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Experiential Manager, Events (Talent Industry Client)

dxacirca · 22 days ago
United States of America
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THE JOB / Experiential Manager, Events (Talent Industry Client)

EXPERIENCES / Responsible for planning and executing event and experiential marketing programs.

***Our headquarters are in Stamford, CT, but the location of this position can be flexible with a priority given to candidates open to hybrid work (3 days week in office) in one of our office locations - - Stamford, CT, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL,  Los Angeles, CA or Atlanta, GA. We will also consider a remote-based working arrangement for qualified candidates with East Coast working hours as a prerequisite.***

Do you enjoy developing events and unique experiences? Is high-end and B2B hosting & hospitality a passion point for you?

Love solving problems and bringing unique experiences to life?

Are you looking for that next challenge as you build your career in experiential marketing? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you.

The Experiential Manager will support a team in developing and implementing innovative experiential activations for our clients’ B2B event programming! This EM will be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, delivering a collection of hosting and hospitality experiences.

The ideal candidate is one who thrives within a team environment, is passionate about learning and getting better every day, creating cool experiences, thrives in a dynamic pace, loves details and takes pride in doing what it takes to get the job done. You will be reporting to the Senior Account Director.


  • Support day-to-day team functions to help the team succeed across a variety of B2B and B2C events
  • Assist the lead point-person for event activations
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of client’s content topics, priorities and business initiatives
  • Research and deliver unique event engagement as part of the overall team
  • Prepare important event documents including detailed event guides, communication templates, agendas, meeting notes, run of shows and post event recaps
  • Track event results and develop insights and recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative results
  • Coordinate projects with vendors – including production and gifting - and internal Octagon resources as needed
  • Coordination and training with our account and client teams to provide back-end support and communication to guests and reporting to clients
  • Effectively facilitate communication between clients and partners
  • Work with vendors to secure merchandise and other event services/supplies
  • Support for overall account management, including budget tracking and vendor payments
  • Become a trusted resource for clients
  • Additional projects as assigned, which may include: assistance on other events/programs, competitive research, POVs, property research, etc.
  • Domestic event travel may be required throughout the year, including nights and week


Recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Sports”, Octagon is the global sports, entertainment, and experiential marketing arm of the Interpublic Group.

We take pride in being Playmakers – finding insightful, bold ways to create play in our work, our lives, and in the world. We believe in the power of play to create big ideas and unlock potential for our clients and talent.

We can put ourselves in the shoes of fans because we ARE fans – of sports, entertainment, and culture at large. This expertise allows us to continually evolve the fan experience across sports and entertainment alongside some of the biggest brands and talent in the world.

The world needs play more than ever. Are you a Playmaker?


  • A passion for events/experiences, ranging from large-scale custom experiences to small-scale turnkey events
  • 4+ years’ experience in related field
  • Truly believe that no job is too small or too big
  • A can-do demeanor and willing to succeed and learn
  • A standout colleague who wants to know what others are working on and also wants to help
  • Enjoys coming up with fun ideas and bringing them to life
  • Curious, coachable and desire to learn in a fast-paced work environment
  • Thrives under pressure and are exceptional at problem solving and offering creative solutions
  • A go-getter, you demonstrate initiative and take-on new challenges
  • Possesses excellent social skills and attention to detail
  • Communicates optimally, both oral and written with clients and colleagues
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud is preferred, but not required
  • All applicants will need to provide proof of COVID vaccination or contact the organization’s HR team if eligible for an exemption.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and work weekends or holidays as needed. Anticipated travel level: Moderate (20-45%)

The base range for this position is $60,000 – 65,000. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background pertinent experience, and qualifications

Octagon’s comprehensive benefit package includes:

  • Unlimited PTO policy – we understand you need time for play!
  • Competitive medical/dental/vision insurance plans with FSA/HSA and Dependent Care FSA options. Pet Insurance for those who need it too!
  • Generous Family and Parental Leave Policy (12 weeks) with eligibility extended to all parents regardless of gender or primary/secondary caregiver status 
  • Access to our parent company (IPG) Savings plan (401K program) with company match as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Pretax Transportation/Commuter Benefits and Parent Travel Program
  • Dedicated Mental Health resources including Headspace membership, Employee Assistance Program (CCA) and more
  • Discount portal for everyday goods and services
  • Employee Resource Groups and inclusive diversity programming and initiatives
  • Personal Development programs 

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.



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Last updated on May 31, 2024

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