• Programmatic Media Director

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  • Cramer-Krasselt is one of the largest independent, totally integrated agencies in the country with over $700 million in billings and over $400 million in media asset management.


    With a mission to Make Friends, Not Ads®, C-K has built a reputation for changing perception and behaviors that lead to purchasing action for brands. It's how we helped Porsche achieve six years of consecutive record-breaking growth, how Corona became the #1 import and Pacifico grew 19% this year alone.


    We've done it by interconnecting an ever-expanding range of disciplines from strategic branding to digital, social, analytics, media/programmatic, SEM, PR, UX and more.


    Major brands include Benihana, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Point and 9 others), Corona Extra, Edward Jones, Kroger Divisions, Meiomi Wine, Nikon, Pacifico Beer and Porsche. www.c-k.com.



    About C-K Chicago:

    Chicago’s independent spirit makes it the perfect headquarters for C-K, one of the nation’s oldest and largest independent agencies. C-K’s Chicago office, located just off the Magnificent Mile, is full of native Midwesterners and transplants alike that are united in the values of hard work and collaboration.

    At C-K in Chicago, we work with major global and national brands like Porsche, Corona Extra, Cedar Fair, BIC, Edward Jones and many others. We’re proud of these partnerships and the integrated approach we take to every client and every element of a campaign, be it large or small.

    Our experts here have backgrounds spanning every marketing, advertising and communications discipline across all categories imaginable. C-K Chicago is a hub of innovation and the nerve center of the agency.

    We also apply our work ethic to the community. Our flagship charity in the Chicago office is Off the Street Club (OTSC), the oldest boys and girls club in the city. Throughout the year we participate in the planning and execution of several key OTSC fundraising events such as Swing for the Kids, The Firefly Ball, Summer Bake Sale and Holiday Luncheon. We also participate in the Battle for Hope, the Chicago-area advertising agency battle of the bands. In 2015, our house band, the Angry Pickles, won the Battle for Hope and helped raise thousands for OTSC in the process.

    Does the thought of being on the leading edge of the media industry excite you? Have you ever wanted to help shape the future of a newly created team? C-K is looking for a Programmatic Director to join our Media team in Chicago. 


    • Responsible for building and managing the programmatic discipline across the C-K network, and for representing such activity to other departments and to the client
    • Collaborating with Planning teams to recommend the strategic development and deployment of all programmatic campaigns
    • Manages the operation of DesCK including process management, technical integrations and billing
    • Responsible for leading a team of traders which involves career growth development and daily operations of the department


    About You:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required (within a quantitative field like Mathematics, Statistics, etc. preferred)
    • 6+ years working within the programmatic field; media planning background preferred.
    • Ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences
    • Deep experience managing programmatic campaigns at scale, and strong technical knowledge around the programmatic landscape, including: DSPs, DMPs, ad exchanges, PMPs, audience modeling, bid management, etc.
    • Data-driven mindset, with the ability to use data to test and learn into new and optimized campaign strategies and tactics. Understand the role that analytics plays in programmatic and can partner with our analytics team on attribution and measurement plans
    • Solid knowledge of the digital media landscape, including viewability and verification, ad servers, audience measurement, social, and mobile
    • Understand how to apply media planning principles to programmatic media


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