There’s never been a better time to be a tech marketer in Chicago. The city’s startup scene is growing, yes, but it’s also maturing, which means many companies are starting to focus more on building their brands.
If you’re a marketer looking to help define a brand's strategy or take ownership over an existing product, we recommend checking out one of these roles.
What they do: Enova is an online lender that uses data analytics to help people who’ve been turned away by banks secure loans. Since its founding in 2004, the company has provided loans to over 4 million people on five continents.
What you’ll do: In this role, you’ll manage the marketing roadmap and strategy for NetCredit, one of Enova’s North American brands. You’ll work alongside the head of profit and loss to grow originations, revenue and profit while ensuring customer satisfaction.
What you’ll need: Seven to 10 years of relevant experience and an extensive understanding of acquisition and portfolio marketing along with demonstrated analytical skills. Candidates with an MBA or a background in e-commerce and financial services will have an edge over the competition.
Job: Marketing Manager
What they do: Vail Systems makes software that helps companies streamline customer communication by combining telephony with browser-based messaging and mobile apps. The company’s technology also enhances call audio and analyzes unstructured information in conversations to identify pain points.
What you’ll do: Develop and maintain marketing strategies and create and manage product messaging and storytelling content. You’ll also monitor the success of campaigns and develop lead generation strategies across multiple channels.
What you’ll need: Five or more years of B2B marketing experience, preferably at a SaaS company, a successful track record of creating marketing plans and proven experience with lead generation and lead nurturing. Knowledge of, or experience working in, the telecom industry will get you bonus points, as will experience with Jira and Confluence.
What they do: Vivid Seats is an online marketplace for sports, theater and concert tickets. The company helps 15,000 fans find tickets for live events daily, and has partnerships with ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the Chicago Bears.
What you’ll do: You’ll be responsible for Vivid Seats’ daily promotional email campaigns. This entails everything from writing subject lines and copy to designing and coding emails using HTML. You’ll also compile and review metrics to optimize future campaigns.
What you’ll need: Three or more years experience working with commercial email campaigns to drive sales, preferably with ExactTarget or a similar service, proficiency with Adobe Dreamweaver and competency with relational databases, SQL and marketing database architecture. This role requires writing, and your style should be concise, creative and pithy.
What they do: Rise Interactive is a digital marketing agency that specializes in media, analytics and customer experience. The company uses data analytics to help clients make smarter marketing investment decisions.
What you’ll do: Manage a small team responsible for executing SEO strategy. You’ll develop and maintain monthly project plans along with longer three-to-six-month roadmaps and work with SEO managers on strategic growth initiatives.
What they do: Legacy.com is the biggest destination for online memorials and obituaries. Its website receives over 30 million visitors each month and the company has partnerships with over 1,500 newspapers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
What you’ll do: Develop and deploy email campaigns for both clients and customers. You’ll oversee day-to-day management of these campaigns and also track and analyze performance and conversion metrics, identifying and developing new strategies to increase engagement and traffic along the way.
What you’ll need: Over three years of email marketing experience and a proven track record of managing and delivering large and complex email programs. You should posses strong analytical skills and be proficient in HTML and CSS.
What they do: Eved builds cloud-based software that makes it easier for companies to manage and pay for event services. In addition to processing payments and managing invoices, the platform also tracks data to help companies cut the cost of meetings and events.
What you’ll do: You’ll work with senior company leadership and Eved's sales, product and technology teams to create an annual strategy plan to meet sales and growth goals. You’ll also develop product launch strategies and create, build and execute targeted marketing programs.
What you’ll need: At least four years of experience working in a strategic marketing role, preferably at a B2B tech company or startup. Your resume should show extensive demand generation and lead generation experience as well. Knowledge of SaaS platforms and the events industry is a bonus.
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