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Empower is looking for associates who can directly impact the success of our company and clients.

In return, we want to foster the experience and skills necessary for the next step in your career.

The following positions are currently open. If you don’t see a position that interests you, email jobs@empowermm.com and share how you can make a difference with us.

Please scroll down the page to see all available openings.

Resumes should be sent to jobs@empowermm.com.

VP, Digital Client Leadership, Chicago Illinois

The VP of Digital Client Leadership will be responsible for the overall strategy and execution of all digital marketing channels to drive business, increase awareness, engagement and conversion for our clients. The right candidate must be well versed in all digital channels such as paid search, organic search, comparison shopping, remarketing, display and affiliate marketing. This role will be responsible for directing our clients’ budget toward the most profitable long-term strategies that drive results for our clients. Working knowledge of analytics to gain intelligent and actionable insights in order to develop/optimize client strategies.

This is the key leadership role for our Chicago Empower office and therefore will guide/lead a cross functional team of digital marketers and analyst, while working with internal and external partners that support our clients’ business. It is important for the individual in this role to have some traditional media experience as it relates to buying and planning, TV, radio, print out of home etc.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

LEADERSHIP:
  • Manage and lead teams to bring creative and strategic thinking to every plan/project.
  • Responsible for leading the integration charge between practices within Empower for the clients he/she manages.
  • Delegate decision making when appropriate to allow others to develop problem solving & decision making competencies.
  • Work with the team to set objectives & goals and develop the appropriate tactics to achieve them.
  • Responsible for professional and personal development via training and attending industry conferences as a representative of Empower.
  • Responsible for the development and sharing of detailed Client Briefs with Empower Practice teams (target audience, objectives and strategies, ROI goals, etc.).
  • Works with Practice Leaders to develop compensation arrangements (including contribution margin goals)
  • Partner with the Decision Sciences team to measure and evaluate Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Objective (ROO) and/or other measurement metrics (e.g., Payout)
  • Final decision-maker as it relates to client recommendations.
    CLIENT MARKETING:
    • Accountable for the development and execution of Client Satisfaction (Partnership Review) action plans.
    • Develop relationships with client’s senior level counterpart and jointly handle unfamiliar problems, situation, or issues.
    • Responsible for the Client Discovery Process (gathering all marketing information and historical learnings).
    • Understands the client’s customer through Empower’s Planning processes and understand their marketing objectives to develop and measure the client’s, Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Objective (ROO) and/or other measurement metrics.
    • Develop Empower point-of-view on new and key media/marketing tools and apply ideas and concepts for the client.
    • Ensure the clients’ media and marketing needs are addressed and analyzed in order to develop an effective media strategy.
    • Maintains awareness of relevant industry and market trends; develop analysis and report key insights regarding those trends and communicate to the client appropriate action steps regarding those insights
    • Maintains a thorough knowledge of clients’ business and recommends ways to improve media buying plans efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Assist in the development and presentation of annual client P&L, compensation agreements, and oversees account profitability.
        BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:
        • Partner with the New Business team by generating leads by identifying new business opportunities, assist/attend pitches, work with Specialists to develop strategic media recommendations, and provide resources as needed.
        • Works with the New Business team to determine the hours and compensation needed for new client assignments.
        • Determine the appropriate time and method to expand our current client relationship.
        • Prospect and develop opportunities to grow Empower revenue with potential new clients.

        QUALIFICATIONS:

        EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
        • Knowledge and skills at a level normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge or experience.
        • 5+ years experience developing traditional and digital media strategy, managing holistic programs and online media campaigns.
        • Solid understanding of traditional marketing principles and how they apply to the digital medium.
        • Minimum of 5 years experience in Marketing / Agency environment is required.
        SKILLS, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
        • In-depth knowledge of office software such as e-mail, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
        • Ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with clients and coworkers.
        • Broad understanding of measurement and analytics coupled with experience with the implementation of branding and marketing effectiveness studies.
        • Negotiates with others in order to reach an agreement/solution that meets client needs.
        • Highly enthusiastic, passionate, curious, confident, tenacious in learning and show initiative to research new ideas.
        • Superior listening skills & creative problem resolution skills and effective business writing.
        • Self-directed, considerable initiative and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
        • Accepts ultimate accountability for own work.

        Please submit resumes to jobs@empowermm.com.

         

        Associate, Programmatic Buying

        The Programmatic Buying Associate uses cutting edge technology, data integrations, and an organized, methodical approach to help bring automated advertising campaigns to life. Working as part of the ClearTrade® programmatic buying solution at Empower, the Associate is responsible for supporting the planning, execution, optimization, and reporting of client ad campaigns. The Programmatic Buying Associate embraces change, enjoys coming up with hypotheses and testing them out, has an innate comfort in mathematics, and is an avid learner, able to quickly pick up new concepts, tools, and technologies. The Associate works with Programmatic Buying Specialists and generally supports the Online Media Practice.

        Responsibilities:

        • Assisting Programmatic Buying Specialists in the campaign planning process
        • Working in the technology platform to build and launch approved campaigns
        • Diligently organizing and tracking tactics deployed, relying on hypothesis testing and statistical analysis to understand when those hypotheses are proven or disproven
        • Regularly monitoring and reporting on campaigns
        • Participating in internal team meetings on key topics or with important media/technology partners

        Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

        • Laser sharp attention to detail
        • Organized and deliberate
        • Self motivated, entrepreneurial
        • Extremely organized, adept note taker
        • Strong work ethic, able to demonstrate appropriate urgency
        • Ability to maintain a positive, calm attitude in a sometimes-challenging and often fast-paced working environment
        • Proven ability to think through testing objectives, develop tests, track performance, and understand when enough data has been collected to make a determination

        Qualifications/Education/Experience:

        • Bachelor’s degree or higher; preference given to Marketing Research, Statistics, Business Analytics, or similar educational backgrounds
        • Experience in a professional office setting
        • Experience working with numbers and generating reports
        • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

        Please submit resumes to jobs@empowermm.com.

         

        Digital Media Specialist/Senior Specialist

        The Digital Media Specialist is fascinated by the digital ecosystem. They approach their work with enthusiasm and a desire to help their team and to grow professionally. The Digital Media Specialist knows the terminology, tools, and partnerships to leverage in order to create successful digital media plans across a variety of clients. Digital Media Specialists have experience to lean on, which gives them confidence in client communications and as challenging situations arise. They have a background that includes planning, buying, and campaign stewardship across publishers, ad networks, and social media, as well as a working knowledge of the programmatic buying space.

        Digital Media Specialists are generally responsible for:

        • Building an understanding of a brand’s customers and competitors
        • Developing consideration sets for advertising opportunities
        • Writing RFPs and overseeing the RFP process
        • Using the Empower Scorecard to evaluate submitted proposals
        • Putting together plan recommendations, presenting to account teams and clients
        • Overseeing the execution of approved advertising campaigns; including working with Ad Ops and Media Associates on flawless budgeting, billing, trafficking, creative QA, and campaign launch
        • Stewarding digital media campaigns, including optimizations and troubleshooting
        • Leading regular reporting on digital media campaign effectiveness, including finding key insights and merchandising plan successes as they relate back to the campaign objectives

         Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

        • Sharp attention to detail
        • Organized, thoughtful approach to prioritizing work and completing tasks
        • Strong work ethic
        • Equal willingness to learn and to teach
        • Innate curiosity and passion for technology
        • Analytical approach with the ability to think creatively
        • High degree of initiative
        • Customer service mindset
        • Strong relationships with media partners
        • Superior listening and creative problem resolution skills
        • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

         Digital Media Tools:

        • Nielsen @Plan, NetView experience a plus
        • Fiddler, Firebug developer tool experience a plus

        Qualifications/Education/Experience:

        • Bachelor’s degree
        • 2-5 years digital media planning/buying experience (title and salary commensurate to experience)
        • Working familiarity with ad servers (DFA, PointRoll, FlashTalking)
        • Working familiarity with media accounting systems (MediaOcean, Prisma)
        • Experienced at creating, passing, and overseeing successful implementation of tracking pixels
        • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

        Please submit resumes to jobs@empowermm.com.

         

        Search Specialist/Senior Specialist, Cincinnati Ohio

        The Search Specialist is a consummate organizer and innovator. They approach their work with enthusiasm, curiosity, and a competitive spirit to always do better. The Search Specialist knows the terminology, tools, and partnerships to leverage in order to create successful search campaigns across a variety of clients. Search Specialists have experience to lean on, which gives them confidence in client communications and as challenging situations arise. They have a background that includes planning, buying, and campaign stewardship across both Google and Bing, as well as a working knowledge of YouTube, GDN, local listings, bid management tools, and analytics.

        Search Specialists are generally responsible for:

        • Generating keyword builds and ad copy
        • Listening to internal team and client feedback to make strategic improvements to builds/copy
        • Executing approved campaigns
        • Managing multiple search campaigns with a high sense of ownership and flawless execution
        • Generating reports regularly for multiple search campaigns
        • Identifying opportunities for improvement and recommending optimizations
        • Implementing optimizations and tracking progress
        • Compiling research and providing search insights, which may include evaluating competitive data, promotional opportunities, and emerging opportunities
        • Collaborate with internal teams to produce and present multi-media recommendations that include SEM

         Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

        • Sharp attention to detail
        • Organized, thoughtful approach to prioritizing work and completing tasks
        • Strong work ethic
        • Equal willingness to learn and to teach
        • Innate curiosity and passion for technology
        • Analytical approach with the ability to think creatively
        • High degree of initiative
        • Customer service mindset
        • Ability to work autonomously to achieve a goal

        Qualifications/Education/Experience:

        • Bachelor’s degree
        • 2-5 years paid search experience (title and salary commensurate to experience)
        • Experience with AdWords, Yahoo!/Bing
        • Working familiarity with web analytics (Google, Omniture)
        • Working familiarity with bid management platforms (Marin preferred)
        • Working familiarity with media accounting systems (MediaOcean, Prisma)
        • Experienced at creating, passing, and overseeing successful implementation of tracking pixels
        • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
        • E-commerce experience a plus

        Please submit resumes to jobs@empowermm.com.

         

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