Programmatic Media Strategist

Job ID 2024-6489

Media/Publishing Madison, Wisconsin Durham, North Carolina Newark, New Jersey


Position at WebMD

WebMD Ignite is a full service growth engine for health systems and health-centric organizations. Our comprehensive experience, datasets and breadth of capabilities maximize our partners' marketing investments resulting in an enhanced reputation, deeper loyalty and profitable growth.

The Programmatic Media Strategist Is an integral member of our programmatic advertising team. They focus on developing, executing, managing, and optimizing programmatic campaigns for clients in the healthcare sector. This includes strategic guidance in optimizing advertising campaigns across clients. The programmatic media strategist will work closely with programmatic traders from campaign strategy development to execution.

Develop, Execute, and Negotiate Multi-Channel Programmatic Strategies
● Develop and oversee programmatic media strategy and recommendations based on the client's goal across multiple channels including display, video, OTT, Digital-Out-Of-Home, Digital Audio, and native with a focus on healthcare markets, to maximize campaign performance and client ROI.
● Manage the entire campaign lifecycle from planning to implementation, optimization, and
● Connect with to creative teams to provide creative asset recommendations and performance
insights by staying up-to-date on creative best practices or new creative placements
● Negotiate and implement direct and private marketplace deals with select media partners
● Identify third-party data segments at efficient CPMs for audience targeting.
● ·Upload and distribute audience lists into Data Management Platforms (DMP)

Campaign Management and Optimization:
● Oversee the execution, management, and optimization of programmatic media plans across
various platforms and channels in line with client objectives.
● Monitor ad verification, brand safety, and viewability.
● Build and evolve relationships as the primary point of contact with media partners and internal
● Interpret and report on attribution models across programmatic and other paid media
campaigns to illustrate the impact of upper-funnel tactics on performance.
● Guide and recommend tag setup and management alongside Data, Analytics & Insights, and Ad Ops teams
● Analyze and resolve diverse and complex issues based on in-depth knowledge of programmatic and ad-serving platforms Client and Internal Team Engagement:
● Establish and grow relationships as a key point of contact among media partners and internal
● Deliver, and present client reporting and insights monthly and quarterly.
● Collaborate with internal teams and departments to share programmatic insights that can be
leveraged across paid search, paid social, and SEO efforts.
● Respond to client questions and ad hoc requests in a timely manner
● Partner with DA and Data Ops for robust reporting integrations that support campaign
performance and story. Examples of integrations include Dataroma and Tableau

Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing:
● Share programmatic knowledge with internal and external clients and provide mentorship to
Managers & Specialists to foster their growth
● Perform quality assurance reviews for junior-level campaign builds
● Conduct ongoing programmatic trends analysis while staying current on recent platform updates and how to apply them to campaigns.

Expertise and Continuous Learning:
● Advance expertise in the digital display ecosystem and programmatic media landscape to
improve campaign strategies and execution.
● Maintain current knowledge and expert understanding of DSP platforms, leveraging this
expertise to support and educate both clients and internal teams.
● Embrace new opportunities to learn more about and test new automated buying approaches,
platforms, technologies, and creatives

Business Development Support
● Assist The new business team with pitch recommendations and deliverables.

● Expert knowledge of digital programmatic buying and planning with hands on experience
● 3+ years of proven experience in programmatic advertising across multiple channels with a
proven track record of planning and managing successful campaigns.
● Strong understanding of digital media metrics and the ability to translate them into meaningful
campaign insights.
● Proficient In using programmatic platforms and tools including DSPs, DMPs, ad verification tools,
attribution models, and tagging systems.
● Excellent analytical and reporting skills with proficiency in Google Analytics, Excel, or similar tools
● Ability to communicate complex data in a clear and concise manner.
● Strong organizational and project management skills
● Flexible, self-starting attitude; able to collaborate cross-functionally and communicate
effectively with colleagues at all levels in the organization
● Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and proactiveness in resolving campaign issues.
● Commitment To ongoing learning and staying at the forefront of programmatic advertising trends.
● Proficiency in DSPs such as Yahoo DSP, The Trade Desk, and comfortable with other ad
technologies like Liveramp.
● Passionate about training and growing the skillsets of junior team members
● Experience with executing and planning emerging programmatic channels such as DOOH and OTT.
● Proficiency in process placing tracking pixels on client websites (directly or using GTM) and
building online and offline conversion and attribution models
● Advanced understanding of audience segmentation and targeting

Preferred Experience
● Experience with healthcare marketing and understanding of HIPAA compliance is highly
● Experience with working with custom audience lists