Channel Manager, Publishing & Affiliate

The Mark Travel Corporation Milwaukee , WI 53201

Posted 2 months ago

The company

Apple Leisure Group (ALG) is a vertically integrated, private equity-owned travel and hospitality company and the industry leader in Mexico and Caribbean vacations. The ALG Vacations arm of the organization focuses on selling vacation packages both through travel agents and directly to the consumer through our e-commerce platform.

Our senior leaders and many of our team members hail from America's largest travel businesses, making us a great place to build your knowledge of the travel industry while also getting significant ownership and breadth of responsibilities. We have a deep appreciation for analytical rigor and strategic thinking and are working to move our data-driven environment to the next level.

The opportunity

We are building a Performance Marketing organization that serves 7 different vacation brands and is rooted in analytics, experimentation, and the test-and-learn approach. Our organization includes strategists, digital marketers, media buyers, analysts, data scientists, market researchers. This is the rare opportunity to come in at the ground level and help shape how a $3bn company does performance marketing.

In this role, you will manage our Publishing and Affiliate marketing efforts, with direct impact on the P&L.

You will spend your time:

  • Planning and executing Publishing and Affiliate campaigns across multiple brands, in close collaboration with Brand Marketing teams

  • Managing and tracking Publishing and Affiliate channel performance against business targets; identifying and employing best practices for ROI measurement

  • Diving deep into performance data to support optimization and growth efforts

  • Working with IT to ensure correct implementation of Affiliate platform (Commission Junction)

  • Building and implementing tests to understand campaign effectiveness and incremental return on investment

  • Developing strategies to drive growth through Publishing and aligning those strategies across multiple brands

  • Working with Publishing partners to gain deep understanding of new and existing offerings and brainstorm new approaches and strategies

  • Utilizing Commission Junction, Google Analytics 360 and other relevant platforms

  • Working in a collaborative team environment to consistently exceed expectations

The candidate

The ideal candidate will be ready to jump in and start producing results from day one.

We are looking for you if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in an analytical or technical field

  • At least 2-5 years of hands-on Publishing and/or Affiliate channel experience

  • Experience in the travel industry is not required but preferred

  • Significant experience analyzing and continuously optimizing campaign performance

  • Experience developing and executing campaign calendars and campaign plans based on business requirements

  • Experience developing budget recommendations, forecasting and controlling spend

  • Experience working closely with creative teams

  • Hands-on experience with Google Analytics 360

  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills, with ability to manage campaigns for multiple brands

  • Ability to manage multiple internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Analytical mindset, strong critical thinking skills

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

Strong candidates will also have:

  • Hands-on experience with Google Campaign Manager, Commission Junction

  • Significant experience working with TravelZoo

  • Strong grasp of experimentation and testing methodologies

  • Experience identifying appropriate KPIs and setting targets for upper funnel marketing

  • Familiarity with multi-touch attribution

  • Familiarity with Adobe Omniture

Benefits at a Glance

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package to our U.S. based employees:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Basic Life Insurance

  • Short & Long Term Disability

  • Corporate Wellness Program

  • Travel Discounts & Deals

  • Paid Time Off & Holidays

  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match

  • Tuition Reimbursement

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks.

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