Digital Marketing (PPC) Specialist - Vancouver | BuildDirect | | 03/12/12
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Digital Marketing (PPC) Specialist Full-Time

Location: Vancouver
Company Name: BuildDirect ()
Category: Online Marketing

Can you get inside the mind of a customer searching online? Have you demonstrated your paid search prowess, exceeding revenue and ROI targets? Join our team and prove how powerful pay per click is for driving traffic and revenue. We are transforming the building industry and looking for talented people to develop and continually optimize PPC campaigns, demonstrating innovation and a strong results orientation. The PPC Specialist is responsible for planning, managing, and optimizing paid search marketing strategies, such as PPC advertising on major search engines - Google, Bing/ Yahoo, shopping engines, and smaller tier engines as needed.

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  • Create and manage PPC campaigns across major PPC platforms, which delivers revenue targets
  • Audit accounts for accuracy of landing pages, keywords, and ad copy
  • Continually test landing pages, keyword match types, and ad campaigns to ensure success
  • Manage keywords and messaging based on performance of campaigns
  • Continually test and optimize new keywords, ad text, position and landing pages. Test campaigns in new categories & optimize them to reduce CPC & improve ROI
  • Utilize reports and analytic tools to adjust campaigns
  • Create monthly performance reports


  • Increase PPC revenue in 1 year while maintaining acquisition costs
  • Complete audit of current account for accuracy of landing pages, keywords and ad copy within 6 weeks
  • Implement industry best practices in the campaign restructure in 6 months
  • Increase average CTR by 25% in 6 months

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 3 years online marketing experience, including 2 years focus in PPC strategy & execution
  • Applied knowledge of and experience in campaign optimization & improving PPC ROI
  • Proficient in Google Adwords, Bing Ads & Google Analytics. Experience in automated bidding tools a plus
  • In-depth understanding of Quality Score
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to use analytics to identify issues and seek out opportunities
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • Highly analytic, possessing a high degree of accuracy with details and numbers.
  • Results oriented and the ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency and attention to deadlines
  • High levels of integrity and a commitment to do what you say you are going to do
  • A desire to learn and continuously improve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Undergraduate degree in business or related field
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