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Senior Digital Marketing Manager
Senior Digital Marketing Manager This key role will champion and oversee the development of ecommerce and digital marketing capabilities, implement best practices and create business plans that aggressively seeks channel conversion, customer acquisition, retention, growth and product/brand awareness. Primary Job Duties Develop online solutions that differentiate, build loyalty and ensure a consistent customer experience. Consult, demonstrate and train both internal and external customers. Partner with cross-functional teams to create and implement integrated digital marketing strategies to support sales objectives. Measure, analyze and report ecommerce and digital marketing KPIs. Management of digital campaigns including social media, automation, SEM, email marketing and related technology platforms. Drive website functional improvements through evaluation, customer feedback and internal stakeholder collaboration. Create business requirements and prioritize development efforts in alignment with company objectives. Create project plans, budget and coordinate inside and outside resources. Manage site support and processes. Oversee user acceptance testing. Create digital tools to support marketing communication and merchandising efforts. Qualifications Bachelor in related fields 7+ years’ experience with ecommerce and digital marketing Strong understanding of system integrations Strong project management Highly organized and analytical Excellent oral and written communication skills Knowledge of SEO and SEM a plus Mobile experience a plus Intuitive learner of market online behavior and competitive landscapes Apply today to learn more!
Lead Client Strategist
The Lead Client Strategist is responsible for directing client business initiatives and managing overall client programs. The Lead Client Strategist is knowledgeable in the clients’ objectives and strategy, and works with the integrated team to develop and implement the strategy and plan. Primary responsibilities The Lead Client Strategist is responsible for ensuring client/project success: Overall success of agency projects and relationships with specified client Drives marketing and creative strategies and makes recommendations based on relevant customer insight Works with Senior Management to provide strategic and marketing leadership for the client by uncovering client business needs and objectives, crafting appropriate strategies, and identifying/implementing initiatives to help achieve client goals. Demonstrates and cultivates a solid understanding of client’s business, business drivers, customer segments and competitive set Develops strategic documentation, including, but not limited to creative briefs, research reports, strategic documentation and recommendations Creates and interprets effective analysis, including primary and secondary market research, to support marketing recommendations Ensures account stability by assessing client satisfaction with the agency, reviewing findings with Senior Management Identifies opportunities within the client to aid in their business transformation Participates in key internal meetings with Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Production, Technical Directors, Application Directors, Information Architects, Media Developers and Administrative Managers Presents and participates in key client meetings, including but not limited to strategic planning meetings, creative presentations, client sales meetings, etc. Has experience in the digital space
Client Strategy Director
The Client Strategy Director is responsible for the supervision and overall success of agency relationships with specific clients. The Client Strategy Director drives the development of strategy and planning for key clients/projects, oversees all client-specific strategic and account service activities and processes, and contributes to personnel management within the strategy/account planning team. The Client Strategy Director reviews all client creative concepts to confirm whether they meet strategic goals before they are delivered to the client for approval. Primary responsibilities: The Director of Client Strategy is responsible for the supervision and overall success of agency relationships with specified client/project Provide strategic and marketing leadership by working closely with the client to uncover business needs and objectives, craft appropriate strategies, and identify/implement initiatives to help achieve client/project goals Demonstrates and cultivates a solid understanding of client’s business, business drivers, customer segments and competitive set Drives marketing and creative strategies and makes recommendations based on relevant customer insight Develops strategic documentation, including, but not limited to creative briefs, research reports, strategic documentation and recommendations Actively seeks opportunities to share knowledge, best practices, case studies or other program results across team Create and interpret effective analysis, including primary and secondary market research, to support marketing recommendations Contributes to client team education, development & retention Participates in key internal meetings with Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Production, Technical Directors, Application Directors, Information Architects, Media Developers and Administrative Managers Presents and participates in key client meetings, including but not limited to strategic planning meetings, creative presentations, client sales meetings, etc. Daily oversight and mentorship of specified strategy/account planning personnel and facilitating the work needed by the client, including review of client correspondence: creative briefs, conference reports, call reports, estimates, invoices, job status reports and creative concepts Consults in interviewing, hiring, management, assessment and annual reviews of client-specific strategy/account planning personnel Ensures a smooth workflow between the client, strategy/account planning team, project managers and the creative department
Our client, located in Detroit is currently seeking a Copywriter to join their growing team. This role is important for conveying brand messaging and supporting the sales efforts for the company. The person in this position is key to our client’s business goals. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who seeks daily challenges and loves overcoming obstacles. If this is you, please continue read this posting. Responsibilities: Brainstorm and present ideas and concepts with other members of the creative team Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including business partners, content strategists, information architects, designers, researchers, usability specialists, and creative directors Work through the development/editing process Write various copy, which may be presented to the client as a story board Distill complex technical information into effective and serious value-driven messaging Requirements: Proven ability to create copy for a variety of audiences, brands, and industries, with 3+ years of experience (2+ years at an agency). We want to know you can move from one client to the next without stumbling B2C and B2B writing, Interactive design agency, PR agency or marketing agency experience is required Strong copyediting and proofing skills Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines Working independently and within a group Ability to communicate with both internal teams and clients Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field like Journalism, Communications or Marketing Problem solving, creative thinking and the ability to prioritize is expected Job Duties: Work on client kickoff calls and design presentations Create the strategic plan for all content and the company’s brand message Organize and optimize the web content Review the website to ensure optimization is met and implement changes when needed Create persuasive and effective marketing copy Create compelling, descriptive and relevant content for a given project, as needed Review and edit copy from other Content Strategist
Senior Art Buyer
Our Agency client is looking for a Sr. Level Art Buyer for an immediate opening. This is a storied agency that continues to provide the best quality for their clients. If you have significant Art Buying experience and are looking for a change or fresh start, please continue reading.... This position is responsible for managing multiple accounts and manages the daily activities of the Associate Art Buyer. Role ensures artwork sourced and supplied is done so efficiently at the highest quality for all agency accounts. The Art Buyer should possess a firm knowledge of the commercial art field, competitive pricing, legal rights and usage for art work and be a strong negotiator. This position reports to the Director of Print Production and interacts closely with the Traffic, Creative and Account teams, and Finance Departments. Key Responsibilities: Ensures that all schedules are agreed upon, legal rights and usage are adhered to, all components are negotiated, produced, and approved throughout appropriate people/departments within the agency for assigned projects/accounts Supplies all photography and illustration related costs including model casting, props, sets, film, processing, stylist and usage rights information Responsible for commissioning and pricing with outside vendors for all work; sourcing stock images from Photo Libraries and negotiates user fees Obtains and supplies information to the vendor and Creative/Acct teams that will ensure authenticity and accuracy in all details Obtains all legal releases for recognizable persons, personal property, maps, music and others that appear in print advertising Attend all client pre-bid and pre-production meetings Constructs and prepares supplier bid letters for the client/agency bid process of estimating all photography needs/assignments (following required financial process) Issues all purchase orders relating to photography, stock, illustration, retouching and other before commissioning work Continual monitoring of costs, communicating overages or inaccuracies early and often Reviews and approves all external invoices and costs for accuracy. Submits approved invoices for payment Reviews work of photographers and illustrators to keep up with current trends; schedules portfolio viewing with them periodically, as well as meeting with artists and their representatives to be knowledgeable of industry talent Adheres to client needs and works as the key contact on all photo productions Works to promote creative management and insight to all key clients and internal teams Requirements College degree preferred 7 + years of experience as an Art Buyer Mac computer proficiency; knowledge of Excel, MS word, internet and comfortable learning new systems Highly organized and structured thinker with sound judgment skills Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Pro-active and self-driven individual, results oriented with a positive outlook and clear focus on high quality Reliable and determined with the ability to make things happen Excellent presentation skills Excellent supervisor skills and able to manage different personalities A team player that is flexible and excited for new experiences Creative mind with a passion for photography Strong negotiation skills – able to skillfully negotiate in tough situations internally and externally; be both direct and forceful and diplomatic at the same time Strong Vendor relationships – can gain trust of vendors and support of vendors and partners with them for best outcome for the client If this sounds like you, please DO NOT hesitate to introduce yourself! This opportunity will move quickly as they are looking to add staff immediately!
Senior Software Developer
Senior Software Developer Location: Chicago, IL Onward Select is partnered with a world leader in the hospitality industry. We are currently conducting a search in Chicago for a Senior Software Developer with the following skills... Technically fluent in programming languages, including C, Java Knowledge of database design and file management techniques Knowledge of Service Oriented Architectures. Knowledge of Web based Architectures 10+ years’ experience working as an application designer & sw developer working w/ enterprise applications Hands-on software troubleshooting experience Experience with specific phases of the software development life cycle including requirements gathering, requirements analysis, design, development, and test Job Description: Design, code, test, and analyze software programs & applications Research, design, document, and modify sw specifications throughout the production life-cycle Analyze and amend software errors in a timely & accurate fashion and provide status reports where required Responsibilities: Work with business end users to determine requirements and propose approaches to address users' needs Analyze requirements to determine approach/proposed solution Design and Build Solutions using relevant programming languages Thoroughly test solutions using relevant approaches and tools Work in team environment to deliver business solutions Problem solving skills to address development and production issues
Our client is looking to hire a Presentation Designer for a temporary role in southern Wisconsin. Must be flexible to work onsite or remote and have previous presentation design experience. Responsibilities: Design Presentations for business pitch, generating cool infographics and illustrating lists of points Create original content for slides in a visually stimulating fashion Meet and collaborate with stakeholders to conceptualize ideas graphically Build graphics and icons natively in PowerPoint when possible Minimum Qualifications: 3+ years of professional presentation and design experience Experience with PowerPoint Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) Excellent communication skills and ability to manage projects under tight deadline Passion for presentation design—this will be your primary focus Well-developed communication skills. You will work closely with members of the creative & marketing organization and should feel confident presenting and working with executive-level teams Your own equipment to complete the job
Onward Search is seeking a person for a Freelance role for an insurance firm. If you are a highly motivated, outside-the-box thinking copywriter with a proven track record of success in developing product messaging and digital marketing materials, please apply. We’re looking for a copywriter with B2C experience to work with our client’s creative team to guarantee their online brand message is strong. An individual in this role works within a cross-disciplinary team to bring editorial vision to life for our clients, ensuring voice and tone sync with broader strategic goals to create compelling brand experiences for customer-facing and internal creative efforts. Responsibilities: Generate strong, strategy-based Concepts and champion ideas with enthusiasm Consistently impress peers with fresh, relevant, workable ideas in brainstorm sessions Partner with cross-functional teams in the creation of on-strategy concepts Partner with copywriters and internal teams to create powerful and compelling concepts that align with strategy and brand parameters Prioritize and organize messages into logical hierarchies Present creative concepts and designs and back them up with powerful rationale Develop a strong, working knowledge of client’s business, brand, consumer, and competitive landscape to inform insightful campaign ideas Help drive the creative process through briefing and conception to execution and delivery Provide quality assurance, accuracy, and accountability throughout process Serve as a positive role model and mentor to more junior copywriters Share and strategically apply the latest industry trends Drive to never stop learning and developing the craft Desired Skills & Experience: Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or related field 3+ years of copy/concept experience in B2C communication at a creative agency Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills Impeccable attention to detail and firm grasp of English grammar Portfolio of breakthrough creative strategic work
DevOps and System Administration Lead
Onward Search is seeking a Senior Copywriter for a contract-to-hire position for a brand agency. The Senior Copywriter will develop copy for a variety of marketing and advertising materials, including emails, blogs, social media, video, website content. You need a curious and creative mind in this role. Responsibilities: Partner with the creative and marketing teams to develop copy for the healthcare audience Write, update, fine tune, and proof copy for websites, print advertising campaigns, brand collateral, digital display, social media advertising, radio, direct mail, and other communications as needed Participate in meetings and discussions to provide a clear written vision of the client’s brand message Serve as a brand steward, ensuring the brand is accurately represented throughout all initiatives Job Requirements: Must have at least 3-5 years of copywriting experience writing marketing copy for a broad audience Copywriting experience within an ad agency or an in-house marketing department is required B2B advertising or healthcare related industry experience is preferred Well-organized and detail-oriented with strong project management skills Highly creative and solutions-oriented Skilled communicator with the spoken and written word BA in Advertising, English, Journalism or Marketing required