Digital Media Strategy Senior Manager

  • 5800 Bristol Pkwy, Culver City, CA 90230, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. For more than 30 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. The agency's heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights that drive people-based marketing strategies. Its combined strengths in performance media, customer experience, customer relationship management, loyalty, and enterprise marketing technology drive improved marketing results and competitive advantage. With 9,600+ employees, Merkle is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with 50+ additional offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC. In 2016, the agency joined dentsu. For more information, contact Merkle at 1-877-9-Merkle or visit

We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all. Merkle is an agency of dentsu.

Job Description

The Senior Manager, Digital Media Strategy will be responsible for working collaboratively with account teams to conceive, develop, and execute innovative integrated media marketing plans for clients. This person will be a curious, passionate digital thought leader, with the ability to design and communicate actionable media recommendations that ladder back to client goals. The Senior Manager, Digital Media Strategy is responsible for translating ambiguous client business objectives into a clear media “story,” which requires strong visual and verbal communication skills and a confident presenting style.  

Applicants interested in this role should have an expertise in a wide range of marketing channels. We are seeking a proactive, self-starter with outstanding project management skills, organization, and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will need to partner closely with team members across Merkle’s organization in media, account, analytics and creative, and should have a working knowledge of key media channels (e.g., Display or Paid Social), media platforms (e.g., Hulu, Facebook, Google, etc.) and media technology. This person will be passionate about keeping a pulse on clients’ digital media landscape, digital industry trends and best practices for targeting, messaging, creative, and overall customer experience.  

The Senior Manager, Digital Media Strategy will use industry tools and data-led strategies to maximize their client’s outcomes for an applicable audience. They will also be asked to contribute thought leadership to Merkle’s quarterly reports, blogs and podcasts.  

If you are interested in sharing your passion for digital media strategy to drive business outcomes and design experiences for top-tier clients, reply to this posting with a resume that highlights relevant achievements in driving business impact. 



Based on our experience, here are the qualities you will need to be successful in this role:  

  • 5+ years of media experience, with a proven record of achievement  
  • Experience with syndicated research and social listening tools, such as: Comscore, Netbase, Simmons/MRI, Kantar, Mintel Comperemedia, Pathmatics 
  • Background in digital media planning, agency experience. In-platform activation experience in Display, Paid Social, Paid Search, etc. is a plus. 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas and plans effectively – both verbally and visually 
  • Experience working collaboratively across teams including measurement/analytics 
  • In order to be successful in this role, it is important that this individual is proactive, curious, creative, analytical and a team player  
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Economics or related field required

Additional Information

Dentsu is a modern marketing solutions company. Our mission is to help clients navigate, progress and thrive in a world of change. Businesses rely on our integrated network of agencies and specialized practices to champion meaningful progress through creative, media, commerce, data and technology. Part of Dentsu Group, our global network comprises 66,000 diverse people in 143 countries, who are dedicated to teaming for growth and good. Some of our award-winning agencies include 360i, Carat, dentsumcgarrybowen, DEG, dentsuX, iProspect and Merkle. Follow us on Twitter @DentsuUSA and visit

Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds encouraged to apply. Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact [email protected] if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying.


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