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Marketing Manager - Gaming


Marketing Manager - Gaming

  • Closing date: 31-Mar-20
  • Hours:
    • Full Time
  • Job function:
    • Marketing
  • Contract type:
    • Permanent
  • Contact Name: HR Team
  • Location: London, UK
  • Company name: Clarion Events Ltd
  • Email:

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, the Marketing Manager will be responsible for contributing to and executing marketing strategy and tactics for ICE London – the largest exhibition in the UK – as well as a number of other large-scale trade shows.

Candidate Requirements:

  • An experienced marketing professional, able to create and execute effective marketing strategies based on the SOSTAC model
  • Deep understanding of offline and online marketing channels, and a proactive willingness to add to their knowledge
  • Understanding of effective delprom, visprom and exprom strategies that deliver results and ROI
  • A commercially driven professional, motivated by hitting financial targets and able to create solutions to ensure they are met
  • Flexible and open to changes to their portfolio, methods of working and management duties where necessary
  • Excellent time management and scheduling skills, able to give clear deadlines for all activities and hit them every time
  • A hands-on marketer, willing to assist with the delivery of marketing tactics where necessary
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator, able to deliver effective messages in a way that colleagues and customers understand and action
  • Able to develop a deep understanding of gaming industry and the customer landscape to create effective segmentation and positioning strategies
  • Able to manage multiple projects at once, and switch between them as necessary
  • Self-motivated, innovative and creative

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and execute marketing strategies across a growing portfolio of events (subject to changes where necessary) following the SOSTAC planning model, to achieve exprom, delprom and visprom targets
  • Coordinate marketing schedules to ensure activities are delivered as agreed and on time
  • Contribute to and lead on creative campaigns and brand themes, focused on maximising impact and delivering ROI
  • Represent marketing in product and wider Clarion meetings where necessary, ensuring teams are well-informed on activities and contributing to new initiatives
  • Deliver reports where necessary and develop insights to inform product or group marketing strategies
  • Continually developing a deep knowledge of the industry and its customers, enabling effective segmentation and positioning strategies, whilst setting an example of the wider team
  • A brand champion for their portfolio of products, ensuring all activities follow brand guidelines for design and tone of voice
  • Upholding the reputation of the marketing department, acting on feedback and ensuring misconceptions are challenged
  • Be an advocate for Clarion Gaming's brand vision, assisting the management team in inspiring internal and external stakeholders
  • Help with the execution of marketing activities to deliver campaigns to deadline
  • Responsibility of marketing budgets for their portfolio of products

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Previous experience marketing large-scale exhibitions
  • Deep understanding of developing marketing strategies for conferences and exhibitions
  • Deep understanding of offline and online marketing channels
  • Experience with Pardot, Salesforce or equivalent marketing systems
  • Good computer and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in using a variety of IT programmes, including project management systems and Microsoft Office Suite

At Clarion our people are at the absolute heart of what we do. We're proud that our core values of PASSIONCAREIMAGINATION and TRUST define the way we carry out our work across all of our exhibitions and conferences. If you share our values and want to be a part of a successful, dynamic and creative global business then we want to hear from you. To apply, please email your CV to and state the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

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