Manager, Social Activation, Los Angeles, California

Agency Essence Global
Created 01/09/2022
Reference 8812C
Category Media
Country United States
State California
City Los Angeles
About Essence

Essence, part of GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven media agency whose mission is to make brands more valuable to the world. Clients include Google, Flipkart, NBCUniversal, L'Oréal and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 2,000 people strong, manages $4.5B in annualized media spend, and deploys campaigns in 121 markets via 22 offices in APAC, EMEA and the Americas. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter at @essenceglobal.

About the role

The Media Activation team is responsible for providing thoughtful and exciting recommendations for Search, Social, Display, and Video, owning supplier relationships, and then executing those recommendations expertly. The Media Activation team leverages their mastery of each channel to make sure its recommendations are consistently excellent and innovative, and that in-channel performance and data integrity is maximized.

The Social Activation Manager is responsible for owning the day-to-day execution of all elements of paid media activity, employing strong platform knowledge & supplier relationships to deliver flawless testing, optimization, and analysis. The role involves managing one to two juniors, overseeing their work and their development to successfully execute client deliverables and progress all internal projects. You will also work closely with your client lead (and the associate director of social activation), to deliver world class social programs which exceed our client's expectations.

Some of the things we'd like you to do:
  • Plan, launch and optimize media channels within a media campaign
  • Responsible for owning publisher relationships, publisher RFPs and RFP scorecards
  • Support end of month/quarter campaign wrap ups
  • Regularly contribute to media best practices and campaign processes
  • Develop and execute rigorous testing plans
  • Craft actionable insights for weekly and quarterly reports
  • Tactically plan and oversee all social activation launches and QA within a media campaign

A bit about yourself:
  • Approximately 3-4 years experience in a digital media agency, minimum 3 year of media buying experience.
  • Proficiency in Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Linkedin, Pinterest, Reddit and emerging social platforms
  • Proficiency in Excel (Pivot Tables, VLookups, etc)
  • Background in reporting and data analytics within the social space
  • Experiencing in managing 1-2 junior team members preferred
  • A passion for everything digital, with an active interest and understanding of online advertising industry trends
  • Strong understanding of optimization levers & testing approaches across media buying platforms would be desirable
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are particularly important in developing client relationships and maintaining efficient communication across the team
  • Great analysis skills (including quantitative analysis) and confidence in making information based decisions
  • Adept at working within team and partnering across teams

What you can expect from Essence:

Essence's mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world's very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today's digital marketing landscape. It's important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an Essence employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.

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