Media Campaign Manager - GDS

US-IL-Schaumburg | US-FL-Orlando
Job ID
2017-1618
Category
Other

Overview

The GDS Media Campaign Manager (MCM) is a client-facing role responsible for managing the overall health of their client portfolio by focusing on maximizing ROAS for the client and maximizing TravelClick profitability. The MCM will create a strategic media plan using TravelClick’s best in class data and be responsible for a flawless onboarding experience for clients. The MCM will have excellent communication skills and be responsible for guiding the client through various milestones. This individual must have a strong understanding of marketing principles with knowledge of the Global Distribution Systems and hospitality a plus.  This MCM must rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

 

The Media Campaign Manager plays a crucial role in campaign success and must have an in-depth understanding of the client’s property and marketplace to maximize returns for their client base.  They will be responsible for collaborating with internal groups as well as incorporating all TravelClick products in their strategy to achieve the client’s goals. This individual must strive to provide the highest quality of work in the quickest, most cost-effective manner.

Responsibilities

  • Develop in-depth understanding of client needs and establish a cohesive, trusting relationship
  • Research and develop strategy and media plans for clients; identify target audience; recommend budgets and ideal media channels
  • Write and deliver media plans to Sales
  • Collaborate with internal partners to manage projects and pace through establishing rapport and deadlines; ensure all best practices are being implemented
  • Manage client on boarding process
    • Draft ad copy and present to client for approval
    • Initiate campaign set-up and workflow
    • Manage creative development and client approval process
    • Establish deadlines for various components in order to achieve the completed projects by designated due date
    • Ensure all new and renewal campaigns launch and quality SLAs are met
  • Reallocation of cross-channel budgets based on special requests
  • Pitch new products and increases in budget to existing clients
  • Remain up-to-date on Client/Competition/Agency/Industry business through trade publications, newspapers and web sites, and assessing the potential impact of industry events/trends on the client's business
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to monitor success:

  • SLA adherence
  • Accuracy
  • Campaign pacing
  • Renewal Rate
  • TC profitability
  • Upsell /Cross Sell; Maximizing the number of TC Products utilized by client for a holistic experience

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study; may include Business Administration, Marketing, Advertising, Business Intelligence, Communications
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant media experience
  • Minimum of 2 years in a client facing role, with a demonstrated passion for innovation, strategy,  thinking outside of the box and establishing positive customer relationships, every time
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with successful management of projects through organization, multi-tasking, prioritization, communication, and time management skills
  • Media experience in the Hospitality industry a major advantage
  • Ability to evaluate data trends, understand and evaluate budget/results, upsells, ROAS, margins and KPIs and other numeric data effectively
  • Ability to professionally represent TravelClick at client meetings and on conference calls
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that encourage team cooperation, promote enthusiasm, and both demonstrate and motivate strategic thinking 
  • Focused on team outcomes rather than individual success
  • Ability to effectively influence key internal partners at all levels within the organization
  • Strong copy writing skills and ability to communicate within guidelines
  • Strong focus on outcomes; has initiative to drive results for excellent campaigns
  • Big picture mindset that takes advantage of opportunities in order to help provide excellent service to clients
  • Proficient in MS Office, with an expertise in MS Excel and PowerPoint

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