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Brooklyn, New York
United States

Posted on October 22, 2021

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Quirk Creative is looking for a Growth & Marketing Manager

Job Description

Quirk Creative is based in Brooklyn. Local to New York City candidates only.

Why we need you 
Ranked #3 in the Fast Company Most Innovative Companies of 2021, Quirk Creative is a WBE-certified, boutique agency designed to meet demand for faster, leaner video advertising campaigns. Here at Quirk we do things a little differently, combining creative strategy and production under one roof for simplified engagements and creative designed for maximum business impact through video on OTT/TV, social, digital and mobile. With more than 28 net new wins in 2021 and counting for Fortune 500 and DTC clients representing over $1b in funding, Quirk is in the midst of rapid record growth!

Position 
We are searching for a new team member to join our fast growing start up, Quirk Creative. You will own outreach for lead generation and marketing efforts to reach ambitious agency growth goals and drive agency visibility. This role enables partnership across new business, account services and marketing, with collaboration across the whole agency. The Growth & Marketing Manager reports to the Head of New Business and works closely with the Managing Director and CEO.

In this role, you’ll be expected to support:
Growth for outbound lead generation and expansion – approx. 50% of role

  • Be the go to for consistent outreach initiatives to grow and diversify leads:
    • Collaborate closely with the Head of New Business, Managing Director and CEO to develop an understanding of and be able to recommend the types of projects that excite the team and verticals that align best with Quirk capabilities
    • Manage the Quirk prospect list: recommendations, status, updates, owners, contacts, tracking
    • Develop cold prospect and potential partner messages and foster relationships with prospects
    • Proactively recommend other platforms Quirk has not yet explored for prospecting (events, forums, social channels, etc.)
  • Become the agency HubSpot subject matter expert:
    • Project manage and track all net new business opportunities in HubSpot
    • Recommend, create and own all HubSpot new business reports

Support for inbound net new business – approx. 25% of role

  • Support the Head of New Business and CEO as needed in all stages of a Quirk proposal:
    • Provide brief background on prospects prior to vetting calls
    • Join initial vetting calls and take actionable notes
    • Pull first pass proposal content as requested:
      • Recommend and leverage relevant past pitch documents
      • Develop new case studies with account and creative
      • Draft initial client project timelines
    • Complete final proposal Q&A to ensure prospects receive mistake-free proposals and the best impression of Quirk
  • Manage the new business library of content:
    • Archive past proposals
    • Keep the agency credentials deck up-to-date with newest/latest and greatest content (case studies, logos, team page, etc.)
  • Long term: Confidently and effectively articulate the power of video advertising as a core driver of business success to prospects. You should be comfortable selling video creative strategy and video production (live action and animated video).

Marketing for inbound lead generation and agency visibility – approx. 25% of role

  • Own and run the monthly agency newsletter program:
    • Recommend and partner with creative/post production on content, share draft newsletter with Managing Director and Head of New business for approvals prior to sending
    • Manage prospect lists for newsletter distribution:
      • Analyze opens, make recommendations for next steps, draft and track follow ups
      • Strongly prefer working knowledge and experience with MailChimp
  • Lead agency website initiatives:
    • Proactively own process of keeping the website up-to-date including case study project management and publishing, refreshes for client logos and agency news
    • Collaborate with website vendor for estimates and secure internal approval, see through updates
  • Be the go to for awards submissions supporting the CEO:
    • Proactively recommend awards for Quirk to submit to and manage awards calendar
    • Draft awards submissions and collaborate with the creative team to gather required assets
    • Share cost estimates and secure sign off, own complete submission with final internal approvals
  • Develop content and manage Quirk social channels (LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Monitor industry trade and news for Quirk client mentions, category trends, new business opportunities and relevant agency stories

Does this sound like you with experience to support?

  • Self-motivated and growth hungry, keen entrepreneurial drive, proactive with a get-the-job-done mentality, ideas and approaches Worked at a creative, production or digital agency with some direct business development experience (with outbound prospecting exposure), and/or time in account services/marketing/project management
  • Attention to detail skills required for flawless new business and marketing content
  • Seamless transition into a small, start up agency environment, we work hard without ego or politics
  • Professional communication (writing and in presenting during client meetings, engaging internally)
  • Open and receptive to feedback, understand nuances of owning work and collaboration for completion
  • Analytically minded and inspired to achieve results for a fast growing startup
  • Tech skills required: Google Suite (emphasis on Google slides)
  • Tech skills preferred: working knowledge and experience with HubSpot, MailChimp, helpful not mandatory: Winmo, Box

Quirk offers a hybrid remote/in-person work environment.
Well-rounded benefits include unlimited vacation, health and dental options, 401k and of course team outings and happy hours!

Interested parties should email lindsay@quirkcreative.com.

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