Account Manager
PPC Associates - Chicago, IL

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About Us:
PPC Associates is a fast-growing digital marketing agency with offices in San Mateo and Chicago. We have grown 332% from 2009-2011, with $140M in annual media management. Currently, we are looking for experienced display marketers to join our client services team and help build our growing roster of clients which include: GoPro, Rent the Runway, One Kings Lane, Exact Target, OpenTable, Eventbrite and more!

Responsibilities:
Our Account Managers are the face of PPC Associates to our clients. They manage our agency's relationship with clients on a day-to-day basis: developing strategy, establishing (and hitting) goals in order to build fruitful, long-term partnerships.
Requirements: Have 2+ years paid search experience (AdWords/adCenter a must; Facebook and LinkedIn a plus); Aren’t afraid of rolling your sleeves up to tinker with an account; Know your way around Excel, AdWords Editor, and other tools (knowledge of Marin, Kenshoo, and SearchForce a plus!); Can hold your own talking search with marketing managers and C-level execs alike; Deliver quantifiable improvements in ROI.
Bonus Points: Have knowledge of at least one bid-management platform (e.g. Kenshoo, Marin, Searchforce); Have experience managing multiple large-scale campaigns across AdWords, adCenter, and the Google Display Network; Have expertise in landing page best practices; Are skilled at effectively communicating/teaching optimization tasks to multiple team members at once; Love learning your clients’ businesses from the inside out and take personal pride in growing their top and bottom lines; Are highly skilled at communicating paid search goals, targets, and tactics to clients; Are comfortable with talking strategies and long-term goals with C-level executives; Understand that every client is different and love the challenge of customizing a plan to fit each one; Have demonstrated product-positioning capability; Can quickly determine a need (and argue for) additional marketing channels (e.g. SEO, display, mobile, YouTube) in a given campaign;

Perks:
We have two rules "Get it done” and “Leave No Doubt” – client services is a rewarding field and we offer flexible hours to give our AMs the room to maneuver. So long as everything gets done and we leave no doubt that we’re doing A+ work – we’re happy.
We take an in-house approach to Display – focusing on the long term profitability of our customers to build lasting partnerships.
We're nimble. We're small enough so that we respect and encourage input and creativity. We have proven philosophies, but we're all about good ideas - including yours.