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Topics in eCommerce Recruiting and Digital Marketing Recruiting by Jerry Bernhart, Bernhart Associates Executive Search, LLC.


New DMA Research Sheds Light On Important Digital Marketing Skills Required for Success

By | July 2nd, 2017|Digital Marketing|

“Information doesn’t travel at the word of mouth anymore. It travels at the speed of light.”    -Andy Russell, DMA Board Member and Founder of Trigger Media and Inside Hook. What a great quote from Andy. Not only is information traveling at the speed of light, but that data beam is bending and twisting and heading into directions [...]

Digital Marketing and Ecommerce Recruiting Trends: A Report from the Trenches

By | June 25th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

As I close the books on Q2, I’m looking back on a quarter that was considerably more active than normal. Typically after the holidays, activity on the executive search front tends to ratchet down for a month or so while everyone catches their breath. Not so in the world of digital commerce this year. The [...]

Future of the Chief Marketing Officer: The Growing Importance of “Technology-Speak”

By | June 25th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

Even after more than 25 years of recruiting C-level marketers, each time I place one I learn a lot. I learn not just what skills and qualities companies are looking for in these captains of commerce, but I also glean valuable insight into why candidates fail to make the final cut. You’ll find plenty of [...]

Rethinking the Digital Marketing Job Description: Don’t Rely on “Must Haves”

By | June 25th, 2017|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 job description with its shopping list of required qualifications and specific platform "must haves" can [...]

Your Digital Marketing Career: Making the Resume “Black Hole” a Little Less Black

By | June 25th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

A lot can happen in 30 years, particularly when it comes to technology in the recruiting industry. In the late 1980’s, there WAS no technology. There WAS no such thing as a digital marketing career.  State of the art was 3X5 index cards in plastic boxes. That was pretty much my “Salesforce” of the day [...]

As the World Churns: 2017 Becoming a Year of Digital Marketing Transformation

By | June 14th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

Last fall, Forrester issued a set of predictions for 2017 in its report, “Dynamics That Will Shape The Future In The Age Of The Customer.” Among other things, the research organization predicted that 2017 would be a year of widespread digital marketing transformation and restructuring. Check that box: Fully half of my searches this year [...]

Digital and Ecommerce Jobs: Where the Action Is

By | April 22nd, 2017|Digital Marketing|

People often ask me: “What areas of the country are you seeing the most activity in digital marketing and ecommerce jobs?” Since I work nationally and speak with candidates from literally dozens of cities and states during the course of any given week, I have a perspective that many others don’t have, so I thought [...]

Looking to Further Your Digital Marketing Knowledge? Here’s Your “A” List of Learning Resources

By | April 14th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

Here at Bernhart Associates Executive Search, I get requests from those who are new to the world of digital marketing and ecommerce asking for information on digital marketing educational resources and introductory-level certification programs and other training options to help them prepare for their first foray into the exciting field of digital commerce. Programs that teach [...]

Jerry Bernhart Featured in the April Edition of Internet Retailer

By | April 6th, 2017|Digital Marketing|

Jerry Bernhart featured in Internet Retailer I am proud to be featured in the April, 2017 edition of Internet Retailer: "What Qualities Online Retailers Seek" digital marketing recruiter, ecommerce recruiter, e-commerce recruiter, marketing recruiter, CRM recruiter, CMO recruiter

Digital Marketing Hiring: Looking for a Marketing Leader? Now is the Time!

By | March 31st, 2017|Digital Marketing|

Interesting fact: Did you know that for divorce lawyers, the busiest time of year for picking up new clients is January and February? Studies also show that people in dating or live-in relationships also tend to go splitsville during those same two months. But as divorce rates taper off heading into the end of the school [...]