AEO - Association of event organisers

NEW Marketing Executive position


NEW Marketing Executive position

  • Closing date: 24-Jan-2019
  • Hours:
    • Full Time
  • Job function:
    • Marketing
  • Contract type:
    • Permanent
  • Contact Name: Liezl Orenzo-Javier
  • Location: Wallington
  • Company name: PPMA Ltd
  • Email:

The successful candidate will be capable of undertaking marketing activities and work as part of a small team. This is a hands-on role that needs creative flair and a can-do attitude. The successful candidate will devote the majority of activity in supporting a major annual exhibition, which is a key element to the organisation. Additionally, there will be a need to be fully involved in all of the marketing mix and provide accurate and timely delivery of projects. The ability to quickly understand our specific market place will be encouraged by support from experienced staff and members. This position requires a good degree of IT skills. The use of software packages, CRM systems, email marketing software as well as database handling and the maintenance and creation of web pages via a bespoke content management system (CMS) is a significant part of this role.


  • Experience of marketing led activity for shows/events/exhibitions would be highly advantageous.
  • Experience of delivering marketing programmes/activities that produced tangible results
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience of latest methods / technologies in delivering marketing communications via online/digital & offline
  • Good understanding of email marketing and experience with corporate email software (Dotmailer, Mailchimp etc.)
  • Basic skills in Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere etc.)
  • A clear and logical thinker willing to contribute to preparing plans and understand budgets
  • You are likely to be university educated with relevant marketing qualifications
  • The candidate is expected to clearly demonstrate examples of previous experience in the skills described above in order to be considered for the position


  • A clear and open communicator especially on the telephone
  • A team player, with a can-do attitude
  • A keen learner and willing to develop their skills in marketing
  • High accuracy and attention to detail
  • Lateral thinking vision with a positive attitude
  • The ability to work with a broad range of personnel at any level
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines even when under pressure
  • Willingness to work extra hours in leadup to the Show
  • At least 3 years experience as a Marketing Executive
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