PHOTOS: Mac Summer Blast 2016

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

SALES MANAGER – Michael Walters Advertising – Chicago, IL

download

SALES MANAGER – Michael Walters Advertising – Chicago, IL – Check Us Out

If you’re a local or national radio or television sales manager and would like to make the move to the agency side, Michael Walters Advertising in downtown Chicago is looking for a seasoned sales manager who has these qualities:

  • Extensive knowledge in broadcast, digital properties and non-traditional properties
  • Incredible leadership skills to motivate sales team
  • High energy level
  • Unique ideas on how to generate leads and close sales.
  • You will have access to Salesforce and Access Confidential sales software and should be familiar with it.
  • Ability to spot new sales talent and bring them on board
  • Command of a conference room
  • Deep history of working with advertising agencies

If you don’t know Michael Walters Advertising already, we have a 28 year history of bringing in some of the biggest brands in the country including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Maggiano’s , Hunter Douglas, The Chicago Cubs and Auto Owners Insurance.

If you are looking to move away from your current role as local or national sales manager and work for an ad agency whose goal is to bring in an additional $10 Million in new business in the next 18 months, email kimm@michaelwaltersadvertising.com

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – iHeartMedia Stations – Chicago, IL

iheartmediacolor-650

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – iHeartMedia Stations – Chicago, IL – Click Here To Apply

Job Summary: Identifies and develops new business opportunities; keeps and grows existing client relationships; offers solutions that help clients achieve their business goals; closes business; meets set sales target.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and solicits new business; builds and maintains a full pipeline of sales prospects.
  • Services and grows relationships in existing base of clients.
  • Identifies client/agency needs and develops persuasive proposals to meet needs and opportunities.
  • Delivers effective sales presentations.
  • Steers clients based on market, platform and station information.
  • Maintains client communication and ensures client satisfaction.
  • Monitors competition to continually find new account leads.
  • Negotiates rates based on iHeartMedia’s budgets.
  • Works collaboratively with internal partners to drive revenue.
  • Ensures prompt payments.
  • Follows all station procedures for preparing orders, resolving billing issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts and competitive analysis.
  • Creates effective marketing campaigns in cooperation with iHeartMedia resources.
  • Generates revenue and meets/exceeds established sales targets.
  • Candidate must drive their own vehicle with a valid driver’s license and state-mandated auto insurance

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms
  • Adept at prospecting and using effective consultative selling principles and practices
  • Strong client service relationship-building skills
  • Ability to plan and organize, set priorities and multi task in a fast-paced environment
  • Negotiation and closing proficiency
  • Persuasive communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
  • Independent; self-motivated; competitive; assertive
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Understanding of market dynamics including demographics
  • Stress tolerance especially with tight deadlines and financial pressures
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Professional appearance

Work Experience: 2+ years in media/advertising sales is preferred, but not required

Education: High school diploma, college degree preferred

Location: Chicago, IL, 233 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2800, 60601

Position Type: Regular

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

PHOTOS: MAC Holiday Party 2017

DIGITAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – iHeartMedia Stations – Chicago, IL

iheartmediacolor-650

DIGITAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR – iHeartMedia Stations – Chicago, IL – Click Here To Apply

Job Summary: Oversees online content activities for assigned area.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the planning, development and acquisition of content for online sites, a discrete portion of online sites, or an assigned market segment.
  • Creates, enhances, and sets the direction and tone of online content.
  • Identifies additional markets.
  • Creates measurable demand generation campaigns that drive traffic to iHeartMedia’s websites.
  • Owns all aspects of demand generation, acquisition and online marketing, including landing pages, advertising (display, re targeting, mobile, in-app and other advertising); ensures quality.
  • Collaborates with Marketing, Operations, Sales, support and senior management team members to shape goals, strategies and tactics.
  • Devises unique, creative ideas for new features, content and enhancements that advance objectives and strategic plan.
  • Evaluates, selects and manages outside vendors as appropriate, including direct marketing agencies, email providers, list brokers, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, social networking platforms, Google Analytics, Hubspot and Salesforce or similar tools
  • Ability to learn news systems quickly
  • Highly proficient in digital content including websites, social media, blogs and mobile/tablet applications, video, etc.
  • Experience with serving and supporting a sales team
  • Demonstrated excellence in demand generation marketing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; proven writing, editing, proofreading and copywriting skills
  • Excellent project management skills; strong attention to detail, and high work standards
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a matrixed team

Work Experience:

  • 5-8 years of work experience in Marketing
  • Samples of demand generation marketing and/or online sites
  • Media experience preferred

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Marketing, Journalism or Communications

Location: Chicago, IL, 233 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2800, 60601

Position Type: Regular

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

STRATEGY MANAGER – iHeartMedia Stations – Chicago, IL

iheartmediacolor-650

STRATEGY MANAGER – iHeartMedia Stations – Chicago, IL – Click Here To Apply

Job Summary: The Strategy Manager will have the opportunity to think strategically and develop key processes, procedures and communications that facilitate operational planning and execution. This position requires extensive cross-group coordination at all levels, excellent communication skills, compelling presentations and comprehensive business review materials that span all the various functions. The position will participate in overall strategy discussions and facilitate business execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research, analyze and interpret information, problems and proposals to ensure objective and complete information is provided for decision making
  • Lead cross-functional organizational planning activities to move forward the vision, strategic and operational plans. Provide oversight and guidance to projects critical to the division, including maintaining relationships with key partners
  • Oversee and manage a wide variety of highly prioritized projects, as well as complete ad-hoc projects and requests
  • Participate in strategic business meetings and conference calls
  • Create executive communications and presentations for a number of internal and external forums
  • Provide information and advice in regards to key strategic issues, and is accountable for implementing decisions made by the Division President
  • Provide organizational support and ensure action items, deadlines, and deliverables are completed
  • Innovative, analytical thinker with demonstrated ability to perform root cause analysis, prepare and implement action plans, and lead improvement initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Strong project management experience
  • Superior organizational and project/time management skills
  • Must have media industry experience; and marketing experience
  • Strong visionary with proven leadership qualities and an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Demonstrated business acumen; ability to understand and apply key financial, and operational drivers affecting business
  • Ability to facilitate alignment of cross-functional objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and resolve conflict

Education: Bachelors Degree preferred

Location: Chicago, IL, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2800, 60601

Position Type: Regular

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.

Save The Date! 2015 MAC Educational Seminar 11.12.15

2015 Chicago Media Advertising Club Educational Seminar

featuring

logo-low-res-tagless    logo-1

Thursday, November 12, 2015 / 3-5:00 PM
The Gleacher Center – 6th Floor
University of Chicago
450 North Cityfront Center Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Untitled

On behalf of the 2015 Media Advertising Club of Chicago, we would like to  invite you to join us for our 2015 educational seminar.  The goal of this event is to educate 300 Chicago local media professionals on the services both research companies provide to the Chicago media market.
Each company will be given a thirty-minute presentation window to present each research companies methodology in regards to measuring media in the Chicago DMA.  The discussion will include Television, Cable,  Radio and Digital media research offerings.  Each company will also share with us any new research or tools that are available from each company.  After the presentations, there will be Q&A for both research companies.

Seminar will be moderated by Phil Rosenthal, Chicago Tribune columnist.

  • The event / space is limited to 300 seats
  • The event is FREE for all MAC Dues Paying Members
  • (Note: If you are un-sure if you are a CURRENT MAC member, please email info@themacchicago.com to confirm.)
  • Non-MAC Member tickets are $15
  • Post Cash Bar Business Networking cocktails will take place at Howells & Hood 435 N. Michigan Avenue
images
tickets

PHOTOS: MAC Gutter Bowl 2016

PHOTOS: MAC Open 2016

PHOTOS: Cinco de Mayo 2015

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

IMG_2379 IMG_2380 IMG_2381 IMG_2382 IMG_2383 IMG_2384 IMG_2385 IMG_2386 IMG_2387 IMG_2389 IMG_2391 IMG_2392