The Role:

Acceleration Partners is seeking an Associate Manager, Influencer Development with a foundation of affiliate marketing experience/knowledge. The seat will be responsible for managing client relationship an enterprise level global advertiser within the music and entertainment vertical. Primary focus on development of strategic recommendations to support the growth of new partner acquisition. Works with team to help lead and executed campaigns to ensure optimal results and superior quality.

 

TOP 5 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – Identifies new, high-quality partnerships and recruits publishers to join client program; demonstrates the value of performance marketing for new to affiliate and novice partners. Provides support to partners through education about AP and client program.
  • VIP PROSPECT MANGEMENT – Creates best in class relationships with top VIP prospective publishers through the entire recruitment funnel and beyond. Manages publishers by regular check-ins via emails and calls. Identifies new partnership opportunities and areas of optimization to drive revenue growth; facilitates relationships between publishers and client.
  • RECRUITMENT STRATEGY –Strategizes with client and team to define impactful recruitment strategies to drive client growth. Proactively collaborate with publishers to define a mutually beneficial partnerships which leads to fast activation and long term performance
  • PUBLISHER PITCHING – Follows process to pitch new partnerships; provides the details necessary for the client to make a decision; shares the value a publisher will bring to their client via the pitch. Is a knowledgeable resource for client and team. Can push back and overcome objections; can readily provide suggestions or alternatives based on thorough knowledge of the publisher and client.
  • EXECUTION OVERSIGHT – Ensure team execution of recruitment efforts is strong by developing scalable processes, monitoring key risk areas, etc.

 

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE:

 

By 6 months: The Influencer Development Manager has developed strong relationships with the team as well as key publishers. They have developed or refined methodology to successfully identify and create publisher opportunities and sell them internally and to clients. They are consistently vetting publisher opportunities and have a firm grasp on team KPIs and what is needed for success.

 

By 1 year: The Influencer Development Manager is regularly identifying, pitching, and seeing through opportunities that genuinely move the needle for clients. They are collaborating with publishers and the team to develop new ways to increase activity and grow revenue. They are well-versed in AP clients and nuances of their programs and are experts in their owned publisher relationships.

 

QUALITIES OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Is a natural matchmaker and passionate about creating opportunities for people and partners
  • Has a proven track record of developing and making pitches for new business
  • Has experience in the entertainment and music vertical
  • Has strong aptitude for identifying digital strategies based on publisher business models
  • Is a self-starter and will go after different opportunities, big and small
  • Quickly develops new relationships
  • Enjoys the challenge of reaching and exceeding revenue goals
  • Knows how to collaborate with team members in a remote environment and is comfortable working independently with minimal supervision
  • Can keep deadlines and commitments and is accountable to your work
  • Only provides superior results for your team, and ultimately, your clients
  • Has confidence, poise, and eloquence in difficult situations
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys bringing order to chaos
  • Possesses mature and measured judgment, and the ability to solve problems on your own

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in affiliate marketing; experience with cultivating relationships with publishers preferred
  • Strong track record of building relationships with publishers and retailers in several verticals
  • Extensive knowledge of the affiliate marketing landscape
  • Proven excellence in exceeding revenue goals
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of affiliate networks and SaaS platforms (ShareASale, Awin, Impact, etc.)
  • Experience with other digital marketing channels, sales, and/or business development experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to travel up to 20%

LOCATION:

The Influencer Development Manager is a remote, work from home position, as are all positions at Acceleration Partners (a structure central to our culture and our vision to change the work/life paradigm). Some travel is required for client meetings or other internal meetings, conferences, etc.

Regional & Language Requirements: Located in United States with focus on the US region. English language requirement.

WHY ACCELERATION PARTNERS?

Acceleration Partners is the premier global partner marketing agency. By focusing on Better People, Better Processes and Better Performance, our team sets the standard for how brands efficiently grow and refine their marketing partnerships anywhere in the world.

A trusted agency partner to leading brands, our team of seasoned marketers and industry experts help companies build meaningful, lasting, performance-based relationships with strategic partners. 

Acceleration Partners has received several prestigious awards and accolades for both our client services and culture, including “Best Agency” (International Performance Marketing Awards), “Best Workplaces” (Inc.), “Best Places to Work” (Glassdoor), “Most Committed to Work-Life Balance” (Digiday).

Some of our clients include adidas, Hotwire, LinkedIn, Redbubble, Reebok and StubHub

 

Acceleration Partners is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate applicants regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. 

 

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