Display Strategist (Programmatic)

Media & SEM/PPC · New York, New York
Department Media & SEM/PPC
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Who We Are:

AKDM is a leader in delivering digital growth strategies guided by data, analytics, and business intelligence. We work with a range of clients — spanning niche players to industry leaders across e-commerce, financial services, travel, entertainment, and consumer packaged goods.

Inclusivity for our teams is a priority. From DEI training to volunteering, we are on a journey to connect our business goals with values by promoting a culture of equity and access. We are actively seeking candidates that bring diverse perspectives to our team and work with us to build better, more inclusive approaches to work and collaboration.


  • Build programmatic display campaigns (incl. mobile, CTV, video, native, audio, open exchange, PMP/PG, etc.) in DV360, including account setup and organization, trafficking and tracking, and budget assignments.
  • Lead optimization efforts on DV360 line-item bid strategy and targeting levels to meet campaign goals; pull and analyze reports to make informed decisions on which changes to make in the platform.
  • Recommend audience segmentation and optimization strategies (incl. suppression) to align with KPIs and client marketing goals.
  • Identify channel growth opportunities to increase share of budgets for the channel and/or encourage incremental.
  • Guide creative specification best practices and dictate asset needs per DV360 platform recommendations.
  • Provide a leading channel voice in the creation of long/short term strategy and deliverables for clients.
  • Communicate channel optimizations, insights, and campaign updates to teams internal and external via email, phone, and in-person meetings.
  • Maintain open and productive relationships with platform and vendor partners, ensuring our campaigns are of the highest standard; stay proactive with learning of opportunities and offerings.
  • Ensure use of partner and agency best practices including brand safety and verification.
  • Analyze performance data and provide meaningful insights, keeping in mind other channel effects and big picture goals.
  • Lead and train display strategists and encourage growth and professionalism; proactively seek to share new knowledge, learnings, test findings, and opportunities with larger paid media team.
  • Participate in internal and external trainings to improve channel growth.

Required Compentencies:

  • 2+ years of experience executing in platform (DV360 preferred, but other DSPs acceptable)
  • Strong Excel skills a must
  • Keynote/PowerPoint Skills – ability to articulate strategy via contextual and visual slides

Practiced Experience in the Follow Platforms:

  • DV360 or another comparable DSP
  • DoubleClick Campaign Manager (CM360)
  • Moat or other Brand Safety/Verification Tool
  • Google Analytics
  • Adobe Omniture optional
  • App Measurement Tools optional

Required Background:

  • 4-Year College degree
  • 2+ years of Digital Marketing and/or Media Planning experience, preferably in an agency environment
  • Has worked with other team members to carry out responsibilities
  • Strong communication and writing skills with clients, partner, and vendor experience
  • Creative thinker, assertive problem solver, and analytical mastermind
  • Proficient with website reporting analytics tools or a willingness to learn
  • Ability to analyze reports and make recommendations
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

What We Provide:

  • 100% Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage: We pay the monthly premium for all employees and cover 70% for spouses, partner, and dependents
  • 3% Non-Elective 401k Match: We contribute to your retirement even if you choose not to
  • Unlimited Vacation. On average, AKDM employees take 20+ days of vacation and we encourage each other to take time off as needed
  • Unlimited Sick Days: We want our team to stay healthy and stay home when they need to
  • Holidays: We observe all major holidays and encourage our employers to celebrate their cultural and ethnic traditions without having to take PTO
  • Paid Parental Leave: We provide 12 weeks paid leave for primary and secondary caregivers plus flexibility in case more time is needed
  • Mentorship Program: Mentees receive one-on-one support from the leadership team to receive practical advice and guidance in developing future career goals
  • Flexible work from home policy

What We Value:

At AKDM we believe diversity is essential to crafting digital strategies. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin of employees, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Media & SEM/PPC
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience