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Careers in Display and SEM

Location: Chicago, IL.
Company Description:

Diversity is embedded in who we are and all that we do: our mindset, our solutions, and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable environment. We put our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. Our differences make us richer and enable stronger relationships with each other and foster greater impact for our clients. We engage with our communities to drive positive social impact by fostering equity and working to create a digital society that works for all.

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all. 

Job Description:

Join Merkle's Media team to execute personal and immersive digital media experiences across all major platforms. Apply an understanding of consumer journeys and brand performance, as well as platform-specific technical tools and insights, to activate best-in-class marketing campaigns and deliver effective results across all media channels.

As an Associate, you will focus on the planning, implementation, and optimization of media campaigns across multiple channels. You will be responsible for the tactical execution of campaign performance and strategies to ensure on-time delivery and communicate initiatives to help achieve client goals. 

Candidates will be assessed for their fit in various types of Media roles including but not limited to:

Associate, Paid Search: Plan and execute search campaigns, including account setup, campaign builds, daily optimization, bid strategy development, and budget pacing. Manage ongoing optimization efforts to meet campaign goals, including keyword and targeting strategies, and campaign revisions based on performance history and our client's goals.

Associate, Display: Assist with setup and management of display campaigns in platforms inclusive of DSPs (The Trade Desk, DV360, Amazon, Verizon) and / or paid social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter).



·        College degree in Business, Marketing, Advertising, or related discipline OR relevant experience

·        Be comfortable with quantitative analysis and data insights

  • Well-versed in the core MS Office suite programs and an intermediate to advanced user of Excel including the ability to use formulas, functions, and pivot tables
  • Critical thinker able to identify areas of underperformance and present logical and creative solutions
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, autonomy, and self-motivation
  • Desire to learn the media industry with potential for growth into management roles and train and mentor junior team members
  • Extra credit! Experience with Google Ads (for Paid Search roles); Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Ads (for Paid Social roles); DoubleClick (for Display roles); and HTML editing, CMS programs (for SEO roles).

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position.

Additional Information:

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply.
Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.

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