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Creative Project Management Associate
Onward Search is looking for a Creative Project Management Associate to work with one of our clients in the travel/hospitality industry located in Miami, FL! This person will have the opportunity to work with a culture driven first creative team for a freelance to possible full-time opportunity (ONSITE). Job Summary: This person will be responsible for directing the workflow and coordinating the creative development of projects and campaigns, including the creation of print collateral, digital content, web, product branding, video and events. Responsibilities: Work directly with Marketing, Sales, Product Development and Operational account teams to understand project request, gather requirements, clarify strategic objectives, deliverables and delivery dates, plan resources (both internal and external freelancers) and develop a clear and actionable project plan Manage creative team members’ daily workload and priorities Efficiently and effectively manage day-to-day projects and address any roadblocks encountered in difficult and time sensitive situations. Facilitate meetings between teams, and ensure the creative team receives clear direction throughout the project Day-to-day point-of-contact for all project related tasks, proactively setting and managing account teams’ expectations on an ongoing basis throughout a project until final delivery Evaluate and update internal Project Management tool to reflect shifting workload and initiatives Keep Creative Operation Manager informed of day-to-day priorities and any issues Build strong working relationships with the creative team and account team members, establishing a role as a trusted resource and advisor Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field experience A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a fast-paced traditional agency or in-house environment managing multiple creative projects simultaneously, with a proven ability to use analytical, innovative and critical thinking to deliver major projects on time and on budget Experience with print/media/digital required Proficient in Microsoft Office Basic knowledge of Creative Suite a plus Able to provide recommendations for streamlining processes and systems based on previous experience Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills
Assistant Site Merchandising Manager
Onward Search has a new exciting opportunity for a Site Merchandising Manager. This opportunity is with one of our biggest clients who is looking for a Site Merchandising Manager that can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in San Francisco, CA. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and results oriented. In this role you will lead and execute the category-specific website content strategy and plans that are synergistic with brand goals. If you are passionate about creating the best-in-class member experience, then apply right now! RESPONSIBILITIES Provide expertise in Site Merchandising to apply to the development, implementation, and improvement of action plans Create and plan the visual merchandising and seasonal site strategies of campaigns and departments Identify and establish department, category, or campaign-level key performance indicators (KPIs), benchmarks, and forecasts Develop strategies and tactics to optimize site experiences while ensuring business goals are consistently met. Evaluate ongoing effectiveness of all programs and campaigns Work closely with cross-functional business leaders to drive business objectives and influence strategies Implement wireframes and project management planning tools to articulate campaign strategies as well as status to ensure on-time and on-budget execution Performs routine site audit and user acceptance testing Collaborate and deliver subject matter expertise to assist in any strategic initiatives and site enhancements Provide up-to-date expertise in digital trends and competitor innovations QUALIFICATIONS Must have a bachelor's degree or relevant equivalent merchandising/e-commerce experience Must have at least 4 years of experience in a complex environment Must have at least 4 years of working in/with Site Merchandising team Must have at least 2 years of experience in Project Management in an agile environment Proficiency in Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, or Coremetrics Great customer service and interpersonal skills Strong written and verbal communications skills Previous experience in Retail, Web and/or eCommerce is a strong plus Ability to manage and lead diverse groups of individuals in a highly dynamic environment Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Marketing Specialist
* Onward Search has a new opportunity with a huge client. This opportunity is for a Senior Marketing Specialist who can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in San Francisco, CA. If you have a thirst for knowledge and insight as well as technical and analytical skills to navigate large and complex data sets, then keep reading and apply today! RESPONSIBILITIES - Deliver in-depth NPS analysis, forecasting, and deliver report quarterly results for all products internationally. - Provide support in forecasting of company goals or OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) important to company’s success, direction, and strategy. - Review current user traffic patterns and forecast user traffic based on product teams’ input and initiatives. - Lend hand to management and product teams data requests using internal reporting tools. - Take care of daily/weekly/monthly dashboard reports to provide adequate support for management and product teams. - Deliver reporting templates based on new or additional data requests. - Provide ad hoc analyses to gain insight into user experiences and behavior and present actionable insights and recommendations. - Build and effectively communicate data stories to executives and key stakeholders via presentations, written summaries, and data visualizations. QUALIFICATIONS - Must have a bachelor's degree and experience in digital marketing analytics. - Proficiency in Google Suite, particularly Google Sheets. Equivalent of strong MS Excel skills will be considered. - Impeccable analytical skills and quantitative mindset with understanding of basic statistics. - Strong communication skills and ability to craft and present data driven analyses and insights to articulate performance and opportunities to key stakeholders. - Significant experience, proficiency in, and passion for mobile and web products. - Track record of proactively establishing and following through on commitments. - Demonstrated use of analytics, metrics, and benchmarking to drive decisions. - Team player in driving growth results. - Positive attitude and high emotional intelligence. - Strong work ethic and strong core values. - Self-motivated, results-driven, and team-oriented leader. - Killer consumer instincts and data sensibilities. - Time series forecasting knowledge is a plus. - Prior work experience with 3rd party data agency is also a plus.
TOP THREE: 1. Proficient in Excel + MS Office 2. Eager to learn, passionate about digital marketing space, familiarity w/ eCommerce space 3. Tech / Anaylitical savvy, smart/sharp JOB DESCRIPTION: Our client, a well-known Gaming Company is seeking a driven, ambitious eCommerce Coordinator to join our fast-growth company as we build our in-house eCommerce team. This position has considerable opportunity for growth as they drive the industry-leading digital experience to the next level. As a eCommerce Coordinator, you will be responsible for supporting the eCommerce by diving deeply into the eCommerce world and the digital marketing initiatives that help drive traffic and revenue for eCommerce including paid media, paid social, SEO, email marketing and landing page management. You will learn the ins and out of website management, interfacing with various groups and departments to help facilitate content management, new product introductions, design and development processes, merchandising, A/B testing, QA, and analytics. You will also engage with supply chain and other cross functional teams to learn about and support inventory management, supply chain and logistics functions. DAY TO DAY: - Help review work done by the web teams - Be the brand’s eyes during QA, A/B Testing + Visual Designs - Study web reports and analyze potential areas of growth and expansion - Support digital media campaigns by gathering assets and helping launch - Support the email program by understanding execution and post launch analysis SKILLS + REQUIREMENTS: - Interest in the digital & eCommerce space - Recent college graduate or soon to be - Fluent in English with strong written and verbal skills - Proficient in Microsoft Excel + MS Office - Detail oriented, extremely organized, eager to learn - Digital marketing experience PLUS but NOT REQUIRED: - Passionate about consumer electronics, gaming is a plus - JIRA or other project management software - Proficient in at least 1 other language - Adobe CC is a plus - Website CMS experience - Familiarity of web order flow process is a plus but not required Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Freelance Creative Coordinator (Email / CRM)
Our client, a well known publisher, has an immediate need for a creative coordinator. You will be working on a variety of CRM and customer acquisition projects. It will be your job to work with the creative, advertising, and marketing teams to ensure deliverables are being met. You must have experience with email, and digital CRM. You must have a sharp marketing acumen to ensure that the project deliverables are meeting business needs. You will also be expected to pitch in on minor tweaks using the creative suite. This role will start oniste in NYC as soon as possible. Requirements: Strong communication skills. Experience working with creative for email campaigns and digital CRM. Strong project management skills. Working knowledge of the creative suite. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, a Fortune 100 company in the Chicago Loop is looking to add a Community Manager to their team. As a member of the marketing team, you will highly impact multiple aspects of the customer experience to focus on attracting and engaging clients and maximizing lifetime value at every stage of their journey. They are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset who is comfortable with ambiguity and enjoys learning and teaching as part of a dynamic team. WHAT YOU WILL BE WORKING ON • Lead content strategy and creation, social media, influencer marketing, local events, PR and customer service to drive brand awareness, loyalty and word of mouth/advocacy • Provide engaging text, image and video content for all social media accounts • Respond to customers in a timely manner • Monitor, track and report on feedback and online reviews • Organize and manage events to boost brand awareness • Build relationships with customers and local influencers • Collaborate with other members such as product manager, community manager and graphic designer to align on roadmap and develop and optimize content marketing • Develop campaign playbook for repeated, systemized success as they expand THE IDEAL CANDIDATE 5+ years Experience working on an ecommerce food business such as meals kits a plus Proven work experience as a community manager or similar role Experience planning and leading community events Ability to identify and track relevant community KPIs Excellent verbal communication and writing skills Excellent interpersonal skills Entrepreneurial in the truest sense: able to make things happen using resources that either don't exist or aren't under your direct control Unquenchable curiosity and desire to learn Excellent project management skills Highly flexible, ability to handle changing directions/priorities roles as business needs evolve Detail oriented with the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment You enjoy working on a small agile dynamic team where everyone is valued You believe that work should be fun and enjoy working with others You like to try new things and believe in failing fast Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today!
Digital Marketing Manager
A Fortune 500 organization with offices downtown Chicago is seeking a Digital Marketing Manager to join their team on a year-long contract. This role is responsible for driving and executing effective digital marketing and media strategy for a specific business group. The Digital Marketing Manager develops, implements and organizes online marketing campaigns to acquire new customers, increase revenues, and market share. This individual will also provide corporate digital support, measuring and reporting on brand performance, managing digital agencies and media partnerships and liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Digital channels that this role would touch include: paid search, display ads, app integration, paid social media, website, and email. Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Manage digital marketing programs and strategy for a specific business unit Develop proactive recommendations and action plans in coordination with the teams Plan and execute web content, SEO, SEM, Paid Social strategy Assist in the development of annual marketing plans and budgets, working with Senior Manager, Digital Cluster Program and local agency/platform to provide strategy and recommendations for spend based on market analysis, current performance metrics and best practices Regularly attend property/regional-level sales and revenue management calls to inform digital plans and execution Determine areas of opportunity, making recommendations and implementing efforts to increase website traffic, maximize content consumption and increase booking Oversee online customer acquisition, retention, and conversion marketing programs through enterprise-level partnerships with preferred vendors, software services, tools, and third-party digital platforms Manage vendors directly involved in web-based and interactive strategies, analyzing performance metrics and spearheading action items for current property campaigns Ensure all properties benefit from corporate marketing services and brand-wide media and advertising campaigns Monitor and review website traffic and user behavior with an analytics platform, making timely recommendations as needed on website content, external referrals and paid acquisition efforts to drive conversions Independently analyze site performance, website usage, and campaign effectiveness and provide monthly dashboards and quarterly ownership reports Deliver reporting to key stakeholders, including KPIs, comparative scorecards, summarization of performance and future recommendations and action items Benchmark digital activities against comp sets and peers in the industry; improving digital marketing strategy and tactics to be ahead of the curve EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in communications, advertising, marketing, journalism or related field 3 + years of experience in Digital Marketing, Media or E-Commerce with a minimum of 1 year of experience at the Manager level or above Prior hospitality digital marketing or revenue management experience preferred Highly motivated, goal-oriented, creative, self-starter with exceptional prioritization, time management, and organizational skills, including the ability to effectively and competently handle multiple projects simultaneously and the flexibility and ability to quickly adapt to changes and new technologies Ability to work in a highly matrixed organization Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills A passion for technology and digital media, including knowledge of evolving best practices, web trends, and SEM/SEO/Media Demonstrated knowledge of integrated marketing strategies, audience segmentation and data management skills including list building Must be able to function at a fast pace in a service-oriented environment Proven ability to impact and work with all levels of the organization Build relationships and work effectively with numerous departments at the corporate office Ability to work autonomously in a decision-making capacity on behalf of the digital team and hotel stakeholders Proficiency in tools like Omniture, Word Press, Google Analytics, Facebook Business Manager, Microsoft Office Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Social Media Manager
Our client, a Fortune 500 organization, with offices in Chicago, is seeking a social media manager to maintain and support the social media presence for 1 channel while assisting with other social media-related projects as needed. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: • Create, Curate, and publish relevant, original high-quality content • Create and maintain a social media content calendar and strategic plan • Perform Social community management (monitoring/responding to guests) • Execute Paid social execution and management • Provide support to the Influencer program • Provide key metrics analysis • Assist with social brand strategy work as needed • Collaborate with other departments and teams to coordinate and amplify marketing campaigns EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 3 years of experience working in a social media management role Knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing. Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, Advertising, Communications, English or technology-related Creativity and immersion in social media, with in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms Strong familiarity with Sprinklr Ability to work with a variety of partners and team members across different projects Highly self-motivated Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Media Analyst - Search/Social Media Buying
Our client, a media agency, is seeking a Media Analyst to join the Paid Media team covering search and social. You will report to the Media Director and be responsible for: Responsibilities: Own the set up and daily management of advertising campaigns across various digital platforms specifically paid social and/or search Constantly work to improve campaign performance through real-time optimizations, strategic recommendations through insights collection, and generally strive to “over-deliver” for clients Become proficient with 3rd party ad-serving, tracking & reporting tools to be able to accurately launch and monitor campaigns Maintain campaign pacing reports to ensure campaigns deliver in full and work with finance to ensure client is invoiced/credited properly Provide media planning assistance for upcoming campaigns across channel selection, audiences recommendations, creative best practices, measurement and more Create excel pivots, charts and graphs as well as develop actionable insights for client-facing campaign reporting Develop a strong working relationship with the media partners, to become the point person for day-to-day needs and account maintenance for all active campaigns Musts: 1-3 year experience as a Media Buyer or Assistant/Associate Buyer focused on either Paid Search and/or Paid Social BA or BS degree in Marketing or related field (degrees in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Finance a plus) Advanced skills in Excel including pivot tables and macros Facebook Blueprint and/ or Google Ads Certified a plus Ability to problem solve and think critically Proven record of managing multiple projects at once Ability to stay highly organized, detail-oriented, organized, and efficient in a fast-paced, rigorous work environment You are both a creative and analytical person You are driven and hungry for success, and always want to learn more You are a team player and enjoy collaboration Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Senior Paid Social Media Manager
Our client, a leading mid-sized ad agency in New York City, is looking for a Senior Paid Social Media Manager with Advertising agency experience. This role begins on-site in New York City ASAP. What you'll be doing: Lead the integrated team in developing strategic recommendations on how to support initiatives across Paid Social, using the client's goals as a framework for decisions. Operate as the key liaison to your clients, agency team and partners for all things related to your social programs. Set, implement and monitor all campaign executions. This includes but is not limited to KPIs, reporting, evaluating performance and providing recommendations during and after campaign completion. Work with the internal media team to develop top-performing digital media solutions. Partner with both your internal media team and the social platforms themselves to ensure that campaigns are executed as intended and optimized as needed. Develop relationships with your internal creative teams and external partners to ensure that integrated campaigns are being executed to their greatest potential. Develop, monitor and own the Paid Social budget from start to finish of each project. Stay current on all social trends ensuring that they are brought to your projects as opportunities arise. Other tasks may apply. About you: 4-6 years of Paid Social Media campaign direction and active management of channels in an Advertising agency. Mastery of full social ecosystem including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Strong experience with Paid Social Media strategy, advertising formats, media, and creative measurement, etc. Expertise with Paid Social advertising platforms (e.g. Facebook Business Manager, etc.), ad units, targeting, custom audience development, budgets, social partners and more. Strong passion for the Social Media landscape. Bonus if the experience with Google Analytics, Sprinkler, HootSuite, Salesforce, Facebook Blueprint Cert. and Twitter Flight School. You are extremely organized and have strong attention to detail. You can work in a highly collaborative environment with many stakeholders, but also able to work independently when needed. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Does this sound like you? Apply today!