This role covers the subscriptions marketing of leading brands within the portfolio, which currently includes Drapers, Retail Jeweller, MRW and H&V News . These titles are paid and controlled subscriptions and as the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for the growth in revenue across the brands. For the controlled circulation title, the growth comes from increasing subscriptions, engagement and sign up to the newsletters.

The brand extensions include events and bespoke ‘client solutions’, you will work closely with the sponsorship team on the client solutions to provide marketing support. The mix includes webinars, reports, round tables, meetings, and some events.

As the Marketing Manager across the brands, you will create award-winning marketing campaigns to drive exponential growth in subscriber numbers, secure greater market share and drive online engagement. Retention of our existing subscriber base is an important part of this role, and you will work closely with the sales team to ensure we maximise our renewal rates.

You will be responsible for the budgets of each of the brands, ensuring that the KPIs are reached.
You will need creative flair and exceptional analytical skills to be able to determine which channels will yield the best returns.
Titles in the portfolio can change depending on the needs of the business


Key responsibilities:

  • Drive subscriber acquisition, and engagement performance
  • Measure and review performance within key ROI and KPI criteria to increase lead generation, conversion, and retention rates
  • Create compelling, needs-based campaigns that articulate the value of our brands and the brand propositions, working within brand guidelines
  • Use multi-channel media, including on and offline
  • Ensure subscriptions are represented across all the relevant platforms: events – awards\conferences webpages\bespoke events
  • Ensure promotional collateral is available at all key internal and external events
  • Work with external agencies including PPC and design
  • Use all relevant internal channels to cross-promote subscriptions and events
  • Drive renewal rates across individual and corporate subscriptions
  • work closely with the Key Account Manager on Corporate subscriptions to ensure the growth targets are supported
  • Work within agreed customer metrics and KPI’s (opens, clicks, CPR, CPA etc.) to pro-actively manage the customer base
  • Co-ordinate activity across multiple channels including email, web, print, events, and social media to ensure consistency of message
  • Develop customer data builds, usage, and analytics to increase effective targeting, response/ conversion rates (an ability to interrogate date – segment, analyse)
  • Use market intelligence and customer insight and analysis to increase understanding of our audiences and effectiveness of our campaigns
  • Work with editorial, data, digital, insight, retention, and corporate teams to use all tools, techniques, and touch points to maximise sales effectiveness and create consistent campaign messages across all contact points


Skills and experience:

  • A qualified marketing professional you will have a proven track record in direct marketing,
  • Experience of working within a measured environment, ideally within publishing, where you will have gained experience in marketing paid subscription products
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and use of excel/data packages, at an intermediate level
  • Excellent understanding of database structure
  • Understanding of web analytics (Webtrends, Google Analytics or equivalent packages useful)
  • Campaign management and digital marketing experience in B2B subscriptions
  • Excellent understanding and direct experience of acquisition and renewals of B2B publications for print and digital publications.


Core competencies:

  • Possess a good knowledge of online audience behaviors.
  • Talent for spotting opportunities and transform ideas into practical reality.
  • Ability to review existing challenges and generate fresh solutions.


Personal Attributes:

  • Collaborative team player.
  • Ideas and target driven.
  • Analytical with the ability to read and interpret data.
  • Innovative and creative
  • Extremely well organised with the ability to manage and prioritise a diverse workload effectively meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to Build positive relationships cross functionally, and at all levels.


Benefits: emap is part of Metropolis Group, together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

  • 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell)
  • Health plan
  • Life insurance cover
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Retail discount vouchers
  • Private virtual GP access
  • Income Protection and more
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