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Paid Media Manager

£25,000 – £45,000
Junior, Midweight
Full Time, Part Time, Fixed Term
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Job Description

We're looking for a Paid Media Manager to join the fast-paced team at Wildish & Co. In this role, you will shape and manage the full digital marketing strategy for top brands across major platforms like Google, Meta, TikTok, LinkedIn, Youtube and more. Leveraging your analytical reasoning and creative acumen, you'll turn performance data into strategic decisions that engage consumers while meeting critical campaign objectives.

About Wildish & Co.

Founded in 2012, we're an independent creative agency that turns brands into experiences that can't be ignored. With expertise across branding, campaigns, digital design and more, creativity and imagination lie at our core.

Our much-loved clients include Bumble, Penhaligon’s, Nestlé Waters, Jamie Oliver, Gran Luchito, Landsec, BBC, MTV, Penguin Random House, Badoo, San Pellegrino, Duke of Wellington, Kabuto Noodles, Timex and many more.

We're a small but mighty team that believes impactful work can make the world better. Our culture is fast-paced, fun and supportive. We maintain start-up energy while working with well-known brands, startups, scale-ups and agencies.

As an agency, we stand out through our dedication to design excellence and original, consumer-focused ideas. We combine strategy with craft to create memorable brand experiences.

Your Role

As our Paid Media Manager, you will shape and optimise the full digital marketing strategy across leading platforms to generate awareness, acquire new customers, and drive conversions for Wildish's roster of brands.

Your responsibilities include:

• Creating and managing paid campaigns end-to-end for clients across channels like Google, Meta, LinkedIn, TikTok and more

• Setting strategic direction and growth plans for paid acquisition efforts

• Spearheading split testing of creative assets to use data-driven results for design decisions

• Working with our Design & Production team to create compelling ads and content that spark consumer action

• Proactive in generating ideas & activations for our brands

• Analysing campaign performance and identifying optimisation opportunities

• Forecasting, tracking, and reporting on ROI and KPIs

• Keep up to date with the latest trends across the paid space

• Client-facing in presenting findings, results & making recommendations

We are looking for someone passionate about paid media who thrives on testing new ideas and technologies to engage today's consumers. Your analytical skills and creative flair will combine to level up our client campaigns and exceed their business goals through paid.

You Have:

• 2 years of experience managing and optimising paid campaigns, ideally at an agency or on the client side

• Strong knowledge of platforms like Meta Business Suite, Google Ads and Google Analytics

• Solid grasp of performance marketing best practices

• Passion for analytics - you geek out on campaign data to gain insights

• Critical thinking skills to help analyse campaign performance and trends

• Resourcefulness to stay on top of latest platform algorithm changes

• Strong communication skills to collaborate with internal and client teams

• A self-starter approach to test new strategies and take risks

Official certifications (e.g. Google Ads certified) or digital marketing coursework is preferred. However, we welcome those aspiring into paid media who demonstrate key strengths around analytics, creativity, communication and strategic thinking. The ideal candidate has the ambition to expand their paid marketing skills rapidly to drive results.

Our culture rewards those excited to take on new challenges, try fresh approaches, and collaborate with talented teams. If this is you, then let's talk!

What We Provide:

• Private healthcare insurance with Vitality

• 25 days annual holiday, plus 2 weeks off at Christmas

• Yearly bonus opportunity based on company & personal targets

• Self-development fund for training & courses

• Flexibility to work from multiple locations

• Regular team lunches!

• Unlimited supply of nutritional yeast...

• Support to set up a home working environment

• Competitive salary

• Relaxed and sociable company culture

• Opportunities to expand skills across creative campaigns

• Chance to lead paid media strategy for big-name brands

• Full-time contract with room for career progression

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Wildish, we believe that diversity of thought and backgrounds leads to our most creative and impactful work. We promote equal opportunities and welcome applicants across gender identities, ages, ethnicities, disabilities, sexual orientations, nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds.

If you require any accessibility accommodations during the application or interview process, we encourage you to let us know so we can ensure you have the best experience possible.