Experiential Marketing Manager
Drive flawless execution of all experiential programs: events, pr stunts, guerilla and grassroots initiatives Develop and manage partnerships that range from schools/universities to brands for projects that focus on product launches to general brand efforts Collaborate closely with others in the Quirky Marketing matrix including, but not limited to Digital/Social Media, Retail, Advertising and PR in order to develop compelling buzz-worthy brand experiences, which drive brand value, increase revenue, and support the Quirky story. The Responsibilities: Plan and manage targeted events, guerilla, grassroots projects and promotions Identify relevant partnerships based on Quirky objectives, develop and manage those activations Manage project deliverables including timelines, logistics, budgets, communication and any other needs for events and partnerships Work with a cross-functional team in the development of all projects including digital, PR, consumer promotions, product and community Act as brand lead for experiential marketing programs, collaborating with the Retail Team to develop retail programs that are consistent with overall Quirky marketing strategies, consumer target and brand positioning Function as a liaison with partners, vendors and agencies, and ensure all project elements are timely, accurate and cost-effective Build relationships with all key internal cross-functional partners including Digital/Social Media, Design, Community, Advertising, PR, Sales and Legal, in order to effectively execute cohesive, holistic, consumer-facing projects The Qualifications: 6+ years event / experiential marketing, promotional and brand-building experience in non-traditional marketing organizations, preferably on image-focused brands (background in lifestyle brand(s) preferred) You are an executional guru and love creating and managing events (pr stunts, retail activations), grassroots (college), partnership programs (working with brands large and small) and social media You are a creative/strategic thinker with experience in brainstorming and implementing strategic marketing programs You have deep experience in executing successful consumer experiential projects across multiple consumer touch-points You are versatile and comfortable working on multiple projects at once that vary in size and timing You possess excellent communication, project management, and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple, simultaneous priorities You have the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, non-process oriented environment You are detail-oriented, highly organized and can bring discipline to the existing team You are confident, can articulate a point of view, and are transparent and fearless You have an unrelenting intellectual curiosity and take pride in doing awesome work You have a passion for what we are doing at QuirkyThe Application: 1. Check us out at www.quirky.com. Spend some time on our site understanding what we do. If you like what you see, please continue.2. Submit your resume with a customized cover letter addressed to me, Suzannah Kerr, telling me why you want this job and why we should pick you.3. In order to be considered, you must either attach a PDF of your portfolio to your application or link us to your portfolio website in the section where we ask for your "Website, Blog, or Portfolio."