Chief Direct Response Marketing Officer

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Anchor Wave CMO

Role, Responsibilities, Results, Requirements

Position: Chief Direct Response Marketing Officer

Department: Lead-Gen Marketing in Collaboration with Sales

Reports To: CEO

Job Type: Full Time


Role (overview of the position):

Responsible for leading the growth of Anchor Wave’s gross revenues by planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and fine-tuning profitable direct-response marketing and sales funnels.


Responsibilities (tasks associated with the role):

  • Auditing the current marketing and upsell systems and developing a strategy for deploying the 80/20 (immediate, highest leverage) growth opportunities 
  • Collaborating with the management team to create marketing goals and objectives. 
  • Reporting to the CEO and making recommendations to determine strategic focus based on performance of marketing initiatives
  • Developing new strategies for deploying the 80/20 (immediate, highest leverage) growth opportunities 
  • Improving specific aspects of the “5 Core Functions” of Anchor Wave every quarter (detailed below) 
  • Deploying and improving the “8 Core Pillars Of Marketing” (detailed below)
  • Conducting Buyer Persona interviews to deeply understand and refine our Buyer Persona
  • Implementing campaigns and reporting across multiple marketing platforms inclusive of all relevant core metrics on a weekly/monthly/quarterly/yearly basis
  • Championing and training the team where relevant in marketing campaigns or implementation across company departments, with focus on Strategy Department
  • Leading and supporting any subcontractors or team members who report to the CMO or work in conjunction with CMO and assist in achieving the objectives laid out in Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Or Yearly planning sessions
  • Adhering to and managing the established overall marketing budget, as well as individual platform and campaign budgets 
  • Creating predictable and repeatable frameworks 
  • Seeking education in marketing strategies and implementation technology to stay on trend with marketing best practices


Results (expected accomplishments):

  • Improving specific aspects of the “5 Core Functions” of Anchor Wave every quarter:
    • Lead Generation
      • More leads and more vehicles/hooks for generating leads
      • Better quality leads
      • Lowering or maintaining cost per lead while improving quality
    • Lead Nurture
      • More variety of engagement to build desire and educate prospects
      • More consistent nurture across more channels to stay “omnipresent” in prospects web experience
    • Conversion
      • New or improved conversion processes
      • Increasing lead to sale conversion percentage
      • Increasing number of conversions and average conversion value
    • Delivery
      • Work with team leads to improve any marketing related delivery processes (producing better results for clients wherever possible)
    • Resell, upsell, retention
      • Creating or improving systems to increase customer lifetime value
      • Tracking and improving customer churn rate
  • Deploying and improving the “8 Core Pillars Of Marketing”
    • Branding
      • Developing/refining client avatar
      • Clarifying the imagery/story and subtle communications of brand to meet the demographics and psychographics of target audience
    • Funnels
      • Developing and deploying new funnels for lead generation, lead nurture, sales ascension (appointment booking), and conversion
      • Improving existing funnels over time to produce higher conversions
    • Tracking/Testing
      • Tracking all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and creating consistent reports
      • Consistently testing potential improvements at key places in the funnel or sales processes to improve KPIs
    • Website/SEO
      • Developing and deploying a consistent SEO driven content strategy
      • Developing, deploying and improving off-site SEO strategies for increasing search rank, local maps and organic traffic
      • Managing all aspects of “anchorwave as a client” in a collaborative effort with our internal team for testing feedback loops and results
    • Audience Nurture
      • Increasing consistency, approachability, and value of customer nurture process. 
      • Organization and strategic grouping of customer lists and automations across database systems.
      • Educating customers and coaching them into clients over time
      • Increasing variety of nurture and using it to increase desire for leads to to become customers
    • Media Buying
      • Increasing the variety of platforms and “omnipresence” of media buying strategy
      • Tracking and improving all media buying KPIs including CPC, CPL, CPA (cost per click, lead, acquisition) and ROAS (return on ad spend)
      • Consistently developing new “hooks”, angles, and ideas to test across media buying channels
      • Identifying the best (Most profitable) media channels to focus on
    • Social Media
      • Consistently nurturing and engaging with leads via social media
      • Generating leads from social media via paid and organic
    • Partnerships
      • Developing win-win partnerships with other service based businesses
      • Finding/engaging with relevant influencers who might be a fit affiliate with Anchor Wave


Requirements (expected proficiencies):

  • Team-player with abundance mindset and desire to contribute towards the Anchor Wave Movement and Culture
  • Strong digital marketing background (5 years+ of hands on experience) with comprehensive understanding of all aspects of digital marketing outlined above and at least $5M in sales generated
  • Hands on experience in running Facebook Ad Campaigns, ClickFunnels, Active Campaign and other related technologies. 
  • Ability to come up to speed quickly with new technologies, systems and processes.
  • Hands on sales experience, preferably with high ticket sales
  • Experienced leader who has lead teams of 3-5 or more before, with a high emotional intelligence and strong communication skills
  • Creative visionary who is also technically savvy and able to execute their vision
  • Systems-oriented thinker who can combine the right people, process, and technology to create sustainable results
  • Demonstrated creativity in copywriting or visual communication

Note: This job description is not all-inclusive and certain activities, duties or responsibilities may be required that are not listed above.


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