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Marketing Specialist - social media

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Aquent is the world's largest and most successful boutique staffing firm specializing in the creative and marketing field. We place our Talent in contract and contract to hire engagements ranging from 2 days to 2 years! We offer the industry's best benefits including medical, dental and vision as well as a retirement savings plan! Our Talent rave about these subsidized benefits! We also offer an outstanding referral bonus program where you can earn thousands of dollars just for knowing and referring talented friends!

Position- Marketing Specialist- Social Media
Start date-December 12
Duration- 6 months with possible extension
Work is to be done onsite. Remote is not an option.
Local candidates only please
Hourly pay rate range- $25-30hr

Our client is a GIANT in the software and technology industry and they’ve asked for our help identifying a Marketing Specialist for a 6 month contract engagement

Communications Strategy:
• Help develop and execute integrated marketing campaigns (across all appropriate channels) within budget, timelines, and compliance to drive business outcomes
• Work with teams to clearly identify business goals, audience strategies and communications priorities
• Build and maintain Calendar
o Own Audience Access process for groups to communicate with Partner Audiences
o Reflect agreed-upon prioritization of communications
o Use Partner Journey mapping to ensure effective communications and target end actions
o Include various marketing channels and tactics as appropriate
• Assist with maintaining and evolving communication messaging and creating a consistent voice throughout campaign initiatives
• Develop briefs and present to agencies & internal stakeholders after approval
• Take an integrated communications approach i.e. Create digital/social extensions of in-person events

Social Strategy:
• Ongoing social listening & outreach processes (eg. identify & engage beyond our assets): All listening, posting & responding on behalf of the Network in Canada to our Partner (B2B) customers / followers through a variety of social media channels (eg. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs…)
• Create and curate partner-centric digital content across a variety of formats (blogs, infographics, images, videos)
• Own Social Media editorial calendar (as part of overall communications calendar) for each of our Partner audiences
• Create and manage social/digital training sessions for partner audiences
• Manage partner advocacy and social sharing platform
• Governance & Escalation process for Canadian Partner audience
• Using Social Technology tools (eg. Sprinklr)
• Develop influencer outreach programs
• Stay abreast and share digital/social trends

Partner Storytelling:
• Partner evidence manager – Create and manage written and video case studies for partners and customers that align with the Company voice
• Develop and streamline the partner storytelling process with the Customer Evidence Manager
• Assist with maintaining and evolving communication messaging and creating a consistent voice throughout case study initiatives

Agency Management
• Develop strong, long-term relationships with agencies to ensure executionial excellence and the achievement of campaign objectives
• Coordinate execution with relationship marketing, media, and SEO agencies by meeting timelines, budget, scope of work, compliance and attending weekly agency meetings

Operations and Compliance:
• Budget management (forecasting, accruals, invoicing) – work with agencies and services to meet all compliance requirements
• Project-management in partnership with agencies and internal stakeholders
• Coordinate internal M&O services including digital, web, events and analytics team
• Prepare and present in-depth work-back schedules and communications plans which include timing, scope of work, and milestones
• Coordinate approvals with legal, branding, and privacy teams and ensure all feedback is implemented to meet compliance requirements
• Ensure key relationships are maintained with corporate peers in order to keep up-to-date on global best practices (communications and Social)
• Assist in interfacing with all internal stakeholders, (segments, audience manager, BG’s) to solicit feedback and approvals on concepts/objectives/creative in a timely manner with minimal errors
• Maintain historical records available to stakeholders for future reference
• Provide ongoing competitive benchmarking, best practices and innovation ideas to team

Reporting and Measurement:
• Tracking, reporting, analysis & insight generation for Communications and Channels including Social Media (eg. what’s working or not, ideas for innovation)
o Analyze data and trends to apply in development of integrated marketing communication campaigns, and social
o Track and tag campaigns to allow measurement and optimization
o Develop campaign optimizations, prepare and present thorough post campaign analysis to internal stakeholders
o Develop measurement and learning plans
o Analysis on marketing ROI and business impact
o Meet compliance standards at all times
• Deliverables and KPIs:
o Communications Overall
 Communication effectiveness against business targets: Impressions/views/actions against priority audiences
 Return on Marketing Investment within benchmarks – cost per end action, cost per attendee
 Timelines and Project management KPIs – within budget, time, scope of business brief
o Social
 Grow engagement of our “Owned” digital audiences (Interactions & Earned Media Value)
 Grow the size of our “Owned” digital audiences (Fans / Followers / Opt-ins / Influencers)
 Increase value of digital audience to brand (Awareness, CPE, Increased product purchase)

Relevant Skills and experiences:
• Demonstrated superior writing and content creation skills.
• Experience in B2B digital communications and engagement
• Has demonstrated high level of collaboration across multiple stakeholder groups
• Understand how to create brand appropriate voice that can build authentic, relevant, interactive B2B relationships in communications
• Strong analytical skills
• Energetic self-starter, with bias for action and ability to adapt to changing priorities
• Project Management skills - Good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialog with others on work and results; is a clear communicator
• Experience with brand based marketing
• Using consumer / customer research & insights in business planning
• Experience managing performance of agencies, or worked directly at agency
• Bachelor's Degree, preferably in English, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism and/or relevant work experience

Preference will be given to candidates who:
• Background & knowledge in B2B technology and the Company product offering
• Multi-lingual
• Experience with technology or communications company
• Currently publish a personal blog or other form of digital content on consistent basis
• Currently maintain an active presence in online space across a variety of social media platforms (Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIN / Google+ / YouTube / Pinterest)
• Demonstrated connection with our primary audience (IT decision makers, SMB, CIOs, business tech trendsetters)
• Customer research experience
• Experience with relevant technology & reporting tools i.e. marketing automation platforms (Marketo)

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