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Current Openings

If you wish to apply for any of the positions below and are interested in joining this type of organization, please forward your application to the HR department by emailing careers@mpeshows.com unless otherwise stated.

EXHIBIT SALES CONSULTANT | VARIOUS LOCATIONS 

Exciting. Challenging. Rewarding.

 

We are growing and looking for top talent here at Marketplace Events!

 

Current Inside Sales Openings in:

Austin | Phoenix | Indianapolis | Nashville

 

PROFILE

The position is responsible for selling exhibit space via telephone (primarily) and face-to-face calls (limited). Finding/cultivating new business and managing accounts are also key duties.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sell exhibit space in home show(s) via outbound telephone calls and limited face-to-face calls
  • Sell add-on advertising/marketing opportunities to your customers
  • Make 50-60 sales calls per day
  • Meet weekly, monthly and annual sales goals and related targets
  • Work in CRM program; every sales conversation to be documented and all information to be complete/detailed
  • Develop and maintain relationships with exhibitors; ensure customer satisfaction and provide excellent service
  • Through use of our consumer research, understand our attendee demographic and use this information to help sell in the right exhibitors, as well as help our exhibitors do an optimum job reaching their customers
  • Constantly seek out leads for potential exhibitors from every possible source such as advertisements in other media, internet sources, competitive shows, exhibitors from other Marketplace Events shows, association members, etc.
  • Constantly build and maintain sales database utilizing existing processes/guidelines for documenting records
  • Join relevant professional association; if applicable, regularly attend meetings and network with your membership
  • Attend all appropriate competitive shows/events and follow-up on leads immediately
  • Source local sponsorship leads
  • Understand our show features, marketing/promotional plan and utilize this information
  • Provide on-site floor management at the show and assist show management with the coordination of the move-in/move-out of the show
  • Bring personal energy, enthusiasm and flair as a member of the sales team, willing to put in whatever hours are necessary to get the job done
  • Ensure all contracts are signed and space is paid in full on time
  • Collection calls as needed
  • Travel to company meetings, shows and training
  • Other duties as required

 KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES 

  • 2+ years of proven sales experience required, preferably within a telephone-based, inside sales, outbound calling environment
  • College degree preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including presentation skills required
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task and meet conflicting deadlines in a team work environment required
  • Knowledge of CRM program (preferred)
  • Experience in events including home shows is a plus!

BENEFITS 

  • Competitive base salary + monthly commission
  • Sponsorship Sales Commission
  • Health, dental and vision benefits as well as 401k plan
  • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success

 

This position reports to the Show Manager.

 

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to HR Director, Terri Higgins at careers@mpeshows.com.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.

 

Job Type: Full Time (Exempt)

Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined

 

 


SOCIAL MEDIA + EMAIL COORDINATOR | TORONTO

Exciting. Challenging. Rewarding.

 

We are growing and looking for top talent here at Marketplace Events!  

 

PROFILE
Marketplace Events is currently hiring a Social Media + Email Coordinator to work alongside our Social Media Manager in Toronto. If you are part writer and part explorer of the Internet, a strategic thinker who loves to stand out from the crowd while understanding how a thoughtful and relevant strategy can translate into networking for success, apply today.

This position will focus on leveraging and growing current social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) to take our 75 events to the next level in social engagement. In addition, this role will be responsible for coordinating consumer email campaigns and content updates across multiple show websites. Reporting to the Social Media Manager and working with the Marketplace Events Digital Department, this role coordinates with senior management, internal members of the marketing team, sales teams, and external partners. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Social Media + Email Coordinator position is a mix of content creation, design, and strategy. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to a variety of events and projects, working with several departments across Marketplace Events. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Part content editor and part social butterfly, you are the voice of the brand and work to deepen relationships with the audience. Some of your social duties will include:

• Creating a social content schedule for our Shows
• Supporting our Show Teams as they monitor our social channels, build our social presence, and connect with our audience through Social Customer Service
• Working with local PR agencies on blog posts and social content
• Implementing social advertising and contests
• Tracking and maintaining yearly reports across all social channels to monitor growth

EMAIL CONTENT:

As a engaging writer with an eye for design, you’ll be supporting our Shows by creating and deploying B2C emails. Some of your duties will include:

• Working with Show Managers to develop email copy
• Creating & sending email campaigns using Acoustic (formerly IBM Watson Campaign Automation)
• Assisting in building an opt-in e-database – ideas to generate subscriptions
• Tracking and maintaining yearly reports on ticket sales, delivery, open, click-through, unsubscribe rates

WEBSITE + DIGITAL MARKETING:

Using your writing skills and interest in home décor, gardening, weddings, and/or the holidays, you’ll help to create blog content and update our websites. Some of your duties will include:

• Assisting with website copy writing, updates and changes
• Writing blogs posts to be published across all of our Show websites

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

• Thrives in a fast-paced environment; able to meet tight deadlines
• Post-secondary degree or diploma in marketing, communications, journalism or English 
• Above average communication, writing and editing skills
• 2+ years of relevant experience
• Experience growing a community
• Strong analytical skills
• Keen eye for compelling creative
• Passion for the Internet with exceptional command of social media platforms and tools
• Experience using third party platforms to host contests and integrated content on social sites
• Knowledge of html, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
• Knowledge of Google Analytics
• Experience with email marketing (template creation, compliance) would be an asset

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to our Digital Marketing Director, Joanne Carry at JoanneC@mpeshows.com.


                                                                                                                                                 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT | MONTREAL

Exciting. Challenging. Rewarding.

 

We are growing and looking for top talent here at Marketplace Events! 

 

PROFILE

Our Montreal Team with an office in Montreal is looking for top talent! This position is responsible for providing administrative support for the three Montreal Home Shows: The Montreal Fall Home Show, the Montreal Home Expo and the Montreal National Home Show. In order to be successful, the ideal candidate must demonstrate these “essential” attributes: personal energy & flair, customer focus, commitment to excellence and teamwork.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Show|Office Administrator effectively assists the Show Managers and sales team with day-to-day administrative and sales support with emphasis on:

 

  • Maintaining accurate financial records of shows and customer data
  • Processing, tracking and reporting of all exhibit space sales and uploading contracts, generating receipts, invoices, and payment processing in our sales system (MarketSpace)
  • Responsible for collection calls on all outstanding accounts receivable
  • Works closely with Show Managers to generate monthly financial reports
  • Effective utilization and daily updating of database and floorplans, or other sales and reporting systems as required
  • Works with sales team on customer communication and assists team with any clerical needs
  • Expense reports for Show Managers and show team
  • Support Show Managers with maintaining and updating Cost Tracker
  • Support Show Manager with the development of the Show Guide
  • Updating show websites and exhibitor listings that appear on show websites
  • Responsible for creating and Eblasting select exhibitor communication, information provided from Show Manager
  • Weekly Eblasts with Buyer’s Guide instructions; follow up to ensure customers create listings
  • Updating, securing and filing all contracts for exhibitors.  Ensure full contract intact, follow up as required.
  • Fulfilling all reception duties, including answering phones, opening and distributing mail, processing outgoing mail, filing, etc.
  • Creating and tracking promo codes and web buttons
  • Scan and submit all invoices for the office to accounts payable on a weekly basis
  • For shows, create exhibitor folders to include complimentary tickets, worker passes, etc. for distribution at show check-in
  • Ticket Mailings for partners/VIP, media and exhibitors
  • Secure gifts and awards for exhibitors
  • Onsite – setting up, stocking and maintaining the show office throughout move-in, show and move-out of the four shows. (This requires irregular work hours, including weekends when shows are taking place)
  • Travel to company meetings, shows, and training
  • Other duties as assigned

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 2+years of proven experience in an administrative assistant capacity.
  • General accounting and financial knowledge. Proficient math and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills – internally and externally.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A working knowledge of MS Office, customer CRM systems as well as internet experience.
  • Past experience in a sales environment helpful.

 

BENEFITS

  • Competitive base salary
  • Health, dental and vision benefits as well as GRSP plan
  • Generous paid time off program
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume Gordon Cox, Sales Manager at GCox@expomediainc.com

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.



SHOW OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR | MINNEAPOLIS 

Exciting. Challenging. Rewarding.

 

Our Minneapolis Team with office in Edina is looking for top talent! This position is responsible for providing administrative support for the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show, Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show, St. Paul Home + Patio Show, and Minneapolis Holiday Boutique. In order to be successful, the ideal candidate must demonstrate these “essential” attributes: personal energy & flair, customer focus, commitment to excellence and teamwork.

 

https://homeandgardenshow.com/

https://minneapolishomeandremodelingshow.com/

https://homeandpatioshow.com/

https://minneapolisholidayboutique.com/

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Show|Office Administrator effectively assists the Show Manager, Operations Coordinator and Sales Team with day-to-day administrative and sales support with emphasis on:

 

  • Maintaining accurate financial records of shows and customer data
  • Processing, tracking and reporting exhibit space sales in MarketSpace (CRM), generating receipts, invoices, and payment processing[LW1] 
  • Responsible for collection calls on all outstanding accounts receivable
  • Uploading new accounts into CRM system for sales team
  • Works closely with Show Managers to generate monthly financial reports
  • Effective utilization and daily updating of MarketSpace (CRM), or other sales and reporting systems as required
  • Works with sales team on customer communication and assists team with any clerical needs
  • Updating show websites and exhibitor listings that appear on show websites
  • Create, update and maintain documents on SHARED DRIVE; update, archive and organize, as necessary
  • Responsible for creating and Eblasting select exhibitor communication, information provided from Show Manager
  • Weekly Eblasts with Buyer’s Guide instructions; follow up to ensure customers create listings
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of consignment, group and bus tour ticket sales program
  • Updating, securing and filing all contracts for exhibitors. Ensure full contract intact, follow up as required.
  • Fulfilling all reception duties, including answering phones, opening and distributing mail, processing outgoing mail, filing, etc.
  • Ordering supplies for the office
  • Creating and tracking promo codes and web buttons
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Scan and submit all invoices and expense reports for the office to accounts payable on a weekly basis
  • Work with Show Manager and Operations Coordinator on updating ticketing contacts and mailing lists
  • Ticket Mailings for partners/VIP, media and exhibitors
  • Work with Show Manager and Marketing on ordering tickets for all shows.
  • Create a schedule for all temp staff and volunteers for show site. Admin will also be responsible for managing all office temp staff and volunteers.
  • For shows, create exhibitor folders to include complimentary tickets, worker passes, etc. for distribution at show check-in
  • Secure gifts and awards for exhibitors
  • Order golf carts, radios and other equipment needed for show site
  • Onsite – setting up, stocking and maintaining the show office throughout move-in, show and move-out of the four shows. (This requires irregular work hours, including weekends when shows are taking place)
  • Travel to company meetings, shows, and training
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • 2+years of proven experience in an administrative assistant capacity.
  • General accounting and financial knowledge. Proficient math and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills – internally and externally.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A working knowledge of MS Office, customer CRM systems as well as internet experience.
  • Past experience in a sales environment helpful.

BENEFITS

  • Competitive base salary
  • Health, dental and vision benefits as well as 401k plan
  • Generous paid time off program
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success

 

This position reports to the Show Manager.

 

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to maddiep@mpeshows.com.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. No phone calls or agencies, please.

 


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