Impact is hiring a

SEM/Paid Social Specialist

Cape Town, South Africa

Our Company:

At Impact our culture is our soul. We are passionate about our people, our technology, and are obsessed with customer success. Working together enables us to grow rapidly, win, and serve the largest brands in the world. We use cutting edge technology to solve real world problems for our clients and continue to pull ahead of the pack as the leading SaaS platform for businesses to automate their partnerships and grow their revenue like never before. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture where ambition and curiosity is rewarded. If you are looking to join a team where your opinion is valued, your contributions are noticed, and enjoy working with fun and talented people from all over the world, then this is the place for you. 

Impact is the global leader in Partnership Automation. We work with enterprise and innovative brands like Ticketmaster, Levi’s, Microsoft, Airbnb, and Uber to help them manage all different types of partnerships. From social influencers, B2B, strategic partners, publishers, and traditional affiliates, we have them covered. Our combined suite of products covers the full life partnership lifecycle including onboarding, tracking ads and paying partners, recruiting for new partners, data and marketing intelligence, and protection from fraud. Founded in 2008 by the same team that founded Commission Junction, Impact has grown to over 500 employees and eleven offices across the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Why this role is exciting:

We are looking for a highly technical, analytical and data driven Marketer who is passionate about SEM and paid social. Join an exciting Marketing team based in Cape Town which services our entire global tech company. Our marketing leading brand allows creative marketing thinking, as we create a new category in the tech space.

Work with the Cape Town marketing team (design, web dev, social), and report to the Demand Generation Manager in New York, as well as working with the rest of the Marketing team based across New York, Santa Barbara, London and Sydney.


  • Plan, execute, analyze, optimize and report on all paid digital efforts globally including paid search, social advertising (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter), and display/retargeting
  • Perform ongoing paid keyword discovery, expansion and optimization
  • Research and analyze competitor advertising links
  • Partner with Marketing Ops and Demand Generation leadership to understand campaign efficiency, ROI and suggest ways to optimize spend
  • Maintain campaign budgets
  • Suggest new, innovative areas for growth, both paid and non-paid
  • Optimize toward agreed upon campaign KPI’s and ultimately meet marketing attributed pipeline and NMRR goals.
  • Develop and maintain integrated, multi-touch demand marketing campaigns
  • Adhere to campaign launch calendars and timelines
  • Maintain relationships with media vendors and marketing agencies
  • Deep understanding of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.
  • Well versed in vendor landscape, contributes to agency POVs
  • Maintains understanding of new and evolving product offering.
  • Monitors the latest trends in social media, including advertising formats, channels and technologies in order to improve campaign performance and provide recommendations on how clients can best leverage new tools and services
  • Intermediate level understanding of Excel functions (i.e.. VLook-up, Pivot Table, chart building) and PowerPoint

Does this sound like you? 

  • Experience with various ad: tech platforms such as AdWords, Terminus, LinkedIn ads, Facebook Ads, Demandbase, etc.
  • Experience with Marketo, Salesforce, Google Analytics and Excel
  • Experience with marketing attribution platforms such as Bizible
  • 3-5 years of Demand Generation, digital marketing, particularly SEM and paid social
  • Experience tracking and reporting on campaign performance
  • Experience managing campaign optimization and spend to remain in budget
  • Strong collaboration and project management experience


  • Medical Aid and Provident Fund 
  • Unlimited leave
  • Flexi-time
  • Casual work environment
  • Development & training

During the current time we continue to work from home. Should local and national government advice deem it is safe to go back to office working we will make facilities available to our teams.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.