AVAILABLE POSITIONS Sales Marketing Manager – Direct Ad Sales

The Sales Marketing Manager is responsible for supporting the Direct Ad Sales team efforts to monetize Zynga’s Network of Mobile Games. A Mobile Marketing Expert, the Sales Marketing Manager will leverage strong B2B marketing expertise, creativity, and strategic vision to craft compelling value propositions and persuasive stories for the Zynga Ad Sales force to take to Brand Advertisers. This position requires diverse knowledge of Display/Video, Ad Product Marketing, Sponsorships/Integrations, Trade Marketing and Private Programmatic.    

 

As a conduit between the Game, Marketing, and Product/Supply teams and the Sales, Account Management, and Ad Ops teams, this position will create media packages that are both sellable and executable. The Sales Marketing Manager will collaborate with internal teams to position and develop new advertising opportunities based on market demand. The Sales Marketing Manager will work closely with the Head of Sales Marketing and Head of Ad Sales to develop Sales Strategy, create a narrative of ‘why mobile games’ for brands, and to publish compelling Media Packages and Integrated Advertising Opportunities that take advantage of the unique qualities of Mobile Gaming.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain a variety of sales collateral, including Media Kits, Sponsorship Slides, Private Programmatic Slides, Meeting Deck Support, etc.

  • Work directly with the games teams to create custom in-game integrations/sponsorship packages for outbound sales teams, and ultimately execution details for AM’s.

  • Develop an Ad Product Marketing strategy around :06 Video and Playables.

  • Collaborate with AM’s on RFP Support.

  • Support Sales team with research and positioning, collaborate with internal Consumer Insights and Director of Ad Tech and Data on Research relevant for Ad Sales Team.

  • Manage sales collateral by updating with new screenshots, data, and opportunities.  Archiving old information and making sure the distribution of information is as up-to-date as possible.

  • Communicating opportunities to sales.

  • Brainstorm with Sales team ahead of RFP’s, Proactive Proposals, Client Meetings.

  • Collaborate with Head of Sales and Head of Sales Marketing on Sales Strategy and Thought Leadership.

  • Service a National Sales Team based across the country.

  • Work directly with the account management teams by providing them pre-sales support on customizing the packages for sales and working with them post-sales on how to execute the integration (timelines, specs, approvals, etc.).

  • Manage the packaging pipeline so sales leadership can identify sell-through and optimize sales efforts.

  • Manage Trade Marketing focusing on Evangelizing to Brands and Agencies

  • Manage the sales pipeline with the games team so they are always in the know on new and upcoming sales pitches.

  • Must possess a true passion for advertising and working to drive new forms of brand and performance-based ad products.

  • Ensure that all Account Executives are equipped with a value-based selling approach by identifying relevant customer needs and objectives and providing relevant advertising solutions to meet those needs.

  • Command an expert understanding of advertising competitors and their product lines, and knowledge of how to sell against them.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years online marketing experience; combination of mobile, agency, and client-side experience is strongly preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, well-versed presenter.

  • Proven expertise in supporting the development, production, and delivery of compelling ad product solutions and packages.

  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally in a matrixed organization

Careers Category: Sales & Business Development

Careers location: Los Angeles, CA

Careers Type: Full-Time