A group of small web, mobile & social media companies based in Galway (Ambient Age included) launched an effort to identify people with online sales & marketing talent. The aim is to recruit staff that can drive the sales & marketing of web and mobile apps, or that are are interested in an internship with a Social Media consultancy.
The group behind the initiative are: PocketAnatomy (iPhone/iPad medical apps), Social Bits (Social Media Consultancy), OnePageCrm (Sales & CRM Tool), Starlight (Web Apps), Tribal City Interactive (iPhone/iPad games), and Ambient Age (web apps).
We’ve met quite a few times and talked about the skills we’d like to see in new recruits to all our companies, and having all tried different avenues to find them, we decided to take a more open approach. We figured running a campaign for a few weeks, with a view to meeting up with anyone that’s interested in (and good with) sales & marketing for web or mobile apps. There are different types of jobs on offer, from work experience & internships, to full- and part-time work.
Based on our discussions, we identified a skill-set, or areas of knowledge & interest an ideal candidate would have. Below is a broad listing of what we thought these would be; all are related to web or mobile app sales and marketing:
- Metrics / Analytics / Conversion Funnels / KPIs
- A/B testing
- Social Media
- SEM / Online advertising & banners
- Marketing Automation / Retargeting
- Service design (touch points)
- APIs for business development
- KOL (Key Opinion Leaders)
- Proactive customer support
It’s unlikely any one person will hit all the marks, but it gives an idea of who we’re after. If it sounds interesting, check out the site and register. We’ll be meeting with anyone that’s interested on May 21st in Galway. If it’s not for you, you can help spread the word by visiting the site and using one of the options to share it over one of your social networks.
A quick word on the site
I did the design & development of the one-page site (well, two including the embedded registration form). It’s a straight-forward HTML5-based site, with CSS3 used throughout. It also features a Responsive Design, which uses media-queries to target smart-phones with a version tailored for their size (shown on the right of the image above).