Paid Search (SEM) Senior Analyst
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 9,600+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined dentsu. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit www.merkleinc.com.
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Open to remote applicants!
The Search Engine Marketing (SEM) team manages biddable media, including SEM/PPC, display/GDN, and remarketing. As an SEM Senior Analyst, you will work closely with SEM Program Managers to ensure campaign and client success.
- Create, implement, track, analyze and optimize paid search campaigns in Google AdWords, Bing Ads, 3rd party SEM platforms and other search engines
- Conduct recurring weekly and monthly SEM optimization tasks (i.e. keyword expansion, ad testing, negative management, etc.)
- Provide consistent and effective support to SEM Program Managers on day-to-day management of campaigns and new SEM opportunities
- Measure and evaluate success of SEM campaigns to inform investment decisions
- Deliver analysis and insights that help teams optimize SEM programs
- Provide ongoing and ad hoc analytical support to SEM Program Managers
- Maintain and create marketing's KPI dashboards
- Perform regular quality assurance/quality control checks on assigned client campaigns to ensure they are running as contracted
- 1-2 years of hands-on paid search experience (Google & Bing)
- Certifications: Google AdWords Fundamentals, Search Advanced, Display, and Marin. Certifications are not required but preferred.
- Proficiency in Excel (pivot tables & vlookup)
- Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in SEM and performance advertising
- Experience with 3rd party campaign management platforms like Marin Software or SA360 is a plus
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