Cummins&Partners | Jnr-Mid Digital Producer | Melbourne

Cummins&Partners is one of the most innovative independent agencies in Australia, powered by some of the industry’s leading thinkers and creatives. They now have an opportunity for a junior to mid weight producer to join the digital team. This role has lots of variety, working across the entire client portfolio.

The Digital Producer works within the Digital team as the well as working closely with the broader account service, creative, media, content & broadcast departments on key day-today implementation of communications programs. They will be responsible for encouraging and ensuring digital innovation, consistency and best practices are adopted agency wide. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with internal teams and external suppliers to author scopes of work 
  • Define site architecture, functionality, navigation, interaction design, user flow and user experience 
  • Project review and leadership 
  • QA review and testing 
  • Lead on projects but take direction with can-do attitude when required 
  • Liaising with all team members, clients and stakeholders to define project plans
  • Managing account relationships with stakeholders on all assigned projects 
  • Preparing of technical documentation and infrastructure design documentation 
  • Assisting in the creation of user interface design and usability testing 
  • Ensuring that all projects are of the best quality, to budget and delivered on time 
  • Be a great team player with fantastic communication skills and a professional manner 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 1-3 years of experience managing digital projects
  • Some exposure to scoping, estimating, time-lining and documentation including functional specs, risk identification and change management practices 
  • Excellent time management, project management and great organisational skills
  • Knowledge of web technologies and a working knowledge of server architectures, HTML, Javascript, Flash and deploying CMS and CRM solutions 
  • The ability to liaise with clients and manage expectations 
  • Have precise attention to detail
  • A can do attitude

Melbourne based | Contact: jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

Integration PM | Cloud based SaaS start-up | Travel & Tourism | Sydney

Opportunity to join an exciting Australian SaaS start-up focused on the travel & tourism industry. With a market leading product, strong technical credentials, a global client base and rapidly growing team on 70+ international staff - this is a company to watch.

The Integration Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing multiple API integration projects onto our channel manager and dealing with large supplier partnerships, OTAs and third party distributors from pre-sales to project delivery.

In this customer facing role, the Integration Projects Manager will also effectively collaborate and liaise between the internal team; comprising of Sales, Development, Product and Customer Success and the client to ensure the project is delivered as scoped and on time.

Internally the Integrations Project Manager will also drive internal projects that increase operational efficiencies across the business.

So what might you be doing?

  • Meet with clients at pre-sales stage to discuss feasibility and scope of integration and provide workings back to the Development team for further scoping
  • Work with Sales team and Development team during pre-sales conversations to provide clarity on issues, project deliverables and, milestones
  • Provide solutions to customers while working closely with the Sales teams, Development team and Customer Success team and the client
  • Ensures the client has the appropriate knowledge and support internally to maintain the connection once completed
  • Create project plans and schedules and seek agreement on timeframes, milestones and delivery
  • ......and much more!

Interested? email: matt@ponyexpresstalent.com

Digital Marketing Manager | Cloud based SaaS start-up | Travel & Tourism | Sydney

Opportunity to join an exciting Australian SaaS start-up focused on the travel & tourism industry. With a market leading product, strong technical credentials, a global client base and rapidly growing team on 70+ international staff - this is a company to watch.

The role of the Digital Marketing Manager is to provide support and expertise to the Director, Marketing and Strategy in driving, managing and implementing digital activity to support the success and delivery of the Destination Campaign and overall Marketing Strategy.

The Digital Marketing Manager will own the execution of digital marketing lead generation, targeted customer acquisition and digital channel optimisation. Additionally the Digital Marketing Manager will provide insights, metrics, analysis, reporting and testing on digital marketing platforms and sales campaigns that support the broader marketing team objectives

So what might you be doing?

  • Strengthen marketing channels: Improvement on current metrics for EDMs, SEO, digital marketing
  • Support the development and own the execution of the digital communications strategy across digital marketing campaigns, website and eDMs
  • Optimise the digital marketing strategy to drive acquisition and conversion through SEO, SEM, Google Adwords and Retargeting
  • Define and manage the digital marketing calendar
  • .....and much more!

Interested? email: matt@ponyexpresstalent.com

KOJO | DevOps / Sys Admin | Melbourne

About Kojo

KOJO is a creative services business. We seamlessly merge strategy, creativity & technology to understand audiences and inspire them by delivering memorable experiences and stories with compelling outcomes. At our core we are idea generators, storytellers & creative artists who engage and influence millions people globally through live, digital, & screen-based storytelling across every channel, every device and everywhere. Whether it is thrilling moviegoers, connecting brands with customers, inspiring employees or engaging sports fans; KOJO makes you one simple promise.

To tell your story like no other.

Kojo.com.au

 

Why are we recruiting this role?

KOJO is a company on the move. In the last few years we’ve opened two new offices, launched a new division, grown our revenue by over 50% and expanded our national team across all divisions. All of this has been driven by consistently delivering awesome work to our clients, and winning new business as a result.

Of course - more work, bigger projects and an adventurous use of technology means our Sys Admin, DevOps and Development needs have also escalated. Our brilliant and much-loved Technical Director Hubert needs a side-kick, an apprentice, a Skywalker to his Obi-Wan.

The roadmap for this role is exciting. With clear aspirations to move towards an advanced model that includes deployment pipelines and toolsets, micro-architectures and cloud-based hosting environments - this role will expose you to a broad range of technologies to stretch your toolkit and teach you new skills. All this under the tutelage of a manager and team that encourage you to problem solve and contribute at a higher level.

 

What would you be doing?

  • Client System Monitoring (add to the roster of support staff for critical systems)
  • Client Systems Maintenance/Patching/Backups
  • Monitor CVE security announcements and act accordingly
  • Client Domain and DNS management
  • Client Hosting Provisioning
  • Client Website Deployments (source and database migrations)
  • IT coordination and task execution
  • KOJO Development Systems Maintenance
  • Client Staging Systems Maintenance
  • Contribute to Development Team workflow to improve development processes
  • Facilitate the Development Team
  • GIT issues (merge / pull request reviewer)
  • Staging Systems specialisation (out of the norm projects requiring non-standard components)

Future Stuff - Coordinated with current managers involvement:

  • SMB Website Audits (CVE patching… on selling upgrades to client to cover work)
  • Client Website Patching (as per CVEs above)
  • Hosting Audits... where can we save money
  • Future hosting planning

 

Interested? email: matt@ponyexpresstalent.com

Signal | Office Manager & HR Coordinator | Melbourne

Signal’s technology runs on 35,000 digital properties in 158 countries. The platform facilitates billions of requests monthly, supporting top brands that generate more than $1.5 trillion in commerce, including Allstate, Audi, Crate &Barrel, DeVry University, GAP, JetBlue Airways, Macy’s, 1-800- Flowers, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more. Signal has been recognized with several awards and honors, including being named the third-fastest growing software company in the country, and the 51st-fastest growing company overall, on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list.

We are now looking for a smart, practical and caring Office Manager/HR Coordinator to keep our Melbourne and Sydney offices running smoothly. You’ll help us champion Signal’s culture and deliver programs that make us a healthy, focused team.

You’ve worked in Executive Support or HR teams and will do pretty much anything to bring structure and fun to the people you serve. You embrace the crazy – and take it as a challenge to make things better. 

So, what would you be doing?

Office Manager

  • Provide executive administrative support to the AU Managing Director and to the SVP, People Based Media.
  • Maintain office equipment and conference rooms.
  • Procure and maintain all office and kitchen supplies. The office supplies are few and far between. The kitchen snacks are off the chain.
  • Coordinate events, such as company parties, meetings, and Signal’s participation in conferences.
  • Act as liaison with other tenants in our space/building.
  • Serve as main contact for outside vendors.
  • Collect and distribute mail. Arrange for mail and FedEx pickups and accept deliveries.
  • Prepare executive expense reports and file expenses.
  • Greet visitors, prepare meeting rooms.
  • Update key executive’s calendars as needed.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and reservations.
  • Routine administrative tasks such as filing and managing of finance and executive correspondence.
  • Provide phone coverage as needed.

HR Coordinator:

  • Be Signal AU’s HR contact. Support and facilitate Signal’s operational goals, support our strategic plan, uphold our vision and our values.
  • Partner with US HR team and AU leaders to ensure retention, on-boarding and growth.
  • Partner with VP of HR to develop AU specific policies that support growth.
  • Serve as the point of contact for employee questions and issues. Escalating to VP of HR as necessary.
  • On-board and offboard employees
  • Build and maintain loyalty and enthusiasm among Signalites as we continue to grow and evolve, be a conduit that helps build the bridge between Signal AU and HQ
  • Provide input towards Signal programs, policies and processes. Execute HR initiatives in AU market
  • Coordinate Signal AU Culture Club
  • Manage third-party recruiters and partner with US Talent team to provide first class candidate experience. Coordinate AU recruiting activities.
  • Collaborate with everyone at Signal to make us a great company.

What do we need from you?

  • 2+ years experience in Office Management, People & Culture and/or HR
  • A thinker and a doer. You’re seriously great at implementing tactical solutions in a changing environment.
  • Able to quickly learn about Signal, our technology, people and culture.
  • Empathy. You care about the teams you support and it shows.
  • Phenomenal communication skills. You also know how to give/receive good news, bad news, suggestions and feedback.
  • Experience working in a high growth company, preferably in the tech space.
  • Amazing project management skills. You are able keep track of tight deadlines with lots of moving parts and still have presence of mind to have fun along the way.
  • Keen sense of urgency and the ability to prioritize problems, analyze and resolve issues.

Outside the obviousness of the job, like all Signalites you fall in love with new ideas, can’t stop learning, and are a pretty nice person on top of all of it. You get that even the most fun kind of work is work, consider putting in the hours an obvious necessity, and easily deal with change. You think well beyond what’s asked of you, live and breathe the minutiae of the work.

Melbourne based | jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

 

Cummins&Partners | Senior Account Manager | Melbourne

Cummins&Partners is one of the most innovative independent agencies in Australia, powered by some of the industry’s leading thinkers and creatives.  Our mission is to be the world’s leading independent creative:media agency network so this is an amazing opportunity to share in our energy whilst working on leading brands!

The Senior Account Manager is the key day-to-day implementer and driver of communications programs - providing project planning, campaign implementation, strategic support, financial management and administration support.

This is to work on one of Cummins&Partners' largest most transformative accounts. We are looking for an Account Manager (ready to step up) or Senior Account Manager with laser focused attention to detail. This is a fully integrated account, with a high volume of campaign elements. We need someone with excellent relationship building skills, buttoned down when it comes to process, and who is passionate about building brands in the digital/social space.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work collaboratively in the broader agency team.
  • Provide general day-to-day support to account management function.
  • Act as a liaison with internal and external departments, and develop accurate and realistic creative, print, digital, production and other briefs & estimates as necessary.
  • Produce comprehensive and accurate reports and project outlines (e.g.: WIP’s, project plans, timelines, campaign results, etc).
  • Coordinate the day-to-day agency activities to ensure client projects are delivered at high quality, on time and budget and to the delight of the client.
  • Understand the creative and production processes. Accurately assess all work of internal and external departments, and provide corrective guidance where necessary.
  • Keep immediate line manager informed of all activity that is relevant to their business.
  • Maintain strong relationships with members of the client team to ensure the smooth running of a highly successful account relationship.
  • Liaise with all departments in the agency to deliver on all client commitments made
  • Manage time effectively to ensure timely completion of projects.
  • Accurately estimate and bill all work.
  • Track, monitor and report on a running basis, the status of all jobs as defined by the client and their manager.
  • Ensure an understanding of their client’s business and marketing objectives, specifically the program on which they are working.
  • Evaluate and support the profitable running of designated clients.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Excellent organisational, time and self-management skills.
  • Detail oriented, with excellent follow through skills.
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong understanding of creative & marketing practices. 
  • Knowledge of agency functional areas; including research, creative, production, media, interactive, database and technology services.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good level of understanding of new technologies.
  • Passion for the industry and excellence in our work.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Tertiary qualification in Marketing/Advertising.
  • 2-5 years prior agency experience.
  • Comprehensive understanding of general marketing practices.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient use of Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint), Gmail and Internet.

Melbourne based | Contact: jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

Interface Design Director | UX/Product Agency | Melbourne

A User Experience and Digital Product agency based in the heart of Melbourne are looking for Interface Design Director. They specialise in experience strategy, user experience, design and development. 

This is a dual leadership/designer position. As a confident and passionate designer you will lead the studio with your hands-on approach to creating and executing a range of digital projects from pitch to completion. Your hunger to learn and grow should match your ability to lead and support the studio and its clients to create outstanding digital designs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be the foremost advocate of value and power of design aesthetic, Interface Design and UX; and how these can help and delight the user
  • Approach projects with a solution driven mindset, solving problems with a can-do attitude
  • Produce and direct outstanding design and interface work that is well considered; and answers the client brief
  • Art direct, manage and lead in-house designers and design contractors
  • Manage the day to day UI Design production required across a variety of digital projects and scope
  • Lead client meetings and advocate for Design and Art Direction
  • Build and manage client relationships as required on a project-by-project basis
  • Accurately estimate, quote and deliver work in a timely manner.

Your skills:

  • Tertiary education or higher (Bachelor of Design/Communication or similar)
  • 6+ years of experience in digital design roles and 2+ years of experience leading design teams
  • Ability to personally work on, as well as direct, projects from concept to completion
  • Experience in digital design specifically, for web and mobile and responsive design
  • Experience leading and managing designers to create outstanding work
  • Expert knowledge of and skills in the latest design and presentation software
    (Sketch, Adobe CS Suite, Axure RP)
  • Great capacity to turn complex interactions into straightforward user experiences
  • A natural communicator, and highly effective at time management, understanding the pressures and needs of balancing creativity with deadlines
  • Exposure and knowledge of HTML, CSS and Content Management Systems
    (WordPress, Drupal).

Bonus points for:

  • A deep understanding of the UX process
    (contextual interviews, user testing, research and wireframes)
  • Experience and drive to manage people
    (training, personal development, performance management, hiring)
  • An interest in how Design and Art Direction can impact sales and account management within the studio.

Send your CV and folio to: jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

KOJO | Client Partner / Senior Producer | Sydney

About KOJO

KOJO is a creative services business. We seamlessly merge strategy, creativity & technology to understand audiences and inspire them by delivering memorable experiences and stories with compelling outcomes. At our core we are idea generators, storytellers & creative artists who engage and influence millions people globally through live, digital, & screen-based storytelling across every channel, every device and everywhere. Whether it is thrilling moviegoers, connecting brands with customers, inspiring employees or engaging sports fans; KOJO makes you one simple promise.

To tell your story like no other.

kojo.com.au

This exciting newly created role will play a key part in the success of our clients business. Acting as a trusted advisor and strategic partner, you will work holistically across the client business – crafting strategies to overcome marketing and communication challenges through the development of innovative and engaging customer focused solutions with no channel boundaries.

We need you to:

  • Present to senior level client stakeholders
  • Explore, uncover and identify client business objectives
  • Turn those objectives into a solution, with clearly defined deliverables
  • Work with a diverse and talented pool of internal resources (designers, developers, producers, creatives) to deliver strategically sound and beautifully executed work
  • Keep a tight grip on the delivery and execution phases
  • Build strong and trusting client relationships, opening the door for future partnerships

You will have two key clients:

  • A large financial institution looking to launch a new division and develop a brand and comms platform to support
  • A global FMCG business revamping their sustainability position

Both will be digitally led and have a solid content focus.

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jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

KOJO | Client Partner - Creative Content | Melbourne

KOJO is a creative services business. We seamlessly merge strategy, creativity & technology to understand audiences and inspire them by delivering memorable experiences and stories with compelling outcomes. At our core we are idea generators, storytellers & creative artists who engage and influence millions people globally through live, digital, & screen-based storytelling across every channel, every device and everywhere. Whether it is thrilling movie goers, connecting brands with customers, inspiring employees or engaging sports fans; KOJO makes you one simple promise.

Overview of the job:

KOJO’s  Melbourne office is looking for an experienced Client Partner to join the team. A born leader you will identify and create opportunities for KOJO to add value to our clients businesses. To succeed in this role, you need to be laser-focussed on understanding your client’s business, assisting in strategy, pitching and winning new work, writing briefs, and overseeing production across KOJO’s wide-ranging strategic, creative and production services.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Encourage a fearless, approach to solving problems.
  • Work with Producers to manage and drive production from concept approval, through pre-production, client approvals, stakeholder management, production, to exceed client expectations, concept requirements and production values
  • Generate ideas and actions that produce tangible business results
  • Build strategic thinking into the development of client work
  • Overall commercial responsibility to grow revenue and profitability of your clients
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to demonstrate how you’ve made a measurable difference to an organisation, project or team.
  • Assist in managing budgets and deliver complex projects on time and on budget every time.
  • Assist in marketing and new business development, including client presentations, pitches and proposals
  • Work closely with producers and creatives across digital, content, CGI and integrated projects
  • Motivate and coordinate teamwork across all of KOJO’s services and disciplines

What you will need:

  • Minimum of five years in account service, new business or project managing with a creative, communications, digital or production agency
  • Experience specifically in working directly with clients on content and communication
  • Proven ability to effectively drive new business opportunities from identification to conversion, including presenting at senior levels
  • Be able to work independently when required
  • Be able to travel nationally and internationally when required

Please send your CV to jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

KOJO | Creative Resource Manager | Melbourne

About KOJO

KOJO is a creative services business. We seamlessly merge strategy, creativity & technology to understand audiences and inspire them by delivering memorable experiences and stories with compelling outcomes. At our core we are idea generators, storytellers & creative artists who engage and influence millions people globally through live, digital, & screen-based storytelling across every channel, every device and everywhere. Whether it is thrilling moviegoers, connecting brands with customers, inspiring employees or engaging sports fans; KOJO makes you one simple promise.

To tell your story like no other.

kojo.com.au

The focus of the role is to assist with the allocation and implementation of appropriate team processes and tools. The Creative Resource Manager has an excellent understanding of project requirements, and allocates resources to deliver profitable projects on time and to budget.

The role exists to ensure creativity, productivity, efficiency and overall quality.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and complete them efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to manage conflict and make good decisions under pressure
  • A clear understanding of project management process
  • Team player, with the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate initiative and creative thinking
  • Be able to travel nationally when required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

1.      Process Development & Implementation

  • Working with the Integration Manager this requirement is to be constantly evolving the set of processes, with required supporting tools, to continuously improve the coordination of work through the team.

2.      Resource Management & Allocation

  • Allocate resources to projects based on known client priorities, project deadlines and resource availability. 
  • Create and manage a minimum 3-month forecast of resources required to deliver current and future (including new opportunities) client projects.
  • Manage a pool of external contractors and freelancers that can be used as required in delivering projects. This includes contracts, confidentiality agreements and invoice terms.
  • Stay up to date with the projects being run by each of the digital producers nationally.

3.      Team Coordination Communication

  • Use excellent communication and relationship skills to manage allocation of resources to the production team.
  • Ensure major changes to resource availability (staff on leave, freelancer unavailability) are communicated well in advance to the production team.
  • Manage the weekly producer, developer, creative and team WIPs and communicate actions with the team post meetings.
  • Be a positive influence on all team members.

EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Will need to have at least 4 years proven experience in a similar agency role (Creative Services, Traffic or Production)
  • Digital production process knowledge 
  • Experience working with resource management tool(s)
  • Excellent organisational and financial management experience
  • Hands on - can do attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Richmond based | jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

 

Insight Analyst - Sales & Marketing

Excellent opportunity to join one of Australia's most successful technology businesses at the beginning of a new 3 year strategic roadmap & during a time when the data & analytics teams are experiencing significant growth and development. This company are a recognised employer of choice and have also been awarded by BRW for their culture of innovation, as well as one of the top 20 "Coolest Companies in Tech - 2016".

This role would play a key part in supporting the sales team with sales optimisation, revenue allocation & reporting, commission and KPI planning and cleansing and de-duplicating of leads. Helping to understand marketing ROI and providing data to support process improvement recommendations.

What would you be doing day-to-day?

  • Responsibility for regular sales and marketing reporting and dashboards to enable visibility of KPI’s to key stakeholders
  • Responsibility for sales commission models and calculations
  • Collect, manage, and analyse data essential to the execution of Sales and
  • Marketing initiatives; make recommendations by using existing and attainable data
  • Analyse key sales and marketing initiatives to determine impact and effectiveness
  • Help facilitate co-ordination and best practice across the group
  • Ad hoc project and task support to the C&P Marketing team

 

What experience do we need from you?

  • Proven track record and experience of working with Sales & Marketing teams in dynamic organisations
  • Strong stakeholder management; liaising with business unit leads and project partners
  • Excellent numerical capability
  • Ability to work and succeed in a cross functional team environment and successfully deliver planned outcomes
  • Learn quickly and adapt to a dynamic environment
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Communicate with a broad range of internal and external clients
  • Project management
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills

Interested to find out more? email: matt@ponyexpresstalent.com

Melbourne | 85-90k + super

Marketing Insights Analyst | Technology / SaaS / eCommerce

Excellent opportunity to join one of Australia's most successful technology businesses at the beginning of a new 3 year strategic roadmap & during a time when the digital team is experiencing significant growth and development. This company are a recognised employer of choice and have also been awarded by BRW for their culture of innovation, as well as one of the top 20 "Coolest Companies in Tech - 2016".

As a marketing insights analyst, you are a natural story teller, able to succinctly deliver insights and reccommendations in a presentation or written format. An experienced marketer in ecommerce, SaaS or publishing, you understand both digital and traditional marketing.

You love data. Excel, pivot tables, databases. Exploring, segmenting, modelling and aggregating data is your bread and butter. You have the ability to find meaningful trends and anomalies in datasets and tie them to opportunities.  You have a curious mind, an attention to detail and can juggle many projects and stakeholders. Having loads of fun along the way.

Knowledge / Experience required:

  • SEM, SEO, Display
  • CRM, Email & Marketing Automation
  • Adobe Analytics & Google Analytics
  • QlikSense (or other visualisation tools)
  • SQL
  • Advanced Excel
  • Business Experience
  • Ecommerce B2B, SaaS or Digital Publishing Experience

$90 - 100k | Richmond based |  jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com or matt@ponyexpresstalent.com

Signal | Account Manager, Agency (Sydney)

Signal is a global leader in real-time people-based marketing. With one platform, Signal’s integrated technology combines data collection, persistent identification, data onboarding and media activation for real-time cross-channel engagement. By leveraging Signal’s platform, brands and publishers gain immediate knowledge of buyers, access to high quality audiences and a simplified activation process to engage consumers within minutes of recognition.

We’re looking for an Account Manager who is charismatic, consultative and passionate about the media landscape, that can grow and develop agency relationships.  

This means you will need to:

  • Develop and nurture strategic relationships with current Signal customers. Become their trusted advisor.
  • Ensure a seamless experience through all phases of the customer relationship and campaign process
  • Understand customer goals and help them meet their objectives by providing strategic guidance on campaign and data best practices, use cases and organisational workflow. You are their Signal evangelist
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with day-to- day leads across teams within the client’s organisation. Conduct regular campaign performance meetings and goal-setting discussions
  • Support Account leads in execution of monthly / quarterly business reviews, collating research, responding to campaign briefs, creating proactive pitch materials, and other efforts to help grow the client relationship
  • Collaborate with our delivery team to develop and execute onboarding plans for new customers, lead and facilitate kick-off discussions, and appropriately set and manage expectations for all aspects of the partnership
  • Ensure quality of all client deliverables including communications, campaign execution and reports
  • Be an expert in digital marketing trends, stay informed of data-driven marketing news, emerging technologies and competitor offerings, as well as the evolution of Signal products.

Knowledge and experience you will need to be successful:

  • 3+ years working in the digital advertising/marketing space (Agency/DMP/DSP/RTB/Attribution/Ad Servers) in an Account Management role.
  • Amazing written and verbal communication skills. You love to lead meetings where you can influence others. You know your audience and can communicate appropriately, effectively translating technical ideas to non-technical people and vice versa.
  • Project management. You are able meet and keep track of tight deadlines with lots of moving parts, rally resources, appropriately set and manage expectations and still have presence of mind to have fun along the way.
  • Both strategic and technically minded. You love evaluating things from a high level but also enjoy working directly with products; you have a technical curiosity that gives you an edge over your peers.
  • Proven relationship builder. You have excellent people skills, are a natural leader, and have experience consulting and influencing customers.
  • Highly motivated, self-sufficient and able to operate autonomously. You demonstrate the ability to launch initiative, take ownership and follow through.
  • Detail oriented. You have a keen eye for detail and care deeply about consistency.

Sydney based | matt@ponyexpresstalent.com

Signal | Account Director, Agency (Sydney)

Signal is a global leader in real-time people-based marketing. With one platform, Signal’s integrated technology combines data collection, persistent identification, data onboarding and media activation for real-time cross-channel engagement. By leveraging Signal’s platform, brands and publishers gain immediate knowledge of buyers, access to high quality audiences and a simplified activation process to engage consumers within minutes of recognition.

We’re looking for an Account Director who is charismatic, consultative and passionate about the media landscape, that can grow and develop agency relationships.  

This means you will need to:

  • Acting as the trusted advisor for the client and core agency contacts
  • Demonstrate thought leadership and innovation to enhance media plans and results - stay on top of digital marketing trends, data-driven media news, etc.
  • Proactively pitch new concepts and campaign solutions to clients based on your deep knowledge of their objectives and business plans
  • Develop a strong external stakeholder network spanning implementers and key decision makers in all of your agencies, as well as within clients where appropriate
  • Communicate and work with senior leadership team to ensure transparent and accurate reporting and forecasting
  • Provide continuous market intelligence and feedback on customers and competitors, including market and competitive pricing, competing products, and other opportunities to support Signal's commercial activities.
  • Prepare and conduct market insights, capabilities and other required presentations for customer meetings, along with communicating commercial agreements.
  • Cooperate with the heads of Client Services, Marketing and Product teams to develop Signal's go-to-market approach incorporating customer feedback.

Experience and knowledge to be successful:

  • 6+ years working in the digital media/marketing space (Agency/DMP/DSP /RTB/Attribution/AdServers) in an Account Management or Media role
  • Experience in direct sales or participation in the sales process with a proven track record of success
  • Must have direct response experience and ability to respond to client objectives through the use of data and quarterly account plans
  • Amazing written and verbal communication skills. You love to lead meetings where you can influence others. You know your audience and can communicate appropriately, effectively translating technical ideas to non-technical people and vice versa.  
  • Project management. You are able meet and keep track of tight deadlines with lots of moving parts, rally resources, appropriately set and manage expectations and still have presence of mind to have fun along the way.
  • Proven relationship builder. You have excellent people skills, are a natural leader, and have experience consulting and influencing customers up to the executive level.
  • Highly motivated, self-sufficient and able to operate autonomously. You demonstrate the ability to launch initiative, take ownership and follow through.
  • A proven Team lead. You have successfully managed a team responsible for the execution of a plan or project you developed, designed or created.
  • Detail oriented. You have a keen eye for detail and care deeply about consistency.

Sydney based | jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

Cummins&Partners | Digital Media Manager

Cummins&Partners is one of the most innovative independent agencies in Australia, powered by some of the industry’s leading thinkers and creatives. Our ambitions are massive and this is an amazing opportunity to share the ‘independent’ energy whilst working on leading brands.

As a Digital Media Manager, you will work to implement and manage media campaigns for clients, as part of a broader media and comms strategy. Your platform knowledge will lead the agency and clients toward effective results across paid, owned, borrowed and earned channels. This role is an opportunity for someone with substantial paid media buying and management experience to extend their knowledge into a broader media context.  The majority of your role will cover paid digital media, with an ability to input on execution and analytics for owned platforms and earned media campaigns. Strong capability in compiling insight-driven reports through dashboards is an advantage.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

MEDIA:

  • Assists strategists in briefing media partners and assessing responses against comms and media strategy
  • Implementation of paid media campaigns across biddable platforms (i.e. social, native, online video), inclusive of tagging and day to day buying
  • Manage and optimise campaigns, ensuring desired results are being delivered
  • Work with finance team to oversee billing process

ANALYTICS:

  • Create reporting templates for use on campaigns covering owned, earned and paid media
  • Compile and present reports to clients on a weekly basis
  • Provide daily performance updates to clients and internal stakeholders

PARTNERS:

  • Ongoing management of digital and native media relationships from brief, through to implementation, and ensuring platform enhancements are considered across existing and new opportunities
  • Partaking in preparation for pitch opportunities
  • Stay up to date with digital trends and identify opportunities for clients
  • Nurture and grow relationships with media owners relevant to clients

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Passionate about all things digital and technology (early adopter)
  • Previous paid media experience on Facebook (appr 2 years), skilled in using Power Editor.
  • Relevant experience extends beyond pure boosting of posts with proven capability to implement complex and deeply layered media experiences through media platforms
  • Present like a boss, comfortable to steer conversations in front of clients
  • Think both tactically and strategically
  • Strong relationship building skills and consultative approach
  • Analytically minded ability to distill information and translate it in a digestible way
  • Works within team but comfortable driving projects on deadlines autonomously
  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of business and current affairs

PREFERRED:

  • Agency experience and capable of working across multiple clients simultaneously is an advantage
  • Experience on native and video paid platforms such as Outbrain and YouTube
  • Experience running social influencer campaigns with partners such as Hypetap or Tribe
  • Experience using social listening tools
  • Experience using data and insights from providers such as Experian or Quantium
  • Experience with FMCG, eCommerce and Retail clients

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Analytical
  • Capable of manipulating data to solve creative and business problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Works efficiently and methodically to complete tasks with precision
  • Proactive
  • Confident in making proactive decisions to progress work and achieve results
  • Teamwork
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables
  • Reliable
  • Self-starting and self sufficient

Melbourne based | matt@ponyexpresstalent.com

Cummins&Partners | Social Media Manager

Cummins&Partners is one of the most innovative independent agencies in Australia, powered by some of the industry’s leading thinkers and creatives. Our ambitions are massive and this is an amazing opportunity to share the ‘independent’ energy whilst working on leading brands.

As a Social Media Manager, you will work to creatively design, schedule and manage the creative requirements in delivering BAU and campaign driven social media and native content requirements. You will act as the voice of multiple brands in moderating customer engagement and providing suitable responses in accordance with relevant social guidance principles. We expect this person to be a native user of social media, with a strong understanding of the role that social plays in the digital marketing ecosystem. You will have an ability to turn strategic business objectives into social rich, engaging and targeted communication plans.

In addition, you will have ongoing input into weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, you’ll bring the voice of the customer into reports through insights that shape the social media function ongoing. Your role will also cover social listening and audience segmentation projects that can assist in evolving targeting opportunities and deeper audience insights.

As such, familiarity with Facebook Audience Insights, Roy Morgan, and social tools like Nuvi, Socialbaker will be an advantage. This role would suit a social manager who is comfortable writing and concepting content ideas as well as distributing them.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Passionate about all things digital and technology (early adopter)
  • Previous experience in management of content calendars, content creation and page moderation
  • Think both tactically and strategically
  • A penchant for creative writing and confident in social-relevant content formats (video, design, photographic, interactive - understanding the role of different content types and how they work in the customer journey is more important than being able to create all the content yourself
  • Present like a boss, comfortable to steer conversations in front of clients
  • Strong relationship building skills and consultative approach
  • An eye for shifts in attention and behaviour and able to clearly articulate obeservations
  • Organised and methodical, a lover of timelines and process
  • Works within team but comfortable driving projects on deadlines autonomously
  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of business and current affairs

Preferred

  • Agency experience and capable of working across multiple clients simultaneously is an advantage
  • A good understanding of native and video paid platforms
  • Experience running social influencer campaigns
  • Experience using social listening tools

Melbourne based | jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

Senior Account Director

The Senior Account Director reports to the Group Account Director, working within the client service team as one of two senior account leads in driving communications and campaign programs. They will engage in project planning, campaign leadership, strategic support, financial and administration management. This person will be the client lead for all direct-response and data-driven marketing activity. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establishing rapport and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with members of the client team to ensure the smooth running of a highly successful account relationship.
  • Ensuring an understanding of the client’s business strategy and marketing objectives, specifically the program on which you are working.
  • To work with clients and agency strategists to uncover business needs and objectives, craft appropriate creative and campaign messages and identify/implement products to help achieve client goals.
  • Manage those under you to prioritise and set expectations on key deliverables.
  • Working collaboratively in the broader agency team.
  • Ensuring each agency relationship is positive and growing.
  • Acting as a liaison with internal and external departments, and developing accurate and realistic creative, print, digital, production and other briefs & estimates as necessary.
  • Producing comprehensive and accurate reports and project outlines (e.g.: WIP’s, project plans, timelines, campaign results, etc).
  • Coordinating high volumes of day-to- day agency activities to ensure client projects are delivered at high quality, on time and budget and to the delight of the client.
  • Working with the creative teams and agency producers to consistently seek out time and cost efficiencies.
  • Understanding the creative and production processes. Accurately assessing all work of internal and external departments, and providing corrective guidance where necessary.
  • Liaison with all departments in the agency to deliver on all client commitments made.
  • Effective time management to ensure a timely completion of projects – across your own projects as well as those undertaken by team members you are managing.
  • Producing accurate and realistic estimates and liaising with Finance to ensure all work is billed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Tracking, monitoring and reporting on a running basis the status of all jobs as defined by the client and their manager.
  • Attending client meetings and internal work-in- progress meetings and creating and delivering presentations to staff and clients when required.
  • Leveraging senior level relationships to identify new opportunities and to position the agency to pursue these opportunities.
  • To make our clients love us!

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Excellent team and people management and communication skills.
  • Organisational, time and self-management skills.
  • Deep understanding of direct-response and data-driven marketing
  • Detail oriented, with excellent follow-through commitment and ability.
  • Strong sense of initiative, relationship-building and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong understanding of creative & marketing practices.
  • Knowledge of agency functional areas; including research, creative, production, media, interactive, database and technology services.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good level of understanding of new technologies.
  • Passion for the industry and excellence in our work.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Tertiary qualification in Marketing/Advertising.
  • Comprehensive understanding of general marketing practices
  • Experience leading large campaigns on high-volume accounts.
  • Presentation building and delivery skills and experience.

Melbourne based | jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

Programmatic Account Manager - 6 month contract - Global AdTech

Signal is a global leader in real-time people-based marketing. With one platform, Signal’s integrated technology combines data collection, persistent identification, data onboarding and media activation for real-time cross-channel engagement. By leveraging Signal’s platform, brands and publishers gain immediate knowledge of buyers, access to high quality audiences and a simplified activation process to engage consumers within minutes of recognition.

We’re now looking for an Account Manager who is charismatic, consultative and passionate about the digital landscape that can grow and develop our accounts, set and manage service expectations, provide broad industry expertise and build deep relationships with our customers.

So, what would you be doing?

  • Develop and nurture strategic relationships with current Signal customers. Become their trusted advisor & consultant

  • Ensure a seamless experience through all phases of the customer relationship and campaign process

  • Understand customer goals and help them meet their objectives by providing strategic guidance on campaign and data best practices, use cases and organizational workflow. You are their Signal evangelist

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with day-to-day leads across teams within the client’s organization. Conduct regular campaign performance meetings and goal-setting discussions

  • Support Account leads in execution of monthly / quarterly business reviews, collating research, responding to campaign briefs, creating proactive pitch materials, and other efforts to help grow the client relationship

  • Collaborate with our delivery team to develop and execute onboarding plans for new customers, lead and facilitate kick-off discussions, and appropriately set and manage expectations for all aspects of the partnership

  • Ensure quality of all client deliverables including communications, campaign execution and reports

  • Be an expert in digital marketing trends, stay informed of data-driven marketing news, emerging technologies and competitor offerings, as well as the evolution of Signal products

What do we need from you?

  • Experience working in the digital advertising/marketing space (Agency/DMP/DSP /RTB/Attribution/Ad Servers) in an Account Management role.

  • Amazing written and verbal communication skills. You love to lead meetings where you can influence others. You know your audience and can communicate appropriately, effectively translating technical ideas to non-technical people and vice versa.  

  • Project management. You are able meet and keep track of tight deadlines with lots of moving parts, rally resources, appropriately set and manage expectations and still have presence of mind to have fun along the way.

  • Both strategic and technically minded. You love evaluating things from a high level but also enjoy working directly with products; you have a technical curiosity that gives you an edge over your peers.

  • Proven relationship builder. You have excellent people skills, are a natural leader, and have experience consulting and influencing customers.

  • Highly motivated, self-sufficient and able to operate autonomously. You demonstrate the ability to launch initiative, take ownership and follow through.

  • Detail oriented. You have a keen eye for detail and care deeply about consistency.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working deep within a media technology or platform.

Outside the obviousness of the job, like all Signalites you fall in love with new ideas, can’t stop learning, and are a pretty nice person on top of all of it. You get that even the most fun kind of work is work, consider putting in the hours an obvious necessity, and easily deal with change. You think well beyond what’s asked of you, live and breathe the minutiae of the work.

Melbourne based | jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com | Start ASAP

 

Senior Creative (Copywriter) - Kojo

Melbourne

About Kojo

KOJO is a creative services business. We seamlessly merge strategy, creativity & technology to understand audiences and inspire them by delivering memorable experiences and stories with compelling outcomes. At our core we are idea generators, storytellers & creative artists who engage and influence millions people globally through live, digital, & screen-based storytelling across every channel, every device and everywhere. Whether it is thrilling moviegoers, connecting brands with customers, inspiring employees or engaging sports fans; KOJO makes you one simple promise.

To tell your story like no other.

Kojo.com.au

Overview of job

You will act as a partner to our Creative Director (Phil Moule) in the co-creation and ideation of winning ideas. You will be the guardian angel of copy, the doyen of words. Alongside this, you’ll have the opportunity to independently respond to briefs; developing your own creative thinking in the process.

We’re looking for someone who has married an integrated background to a digital mindset.

Your work will expose you to many mediums and all platforms.

Client Portfolio: KOJO Sports (inc. Big Bash League, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Crows, Richmond FC, Australian Rugby Union), Racing Victoria, Mitsubishi, GSK, Kmart, Lendlease - and many, many others..

Best things about the job:

  • The variation of work and the application of creative across different platforms, formats & ideas
  • Work on campaigns, get your hands dirty and see real results.
  • Be directly exposed to your clients. Attend briefings, form relationships and influence creative decision making
  • Less stakeholders. Work  directly alongside the talent that will execute your concepts, from the point of idea generation. Directors, Animators, Motion Designers - we have them all under our roof
  • Be part of a national team, working on national clients, with national briefs

Measures of success –

In three months, you would have worked on:

  • The 2nd series of an 8 piece content production with a large international client
  • The beginning of a 12 month advertising campaign for a major sport client
  • A major activation concept
  • At least one of our AFL clients

In six months to twelve months, you would have:

  • Established yourself as a critical member of the national creative team
  • Provided mentorship to the younger creatives
  • Evolved the ideation process & pushed all of our creative boundaries
  • Developed relationships with key internal stakeholders to deliver pitch winning ideas

Core responsibilities of the role:

  • Ideation
  • Concept Development
  • Copywriting
  • Presenting ideas to clients

What you will need:

  • A strong integrated portfolio
  • Talent as a copywriter (long and short conceptual copy)
  • Demonstrated ability leading and contributing to the creation and ideation of winning ideas
  • Clear examples of content focused, digitally led work
  • To be a team player
  • To enjoy doing the work & getting your hands dirty. There are no ivory towers at Kojo

Interested? email: matt@ponyexpresstalent.com OR jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com

Front-End Developer - Kojo

KOJO are currently looking for a passionate and creative Front End Developer to join their team. If you get a kick out of learning new technologies and finding new ways to utilise what you already know, you’re the kind of person we want to meet.

A background coding HTML and CSS is a must, with exposure to PHP and customising Wordpress an added bonus. A medium to strong understanding of JavaScript is also essential, with bonus points for real word experience with React, Angular and jQuery.

But it’s not all about what you can do for us - at KOJO we are always looking for ways to help encourage our developers to grow and learn. We provide our staff with access to online training resources and opportunities to attend industry conferences and events, and encourage the opportunity to play with new gadgets and tech whenever possible.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • HTML5, CSS3, Javascript
  • PHP (General knowledge, Wordpress customisation)
  • Working from PhotoShop design documents
  • Responsive website development
  • Testing cross-browser and cross-device

Like to show off? Any exposure to the following will be highly regarded:

  • JS Frameworks (Angular, React or other)
  • Varied CMS solutions (Wordpress, Expression Engine, Magento, etc)
  • PHP Frameworks (Laravel, Codeigniter or other)
  • Preprocessing (Gulp/Grunt, SASS/SCSS)
  • Mobile development (Native, React Native, PhoneGap or other)
  • At least 3 years agency experience or equivalent exposure

So… what does the job entail?

  • Coding, coding, coding and coding... with some additional coding on the side
  • Working both independently and within teams of creatives, developers and producers
  • Project planning, quoting and time estimates
  • Writing technical responses for project proposals and estimates
  • Sharing your thoughts and opinions to help make our processes even better.

jayde@ponyexpresstalent.com | Melbourne or Adelaide based