Digital Marketing and Multichannel Marketing Executive Search
Jerry Bernhart's new book, "Careers in Ecommerce and Digital Marketing," the definitive guide on career preparation, present and future employment opportunities in the major specialties of digital marketing, is now available on the web. Soon to be on Amazon.
The latest numbers are in: 94% of our
placed hires have been with our clients for at least two
That's because we put a laser focus on the number one hiring success factor: Cultural fit.
We're proud to announce the just-completed placement of the
first head of Global Digital Communications for Dow
Check out our newest opportunities.
For more than 24 years, Bernhart Associates Executive
Search, LLC, has been a prominent boutique executive search
firm focusing in Digital Marketing, Multichannel Direct
Marketing and Ecommerce across all major industries,
agencies and service providers, B2C and B2B. Jerry
also launched and ran directmarketingcareers.com, which was
ranked twice by CareerXRoads among the top
marketing-specific job posting sites on the internet, with
more than 600 employers posting jobs at its peak in the late
We also provide digital marketing and ecommerce experts on
a contract and freelance basis.
Need sample job descriptions? We have hundreds of
them, at no cost, in every specialty of digital
Jerry Bernhart is a Trusted and
Recognized Authority in Digital Marketing and
Multichannel Marketing Recruitment:
"Eight Qualities Employers will look for
in Digital Marketers in 2014." Read Jerry's
latest article on Marketing Profs, where he is a
"Five Trends in Direct Marketing Job
Hunting and Hiring"- By Jerry Bernhart, appearing in
Target Marketing magazine, February 3, 2014.
--Jerry Bernhart participates in the Report on Salary Surveys by Bloomberg BNA, a global business and financial information news leader.
Future of Marketing: Are Skills Keeping Up with Increasing
BtoBOnline interviews Jerry Bernhart- November 18, 2013
"Smart Marketing Using Big Data", a
comprehensive report from AdAge released in October
including insights from Jerry Bernhart, on how the growing
demand for analytical talent is impacting recruiting.
What are the skill sets marketers need, and are they
available? Do all aspiring marketers need technical
skills with big data, or is that strictly the domain of data
analysts? How do these individuals fit into the
organizational structure of agencies and marketing
departments? This in-depth research report can be
purchased on AdAge.com.
--"The State of Digital Media Marketing
Conference" - University of Missouri, St. Louis.
For two years, Jerry has joined a panel of distinguished
digital marketing and ecommerce experts, authors and thought
leaders to examine the latest trends in global digital
media, held at the J.C. Penney Conference Center.
Check out the video of the full conference (Jerry's
segment starts 47:30 into the program).
Currently in progress:
Chief Marketing Officer, Oasis Legal Finance
Vice President of Marketing, Barcodes, Inc.
Vice President of New Business Development, Cogensia
Chief Marketing Officer, Appster
Global Ecommerce Leader, Procter and Gamble
Director of Acquisition and Retention Marketing, National Pen
Director (Vice President) of Global Digital Communications,
President, Kansas City Steaks, D-to-C
Chief Marketing Officer, Dealstruck
SVP of Loyalty Services, Truth in Loyalty/Cogensia
Senior Manager of Retention, Harbor Freight Tools
Chief Marketing Officer, onlineshoes.com
Vice President of Marketing (CMO), Asset Marketing
Vice President of Marketing (CMO), Silver Star
Sr. Manager of Loyalty, Total Wine
Corporate Vice President of Search Engine Marketing, New York Life Direct
Corporate Vice President Internet Strategy, New York Life Direct
Ecommerce Consultant, New Pig
Director of Customer Engagement, Education Management Corporation
Internet Marketing Director, Cigars International
Director of Ecommerce, Metals of America
Director of Marketing, Kansas City Steaks
Director of Internet Marketing, Oasis Legal Finance
--More than 16,900 relationships and 6,000 endorsements on
LinkedIn. Thank you to the thousands of leading
digital and multichannel marketers who have chosen to
include Jerry in their "inner circle."
Trusted Name and Established Reputation Opens the Door
to Exceptional Talent"
Our Focus Areas:
- Multichannel Marketing Recruiting
- Digital Marketing Recruiting
- Internet Marketing Recruiting
- Ecommerce Recruiting
- Analytics Recruiting
- CRM and Loyalty Marketing Recruiting
- Database Marketing Recruiting
- US, Europe, Asia
Digital and Multichannel Marketing Recruiter and author on best practices in digital marketing hiring and employment, with placements made in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Detroit, Des Moines, Greensboro, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lexington, Louisville, Madison, Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Haven, New York, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR and ME), Richmond, Rochester (NY), Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Tuscson, Washington DC, plus dozens of other primary and secondary metro areas nationwide.
In February, 2005 and December, 2009, Jerry Bernhart was featured on the cover of Target Marketing Magazine along with other leading experts including DMA Hall of Famers Don Peppers and Martha Rogers and Merkle CEO David Williams, discussing how marketing industry trends are shaping the way digital and multichannel marketers do business.
Thousands of prominent digital and multichannel marketing companies including marketers, agencies and service providers, participate in the Bernhart Associates Digital and Direct Marketing Employment Report. Since 2001, it has been the most widely followed and quoted employment survey in digital and multichannel marketing and has been conducted in partnership with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). You'll find results of our latest quarterly survey on the Survey Results page. Past data can be found in the DMA's Statistical Fact Book.
Jerry is actively involved in online social media. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for our latest career opportunities and our popular Tweetchat, the only online digital and multichannel marketing employment forum of its kind.
Bernhart Associates conducts research on salary and
incentive compensation data. Ask how we can help you
ensure that your compensation packages are competitive.
Sample Job Descriptions for Recent Placements:
- Vice President of CRM
- Director of SEM
- Vice President of Marketing
- Vice President of Ecommerce
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Director of CRM/Loyalty
- Vice President of Direct Marketing
- Sr. Director of Customer Analytics
- Vice President of Loyalty
- Director of Sales/Business Development
- Digital Marketing Director
- Director, Direct-to-Consumer Marketing
Our Recruiting Process is time-tested, and highly defined.
We do not delegate the all-important tasks of recruiting, interviewing and negotiating to research associates or junior staffers. Jerry Bernhart personally makes each and every contact throughout the entire recruiting process, leveraging his extensive experience and nationwide cross-referenced contact network to locate, evaluate and help you hire top performers.
Because we accept a limited number of searches, we are not hamstrung by "off-limits" boundaries. Our candidate pool is practically unlimited. In most instances, we can have qualified candidates on your desk within just two weeks.Our Philosophy
We highly value our client relationships. We immediately notify you when we surface extraordinary talent, we offer you guarantees on every search and extended terms for companies in a pinch.
We believe digital, multichannel marketing, ecommerce, analytics and CRM recruiting is an ever-changing process, requiring different methodologies and approaches as market conditions dictate, so we regularly attend seminars and conferences to stay on top of the latest trends in digital and multichannel marketing recruitment, search and placement.
Jerry Bernhart has given roundtable sessions on negotiation
skills at national direct marketing conferences, so you'll
know that your search is in the hands of a highly skilled
Bernhart Associates is a proud partner of the The Direct Marketing Association (DMA), which joined us in producing the 2009 Employment Outlook Report, and has distributed the Bernhart Associates Hiring Survey to the entire DMA membership.
For your direct and database marketing needs, Bernhart Associates refers clients to The Wheaton Group, specializing in database construction and hosting, data management, analytics and consulting.
Cornerstone3, an executive coaching and consulting firm, helps leaders and teams expand their leadership skill-set, improve their overall effectiveness and achieve results that matter. Todd Alexander, President and Principal Consultant of Cornerstone3, is the former Chief Sales Officer and VP of Leadership & Culture for Taylor Corporation.
Douglas Berger Communications represents Public Relations for the Bernhart Associates Quarterly Digital and Direct Marketing Hiring Survey. Doug is the former Executive Director of Communications for the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).
Jan Davis provides Bernhart Associates expertise in
strategy, marketing and social media.
A former CEO, Jan is an active board member of start-up to mid-cap private companies and non-profits.
Craig Elzas provides expertise in business
development. Craig is a veteran direct marketing
executive and a leading authority in the field of database
marketing, recently the COO and EVP of Cohorts.
Bernard (Bernie) Silverman and Affiliates contributes research and analysis for the Bernhart Associates Quarterly Employment Survey and Report. Bernie has more than 30 years experience leading research and analytics for leading service providers in digital and direct marketing.
Web design and internet marketing expertise is provided by Chad Monson. Chad has been providing ecommerce solutions for leading multichannel marketers for more than 15 years.
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