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Media Strategist/Buyer (TV)
Our client, a financial services company, is looking for a Media Strategist with 5 years' experience, as well as media buying & planning skills in direct response offline media: TV, radio, and printThis person will drive strategy and execute TV/radio/print Direct Marketing campaigns for the US Marketing team, a data-driven performance marketing organization, and collaborate with external media agencies.The ideal candidate has a demonstrated track record of using data to inform decision-making, experience building successful direct response offline marketing campaigns, and the courage and intellectual curiosity to test new strategies. This role is 70% strategy / 30% planning and buying. This person will report into VP for US Offline - US Acquisition.Responsibilities:End-to-end accountability for US Direct Response TV, Radio, and Print channel performance Lead all strategic planning/buying activities with agency partners to achieve internal lead volume, quality and cost targets Closely monitor performance, test opportunities to improve results, and troubleshoot performance disruptions. Communicate effectively to the Executives through written presentations, emails and monthly in-person performance meetings Test new creative executions contributing to the development of the messaging with internal and external partners Work in a cross-matrixed organization partnering with creative, analytic, technology, finance, and legal/compliance teams Build and ensure adherence to annual budgetsExperience5+ years of marketing experience focused on planning and strategy (either client-side or agency-side) Direct response, performance or branded marketing experience with TV (radio and print a plus) Experience with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables) and the ability to interpret results or abnormalities Successful experience partnering with and managing agencies Strong drive for results, intellectual curiosity, and the courage to propose and test new strategies Understanding of how offline direct response advertising works with other marketing channels like Digital, Direct Mail or brand advertisingDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
A large agency in Chicago is seeking a Programmatic Manager to join their team on an ongoing contract basis.In this role, you’ll be responsible for campaign management activities such as campaign set-up, documentation creation and maintenance, QA, performance reporting, and billing reconciliation. You’ll identify and implement optimizations, and provide input in the construction of client decks and status documentation.Job Duties:Direct and manage the daily workflow of all client campaigns, including proposal development, campaign activation and maintenance, and post-buy recaps Interface with media teams to respond to RFPs, build strategic campaign plans, communicate service offerings, and identify and deliver new solutions in a collaborative fashion Review client deliverables for quality, ensuring that recommendations and work product are sound and viable Own the development of strategic proposals, coordinating across teams to account for all relevant inputs Assume accountability and ownership of campaign execution for assigned client accounts; monitor and report on campaign performance Understand and effectively communicate our value proposition, technology, and processes as related to the growth of current and prospective agency accountsRequirements:Four-year college degree, or equivalent work experience Understanding of interactive media planning and buying elements Proficiency in Microsoft Office solutions, particularly PowerPoint 4+ years of work experience, with specific experience in Display, Video, Social, and/or Mobile programmatic media buyingDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking a contract SEO Specialist for a 2-month contract with the potential to extend.Responsibilities:To provide an audit of .com with individualized SEO support to optimize overall site structure and crawlability to drive search referral traffic and digital growth. Actively monitor all O&O platforms, identify SEO issues and propose solutions Google crawl rate and indexability Site map health (HTML and Google News XML) Page loading time/speed Structured data markup Actively monitor using: Google Search Console Understanding of Botify or similar toolPerform periodic editorial audit Content title, description, keywords are optimized Content length is ideal Training documentation Identify problematic articles, correct and republish Recommendations for upcoming initiatives around award shows and holiday eventsCompetitive Analysis of search ranking delivering a report analysis using Google Search Console and Botify. Ticket creation and management based on insights from the analysis. POV on industry development (provided by centralized NBCU SEO Team) The potential impact from Google core updates General SEO best practicesGoogle AMP optimization (on-going)Musts:3-5 years in web-based SEO experience Able to take direction in a project and run with it Experience putting reports for audits together Working in an extremely collaborative team likely to interact in meetings and throughout the day Able to give a pragmatic approach to SEODoes this post sound like you, do not wait, apply now!
VP of Core Media
Bold, fun agency located in the Loop is seeking a VP of Media Planning and Strategy to join their team on a contract basis. In this role, you will take the reins in the Media department, owing a key account and supervising a team of 4.Responsibilities:Oversee development of program strategies and analysis for clients, collaborating closely with Account, Creative and Measurement teams to ensure that work is strategically aligned and on brief Expertly guide and manage relationships between Media teams, account directors and clients to consistently deliver high-quality, inspiring work and grow our business Provide thoughtful feedback to Media teams, using performance evaluation and internal process improvement to develop and motivate talent Smartly manage revenue and program budgets to ensure necessary and optimal resourcing Play a key role in spotting issues with core client teams and in developing new client relationships Maintain and improve the success of publisher relationshipsExperience required:7+ years of media planning experience – including at least two years of digital/interactive experience and two years of media supervisory experience within an agency An exceptional grasp on media planning, negotiation, and performance analysis Must have deep cross-channel media strategy expertise Strong project management and performance management skills
Marketing Research Analyst
Onward Search is hiring for a Marketing Research Analyst in Dunwoody! This a multi-year contract. Benefits available during the contract period.The main function of a market research analyst is to research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas to determine potential sales of a product or service. A typical marketing analyst is responsible for gathering information on competitors and methods of marketing and distribution.Job Responsibilities:Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand. Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text. Forecast and track marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data. Seek and provide information to help companies determine their position in the marketplace. Skills:• Verbal and written communication skills, negotiation skills, customer service, and interpersonal skills. Basic ability to work independently and manage one’s time. Basic knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. Basic knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.Education/Experience:Bachelor's degree in marketing or equivalent training preferred.• 2-4 years related experience required.
Public Relations (PR) Specialist
Our client is looking to add a PR Specialist to their growing team! Here are the Basics:5+ years of PR experience Experience with book launch would be home run, but otherwise, experience in a PR agency or other professional services company Responsibilities:Work with the external agency on daily content development (potential topics, outlets, etc.) Work closely with the PR Manager to review, evaluate, and vet media opportunities, including conflicts. Participate in brainstorming and planning sessions with attorneys and marketing and business development colleagues for story development. Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree required. 3-5 years related work experience in communications, professional services environment, or agency. Experience with and understanding of PR concepts and practices. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. The ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical. Apply today to be considered!
VP Media and Performance Marketing
A global agency located in the Loop is seeking a VP of Media (performance marketing) to join their team on a contract basis.Responsibilities:Lead cross-channel media planning and buying initiatives for the agency, including audience and platform recommendations, campaign stewardship and reporting across all channels (digital, social, programmatic, display, online and display etc.) Develop guidelines and processes for programmatic, digital, social, display and video (all channels) execution and reporting. Prioritize and evangelize to the agency the value and importance of continued measurement to enable constant optimization, so the process will grow more effective and efficient over time. Act as the client champion and agency representative to vet and evaluate third-party technology and vendors. Lead cross-sell efforts among existing agency roster to further all media channels product adoption. Develop tools to facilitate on-target budget fulfillment to support meeting revenue goals.Qualifications:10+ years of experience in media strategy, research, buying and execution across all channels. Demonstrated experience in developing complex, creative, innovative and sophisticated digital strategies and media plans. Possess solid knowledge of industry-leading media strategies (across all channels) and can navigate with ease. Bachelor’s degree or higher required in marketing, advertising, communications or equivalent.Apply now to learn more today!
Social Media Coordinator
Our client, a Consumer Products Company, is seeking a freelance Social Media Coordinator to join the team.You will report to the Social Media Manager and be responsible for:Implement and manage both paid social advertising campaigns and organic content Ensure proper tracking setup in the social platforms and Adobe SiteCatalyst Manage the daily campaign optimization efforts of assigned accounts to ensure they are achieving the traffic, engagement, and conversion goals Input tickets to inform creative team. Manage bid rules and optimization efforts at the campaign, audience and ad levels to drive account performance Review regular reporting and draw out campaign insights Manage the execution and reporting of ad, landing page, and vendor beta testing initiatives Collaborate with management, team members, and social outlets to define policies, processes, and procedures to further drive efficiencies and performance for key stakeholders Keep current on the Social Media advertising industry and propose new ideas to further enhance campaign tactics and capabilitiesMusts:Four-year degree in Marketing, Media, or Communications 1-3 years executing lead generation or commerce focused social media advertising campaigns Must have a thorough working knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter advertising interfaces, as well as be familiar with Pinterest Experience with the following tools: FB Business Manager, JIRA, Twitter Ads Manager, Pinterest, Social PMD (foresee, social code, sprinkler) Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and prioritize time Comfortable working with team members at all levels, including senior management Proficiency in Microsoft Excel Ability to quickly learn new software packages Experience working on e-commerce and/or lead generation campaigns Familiar with a major web analytics vendor such as Adobe Analytics (Omniture) to drive tactical decisions Topical understanding of digital marketing attribution and cookie/login based audiencesApply now to learn more now!
Digital Content Strategist
Our client, a global sports brand, is looking for a Digital Content Strategist to join their team for a long-term freelance assignment. You will report to the Senior Manager of US Owned Programming and will be responsible for building and maintaining US pages that offer consumers a top tier digital content experience.Responsibilities:Create and publish web pages for the company’s events, projects, films, athletes, light editorial tasks required Work within the company’s CMS to define product strategy, understand industry landscape, leverage data, and market analysis, collaborate with stakeholders and manage projects to execution Ongoing maintenance of all websites, including weekly scans for broken links, page latency, and data compliance Collaborate with Product Developers to facilitate feature enhancements Work with Marketing, Communication, Legal, Product, and Programming teams to ensure all event pages are published (~ 200 per year) Develop a strategy for and deliver content-rich experiences on US event page including video pieces, event information, light storytelling, ticket purchase details, and post-event results reporting Maintain editorial calendar of event page publishing Work with internal teams to ensure advertising is best supporting these event pagesRequirements:Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in web content creation, publishing, and web product features Prior experience with project management for consumer-facing digital products Media industry background is highly preferred Passionate about how people find, consume, and interact with content Strong analytical mindset with the ability to extrapolate micro-trends into big-picture strategy Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills Proficient in Photoshop and Microsoft Office Apply now to learn more today!
Social Media Strategist
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Social Media Strategist to join the team of a boutique creative agency for a contract-to-hire position. You will report to the Creative Director and will work with a small team in a start-up environment.Responsibilities:Collaborate with the team to develop a social media strategy for all clients Manage the social media accounts for multiple clients across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest Daily community management & engagement for all social accounts Review performance and engagement analytics and use those results to drive social strategy and inform the content to be produced Conduct A/B testing and apply results to strategy and content production Create editorial calendars for all social media accounts Participate in weekly client meetings where you’ll be providing status updates on the clients’ social media activity/results/engagement Attend client events to develop content, including posting "of the moment" content (i.e. Instagram stories) to promote client events Schedule SMS messages Collaborate with the team on new business pitches to provide recommendations for social media strategy and managementRequirements:3-4 years of experience in social media / social strategy in an agency environment Strong understanding of platform backend & analytics (including Google Analytics), and how to use results to drive strategy Must have prior experience in a client-facing role Willingness to wear multiple hats, proactive and resourceful attitude Working knowledge of the Google Suite and MS Office Experience in the gaming or food industries is a plus Apply now to learn more now!