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Chief Marketing Officer

| Austin
What we do: 
Headquartered in the heart of Austin, TX, TrendKite is blazing the trails of category creation, taking earned media out of the era of media monitoring and into the age of Digital PR.
This is a time of profound change as all aspects of life, including business, are impacted by the disruption of traditional journalism and the rise of social networks and other forms of communication. With this change, the PR industry has been redefined. Digital PR is the intersection of traditional PR, content marketing, social media, influencer management, and search. By harnessing artificial intelligence and big data analytics to optimize the impact public relations has on a brand’s reputation, website traffic and business goals, TrendKite’s platform is transforming the way the world views earned media, allowing modern PR professionals to create deeper connections with customers and prospects. Companies like Adidas, Unilever, Samsung, Expedia, Google, Home Depot and thousands more turn PR coverage into real business impact using TrendKite.
Market disruption requires requires hiring the top people in our industry, developing them, and empowering them to solve interesting problems and do the very best work of their careers. If that sounds exciting, then we’d love to hear from you.
TrendKite is searching for a CMO to lead the charge of category creation, taking earned media out of the era of media monitoring and into the age of Digital PR.
If you are a marketing leader, you’ve already realized there’s a crisis of trust in the marketing discipline. Consumers tune out and block paid media and question the transparency and credibility of owned media. Earned media created by journalists, and influencers is the only way to reach an audience with a trusted message, because authoritative third-party validation brings credibility. But brands can’t scale that trust, predict it, measure it, or incorporate it across the marketing mix.
The Solution: TrendKite
Scaling trust and influence in a digital world requires a digital-first solution, and TrendKite is the world’s only Digital PR Platform. TrendKite’s AI-driven analytics engine delivers audience insights, laser-precise outreach, and media impact analysis. CMOs can now cross the ‘trust chasm,’ reaching their audiences through trusted publications, journalists, and influencers - and amplifying that trust across paid, owned, and shared marketing channels.
The Opportunity
As TrendKite enters its next phase of rapid growth, we are looking for a dynamic, experienced, and results-focused Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to join the senior leadership team, reporting to the CEO. A critical member of the executive team, the CMO will lead the company’s marketing strategy and campaigns which will drive substantial growth in demand and thought leadership as we take a compelling offering to market. This role will be accountable for oversight of all aspects of marketing including Demand Generation, Brand, Product Marketing, Field Marketing & Enablement, while positioning TrendKite as the clear thought leader in our space. The CMO will partner with the CEO to assess the company’s marketing strategy and execution and drive a coherent strategy for sustained success.
Specific Responsibilities
Oversee and manage all aspects of marketing strategy and activities to support the company’s overall strategies and objectivesDirect responsibility for lead generation and sales enablement, and partnering tightly with the Sales leadership to feed a complex and lengthy go-to-market machineDrive thought leadership and positioning for TrendKite. We are creating a category and have a clear competitive advantage in our product offeringScale our lead generation capabilities across multiple channels, including search engine marketing (SEM/paid), search engine optimization (SEO/unpaid), social (paid and unpaid), and content advertisingMotivate and lead a high-performance team; provide active mentoring as a cornerstone to career development
The Candidate
The ideal candidate is methodical, data-driven, and operationally-oriented - driving the team’s activities by desired business outcomes. S/he is a results-oriented executive and possesses deep marketing expertise and an acute awareness of how external stakeholders think. His/her relevant experience and demeanor enables her to earn the trust and respect of both external stakeholders and internal stakeholders during a period of growth and change.S/he has had recent experience as CMO at a rapidly growing SaaS company, with strong familiarity lead generation programs and field marketing and enablement. S/he is a fast and flexible learner, an adaptable team leader, and has taken a company (or companies) through multiple phases of its life-cycle, scaling to $100M ARR+. S/he is expert at striking a balance between managing the day-to-day marketing functions and helping guide the strategic direction of TrendKite.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and/or Business, MBA is a plus
  • Proven track record in leading marketing within the midmarket / enterprise SAAS software
  • Stage experience growing from $25M to $100M+
  • Strong management, coaching, training, and team development skills whether scaling inheriting teams

Personal Characteristics

  • Intellectual horsepower, combined with the ability to listen, understand, and analyze in order to make thoughtful data-driven decisions
  • Alignment with TrendKite’s values; high standards for success, high work ethic, and intellectual honesty
  • “First Team” mentality with decisions made for the good of the business first and for their team second
  • Results-oriented with a deep level of personal accountability
  • A passion for experimentation, and the ability to institutionalize new insights broadly
  • Highly analytical and metrics drivenImpeccable integrity and ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial with a high level of energy, and unrelenting drive to succeed

Why TrendKite?
TrendKite has the some of the brightest, most passionate and driven folks in the industry. If working with smart, fun, talented people who genuinely like another appeals to you, then you might want to join our team.
We pride ourselves in living our values, not just talking about them. They are core to who we are as a company and drive every decision we make as we continue to build a special, incredibly successful business without losing sight of what got us here, our people.
Sure, we have a fun, friendly environment with awesome office space and perks out the wazoo, but that’s not why people come to TrendKite and certainly not why they stay. We are here to do our life’s best work and to connect with one another on a deeper level as we go on an incredible, career-defining journey, together as One Team.
TrendKite is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. 

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We are in the heart of Downtown Austin's burgeoning startup scene, directly across from the Capital Factory and a block away from Congress.
At TrendKite, grow your career — and still find time to ride the hoverboard

What are TrendKite Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fully Stocked Fridge and Pantry- Quality lunch foods and snacks to keep you fueled
Friday Bytes and Bites- Company updates and awesome trainings for you.
Paid Parking- Worth its weight in gold in downtown Austin.

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