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Paid Social Executive

Location: London, England.
Company Description:

About Merkle

We are Merkle B2B, one of the biggest and most successful B2B agencies in the world, and further part of the incredible Merkle and Dentsu parent groups. Since our establishment as a global end-to- end, best-in-class B2B agency, we are growing at a rapid and exciting pace. You will be joining a team of over 1,000 B2B specialists globally, acting as agency of record for some of the biggest and most exciting B2B brands in the world where we provide service across our many practice areas, including Media, Creative, Insights and more. But don’t just take our word for it – we’ve recently won The Drum’s Best Large B2B agency award.

At MB2B, we are determined to be the best - and we know that only comes from having the best people on our teams. So, as we progress and develop as a company, you will too. Within our fast- growing network, there’s plenty of opportunity to develop your skillset through market-leading training schemes, including our proprietary Merkle University courses. You’ll be encouraged to be curious, to share new ideas and to be innovative and bold – we believe great ideas should come from everyone in the team. To that end we’re also actively engaged in ensuring DEI is at the heart of what we think, say and do. We work as part of the many pillars within our global and local DEI group - and strongly encourage all of our teams to be actively involved here too.

Job Description:

The Role

Want to forge a career in one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of digital marketing? If you’d say you’re a logical person with a love of data and relationship-building, a Paid Social executive position in our B2B Paid Social department might be just the ticket.

Paid Social involves advertising in the sponsored listings of social platforms like Facebook & Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit and LinkedIn. Every time a user sees or clicks an ad, the advertiser pays the social platform – meaning advertisers need to get their ads in front of the right people at the right time to ensure a cost-effective marketing strategy. Paid Social advertisers therefore consider business goals, target audiences, ad creative and a whole host of other factors when creating and managing campaigns.

We welcome new joiners throughout the year; you can be freshly graduated or looking for a change of career. Our Junior Executives rapidly build a balanced portfolio of clients that vary by size and vertical. A crucial part of the role is using specialist platforms to implement Paid Social strategies that deliver on client goals – but the fun doesn’t stop there! We love analysing and identifying performance-boosting opportunities and working with clients to ensure they’re getting the most out of their Paid Social campaigns.

Life as a Paid Social Executive at Merkle B2B

Learning. From day one, you will swot up on the core aspects of account management – campaign implementation, optimisation, troubleshooting etc. Beyond that, you’ll be invited to forums, workshops and other events – we know it’s paramount to keep up with industry trends and developments, so the learning never stops!

Clients. You’ll foster strong, professional relationships with your clients, keeping in regular contact with them through a variety of mediums. In partnership, you’ll work towards achieving the very best performance for their Paid Social advertising.

Growth. There’s a huge range of opportunities here at Merkle. You might want to become an ambassador for a particular area of Paid Social or be part of a cross-channel working group – whatever it is, we’ve got the willingness and the know-how to help you on your way!

Happiness. It’s hard to overstate the importance we place on employee happiness. We want all our employees to enjoy coming to work in our offices (which we’re rather proud of!) and working in a super-friendly and supportive team. At Merkle B2B, everyone has a voice and a part to play in driving the organisation forward.

Qualifications:

What we are looking for in you:

·       Enthusiasm, initiative, and drive

·       Curiosity about the digital industry and the world of business

·       A cooperative and supportive personality; a true team player

·       The ability to work autonomously and efficiently manage multiple projects

·       Highly articulate in verbal and written communications

·       A keen eye for detail

·       Evidence of an excellent academic record

·       A strong sense of professionalism and deep respect for others

·       Well-developed logic and reasoning skills, including an aptitude for data analysis

Finally, we expect that you’ll have really done your research into Paid Social. You don’t need to be a pro (we don’t require you to have any previous experience!), but we absolutely need to see that you’ve read up on recent trends, are familiar with the industry, and have nailed understanding of the basic concepts. There’s so much to read online; hopefully, once you start, you just want to keep reading

Additional Information:

A few of the benefits

Whether it’s the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle social calendar, people love working here – and we hope you will too

  • Flexible hybrid working with wonderful central London and Manchester office locations
  • Career development through Merkle University and other tools; with access to courses, textbooks, mentorship, and external training funding
  • Private Medical Insurance, Company Pension, life insurance, and other corporate benefits
  • A selection of other benefits includes 3 wellness days, birthday day off and 2 volunteer days.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Merkle, a dentsu company, we believe that creating diverse and balanced teams is not just a moral imperative, it is a business imperative. To help our clients reach millions of different people every day, we need our people to reflect the society that we represent.

We aim to create an inclusive culture where all talent thrives, and we champion meaningful progress in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for our people, clients and partners.

DEI is firmly embedded into our shared values - the 8 Ways to Never Before - and our Leadership Framework, which applies to all of our people. And our Global DEI Principles reflect our pledge to be an organisation that promotes wellbeing and inclusivity for everyone - regardless of ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender (incl. gender identity and gender expression), age, neurodiversity or physical ability. 

We are proud of what makes us different and encourage applicants from all different backgrounds to apply to join us. We are always happy to discuss all flexible and agile approached to working and should you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with our recruitment teams.

More Information:

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