Digital Marketing Specialist (Paid Search/SEM/PPC)

Job Description: Digital Marketing Specialist

MV3 Marketing is a Fast-Growing Digital Marketing Agency staffed by experienced marketers.

You can expect an entrepreneurial culture, to work directly with a senior team, to be hands-on implementing integrated marketing campaigns, and to help build a fantastic agency. We have no politics and no bureaucracy.

What we do have is a focus on great work, high levels of client service and expanding our skills. Communications and marketing are changing rapidly, and we intend to drive that evolution.

Our clients are technology startups – primarily with complex propositions which need to drive revenue through greater awareness. At present, clients are in analytics, agile development, cloud infrastructure, virtual reality, enterprise messaging and legal tech.

About the role

We’re looking for an SEO specialist combining technical know-how, an analytical approach and the creativity to create great search programs. You’ll help drive the SEO roadmap and be responsible for campaign implementation. Most of our campaigns are integrated across PR, social media, demand gen and digital marketing so you’ll get plenty of exposure to other disciplines.

The role is part of a senior marketing team well-versed in PR and digital marketing — but you’ll be an expert at SEO/SEM. Our goal is to increase awareness of our clients through search and drive on-site conversions. Other members of the team will include marketing strategists, content developers and demand gen specialists. We’re not split into a classic agency structure with account management or creatives. Everyone works directly with our clients and well… we’re all creative.

We expect you to have a grasp of running a successful search campaign. This will include auditing client sites, defining information architecture and technical requirements, conducting keyword research and insertion, optimizing site performance, improving organic search result listings, link building, implementing PPC programs (primarily AdWords), improving landing page performance, and reporting. Of course, this must all operate efficiently, within budget and be measured and evaluated according to industry best practice.

Responsibilities

Audits — research client and competitor sites for performance and optimization potential as a basis for program recommendations

Keyword research — development of keyword distribution sheet mapped to recommended site architecture

Digital Advertising Strategy— ability to understand technical products quickly to strategize, develop and execute ad campaigns from ideation to iteration. Emphasis on Google Ads with understanding of paid social platforms (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter).

Advertising Technology— solid understanding of digital advertising ecosystems and how they actually work to serve ads to intended targets to be able to properly optimize campaigns in challenging vertical markets

Search and Display Ad Copywriting— write succinct, technical and emotional search and display ad copy that aligns with user targeting and contains specific targeted keywords. Manage large portfolio of search and display ads and conduct a/b tests to optimize for best performing ads.

CRO –Ability to analyze landing page performance and behavior of users on website landing pages to identify areas of improvement and articulate conversion rate optimization hypothesis to clients

SEO Copywriting — write compelling marketing copy that also contains a researched keyword profile or theme that balances call-to-action messaging with optimized terms for web pages, blogs and assets.

Insertion — recommendation of where to insert appropriate seed, supporting and semantic keywords into site copy and ability to convey the reasoning behind each placement.

Technical optimization — ability to identify, troubleshoot, fix and optimize: toxic and broken Links (403 & 404 errors), index coverage issues, keyword cannibalism, duplicate content, uncompressed images, XML Sitemap formatting, Accelerated Mobile Pages, Canonicalization, Robots.txt file.

Link building — develop and implement link building strategy including: setting up google notifications, research, outreach, tracking and reporting.

Reporting — ongoing reporting and analysis of organic and paid search campaign performance.

Client management — works directly with clients on a daily basis advising on strategy, implementation, status and performance of search programs.

Agency — involved in new business prospecting and pitching; team management and collaboration; developing methodologies; MV3 Marketing ambassador.

Requirements

  • 1-3 years’ relevant search experience, ideally in an agency
  • Solid understanding of search performance marketing, conversion, and online customer acquisition
  • Flexible copywriting skills with the ability to write succinct ad copy on day and long form SEO content backed by keyword research and SEO best practices like readability.
  • In-depth knowledge of web analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, Google Search Console, SEMrush), bid management (e.g. AdWords) and web content management systems (mainly WordPress with Yoast SEO)
  • Good understanding of HTML
  • Solid academic track record at least to bachelor’s degree level
  • Tech sector domain expertise, including working with startups
  • Entrepreneurial with good business savvy
  • Good presentation skills in front of C-level execs
  • Unflappable, practical, proactive, mature approach
  • Creative, disciplined, curious, organized
  • Not afraid to work hard, be humble, ask questions, learn new things
  • Bilingual is helpful

Employment Practices

We are committed to equal employment opportunity.
We respect, value and welcome diversity in our workforce.
We do not accept resumes from headhunters or suppliers that have not signed a formal fee agreement. Therefore, any resume received from an unapproved supplier will be considered unsolicited, and we will not be obligated to pay a referral fee.