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Aug, 2009


Job Opening

Marketing Account Rep


We are looking for a special someone who is a born networker, enthusiastic, people oriented and knows and understand small businesses and how businesses work with each other. Someone who can build business relationships and turn them into long term clients. This is a great opportunity to work with a creative team that specializes in "thinking out of the box" to produce creative advertising, promotions, and trade show support for a wide variety of clients and industries including hi-tech, environment and sustainability, real estate, government and education.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Full-time, marketing account rep, working with the principal of the company to assist in business development, client services and project management. Critical to the business, this person in many cases will be the face and voice of the company.

The rep will be responsible to research prospects, build a database, initiate contacts, send out mailers, emailers, etc., follow up leads, follow up calls and set up appointments for presentations.

Assist the presentation pitch, and follow up to help close the deal.

Assist in developing proposals, estimates and quotes. Negotiating with vendors, assessing projects will staff to determine estimate hours and timeframe to complete projects. Put together estimates and schedules.

Manage projects to insure high quality results, on time and within budgets. Quality control, report to staff and client.

This person must be able to trouble shoot a situation and recommend solutions to mitigate any problems.

Assist in office operations and administrative duties including client communications, scheduling, managing database, accounting, project management using Microsoft Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, QuickBooks Pro.

Communicate with client and vendors via phone, e-mail, fax, etc. in regards to project status and other administrative issues. Facilitate the transfer of information, data and approvals of projects. Execute proper operational procedures such as the approval and sign-off process, filing (both hard copy and digital copy), follow up and reporting.

Research and collect data via Internet, phone and other sources on clients, vendors, industries, and other pertinent information relating to specific projects.

Assist when needed, in the production of print advertisements, brochures, trade show graphics, website design, content management. Layout, prep, and final production using Microsoft Word, Excel, Quark Express, Illustrator, and Photoshop applications.

Proofing and final pre-flight of all final production art before it is sent to the printer.

Vendor coordination: work with various print, web, photography, trade show vendors getting estimates, working out schedules, etc.


Minimum college degree in business administration, communications, or liberal arts or equivalent. 2 years experience in sales, marketing. Experience in print, tradeshows, internet a plus.

Excellent communications skills, both writing and speaking.

"Attention to detail" in any phase of operation a must including math, spelling and the English language.

A passion for learning, contributing and team participation with a positive attitude a must.

A desire to learn about the unique experience of Silicon Valley and its relationship to the global community and to contribute to its on-going evolution.

Good presence in person as well as on the phone.

Competency in basic computer usage including Mac and PC.

Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel.

Competency in using the Internet as a research tool as well as a marketing tool.

Experience in or the ability to learn and master the basics of InDesign and Quark Express..

Experience in or the ability to learn and master FileMaker Pro database, Quickbooks Pro.

Experience in or the ability to learn the basics of Photoshop, and Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Microsoft PowerPoint.


Basic knowledge of the marketing communications industry including print, web, tradeshow, internet, promotions.

Basic understanding of marketing and small business operations a plus.

Industry contacts and sales leads a major plus.


On the job training of:

Marketing Communications overview

Design and printing overview and process

Trade show industry overview

Internet, web, social media

Print and other vendor coordination

Digital content and file management

Small business administration

Creative Thinking and applications

This position is a salary plus commission position. (negotiable depending upon experience as well as industry contacts).

Please submit: resume with past work experience, job duties, supervisor, salary history, reason for leaving and what you are looking for in a job situation to:


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e-mail only.

This is in or around Silicon Valley.

Principals only, recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

No phone calls, please!

Contacting the poster about other services, products or commercial interests is NOT OK.

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Design2Market is a Silicon Valley-based creative design firm providing advertising, design, collateral development, trade show exhibit design and support, website development and marketing communications solutions for a wide variety of industries and clients. With strategic partnership alliances in the U.S. and Tokyo, Japan, we also support market entry activities for tech and non-tech companies. For company overview, capabilities and portfolio review, please visit our website at:





1973 O'Toole Way, San Jose, CA 95131
phone: 408/232-0440 fax: 408/232-0443



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