¿Qué es un planner? Sus atributos ideales

The Royal Society of Account Planning se ha atrevido a sintetizar las 9 cualidades esenciales de un planner. A partir de una referencia al David de Miguel Angel, se detallan algunas de las tareas que debe realizar un planner diariamente: comprender intensamente el contexto (humano y de branding) gracias a altas dosis de curiosidad, lógica, persuasión y conocimiento de las tendencias de consumo y de las metodologías de investigación y procesos de marca apoyado todo ello en una estrecha relación con los creativos, los responsables de cuentas y los clientes.

  1. Understanding the client context
  2. Passion, curiosity, diligence, resouce-fullness
  3. Deconstruction synthesis vision clarity
  4. Logic, persuasion and presentation skills
  5. Deep understanding of universal human and branding truths
  6. Strategic documents (positioning, creative, brief…)
  7. Insighful consumer brand and competitive research
  8. Knowledge of research methodologies and branding processes
  9. Strong relationship with a creative, acount team and client

Muy ilustrador. Más información sobre lo que es un planner y cuáles son sus funciones en este recomendable pdf.

13 thoughts on “¿Qué es un planner? Sus atributos ideales

  1. Thanks for posting this!

    Here’s some clarification behind some of the points…

    1. Understanding the client context

    Before you tell them something new you have to connect to what they already know. What you say must be relevant to the client. A deep understanding of the client’s mindset, the key issues they are facing, and their personalities and internal dynamics allows you to establish the essential starting point for all logical arguments. Before this point can evolve you must first acknowledge it. Only then can you begin to shift it with compelling rationales.

    2. Passion, curiosity, diligence and resourcefulness

    The key personality traits for a planner. Passion and curiosity gives us an insatiable thirst for new data, new perspectives, and new concept connections. Diligence gives us the stamina to uncover cryptic insights and to thoroughly vet our work. And, resourcefulness lets us surmount tasks that at first glance seemed impossible.

    3. Deconstruction, synthesis, vision and clarity

    Many times in research, respondents will use different words that ladder up to one central idea, a concept that encompasses a variety of sub-concepts. A key role for the planner is to interpret the denotative and connotative meanings of these words and use them to clearly identify that overarching idea. This allows a planner to visualize conceptual space like a map and begin to draw new boundaries of meaning, using the right words to define a brand correctly.

    4. Logic, persuasion and presentation skills

    The ability to speak rationally, persuasively and with the style and flair of a performer is a skill that transcends planning. It is a necessary skill for the successful communication of all ideas, and even more essential for those in the idea business.

    5. Deep understanding of universal human and branding truths

    A key part of the deconstruction process that allows you to interpret data within the broader context of universal human truths and insights. A planner should tap many sources including: human motivational theory, hierarchy of needs, the ingredients that define culture, archetype theory, and a variety of other theories from anthropology, psychology, neurology, etc.

    6. Strategic documents (positioning, creative, brief…)

    Strategic documents fine tune and structure the planning process so that it becomes actionable and can inspire the rest of the agency. Without the focus, clarity, and vision of these documents great ideas will be misunderstood and misguided. A planner must learn how to write documents that can really inspire a creative explosion.

    7. Insightful consumer, brand, and competitive research

    A core source of a planner’s power is the ability to fully grasp the consumer, brand, and competitive landscape; to find the gaps in that understanding; and to design research that will effectively bridge those gaps. Planners can then continually draw on this resource to structure premises for sound logical arguments.

    8. Knowledge of research methodologies and branding processes

    Research is only as good as the methodology that supports it. A planner must have a full grasp of the various research methodologies and their strengths and weaknesses. They should have a firm grasp of branding processes so that they can guide clients and the paths of their research.

    9. Strong relationship with a creative, account team and client

    A great planner can’t be great if they don’t have the support of their team. A rogue planner will continuously have their efforts undermined and subverted. It’s very important for a planner to develop strong working relationships that will partner up to make the strategic vision come to life.

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