Jerry Bernhart

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About Jerry Bernhart

Jerry Bernhart is founder and principal of Bernhart Associates Executive Search, LLC, a preeminent executive search firm specializing in omnichannel marketing, ecommerce, digital marketing, and CRM, serving clients ranging from start ups to Fortune 50. Jerry Bernhart is a recognized thought leader and widely followed LinkedIn writer and blogger on recruitment and talent development in these highly specialized marketing disciplines, and is author of the critically acclaimed "Careers in eCommerce and Digital Marketing," the first book of its kind on career preparation and present/future opportunities within the major specialties of ecommerce and digital marketing.Jerry's writings and interviews on best practices in hiring and talent management appear throughout the web. He is a frequent presenter at leading online-marketing related conferences and webinars, and he is also a contributing author to MarketingProfs, Internet Retailer, DigitalCommerce360, Forrester, Loyalty360, DM News, AdAge, Multichannel Merchant, Target Marketing and many others. Jerry has placed more than 750 B2C and B2B marketers with clients of all sizes and across all major industries since 1990.Jerry's blog features insights and fresh perspectives from one of the nation's top recruiters in digital, ecommerce and omnichannel marketing.

Marketing Executive Recruiter Jerry Bernhart Offers Advice on Writing Effective Job Descriptions

By |2019-09-04T10:31:40-05:00September 4th, 2019|Digital Marketing|

It’s a rare hiring manager who doesn’t tell me that he or she wants the best and the brightest candidate for their open positions. Of course. No one wants to settle for second banana. Problem is, a traditional digital marketing position description with its shopping list of required qualifications and specific platform "must haves" can [...]

Another Strong Year for My Digital Marketing and Ecommerce Recruiting Agency

By |2019-09-03T21:24:57-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Digital Marketing|

There are still 4 months left in 2019, but already this year is going down in the record books as the strongest ever for hiring in digital marketing and ecommerce, and the busiest year ever for my ecvommerce recruiting agency. Digital marketing knowledge has truly become a "must-have" tool in the market's toolkit. Without it, [...]

The Big Opportunity In B2B Marketing Recruitment

By |2019-09-02T09:03:12-05:00September 2nd, 2019|B2B Digital Marketing|

McKinsey reported earlier this year that two-thirds of businesses surveyed said digital engagement of customers was among their top strategic priorities for 2018. No question, I'm seeing that first hand in the B2B marketing recruitment practice. Five years ago, calls and emails from B2B’ers accounted for maybe one quarter of my searches. Today, fully one-half [...]

VP Ecommerce Executive Recruiter: Basic of Employment Contracts

By |2019-09-02T09:06:21-05:00September 2nd, 2019|eCommerce|

As a Vice President Ecommerce executive recruiter, I can tell you that employment contracts are the exception rather than the rule for most VP-level digital marketing and ecommerce leadership positions. But I just had an employer tell a candidate to expect one. This particular candidate has never had an executive-level contract like this in the [...]

Hiring Artificial Intelligence Experts to Boost Your Business. Many of My Clients Are

By |2019-09-29T13:28:35-05:00November 19th, 2018|Digital Marketing|

  When I ask my clients, “What will be the most important initiative for your organization in 2019?,” many respond: “Smarter use of data." No real surprise there: This has been a top priority for as long as marketers can remember. But what’s changing is the rapid advance in Artificial Intelligence (AI). According to a recent survey [...]

Transitioning from B2C to B2B Marketing: Busting the Myth

By |2019-08-31T14:22:45-05:00August 21st, 2018|Digital Marketing|

Prompted by the enormous response to my LinkedIn posting, “Can B2C’ers transition to B2B?,” I have created this truly unique resource- a comprehensive compilation of comments which addresses that question head on. As you'll see by reading these responses, the myth that B2C'ers simply cannot transition to business-to-business is not only busted, this posting tears [...]

Digital Marketing Headhunter Jerry Bernhart Speaks to Future Digital Marketing and Ecommerce Leaders

By |2019-08-31T20:15:22-05:00April 8th, 2018|Digital Marketing|

I was recently honored with the opportunity to speak to graduate students at the University of Minnesota Carlson School Management about digital marketing career opportunities, where Kathy Amundson teaches a class on digital commerce. These are the future leaders, the future movers and shakers, the future entrepreneurs and the future technology envelope pushers who will [...]