Digital Marketing (SEM) Account Manager

Client Services · Austin, Texas
Department Client Services
Employment Type Full-time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The Digital Marketing (SEM) Account Manager works on one or more Adlucent client accounts and is responsible for the development and execution of strategy, prioritization of tasks, and achievement of performance goals. They have an in-depth understanding of paid search tactics and techniques and implement best practices to achieve the client’s performance goals. The Account Manager employs standard online media metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure results through data analysis and optimization.

The Account Manager collaborates with both the client and internal Client Services team to determine quarterly account performance goals and measurements as well as determining account activities. They conduct ongoing account optimization and testing to achieve these goals, providing regular reporting and analysis to both the client and the internal team. The Account Manager researches and identifies opportunities for incremental revenue and efficiencies.

The Account Manager may have one or more team members on their account to execute on account activities, whom the Account Manager will mentor and train.

The Role:

  • Responsible for all aspects of managing a client’s paid search program using Adlucent’s proprietary Deep Search™ software in addition to Google AdWords and  Microsoft Ads.
  • Strong understanding of paid search trends, from recent updates and announcements to knowledge of the levers available for effecting change for an account
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of campaigns; manage and optimize to meet client and internal performance goals. Independently troubleshoot account & technical issues to ensure that campaigns are maximizing performance.
  • Partner with client and internal team members to define, drive and execute effective optimization strategies and testing schemes designed to improve campaign KPIs.
  • Maintain strong communication with agency clients and internal team members to keep everyone informed of campaign status, scope or timeline changes and manage client expectations.
  • Properly monitor campaign performance against client’s objectives, making optimization recommendations as necessary.
  • Help run weekly internal meetings to update on account performance, team activities and results, and any roadblocks; work with the Senior Account Manager and Account Supervisor to prioritize tasks and troubleshoot issues.
  • Run weekly client calls to update clients on performance and activities and provide insights around the account and the client’s business.
  • Work with Account Supervisor & account team on semi-annual/quarterly strategic business reviews with the client to discuss industry insights, account performance, and strategic opportunities and ideas. Lead portions of this presentation.
  • Exemplify and promote Adlucent’s Core Values in day to day work, communication, and professional relationships - Don’t be a Jerk, Keep It Real, and Make $#%& Happen.

Must have:

  • 1-2 years of experience in Search Engine Marketing, specifically managing PPC programs through Google AdWords and  Microsoft Ads
  • Strong track record of continuous positive account performance and achieving performance goals for customers
  • An iterative approach to campaign performance testing
  • Ability to communicate complex data with clarity and simplicity
  • Self-motivated, intellectually curious, flexible, ambitious, and a quick learner; able to operate independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to multitask & work under pressure and build ongoing relationships
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Solid communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Office Suite & G-Suite tools

Nice to have:

  • Interest in technology-based solutions as they relate to digital marketing
  • Retail experience including but not limited to: eCommerce; merchandising and promotions; multi-channel marketing; branding
  • Strong technical skills around website analytics tools, URLs (structure, parameters, encoding), Javascript, and HTML
  • Experience with managing and editing product feeds
  • Agency management experience
  • Knowledge of statistics


To make advertising increasingly relevant and helpful to all by understanding & serving the interests and needs of each individual.


Make $#%& Happen: We solve problems efficiently. We know when to iterate and when to innovate. Some days we get to win and some days we get to learn.

Keep It Real: We all have a little weird in us. Come as you are, and stay that way.

Don’t Be a Jerk: We don't count ego as a KPI. We act with empathy and make others matter. We are the coworkers you want to work with.

Adlucent is part of Advantage Marketing Partners, a subsidiary of Advantage Solutions, ranked as one of the top marketing companies in the U.S. by AdAge. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Adlucent is a performance digital agency, powered by its purpose-built platform Deep Search™, which accelerates outcomes and maximizes returns for B2C and B2B brands and retailers. Marketing services include paid search, shopping, social, Amazon, display media, video, and performance creative. Deep Search™ is a digital campaign, product feed and analytics technology that powers these services by integrating complex data and creating a custom, predictive bidding algorithm, helping clients acquire customers across channels while profitably increasing revenue. To learn more about Adlucent, visit

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  • Location
    Austin, Texas
  • Department
    Client Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience