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Performance Marketing Manager Skills Assessment

Performance Marketing Manager Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
A Performance Marketing Manager is primarily responsible for managing digital accounts and diversifying the channel mix using paid social channels. They focus on campaign-specific results and drive the marketing department’s commercial performance. They will build relationships between brands and publishers to reach, engage, and convert others’ audiences to build sales and the brand. This assessment contains 8 questions that test a candidate’s ability to succeed as a Performance Marketing Manager based on a variety of different skills that are related to the role.
Skills tested in this assessment
The skills that are tested in this assessment for a Performance Marketing Manager include how skilled the candidate is in SEO, PPC, and paid acquisition. The assessment tests a candidates ability to optimize online pages, track results of implemented SEO methods, design PPC campaigns, their ability to know when to end an advertising campaign and the metrics they would use to come to this conclusion, as well as changes they would make to a campaign that is not as successful as they would like.
What to test with this assessment
You can expect to learn whether a candidate can manage the day-to-day digital marketing strategy and operations of a business, can provide reports and analysis to demonstrate effective ROI to key stakeholders, can monitor and optimize channels and campaigns to achieve business objectives around quality and scale, and can analyze results and make data-driven recommendations for optimization for future marketing campaigns.

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Performance marketing refers to when a business pays a marketing company a fee when the desired action, such as a sale or link click, is achieved from online marketing initiatives or advertising. This kind of marketing helps a business to grow and expand, and improve its reach.

This Performance Marketing Manager test assesses whether job candidates have a wealth of knowledge in paid acquisition and how to best design and implement ads on various online channels. This includes SEO, PPC, and paid acquisition.

Candidates who perform well on this Performance Marketing Manager assessment will have all the technical skills to drive the marketing team’s commercial performance through systematic campaign-specific results. They will also have the necessary soft skills to work and collaborate with their team and other internal and external stakeholders.

The performance marketing manager will play a significant role in the direction of traffic to their employer’s website. They must know their target audience and understand keyword research and planning and ensure the website has relevant keywords across it. They will be able to generate the appropriate content to place on the website and connect all this to enhance the SEO further. Finally, a thorough understanding of Google analytics will mean they can read and process website traffic and conversions.
An experienced performance marketing manager will understand the theory and metrics behind PPC. Having a thorough knowledge of which keywords to use (including negative keywords) and optimized copywriting to ensure a successful ad is a key skill required. PPC will play a vital role in the success of a business’s sales, and considering how competitive the market is, this is a key skill for a performance marketing manager.
A performance marketing manager will understand that new customers can and should be acquired via paid channels such as search engines, shopping platforms, and social media apps. To succeed in this field, they will be competent in optimization, retargeting, and knowing when to use geotargeting. They will know that it’s essential to use keywords that draw your user in while enhancing your search visibility in every paid acquisition type.


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Performance Marketing Manager Online Test Sample Questions

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Paid Acquisition

Question Type: Video

Briefly provide an example of a paid campaign you’ve worked on and what the results were.
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Question Type: Audio

Describe when you would close an advertisement test and what metrics you would use to decide. Feel free to draw on previous experience as an example.
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Question Type: Text

Please describe your process to optimize the following page for Organic Search:

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