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Brand Marketing Manager
Our client, a premium streaming content provider, is seeking a freelance Brand Marketing Manager to join the Marketing Strategy team. You will report to the Head of Brand & Marketing Strategy and be responsible to: Developing and executing ongoing brand marketing initiatives to deliver on the company’s objectives Bring broad and deep knowledge of all marketing disciplines including but not limited to: brand strategy, creative leadership and development, cross-functional team leadership, partnership marketing, media mix management, consumer insights, digital marketing, public relations, social media, and customer acquisition, engagement and retention Understand competitive landscape and develop ideas and solutions to establish brand differentiation and drive brand affinity for company Develop briefs to establish brand strategy, business opportunity, positioning, target audience, messaging, etc. for creative, media and other cross-functional marketing teams Lead, develop, and execute brand marketing strategies and campaigns among internal and external partners Manage and build rapport with high-profile external partners to ensure consistency of brand vision Provide leadership and support for the design, development, and implementation of brand-led projects to ensure consistency both on- and off-channel Oversee approvals on both internal and external brand marketing campaigns Demonstrate technical marketing and project management skills as well as knowledge of company and product Develop and deliver campaign updates and post mortems Musts: 10+ years relevant experience in brand strategy with a leading consumer facing entertainment brand, video streaming is a plus Excellent project, brand management skills, highly-organized, self-motivated, hands-on, adaptable and able to work effectively across the organization Show high sense of judgment, ownership over projects, creative problem-solving Comfortable managing teams and projects within startup-like environment Organized, attentive-to-detail and reliable; strong tactical execution abilities Possess a “can-do” attitude and will to what it takes to produce quality work, on-time MBA is a plus
Onward Search is looking for an experienced SEO Strategist to bring a high level of creativity and moxie to one of our client’s digital teams. Acting as a key member of our SEO team you’ll research, develop and analyze keywords and monitor their effectiveness across campaigns. This will involve developing a roadmap for clients, and directing the day-to-day activities across the account. You’ll also stay up-to-date on messaging changes to capitalize on search trends. Skill Set: Will be the SEO expert for the entire organization Has a background strategizing search initiatives to align the tactics with brand categories, products and promotions The point person for multiple client relationships and ensure that SEO requirements are implemented in new web development projects Must be able to work with cross-functional teams to recommend SEO enhancements Exceptional communication and presentation skills Requirements: 3+ years of experience in SEO for ecommerce websites Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or technical-related major) Up-to-date resume Proven track record optimizing ecommerce or large content sites Do you have the background and the skills? Apply now.
Digital Asset Coordinator
Our client, a premium streaming content provider, is seeking a freelance Digital Asset Coordinator to join the UX Design team. You will report to the Manager UX Design and be responsible to: Working with the asset team to review, ingest, organize artwork into internal digital asset system Auditing weekly missing artwork report for live service and for web production, auditing metadata issues filing tickets for asset managing artwork for production. Requesting additional assets from Content partners for artwork assets Olympics and March Madness artwork support Help organize backlog of movie titles for new web request of vertical program tiles to meet end of Q1 deadline for web Work within the asset team to: Audit artwork deliverables for on-channel and off-channel usage Work cross functional with internal teams to review assets to ensure QA specs and guidelines. Follow design standards, and process rules and deadlines for creative assets as they move through the production pipeline, ensuring timely delivery of assets to the CMS. Work closely with internal creative team to meet asset needs in a timely manner. Work to maintain files in an organized folder structure, consistent with internal folder structure for asset library and server. Work with varying productivity tools on a regular basis. Including, but not limited to, Jira, Trello, Slack, etc. Musts: 1-2 years photo/creative production experience a must in agency/studio/network preferred Previous experience working as a production coordinator or trafficking role in a creative team Knowledgeable about XMP, metadata tagging and keyword hierarchy Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, DF Studio, XDAM or Global Edit Experienced working with the following, but limited to: CMS, Excel, Google Drive, Box, MAC OS, Photo Mechanic and internal digital asset management system Be a creative problem solver Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, highly visible environment Able to self-manage and with competing priorities Ability to communicate effectively, both in person and in writing Able to work in an agile environment Previous experience on at an OTT, studio, or network Previous experience with studio/network’s B2B and/or digital asset management tool. Plus is you geeks out about metadata and photography with a deep passion for film and/or tv
Social Media Campaign Manager
Onward Search is looking for a freelance Social Media Campaign Manager to join our agency client in Atlanta, Georgia for a part-time, remote contract opportunity! Job Summary: You are able to lead, review, implement, and analyze social brand campaigns including development and review of content calendars; analysis, reporting, and optimization of campaigns; and applying brand guidelines to posted content You must be excited about the prospect of evangelizing, developing, and growing the social presence of very traditional B2B companies while simultaneously being able and willing to navigate the political and logistical challenges associated with that evolution Please note: This is NOT a content creation or content management role. Other members of the agency will handle creative development and the clients will handle the actual posting. This role is focused strictly on social campaign strategy and analysis Position Scope: While the position is fully remote, candidates MUST be local to the Atlanta area The position is expected to require 8-10 hours/week initially and grow in scope quarter by quarter, depending on client acquisition and campaign scale Primary Responsibilities: Absorbing and understanding all of Client X's brand guidelines as related to social media Reviewing provided content calendars and early-stage outlines of content plans Surveying competitor, peer and industry posts to create benchmarks for Client X Recommending, researching and writing content for Client X's LinkedIn use Submitting content for editing / approval on a pre-scheduled basis Analyzing / reporting / optimizing on a rolling basis Requirements: Bachelor's degree in marketing or a similar field 5-7 years of relevant work experience in digital marketing, social media strategy, brand messaging, or similar Experience developing, launching, and maintaining social campaigns including content calendars and the application of brand messaging/voice Understanding of analytics, reporting, and associated KPIs as they relate to the focus of the role. Strong conceptual and strategic thinking skills Ability to interact well with team members and business users; excellent project management skills and excellent written and verbal communications skills A high degree of emotional intelligence with an ability to navigate politically sensitive environments and evangelize for strategies and campaigns that may be met with resistance
Onward Search is seeking a Retail Strategist at a top advertising agency in SF. This person is responsible for strategic leadership across several top-tier national retailers. The ideal candidate is well-immersed in omnichannel retail trends and consumer shopping behaviors, and is able to weave those insights into strategies that drive successful campaigns, inspire innovation and create the foundation for truly breakthrough retail experiences. The position requires considerable experience in either an agency or client-side retail planning/strategy/innovation role (consumer technology / electronics retailer experience is a plus); high levels of resourcefulness, initiative, inventiveness, entrepreneurial zeal; and a firm grasp on the art of client service. Combining elements of traditional planning with innovations/business consulting, the position will work alongside Account, Creative, Media and Technology leads to define the approach our client take to meet their customer acquisition, conversion and loyalty goals in the rapidly evolving world of retail. The Retail Strategist will also assist the lead Director of Strategy in managing the performance and growth of the Strategy team and will play a key role in nurturing and developing key existing and new business clients. This is a contract to hire opportunity that kicks-off ASAP. We’re looking for people with: 5-8 years of retail planning/strategy/innovation experience in an agency environment or retail client-side experience in a comparable discipline (consumer technology / electronics retailer experience is a plus) The ability to contribute the highest quality of strategic thinking against client needs, agency learning and thought-leadership opportunities across the industry Confidence guiding and executing the entirety of the strategic process, from kickoff to deliverable, across a span of projects ranging from campaigns to high-level innovation initiatives Excitement in helping further define the role, deliverables and tools used by the Strategy team, specifically in the areas of retail strategy and innovation Enthusiasm in managing a team of strategists and planners, including recruitment, training, day-to-day oversight and reviewing work before it ships to other teams and clients Natural diplomacy skills, seamlessly collaborating with other strategic discipline leads (Product, Comms, Planning), Account Services, Creative, Media, Data/Analytics and Technology colleagues, including senior management Rigor is understanding, defining and providing clarity to clients’ strategic needs and challenges, including frequent engagement with senior-level clients Experience managing qual/quant research projects, from initial recognition of need & methodology to vendor management, executional oversight and interpretation of output/reports in the context of client business needs The ability to advocate for, contribute to the design of and adhere to a data-driven learning agenda as part of the strategic recommendation process Understanding of 3rd-party & syndicated research tools & vendors, with the ability to identify, scope and propose the right mix of tools to meet agency and client needs Entrepreneurial thinker and do-er; comes up with a plan before being asked and doesn’t wait for instruction Superior writing and vocabulary skills with a portfolio of work to prove these skills have been honed across an array of briefs and strategic positioning documents Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills Detail-oriented, even-tempered personality with clear communication skills A discipline to bring rigor to the process; with healthy dose of flexibility as required for success Bachelor’s Degree; preferably with a marketing, advertising or psychology background Strong command of MS Office Suite, especially in PowerPoint; Mac/PC fluency required Ability to travel (expected to be ~20% of your time, no international travel expected) Plus: A deep bench of contacts in the strategy world for ongoing recruitment and freelancing needs
Social Media Analyst
Our agency client is seeking a Social Media Analyst for a contract to hire role. This person will report to the Creative Director and be responsible for: Monitor and evaluate social marketing efforts across clients and projects Lead client-facing reporting efforts starting with measurement planning Map client objectives and campaign tactics to the appropriate social metrics Establish KPIs and benchmarks based on historical data and landscape trends Develop and improve measurement plans, processes and templates to ensure recurring and one-off reporting deliverables are actionable, accurate, on-schedule and on-budget Weekly and monthly reports including content and channel performance summaries One-off reports for specific initiative or executions Communicate findings to strategists, producers, community managers and the rest of the creative team Able to measure but not limited too; online promotions, consumer engagement approach, influencer marketing, paid social advertising, social audience analysis Evaluate existing tactics and performance and identify areas for growth and improvement Required: 3-4 years working as social media marketing professoinal 2 years must include social media analytics and reporting Agency/Entertainment background preferred Thorough understanding of all social media platforms (IG, FB, Snap, Twitter etc) Strong grasp of data visualization techniques (charts, graphs, diagrams etc) Proficient in Microsoft office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint Understanding of Facebook insights, Twitter Analytics, Sprout (preferred), Spredfast, Sprinklr, Socail Bakers, Hootsuite etc.
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Videographer/ Preditor for a 6 month temp assignment that starts immediately. This is a full-time 40/ hour week assignment with offsite flex. You'll be responsible for the development, shooting, and editing of short-form video and media productions for promotion, presentations, both internal and external, and social media. You will be helping from ideation through storyboard/ scripting and editing and post-production to create watchable and shareable, engaging content. Specific Responsibilities include: Develop, shoot and edit original video and/or media projects and marketing-related content for the client, its direct activities, in the form of video and audio productions for programming, presentations, websites, social media, mobile applications, etc. We are seeking Videographer/ Preditors who meet the following requirements: A minimum of 5 years of relevant editing and producing experience at a digital media company, agency or equivalent work experience.Strong skill in the creative development and production of video, audio and multi-media content for various uses Strong storyteller Strong background in cinematography, lighting, staging, etc. Skill in production on shoots as necessary in both the studio and the field, including understanding of location scouting, tech specs and other needs Strong background in operating DSLR cameras Strong knowledge of variety of cameras, peripherals and advancements in Hi-Def; VR videography a plus Expertise in the advanced use of Adobe CS, in particular, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Strong communication skills Skill in creatively sourcing and securing footage from third-party sources (including creative commons public domain content, electronic press kits, and other media centers.) Ability to work on tight timelines Openness to constructive criticism, from peers and managers alike Strong organizational skills and use of best practices in organizing projects with efficiency and clear documentation Familiarity with both the non-profit and private sectors a plus Must have a driver’s license
Our client, a fast-paced agency in Miami, is looking for a Digital Influencer to start on a contract assignment for the launch of a new app. Responsibilities: Write Blogs, Press Releases, Contact Press and Pitch Create content for social channels Publish content and connect with influencers to drive the message Requirements: 3-5 years exp. writing content, and working with influencers Samples of work Digital Agency or PR exp. a must If you are available for a contract opportunity to start next week and have the exp. apply today!!
Associate Category Marketing Manager
Exciting opportunity to join a well-known, eCommerce company! Onward Search is in immediate need for a talented Associate Category Marketing Manager to will help the team develop marketing campaigns for our client's Fashion category. You will work closely with the Retail category management teams to deeply understand their businesses, and liaise across Marketing, Analytics, Category experience/Product, Operations and Supply Chain teams to build and bring category marketing plans to life, to achieve large growth goals. The ideal candidate is a creative, strategic, experienced marketer who will jump in and make an immediate impact. Responsibilities: Help execute marketing plans with strategic vision and attention to detail; focused on driving awareness, acquisition and retention Liaise heavily with retail, media, retention and partnership teams to meet business objectives Partner with internal teams (design, merchandising, tech, product management, and senior executives) to deliver on cross-functional marketing campaigns with tight timelines, high visibility, and material impact Obtain deep category knowledge and pull reporting and insights on performance to help make decision to help drive category growth at scale Grow a deep understanding of consumer habits for your category (online and offline) through 1st and 3rd party data and research, to effectively and efficiently acquire and retain customers and grow LTV Requirements: 3 years’ experience in marketing or related field Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or related field Ecommerce background and/or acquisition/retention marketing Intermediate to advanced Excel experience - pivot tables, end to end data analysis Organized, detail oriented Plus: background in Fashion and/or retail
Onward Search is looking for a Programmatic Manager to join our prominent agency client in Charlotte! PLEASE NOTE: This role sits onsite in Charlotte, North Carolina but qualified candidates from around the region (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia) who are willing to move to Charlotte are strongly encouraged to apply. Job Summary: The primary role of the Programmatic Manager is to manage day-to-day operations of SEM and programmatic PPC campaigns across multiple clients, as well as contributing to SEO site audits, keyword and content strategy and reporting Tactical responsibilities include paid search campaign bid management, keyword research, paid search ad writing/optimization, paid search campaign strategy, implementation and optimization, reporting and SEO meta data writing and direction The Programmatic Manager will work directly with the Search Director, Media Planners and Buyers, Digital Content Strategist, Content Leads, and the Digital Strategy and Measurement Director to execute and optimize paid and content campaigns and reporting The Programmatic Manager will be highly skilled in keyword development, bid management, ad copy testing, budget allocations, and campaign optimization and will maintain Google Adwords Certifications for paid search, display and video marketing Primary Responsibilities: Develop and manage PPC campaigns including keyword research, and maintaining balance in bid prices, click-through rates, and quality scores Responsible for effectively managing the search spend as planned by the Search Director Maintain knowledge of client’s business, competition and latest industry news and trends. Work with the Search Director to build the strategy Communicate with the Search Director, Project Managers, Account Leads and Media Planners regarding strategy and performance metrics Perform analysis and optimization of SEM campaigns based on SEM best practices, including account structure, keyword research, landing page testing, ad text creation, bid management, and more Analyze daily programmatic PPC trends, including bid management, ad performance, and targeting optimizations Manage campaign progress and ROI for numerous accounts across multiple websites and product lines Develop reports and dashboards that monitor the performance of campaigns Perform periodic campaign audits and provide optimization insights to teams Collaborate with the Search Director and other team members on new opportunities to drive results through detailed analytic reports, audience and keyword analysis and more Communicate campaign progress to account leads and other relevant team members through the distribution of detailed client performance reports Participate in creating proposals for new and existing clients Support Account Leads with report explanations and insights, campaign recommendations and campaign performance updates as needed Support Search Engine Optimization efforts through site audits, keyword research and development, content strategy, and metadata writing Pass and maintain Google AdWords Certifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field strongly preferred 4+ years experience managing multiple PPC campaigns for an agency or media company Prior experience working within a high-performance team Google Adwords certification STRONGLY preferred Proficiency with Google AdWords, Google Analytics and Bing Ads Knowledge of SEO best practices and organic traffic analysis Thorough knowledge of PPC optimization techniques and best practices Proficiency with MS Office Suite (particularly Excel) Strong analytical skills and passion for details Strong ability to balance multiple projects/clients at once and prioritize work with evolving and competing timelines, budgets and availabilities and anticipate issues in process Basic web development knowledge Experience with digital marketing tools such as Moz, call tracking software, Google Tag Manager, SEMRush, Open Site Explorer, SEOquake, and various CMS systems MUST HAVE a high level of emotional intelligence and an innate ability to understand people's behavior online Required Communication Skills: Proven success fostering relationships and building confidence with clients - ability to show diplomacy, flexibility, and grace under pressure Communicate clearly with account leads, project managers and other team members regarding project objectives and deliverables Listen well and solve problems to achieve the most effective outcome for the client, team and agency Develop strong relationships across the agency, specifically with all Media, PR/Content, Digital Creative and Client Engagement team members Be a champion for agency process and best practices for the delivery of digital media and web-based experiences Soft Skills/Agency Culture: We firmly believe that internal and client relationships are a key to our success. Certain attitudes define how we work and are important in what we seek for our culture and mission. Key Agency attitudes are: We, not me We check our egos at the door. As a result, we thrive in a positive, collaborative atmosphere that welcomes diverse professionals and invites everyone to contribute their best Ask “what if?” Always going beyond what is and considering what could be, we create unexpected possibilities that differentiate our brands and accelerate their success Be fearless Creativity demands that we hold nothing back. So we mutually support each other in speaking up, taking risks and courageously contributing audacious, unedited, unconventional ideas Nail it Everything we do is about results. We not only achieve our clients’ goals, but continually exceed their expectations. Every person here shares individual responsibility for their own, our agency’s and our clients’ success Day in and day out, we will passionately create the most innovative, engaging and effective work in the home category – we will live it, we will breathe it, and we will own it