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Marketing Events Manager

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 09/21/2022
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  • Company Address: 541 Cowper St, Palo Alto, California US

About, the Data Automation Cloud, was named a 2021 Gartner Cool Vendor and provides the most advanced automation for data and analytics engineering workloads. Ascend unifies the core capabilities of data engineering—data ingestion, transformation, delivery, orchestration, and observability—into a single platform so that data teams deliver 10x faster.

Job Description's mission is to enable every organization to innovate faster by harnessing the power of automation. We help customers spend more time bringing data innovations to life by simplifying and accelerating data ingestion, transformation, and orchestration. We were named a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2021 and now we’re looking for a superb Events Marketing Manager to build and implement an event strategy to grow the Ascend brand.
This position sits on the front lines of global branding and positioning efforts, as well as partner, customer, and prospect engagement. In this role, you'll partner closely with Growth/Demand Generation, Field Engineering, Business Development, and Sales teams to develop and execute an event strategy that best positions Ascend with our target customers.

Outcomes you will drive:

    • Accelerate Ascend’s growth by discovering, planning, and executing events that engage our prospects and customers.
    • Deliver best-in-class brand experience at marketing events, conferences, webinars, proprietary events, etc.
    • Establish an events road map that will build awareness, generate leads, and drive demand from prospects.

What you will do:

    • Own strategic planning and execution of the annual events calendar, with the goal of growing the Ascend brand.
    • Manage all aspects of event marketing programs, including content and program development, budget oversight, experience and visual design, vendors & sponsors, communications, promotions, production, and post-event evaluation.
    • Work collaboratively with internal departments and external stakeholders to maximize each events’ experience.
    • Collect, track and report metrics associated with marketing events. 
    • Oversee and train Ascend employees to ensure consistent brand presence at marketing events.
    • Manage and support the development of marketing plans & communication strategies.
    • Research and identify strategic industry events and opportunities and help determine Ascend’s participation level (e.g. attend, sponsor, speaking session)

What we look for:

    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, proactively problem solve, and maintain a high degree of organization.
    • Direct experience managing both in-person and virtual events for tech companies.
    • Ability to travel to oversee events on-site.
    • Deep desire to learn/improve and be part of a winning team.
    • 2+ years of experience in similar roles.

What we Offer

    • Medical/Dental/Vision covered at 100%
    • Long-term & Short-term disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Meaningful equity
    • 401(k)
    • Flexible PTO
    • Annual Learning Stipend
    • Remote Work Stipend
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Ascend we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law

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