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Downtown Location

WEEKLY TEAM LUNCHES

Every week, Adknown team members are treated to lunch from one of many top local restaurants. Unlimited soft drinks and a fully stocked bar (in the games room) is provided for all to enjoy.

Community Involvement

LATEST EQUIPMENT

Each member of the Adknown team is provided a laptop, multiple monitors, and a smartphone for all their coding and analytical needs.

Food

GAMES ROOM

There are multiple recreational areas within the Adknown offices complete with video games, foose, pool and darts. We like to work hard, but we also like to play hard with various internal leagues and ladders.

Vidyardians

DOWNTOWN ATMOSPHERE

Adknown operates on Wyndham Street in the heart of Guelph. Quick access to local restaurants, amenities, and public transit makes coming to work easy and enjoyable.

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TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Whether is it company wide, or departmental, Adknown insists on booking at least one outside trip each quarter. Golf, retro games, shows and sporting events are just a few of the past activities. Images from some of these events are viewable here.

Unlimited Vacation

COMPETITIVE SALARY

Adknown offers its team members a competitive salary along with an extensive health and benefits plan.

Teams

We have assembled a creative, passionate and skilled team of engineers who want to create amazing web products. We thrive in an agile environment where we are not afraid to embrace new technologies and methodologies to get the job done. Our goal is to create scalable, durable, lightning fast systems to serve our users and perform real-time analytics on massive amounts of data.

    Our Stack...
  • Server Side - PHP, Python, Nginx
  • Front End - React, Material UI
  • Database - MySQL, AWS Aurora, Redis
  • DevOps - Docker, CI/CD
  • Data Analytics - AWS Athena, Apache Airflow, Grafana, Python
  • Cloud - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Adknown’s Marketing and Data Analysis team breathes the life into Adknown’s broad range of online properties. Just as every print publication needs readers, online publications need users to gain traction.

Adknown’s Marketing and Data Analysis team leverages their marketing expertise to create performance-based digital advertising campaigns which bring Adknown’s portfolio of properties into the forefront of the online world.

    Marketing and Data Analysis Team leverage...
  • Excel - summarized reporting
  • MySQL - routine based optimization
  • Athena - ad-hoc analysis
  • Sapphire - proprietary traffic management
  • Ad Intellegence - market research

Adknown’s Publishing Team consists of highly-skilled creative writers, and designers with a solid foundation of what makes web publications fun and engaging. Our publishing team members enjoy connecting with readers by giving them relevant content with a pleasing presentation. We create accessible content in a variety of different verticals including home and garden, beauty, health and wellness, and more.

The team delivers insightful and compelling content that readers appreciate and learn from.

    The Publishing Team leverage...
  • Office - everyday writing
  • G Suite - team collaboration
  • Content Management System - publishing
  • Creative Commons - image attribution
  • Adobe Creative Suite - image editing
  • HTML5 / CSS3 - website layout

Adknown’s Admin team is the backbone of the company. It performs the tasks necessary for Adknown to function. The tasks can often consume Adknown's mangers time. This is where the Admin team comes in for the save.

Adknown’s Admin team handles everything corporate administrative including bookkeeping, invoicing, scheduling, event planning, travel planning and more. Our team is thoughtful and organized.

    The Admin Team leverage...
  • Office - everyday productivity
  • G Suite - team collaboration
  • Hubdoc - bookkeeping
  • Quickbooks - bookkeeping
  • Amazon - shopping

4 Open Positions

Product Management

Marketing and Data Analysis

Mobile Game Development

Product Manager - TikTok Marketing

Salary: $80,000 - 100,000/year

Who We Are

Adknown is a company that has transformed from a small start up to a dynamic team of developers, data analysts, online marketers, writers and editors. Adknown is a leading web and app publisher with a passion for ad-tech. We specialize in using cutting edge ad technology to drive targeted traffic to our owned and operated portfolio of websites and apps. Our philosophy is simple: better technology drives better traffic.

What we are looking for

Adknown is looking for a Product Manager to join our talented team! We are seeking an individual who is eager to quickly get up to speed with our company and hit the ground running. This individual is critical to the growth and ownership of our new TikTok Marketing project. This is an ever changing, fast paced environment and we need someone who is flexible, strategic and embraces change! This is a Hybrid Remote position where employees are required to work in the office a minimum of 2 days per week.

Duties
  • Manage the TikTok Marketing project by planning, implementing and executing from the ground up
  • Create video content creation strategy and campaigns to monetize that content
  • Communicate project status, progress and plan with upper management
  • Build a cross functional team to execute the project plan
  • Define metrics to best represent the project performance and adjust strategies dynamically
  • Ability to use strategic thinking and make independent decisions to move the project forward
Essentials
  • Understands how to market on TikTok
  • 3-5+ years leading projects
  • Experience growing a team
  • Ability to analyze and optimize marketing campaigns
  • Comfortable in the fast paced world of tech
Bonus Points
  • Experience managing online advertising campaigns with budgets in excess of $150k/month (TikTok, SnapChat, Google, Facebook, Microsoft Ads, Outbrain, Taboola etc)
  • Exposure to content marketing, affiliate marketing, PPC arbitrage or any similar field
Perks
  • Competitive Salary – We strive to maintain a competitive salary
  • Benefits – We offer an excellent medical, dental and eye benefits package and group RRSP
  • Hybrid work –- work in the comfort of your own home and benefit from our newly refinished office in the heart of downtown Guelph
  • Flexible Hours – Choose your own start and end times for the workday
  • Extra remote days – We offer the ability to take extra remote days to allow you more flexibility when taking long journeys or vacations
  • New Modern Office Space – Make use of our newly finished office space in Downtown Guelph, and access amenities such as our well-appointed gym, expansive games room, and fully stocked snack and drinks area.
  • Team Building Events – Participate in a wide variety of monthly team-building events where we focus on interpersonal relationships and growth

Adknown is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members, women, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of Adknown. Adknown welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Marketing and Data Analysis - Campaign Manager

Salary: $45,000 - 60,000/year

Who We Are

Adknown is a company that has transformed from a small start up to a dynamic team of developers, data analysts, online marketers, writers and editors. Adknown is a leading web and app publisher with a passion for ad-tech. We specialize in using cutting edge ad technology to drive targeted traffic to our owned and operated portfolio of websites and apps. Our philosophy is simple: better technology drives better traffic.

What we are looking for

If you have experience marketing within the online world and have a passion for combining creative thinking with performance-based analytics, this is the opportunity for you. Adknown is a leading-edge web publisher that leverages online marketing products such as Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, Facebook, and other networks to enhance the profile of our web portfolio. Based in downtown Guelph, ON, Adknown offers a competitive salary with performance based commission, hybrid working arrangements, a great benefits package, and many other great perks.

Duties
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of a wide portfolio of online marketing accounts. Independently grow your portfolio’s scale based on performance, with the opportunity to manage huge budgets
  • Analyze marketing campaigns across multiple advertising platforms to ensure customer acquisition and conversion goals are being met
  • Develop and test new campaigns to better target users and improve desired KPIs
  • Identify new topics and opportunities by analyzing competitors’ websites, online marketing initiatives, and other analysis tools such as Keyword Planner
  • Perform industry analysis and forecasting of trends
  • Collaborate with your team to identify and test new strategies
Essentials
  • 3+ years of media buying experience using any of Google Ads, Facebook, Microsoft Ads, Taboola or Outbrain with a history of managing budget exceeding $250,000 monthly
  • Google Search & Display Certifications
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office Suites
  • Excellent time management skills and able to work in a face paced environment
  • A strong team player with great attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills with a focus on optimizing performance
  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in related field
Bonus Points
  • Experience in running online marketing campaigns on native ad networks not listed above such as, but not limited to: SnapChat, TikTok, Gemini, Twitter, Youtube, Amazon Marketplace, Pinterest
  • Team Leadership experience
  • Experience with landing page design and optimization
Perks
  • Competitive Salary – We strive to maintain a competitive salary and performance-based commissions
  • Benefits – We offer an excellent medical, dental and eye benefits package
  • Group RRSP – Adknown offers up to a 4% RRSP Match on automated contributions
  • Hybrid work – work in the comfort of your own home and benefit from our office in the heart of downtown Guelph
  • Flexible Hours – Choose your own start and end times for the workday
  • Extra remote days – We offer the ability to take extra remote days to allow you more flexibility when taking long journeys or vacations
  • Modern Office Space – Make use of our office space in Downtown Guelph, and access amenities such as a gym with Peloton & other machines, Ping Pong, Pool and Foosball tables, and a well stocked snack and drinks area.
  • Team Building Events – Participate in a wide variety of monthly team-building events where we focus on interpersonal relationships and growth

Adknown is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members, women, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of Adknown. Adknown welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Marketing and Data Analysis - Junior Marketing Specialist

Salary: Starting at $45,000

Who We Are

Adknown is a company that has transformed from a small start up to a dynamic team of developers, data analysts, online marketers, writers and editors. Adknown is a leading web and app publisher with a passion for ad-tech. We specialize in using cutting edge ad technology to drive targeted traffic to our owned and operated portfolio of websites and apps. Our philosophy is simple: better technology drives better traffic.

What we are looking for

If you have experience marketing within the online world and have a passion for combining creative thinking with performance-based analytics, this is the opportunity for you. Adknown is a cutting-edge web publisher that leverages online marketing products such as Google Ads, Bing Ads, and others to enhance the profile of our web portfolio. Based in downtown Guelph, ON, Adknown offers a competitive salary with bonus potential, a great benefits package, flexible scheduling and many other great perks.

Duties
  • Research, Create and Manage a portfolio of goal-driven campaigns for a large range of topics
  • Analyze and optimize campaigns using a combination of internal and third-party analytics to maximize performance
  • Using internal tools to optimize bids and campaigns
  • Perform market and keyword research to identify industry trends
  • Monitor traffic throughout the day to ensure performance
  • Working with Google Ads and Microsoft Ads platforms
  • Writing captivating ad text for search and display ads
Essentials
  • Fundamental understanding of online marketing and its various implementations (ex: PPC, Display and CPA)
  • A self-starting mentality that takes ownership and pride in their work, with the ability to work extra hours to accommodate an always active online world
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to multitask
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Analytical and data driven
Bonus Points
  • Experience in running online marketing campaigns in Google Ads, Bing Ads, or any other major online Advertising platform
  • Google Ads Certifications
  • Bing Ads Certifications
  • Understanding of basic SQL commands
  • Experience with multivariate or A/B testing
Perks
  • Competitive Salary – We strive to maintain a competitive salary and award performance-based commissions
  • Benefits – We offer an excellent medical, dental and eye benefits package and Group RRSP
  • Hybrid work –- work in the comfort of your own home and benefit from our newly refinished office in the heart of downtown Guelph
  • Flexible Hours – Choose your own start and end times for the workday
  • Extra remote days – We offer the ability to take extra remote days to allow you more flexibility when taking long journeys or vacations
  • New Modern Office Space – Make use of our newly finished office space in Downtown Guelph, and access amenities such as our well-appointed gym, expansive games room, and fully stocked snack and drinks area.
  • Team Building Events – Participate in a wide variety of monthly team-building events where we focus on interpersonal relationships and growth

Adknown is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members, women, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of Adknown. Adknown welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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Mobile Game Development - Junior Unity Game Developer

Wage: $21/hour

Fixed Term Contract - 8 months

Fully Remote

Who We Are

Adknown is a cutting-edge online media company with a team of highly skilled professionals. Our company has transformed from a small start-up in 2011 to a dynamic team of over 40 Engineers, Data Analysts, Online Marketers, Writers, Editors and Game Developers!

What we are looking for

Our fully remote Game Development team creates mobile apps using Unity Engine with short development cycles. We build all our games from the ground up using our unique innovative process. Our library of games contains over 300 games released in the last 3 years on both Google Play and the App Store.

We are looking for an exceptional person to join our Team as a Junior Unity Game Developer. At Adknown, you will be working individually to create 15+ mobile games. We will teach you how to make games unique and fun through innovative processes. If using creative solutions for game design challenges and thinking outside the box are qualities you possess, then this is the place for you!

Duties
  • All aspects of the Game Development process (game Idea, paper prototype, art, coding, game design, UI design, MVP, game testing, receive feedback, publish game) in 8 day development cycle
  • Working in an agile-friendly environment, where you will test other employees games, collect feedback on your games and implement the feedback
  • Use existing art assets, create your own, or work with third party assets to build games
  • Publish games to Google Play and App Store
  • You will also be trained here at Adknown on all the above tasks
Essentials
  • 1+ years of professional Unity game development experience or a strong portfolio of equivalent Unity work
  • Able to create fun, creative game ideas and mechanics following all requirements
  • Must be comfortable to receive feedback from your Manager and fix the game based on the feedback
  • Accountability of work
  • Strong understanding of Unity, game design concepts and game development
  • Degree or diploma in game development program or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Passion for mobile games and mobile gaming
Bonus Points
  • Art skills (pencil + paper drawing, 2D art skills, understand color theory, able to match other games art styles)
  • An eye for understanding mobile game trends on Google Play and App Store and being able to translate that into your games
  • Experience writing and using Unity Shaders
Perks
  • Competitive Salary
  • Fully remote position
  • Regular social events ranging from board games, pizza parties, social games, and “field trips” that occur seasonally
  • Work in a friendly, open, creative, fun and innovative work environment

Adknown is strongly committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members, women, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of Adknown. Adknown welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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