Not Newman, Mittman!

Medialets is the new home of ex-Clicker Aaron Mittman.  They raised some cashola too!   The best part is that they have some cool formats and ads for the *open* Android platform. enjoy!

If I’m going to be Hotjobs, I should get paid more to do this..

I like posting job openings, feels like a good community service and good validation that the ex-Clicker community is full of strong talent.. People now reach out with openings for promotion, so why not?!  Dave Frankland just pinged me with some cool openings over at Forrester.  I’d like a free account Dave for this post, but will probably post it anyway 😉

Senior Analyst, Serving Interactive Marketing

Clicker to Jobs.. “Suck it!”

Kathryn Koegel may not know what the hell the LOST finale was all about.. or how to calculate pi to the 10th decimal point, but advertising — she knows a thing or two about that.  And wastes no time telling Herr Jobs how little he knows with their iAd creation.

Well said Kathryn.. Apple’s attempts to own and control all facets of their closed ecosystem (with heavy doses of lock-in!) are just horrifying.

Saw this on the NYT today

Seems like just yesterday, the FTC and EMEA version had us in a one year purgatory.  Google has been the best thing, for the legal profession, as it has created an endless amount of work for lawyers.

Clickers & Mobile

Lots of folks (and opinions about mobile)..

So Kevin Ryan tells the WSJ that mobile isn’t all that…
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/05/10/are-mobile-ads-the-next-big-thing-maybe-not/

but other former clickers beg to differ. Jeff Montgomery is CRO at Placecast, a location-triggered SMS company, Lynn Tornabene is CMO at mobile ad network Quattro Wireless which was purchased by Apple (take that market cap, Kevin), Aaron Mittman is head of sales at mobile rich media company Medialets. Kathryn Koegel is all over the place consulting for mobile companies and is now a contributor for Advertising Age. Her tome explaining mobile to the rest of us is at:

Free sample at:  http://www.primaryimpact.com/adagemobile.html

Time for a new buddy

Long time Clicker Matt Flanagan has left the building, joining Buddy Media.

NY VP, Product Role..

VP Product Management & Strategy – New York, NY

Overview

In this position, you will have an opportunity to leverage your Product Management and strategy expertise in creating an end-to-end advertising platform that enables local business to get new business from the internet and track and measure the return on investment for the ad-spending.

In this highly visible role, you will be spearheading the development of a new Online Product. You will work with senior leadership to develop the product strategy and roadmap, define business requirements, features and functionality, set timelines and lead a cross-functional team through development and implementation.

Responsibilities
Product Management
• Define product strategy, quarterly roadmap and milestones
• Manage a team of product managers to define business requirements and features
• Lead cross-functional team in overall project management, release planning and agile product development process
• Lead customer research

Product Marketing & Strategy
• Discover, understand and validate market problems
• Define market opportunity and competitive differentiators
• Build pricing models
• Work with Sales and B2B marketing on sales positioning
• Analyze product profitability
• Assess buy/build/partner decisions

Qualifications
• 4-8 years experience with online product management/development roles in internet media or ecommerce
• Proven track record of product leadership and success
• Significant experience working with usability and user interface designers and front-end developers
• Excellent data analysis skills
• Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment and communicate results to management
• Ability to work on multiple projects with varying deadlines
• Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint
• People management experience preferred but not required
• Knowledge of online advertising is a plus
• Superior intellectual acumen

Compensation What we offer to you:
• An opportunity to further enhance your skills and refine your talent
• Competitive base
• Attractive Stock Option Plan
• Health/Dental benefits, 401 (K) plan
• Great work environment – we have fun!
• Accessible and open-minded leadership
• Opportunity to work with smart people and learn a lot about one of the fastest growing industries

Rick Delin
Executive Director, Technology Sales & Marketing Division
LLoyd Staffing
Office: 631.777.7600 Ext.722
rdelin {at} lloydstaffing(.)com
www.LLoydStaffing.com

More job postings…this site is becoming hotjobs.com

Director of Ad Sales JUMPTAP– Chicago, IL (Midwest Territory / Texas)
Who we are:
Jumptap is the global leader in mobile advertising solutions, providing superior performance and premium advertising solutions that run across the highest quality premium mobile ad network. Jumptap leverages its search technology and 16 operator relationships to deliver the most advanced targeting intelligence for advertisers seeking the highest return on investment from their campaigns while helping publishers and application developers maximize advertising revenue from their mobile properties. We enable carriers to maintain a profitable position in the advertising ecosystem by securely leveraging their data assets to build targeted user profiles.
Jumptap was founded in 2005, is backed by premier venture capital firms and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Summary:
Jumptap is looking for highly motivated people to join our team. This individual will lead a world-class Advertising Sales team in recruiting new clients into Jumptap’s Mobile Advertising Network.  This individual will be the focal point in generating and growing revenue for Jumptap through client advertising.  S/he must be an enthusiastic evangelist in conveying the value of Mobile Search and Display Advertising to advertisers, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) agencies, strategic partners and the online advertising industry as a whole.  This individual will hire, train, coach and supervise the team of sales professionals.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
·       Responsible for being able to clearly articulate the ongoing value proposition that Jumptap represents in the advertising marketplace
·       Drive revenue growth by enrolling and up-selling key advertisers
·       Establish and maintain tactical relationships with advertising and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) agencies and national advertisers
·       Evangelize Jumptap’s advertising and product suite within marketing community
Required Skills and Experience:
·       Bachelor’s degree required
·       Proven record of effective online sales and sustained revenue growth
·       7+ years experience in media sales management role in online or software industry required
·       Knowledge of online advertising and search engine marketing (SEM) landscape preferred
·       Strong professional vision for mobile marketing development and revenue growth
·       Lead product training of Jumptap clients and partners to ensure smooth roll-out and adoption
·       Represent Jumptap at partner and industry events
·       Excellent troubleshooting skills
·       Strong business acumen and professionalism, excellent presentation skills with solid communication skills both verbal and written
·       Excellent customer focus and attention to detail
If interested, please contact-
Christa Ventikos
Ventikos Associates
540-338-9747
Christa {at} VentikosAssociates(.)com
www.ventikosassociates.com

Get a seat at the Pub..

PubMatic, with more than its share of ex-Clickers (Rutty and Roach come to mind), is hiring some interesting roles.. Those interested can go here and apply..

Director of Publisher Services – Palo Alto, CA or New York, NY
Location: Palo Alto, CA or New York, NY
This is a critical role managing the strategic publisher managers who own the day to day relationship with PubMatic’s premier publisher clients. The job has management oversight of the day to day account teams and a strategic focus on developing the processes to scale the PubMatic organization.
Responsibilities include managing the team (or the team members in the geography you are based), driving to fruition all day to day delivery for the publisher clients, driving the analysis and tracking of key metrics to identify trends and highlight issues, managing client monetization (managing the overall quarterly Publisher Revenue target), leading cross-functional teams in driving new business opportunities, and handling resolution of business issues with clients. This role partners with our Strategic Account Director role in the sales group to ensure our customers are happy & growing, and requires somebody who is proactive and organized with strong, relevant experience.
Responsibilities:
• Manage to a revenue target for our publisher clients
• Directly manage an account management team owning day to day publisher delivery
• Set the tone for all internal customer touch points by building a strong cross functional team framework
• Support and drive continual improvement in the business processes to scale
• Create and manage strong, long lasting relationships on the operational level of customers
Requirements:
• BA/BS or equivalent; advanced degree a plus.
• A minimum of 10 years previous work experience including stints in ad operations and account management
• People management experience
• Technical knowledge with the ability to understand the systems & process to drive better efficiencies
• Project management experience and ability to handle multiple time-sensitive projects
• Proven ability to think strategically while being tactical
• Basic understanding of web serving technologies, & online display ad revenue models & jargon
• 20% travel required