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House of Blues Marketing Manager in United States

Job Summary:

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Division: Ticketmaster South Africa

Line Manager: Managing Director

Contract Terms: Permanent


As the Marketing Manager, you will carry out all local marketing activities once we have launched our products and services in South Africa. You will be the first member of a growing marketing team and will report to the Country Managing Director. You will work closely with the International team and ensure best practices and initiatives are used in all marketing channels in the market.

The job is to deliver high quality marketing campaigns, to inform fans about concerts and live events and to drive ticket sales. With demonstrable experience in running marketing campaigns across CRM, Display, Social, and PPC, you are a data-driven marketer with an eye for detail, and a solid appreciation of how to market tickets to live events. Our website, for which you and our marketplace web specialist will be responsible for, will play a key role in building our brand and becoming the leading destination for fans of all ages to buy tickets on.

The ability to keep calm under pressure and prioritise is key in this role. Frequently tight deadlines between an event being confirmed and the on-sale taking place mean that you must be confident, proactive and organised.

Your great communication skills will help you liaise with our clients (Promoters, Venues, Teams and Managements). As soon as an event is confirmed, you will work to acquire or develop the necessary marketing assets and images that are needed.

The ideal candidate will need to be an enthusiastic self-starter, who can work both independently and as part of the wider team working to establish Ticketmaster South Africa. Your role may extend outside of the B2C sphere and you will be asked to help prepare client-facing marketing documents or assets. It helps to have a pragmatic and organised approach to work, and transparency to those around you just how much you can achieve on sometimes limited time and resource.


  • Liaise closely with clients to obtain marketing assets and agree retail marketing plans

  • Collaborate with clients to get Ticketmaster brand included on event advertising and point of sale materials

  • Merchandise the Ticketmaster South Africa website and Mobile App to promote events using Content Management tool

  • Follow Search Engine Optimization guidelines set to ensure all content is unique to achieve improved search visibility

  • Create consumer campaigns to create awareness and to build the Ticketmaster brand

  • Manage content and images on the main website, other property websites and blogs

  • Publish articles and content on TM Blog, and social channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

  • Take direction from International team to develop and locally roll out new initiatives to drive customer engagement and acquisition

  • Manage paid search social advertising budgets to ensure activity (in-house or via external agency) generates a positive return of investment

  • Use Google Analytics to track and report all marketing activities

  • Support the sales team in preparation of major new business proposals pitch documents and presentations

  • Undertake any other related marketing duties as directed by the Country Managing Director or International team


  • Graduate calibre, ideally with a professional marketing qualification

  • Proven Experience as a Marketing Manager (3 years+)

  • Brand, content marketing and campaign management experience in an eCommerce environment

  • Experience in the creation of digital marketing assets

  • Demonstrable understanding of paid search bid management as well as content management tools

  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a proven ability to understand complex requirements

  • Proven track record of delivering results in marketing

  • Attention to detail and strong follow through capabilities

  • Experience of working in the live event ticketing, the music industry and / or the entertainment industry would be beneficial


  • Effective Team player with a great attitude and a positive outlook

  • Good time management with ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Organised, self-motivated and capable of working to own initiative

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Results & delivery focused

About Us

Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the world's largest live event and ticketing company means you'll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

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