• Senior Marketing Specialist - IDC UK

    Job Location UK-London
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.


    About the position

    A commercially-focused, hands-on Marketer who understands the importance that Marketing plays to develop sales pipeline and customer retention.  The role requires strong Marketing capabilities across all mediums who can work within a small team but have maximum impact to the business. 


    The main responsibilities to include but not limited to the below:


    Sales Enablement/ Marketing         

    • Maintain, update, communicate and deliver on the UK/Ireland marketing plan  
    • Communicate internally around the plan (presentations to sales teams and relevant IDC Line of business)
    • Implement the Marketing plan. Track and measure all activities & ROI
    • Support develop Sales pipeline and lead generation
    • Work with the UK Sales team to provide timely sales opportunities.
    • Add to and build UK prospect database

    Activities include:

    • Webcasts, executive client briefings & executive client dinners
    • UK Website - updated weekly
    • Maintain webpages around key IDC expertise and portfolio - updated quarterly.
    • Provide support & marketing guidance to the sponsored and custom events team where required
    • Direct mailing campaigns to promote IDC expertise and portfolio 
    • Manage videos featuring lead analysts - IDC YouTube and other relevant vehicles to market
    • Social media initiatives from marketing plan - implement
    • Monthly internal newsletter – information to the business on key activities: special studies,  projects launched or sales opportunities
    • UKI Customer Survey - Execution & Promotion (post- survey analysis) 
    • Co-ordinate standardised sales proposal templates in collaboration with PS&T and Design.
    • Product Marketing Management - keeping track of research portfolio for the region, gathering and putting together collateral – annual  
    • IDC product Fact sheets – annual update


    • Planning and implementation
    • Strong sales focus
    • Entrepreneurial and capable of working on own
    • Organised / good at time management
    • Creativity
    • People skills
    • Experience of SFDC or similar CRM systems
    • Experience of webcast systems (webex/On24 etc)
    • Knowledge of social tools/SEO
    • Knowledge of social media marketing activities/ platforms/vehicles
    • Knowledge of basic HTML
    • Video editing

    Preferred Qualifications

    Degree holder

    Ideally qualified from Chartered Institute of Marketing.

    Knowledge on operating CRM systems and webcast systems.


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