• Spot Buyer

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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.

    The Spot Buyer’s role is to take ownership of the day-to-day business of their assigned, high-profile accounts.  With minimal supervision, the Spot Buyer executes buys that adheres to the client’s media objectives and strategies in accordance with the client’s overall marketing objectives and advertising goals. 


    About the role:

    • Manage the execution of the media buys for Radio, TV, Digital Audio and Video, and Cable.
    • Provide media POVs on Local Broadcast topics to clients and account teams as necessary.
    • Stay up-to-date on media news by reading media trade publications and more.
    • Engage, persuade, and negotiate in both 1:1 meetings and group presentations.
    • Partner with appropriate vendor counterparts to think expansively and creatively about problems and be able to identify effective solutions.
    • Act as market specialist/expert for a list of markets of various sizes.


    About you:

    • 1-2 years of working in Media Buying department.
    • Strong knowledge of Nielsen, SRDS, SQAD, and Excel.
    • A positive attitude towards the agency and our clients.
    • A commitment to the job and willingness to help others.


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