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Are you a Display or Programmatic Executive looking to learn new skills but being stonewalled by your current employer?
Have you got a solid grasp of Display/Programmatic Campaigns?
Have you noticed how Paid Social & Displays methodologies have become really similar and you would like to explore that?
Do you have a passion for Travel?
Then this role could be for you!

I’m working with a UK focused travel brand looking to add a Paid Social & Display Executive to their Paid Social & Programmatic team. The UK Travel brand is a household name and has two major brands, one focused on luxury stately home hotels and the other focused on budget-friendly family holidays. They have recently merged their Paid Social & Programmatic teams and are now looking to expand the team. They have learned from industry experts that Paid Social & Display are very similar in terms of methodologies and they want to use that to benefit the newly formed team.

The Head of Paid Social & Programmatic has identified that they need a strong Display/Programmatic Exec to join the team, they have solid experience in Paid Social across the team currently and are wanting to share this knowledge with a new member of the team. This is the first of several vacancies as they plan to expand Paid Social & Programmatic in-house to get the best business results.

The role is going to be focused on Display/Programmatic (90%) and Paid Social (10%) to start and then move to 50%/50% balance once they have given you a crash course in Paid Social and got you up to speed. Social is an area of big investment so will be the first of several vacancies in this team! Budgets are looking at 1million+ for the year with an increase in the summer.

The role is based in Hemel Hempstead, they are currently going into the office 2 days a week for training and team collaboration projects and mentorship.

Role responsibilities:

  • Creation and optimisation of Programmatic campaigns
  • Creation and optimisation of Paid Social campaigns
  • Managing activity to KPI and budget targets
  • Reporting of performance
  • Work with important internal and external stakeholders to ensure creative is produced to a high standard and performance managed including paid social ads, display ads and Youtube videos
  • Work closely with the Head of Paid Social and Programmatic to evaluate campaign performance and make recommendations of ways to improve

The Paid Social & Programmatic Executive role requires the following experience: 

  • A few years experience of working in digital marketing, preferably display
  • Experience of Programmatic Display and Video and an understanding of paid social
  • Experience working within a DSP
  • Awareness of the role played by Paid Social and Programmatic in the Marketing ecosystem
  • General understanding of digital marketing
  • Highly organised and a team player
  • Abiltiy to execute campaigns to high standard
  • Analytical with a high level of comfort working with data
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Skilled in excel
  • Proactive and determined
  • Skilled at working with a range of stakeholders
  • Comfortable presenting and presenting data


Title: Paid Social & Programmatic Executive
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Salary: £30k - £35k
Benefits: 10% bonus and sundry benefits

** Must have the necessary visas to live and work in the EU** 

Max Tullis-Turner 
Practice Lead - Digital
Blue Pelican Marketing 
01892 507 100 - 

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