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Blinkfire Analytics
Account Executive (Esports - North America)
over 1 year ago | 1405 views | 9 applications

Account Executive (Esports - North America)

Full-time
Chicago, North America
Per year
$65,000 To $80,000

About the company

Ten years ago, sports fans got sports news and information exclusively from the media or television. In 2014, fans get sports news and information directly from the teams and players. As a result, sports franchises are now becoming media companies themselves, hiring reporters, television producers, and digital directors responsible for generating a material new revenue source for team. As social content has become more image and video based, social media sponsorship activations have become more creative. It is not longer relevant to analyze only text in social media. Blinkfire Analytics uses computer vision to analyze multimedia resources and generate reports for Teams, Players, Agents and Brands so they can better engage their fans and sponsors. Brands can now manage their brand lift on the "visual web", first in the sports channel, and later, beyond.

Job Summary

We're looking for the right person to grow our portfolio of esports customers and further establish Blinkfire’s product offerings in the dynamic world where esports, sponsorships and social media intersect. Here's your opportunity to make a stand in the entrepreneurship world, working with state-of-the-art technologies to educate clients and sell a product suite that incorporates big data, computer image recognition, social networks and every major sport you know. This role will report to the Vice President of sales and is based in Chicago, IL, but we are open to the candidate living in other large metropolitan areas in the US. Sounds like an exciting challenge? You'll have to wear lots of hats here, but here are a few of the things we expect from you:

Develop and execute sales strategies to Blinkfire’s client set of esports organizations, athletes, events and their respective sponsors. Work cross-functionally with Product Design and Engineering to communicate market feedback on our ever-evolving product offering. Understanding of data warehousing, APIs, and how to tell a story with data. The ability to negotiate like a pit-bull and say "no" a lot. Leverage your experience selling SaaS solutions and not consulting. Understand and explain what APIs, CPEs, CPVs, CPMs are in a social media and streaming environment. Experience on the business side of large esports event organizers, clubs, or a large esports sponsor working closely with the industry.

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