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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.



Project Manager, Graphic Designer | Toronto, ON

PROFILE
Have you managed the steps needed to take projects from concept to completion? Do you have a passion for graphic design and the skills to prove it? Do you thrive in high-energy exciting industries? Do you have great communication and customer service skills – from interacting with the creative team to providing input and direction to presenting and communicating with clients for approval?  

Marketplace Events is seeking an experienced Project Manager with graphic design skills to join our marketing team for a one-year full-time contract and will serve as a process leader for our creative team driving the workflow of print and digital campaigns to meet tight home show deadlines. The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring all assigned projects are continually produced within established schedules to ensure success from project kick-off to completion. You must have knowledge and experience in all agency services, including TV, radio, digital and print production, graphic design skills, website, email and interactive and digital media management. You must be someone who is energetic, passionate and committed to doing great work. This role reports into the Marketing Director, Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the workflow and lead the production of B2C marketing deliverables including but not limited to traditional and digital marketing campaigns (newspaper ads, event invitations, admission tickets, internet marketing, digital advertising, TV, SMS, radio and billboards).
  • Manage the workflow and lead the production of B2B marketing deliverables including but not limited to print materials (sales sheets, show floor plans, show reports) and digital marketing.
  • Manage the workflow and lead the production of our B2B emailing marketing campaigns from design and content creation to final deployment.
  • Lead the production process for our TV and radio ads, working closely with recording studios and their talents, and securing music rights for all produced spots – this will involve limited local travel onsite to meet and work with recording talents.
  • Act as a graphic designer during high peak show season in order to manage the overflow of design deliverables. 
  • Resolve project conflicts, identify resource requirements and align both the creative team and marketing team on the overall scope, while ensuring that projects are executed on time and flag or escalate any risks or challenges.
  • Manage internal meetings by working with creative team, media agency and marketing team to obtain all necessary information and specifications to produce deliverables.
  • Manage multiple integrated consumer and B2B marketing projects/campaigns simultaneously and understand project priorities in the context of company expectations.
  • Initiate and maintain vendor communications, including the preparation and transmission of materials and files to all media vendors. 
  • Ensure that designs are consistent with our brand guidelines. Be accountable for brand consistency across campaigns and assets
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the marketing team to support project/campaign needs and ad-hoc requests.
  • Lead design sessions and contribute through creative concepts and creative input.
  • Be involved in conceptualization and design of graphic applications from concept to completion
  • Be detailed in your organization of projects/campaigns including but not limited to the management of creative briefs, awareness of project specs, content files and deadlines.
  • Balance and manage own workload according to the established business priorities and timelines.

    SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
  • University or College degree in Project Management, Graphic Design, Marketing or Advertising preferred. 
  • Minimum 5 years work experience as a professional Project Manager/Graphic Designer on either the client or agency side, with preference to agency side.  
  • Experience with managing multiple integrated consumer and B2B marketing projects/campaigns simultaneously and understand project priorities in the context of company expectations.
  • Proficiency working with Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver.
  • Knowledge working with Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects and Premiere.
  • Experience with web applications and email marketing: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. 
  • Understanding of traditional and digital interactive project management including print and graphic design, radio production, website and interactive design and production processes to facilitate effective communication.
  • Strong understanding of Typography, Colour Theory & Visual layout print and digital production.
  • Excellent copywriting and copy editing skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Working knowledge of print technology and production.
  • Extremely strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, negotiating, influencing, facilitation, organizational, prioritization, decision-making and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, meets deadlines, and turn projects around quickly.  
  • Selected candidate would be required to provide their own computer and equipment. 
  • Candidates will be required to showcase a design portfolio demonstrating work experience and skills.
BENEFITS
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success
  • Competitive pay

This position reports to the Marketing Director, Canada.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume and your online design portfolio to Corliss Lee at corlissl@mpeshows.com.

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Type: 1 Year Full Time Contract
Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined


Graphic Designer | Toronto, ON

PROFILE
Marketplace Events is looking for a talented and experienced graphic designer to join our marketing team for a one-year full-time contract with focus on developing innovative, creative and strategic design solutions for all print and digital marketing platforms. You will be responsible for establishing the creative direction for all Consumer marketing and B2B marketing, from design concept to completion. Candidates must appreciate the art of multi-tasking as this is a fast paced, high volume role with competing projects and tight deadlines. You will have the opportunity to bring your own creative visuals to life as well as working on campaign template designs which will require a superior eye for detail as well as proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite. You must be someone who is energetic, passionate and committed to doing great work. This role reports into the Project Manager, Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the production of B2C graphic deliverables including but not limited to traditional and digital marketing campaigns (newspaper ads, event invitations, admission tickets, internet marketing, digital advertising, TV, SMS, radio and billboards).
  • Lead the production of B2B graphic deliverables including but not limited to print materials (sales sheets, show floor plans, show reports) and digital marketing.
  • Lead the production of our B2B emailing marketing campaign from design and content creation to final deployment.
  • Ensure projects are executed on time and flag or escalate any risks or challenges.
  • Create designs that are consistent with our brand guidelines. Be accountable for brand consistency across campaigns and assets
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Marketing team to support design needs and ad-hoc requests.
  • Participate in design sessions and contribute through creative concepts and creative input.
  • Be involved in conceptualization and design of graphic applications from concept to completion
  • Be detailed in your organization of campaign and projects including but not limited to the management of creative briefs, awareness of project specs, content files and deadlines.
  • Balance and manage own workload according to the established business priorities and timelines.

    SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
  • University or College degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience working as a professional Web/Graphic Designer managing multiple print and digital campaigns.
  • Proficiency working with Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver.
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects and Premiere.
  • Experience with web applications and email marketing: HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Strong understanding of Typography, Colour Theory & Visual layout print and digital production.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Working knowledge of print technology and production.
  • Excellent copywriting and copy editing skills.
  • Extremely strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, meets deadlines, and turn projects around quickly.  
  • Selected candidate would be required to provide their own computer and equipment. 
  • Candidates will be asked to showcase an excellent design portfolio demonstrating work experience and skills.
BENEFITS
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success
  • Competitive pay

This position reports to the Marketing Director, Canada.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume and your online design portfolio to Corliss Lee at corlissl@mpeshows.com.

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Type: 1 Year Full Time Contract
Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined


Contract Sales Position | Calgary, AB

PROFILE

We are hiring a contract sales position to sell exhibit space and sponsorship in the Calgary Home + Garden Show, Calgary Renovation show and Calgary Fall Home Show.
 
Finding and cultivating new business and managing accounts are also key duties. Some travel will be required. If you have the drive to connect with businesses over the phone and make things happen, this is the job for you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Selling exhibit space in home show(s) via outbound telephone calls and limited face-to-face calls
  • Make a minimum of 50 sales calls per day, every day
  • Meet weekly, monthly and annual sales goals and related targets
  • Work in ACT! (CRM program) – Every sales conversation to be recorded and all information to be complete and documented
  • Sell advertising/marketing opportunities to your customer base
  • Develop and maintain relationships with exhibitors; ensure customer satisfaction and provide excellent customer service
  • Constantly seek out leads for potential exhibitors from every possible source such as advertisers in other media, internet sources, competitive shows, exhibitors from other Marketplace Events shows, association members, etc.
  • Source local sponsorship leads
  • Understand our show features, marketing/promotional plan and utilize this information in the sales process
  • Provide on-site floor management at the show and assist show management with the coordination of the move-in/move-out of the show
  • Travel to company meetings, shows, and training
  • Other duties as required
SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
  • 2+ years of proven sales experience required, preferably within a telephone-based, inside sales, outbound calling environment
  • 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 ACT (or similar CRM program) preferred
  • Experience in events including home shows or holiday/craft shows is a plus!
BENEFITS
  • Competitive base salary + monthly commission
Please email your resume to Martin Egli, Western Canadian Sales Manager, Sales at MartinE@mpeshows.com for immediate consideration.

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Type: Contract
Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined


Marketing Services Division - Inside Sales | Solon, OH

PROFILE

Marketplace Events has opened a new Marketing Services Division!

We are forming our team in Cleveland, Ohio, and we are hiring top talent for Inside Sales. This position will be responsible for selling marketing/advertising packages to our exhibitors in the home improvement, building, and design industries for both print and digital advertising..

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sell marketing/advertising packages (a combination of: lead generation, print and digital advertising and content marketing) via outbound telephone calls to an existing customer base
  • Make a minimum of 50 sales calls per day, every day
  • Meet weekly, monthly and annual sales goals and related targets
  • Ability to explain to clients why and how advertising will help their overall revenue and show experience, as well as answering questions a client or potential client may have.
  • Through use of our consumer research and training, understand our marketing assets and use this information to help sell current customers, to enhance their event experience by driving additional value through marketing/advertising to attract more customers
  • Work closely with event sales to ensure a positive experience to further develop and expand the current relationship with our customer base
  • An understanding of marketing/advertising principals for multichannel marketing
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing customers; ensure customer satisfaction and provide excellent customer service
  • Constantly build and maintain sales database utilizing existing processes/guidelines for documenting records
  • Join relevant professional associations, regularly attend meetings and network with their membership
  • Understand the positioning of all competitors’ shows and how they relate to our positioning
  • Understand our show features, marketing/promotional programs, web assets, and utilize this information in the sales process of Marketing Services.
  • Ensure all contracts are signed and payment plan is agree to
  • Occasional travel to company meetings, shows, and training 
  • Other duties as required
SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
  • 2+ years of proven advertising sales experience required, preferably within a telephone-based, inside sales, outbound calling environment
  • College degree strongly preferred with a marketing/advertising degree
  • Persuasive ability 
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet targets
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • Knowledge of ACT (or similar CRM program) preferred
BENEFITS
  • Competitive base salary +  commission
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits as well as 401k plan
  • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
Please email your resume to Frank Bird, President, at frankb@mpeshows.com for immediate consideration.

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Type: Full Time (Exempt)
Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined


Exhibit Sales Consultant | Various Locations

We are growing! Marketplace Events is looking for top talent in many markets.

Current Inside Sales Openings in:
Indianapolis  |  Minneapolis  |  Orlando  |  Cleveland

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

  • Selling exhibit space via outbound telephone calls and limited face-to-face calls.
  • Make a minimum of 50 sales calls per day, every day
  • Meet weekly, monthly and annual sales goals and related targets
  • Work in ACT! (CRM program)– every sales conversation to be recorded and all information to be complete and documented
  • Sell advertising/marketing opportunities to your customer base
  • Develop and maintain relationships with exhibitors; ensure customer satisfaction and provide excellent customer 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 advertisers 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 associations, regularly attend meetings and network with their membership
  • Attend all appropriate competitive shows/events and follow-up on leads immediately
  • Understand the positioning of all competitors’ shows and how they relate to our positioning
  • Source local sponsorship leads
  • Understand our show features, marketing/promotional plan and utilize this information in the sales process
  • 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
  • Occasional travel to company meetings, shows, and training, including possible travel to the United States (passport required)
  • Other duties as required
SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
  • 2+ years of proven sales experience required, preferably within a telephone-based, inside sales, outbound calling environment
  • College degree strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office 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 ACT (or similar CRM program) preferred
  • Large-scale events experience preferred
BENEFITS
  • Competitive base salary + commission
  • Excellent Benefits
  • Generous paid time off program, four weeks per calendar year
  • A high-energy culture that rewards success
These positions report to the Show Managers.

Please send your resume to Sue Huff, VP Sales for consideration - sueh@mpeshows.com

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Job Type: Full Time (Exempt)
Experience: Applicant should meet criteria outlined


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