Knowledge of Adobe's creative apps.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Teamwork.
How much does it cost to hire a creative strategist?
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Our contracted rates for creative strategist in 2019 ranged between £245 and £450, with the average day rate being £350.

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Best creative strategists are in high demand

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