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Digital Marketing and Account Strategist

Overview

  • 8 years of experience across the areas of Online/Digital Marketing and Key Account  & Partnerships Management
  • Google AdWords certified professional
  • Leading online strategy for Google, YouTube, Dekkho and other brands
  • Key strenghts include online marketing and brand management, key account management, creative agency management & partnerships management.

Work experience

jul 2016present

Head of digital marketing

Dekkho, mumbai
    • Online Marketing -  Leading Search Engine Marketing across Search network, Display network, YouTube and Mobile networks – 438 campaigns planned, created and executed which includes;
      • 204 Search Campaigns
      • 202 Display Campaigns
      • 24 video campaigns
      • 6 Topics/Audiences Campaigns
      • 2 Universal App Campaigns
    • Content Partner Management - Managing, maintaining and Leading Content partner relationships for all South India content accounts namely Flowers TV, Srag, Srag Music, DIVO, Trendloud, Chai Bisket, and, LCM Records.
      • Shape and lead the content strategies for all South Content Creators on dekkho.
      • Support partnership growth and building, maintaining and developing strong relationships with key partners.
      • Manage day-to-day partnership activities with a focus on growth, and advocate internally on behalf of content partners.
      • Work cross-functionally with multiple teams, such as Tech, Sales, etc to foster growth of partners
      • Run SEM campaigns for audience development of partners.
      • Identify areas of demand for South India content, and prioritize the relationship and onboarding of new content partners for this region.
    • Project Manager, Flowers TV App Development - Leading the project to build and manage the mobile and web experiences for Flowers TV (a 24-hour Malayalam general entertainment TV channel); includes;
      • Embedding Dekkho Player on their website and app resulting in potential Dekkho views of 5.35 crores in a month
      • Overall management of the project, identifying and planning needs for the team, estimation and scheduling, and coordinating reviews, provide support & guidance to the team, takes the lead in, reporting and communication management.
    • Partnerships - Leading and maintaining partnership relationships for Vodafone Play, Micromax (VuLiv) and Amazon FireTV. Includes; managing day-to-day partnership activities
      • Manage day-to-day partnership activities like content promotions across these platforms which includes promoting exclusive content from channel partners.
      • Support partnership growth and building, maintaining and developing strong relationships with them
    • App Search Logic - Developed and implemented the search logic for the app and website for optimal performance of the platform
    • App Home Page Management - Creating, Managing and deciding sections for Homepage and tracking performance
    • Ad Sales: Lead generation for ad sales with brands such as Burger King, Reliance Brands, Genisis Luxury, Thomas Cook India, Flight Centre, Future Generali, Godrej, Patanjali, Tonic Media, Optimise Media, Seventy Nine, Mindshare and Asian Paints
    • HR & Administration - Leading Recruitment & Hiring with Belong (Hiring agency); Core member of Sexual Harassment committee, and, Creating Public Holiday policy for the company. 
Jan 2012Jan 2014

Account Strategist, Planner & Optimizer

Google, Hyderabad
  • Assisting activities entailing portfolio management worth $140Million/Year across Book of Business
  • Conceptualizing effective media plans and optimizing ad campaigns for top brands like Godrej, Polycab, Rajshri Media Productions, Jaypee Greens Properties, DLF Properties, Dharma Productions, Fevikwik, SandDisk, and more
  • Identifying business development opportunities for potential avenues of expansion for advertisers
  • Workflow management to ensure smooth, efficient, 100% TAT with customer and team satisfaction
Oct 2011Dec 2011

Account Strategist & Optimizer, DAB Ads

Google, Hyderabad 
  • Assisting activities entailing creation of Display Ads using the internal Display Ads Builder (DAB) tools for the Media and Mobile Team in North America
  • Leading the DAB ads project from India
  • Plan and execute a variety of DAB optimizations for various goals including increased traffic, ROI, branding, etc. Create new campaigns and seasonal optimizations where necessary
  • Reviewing quality for account optimizations performed by the team
  • Leading workflow management in the team
Jul 2011Sep 2011

YouTube Marketing SEM Lead for North America

San Bruno, California - Global Business Rotation
  • Leading YouTube team’s online marketing strategy, execution and optimization for customer acquisition initiatives via various channels including mobile, YouTube, social media, display and search.
  • Generated and analyzed various reports to help assess the opportunities in all the online  campaigns on Search, GDN and YouTube.
  • Trained and worked with AKQA’s ( external media agency) SEM Specialists to improve on search optimizations to delivery higher quality search campaigns
  • Key project included creating media campaigns for artists such as David Guetta, Eminem, Florence & The Machine, Jennifer Lopez, John legend, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Shakira along with other music brands Blank TV, Dave Days, David Choi, Music General, Maddi Jane, Strawburry17 and Venetian Princess
Apr 2010Jun 2011

Google Marketing SEM Lead

Google, Hyderabad - APAC 
  • Leading Google Marketing team’s online marketing strategy, execution and optimization for customer acquisition initiatives via various channels including mobile, YouTube, social media, display and search
  • Generated and analyzed various reports to help assess the opportunities in all the House Ads campaigns on Search and GDN
  • Conceptualizing  effective media plans and optimizing ad campaigns for AdWords, Google Chrome, Google AdSense, Google Analytics, Google Jobs, Google Family Safety Center and, Google Maps. Few of the new promotions worked within these are YouTube IPL promotions and campaigns for the Australian Elections (2010)
  • Created a priority sheet for the Marketing team to prioritize requests to create a clear roadmap for the quarter. This process helped in creating transparency in the various teams located across APAC
  • Set up a new team and process in India for House Ads online media planning for North America and APAC. 
  • Performed the roles of trainer, mentor and quality reviewer for the team
  • Created the productivity-tracking dashboard for the House Ads Team
Oct 2009Mar 2010

Account Associate & Optimizer

Google, Hyderabad - China LCS (Large Customer Service)
  • Conceptualizing effective media plans and optimizing ad campaigns for the China Large Customer Services (LCS) team.
  • Leading the China LCS Optimization team from India.
  • Identifying business development opportunities for potential avenues of expansion for advertisers.
  • Plan and execute strategies to help advertisers improve account performance to help them achieve their online advertising goals
  • Worked very closely with the in-market Account Managers in China to collaboratively achieve targets
  • Reviewing quality for account optimizations performed by the team
Jun 2007Sep 2009

Account Associate & Optimizer

Google, Hyderabad - SBS AdVenture
  • Conceptualizing effective media plans and optimizing ad campaigns for various optimization projects like Project Blitz, Project Cinderella etc.
  • One of the first among five people selected for part time optimization team in SBS in India.
  • Reviewing quality for account optimizations performed by the team
  • Ad approvals - enable positive advertiser and user experience by ensuring and approving  ads that meet and comply with Google policies
  • Managed a highest score short of 2700 ad approvals
  • In reactive services, I was among the top 10% of performers
  • Orkut project - cleaning up bad/non-family safe Orkut accounts

Education

20052007

M.A. Economics (79%)

Loyola College University Of Madras
20022005

B.A. Economics (81.3%)

Ethiraj College For Women University Of Madras
20002002

CBSE Commerce - 12th (91.2%)

Vidyodaya school, kochi
2000

CBSE 10th (71.4%)

vidyodaya school, kochi