Email Marketing Manager

Carlsbad, CA

Buzztime delivers interactive entertainment and innovative dining technology to bars and restaurants in North America. Venues license Buzztime’s customizable solution to differentiate themselves via competitive fun by offering guests trivia, card, sports and arcade games, nationwide competitions, personalized menus and self-service dining features. Buzztime’s platform improves operating efficiencies, creates connections among the players and venues, and amplifies guests’ positive experiences. Founded in 1984, Buzztime has accumulated over 9 million player registrations and over 115 million games were played in 2015 alone.

We are seeking an Email Marketing Manager to join our office in Carlsbad, CA.



• 5+ years experience with email marketing including hands-on familiarity with email segmentation and distribution tools (such as Bronto or Exact Target)

• Understanding of basic principles of email communication and how to effectively build and deploy segmented email communications around cadences that will elevate our targeting, segmentation, and personalization practices

• Experience in building email content and loading content in the distribution tool

• Willingness to engage in constructive, productive dialogue about the business with all levels of co-workers

• Familiarity with mobile gaming (bar/restaurant experience a plus) and related digital marketing techniques and metrics

• Comfort in developing strong, rational points of view and championing them


  • Strengthen our owned database of 9 million+ registered players through validation, preference management, and re-engagement programs
  • Develop and continually test email marketing campaigns that support Brand Marketing initiatives around promotional programs and ongoing game brands
  • Work closely with head of Social Media to integrate email campaign with social posts and calls to action
  • Drive continual improvement in core KPIs, including registered users, open rate, unsubscribe rate, click rates, website and mobile engagements tied to above metrics, and other metrics deemed important to you
  • Integrate our campaigns with those of our promotional partners to leverage the combined audience reach
  • Work with head of User Experience to build and optimize player registration flow and opt-in/out mechanisms
  • Ensure compliance with latest legal directives on privacy and communication guidelines
  • Work with Inbound Marketing Manager to approve exploitation of external email lead lists
  • Partner with Account Management to build a customer retention email strategy that promotes our ongoing player programs and promotional events



  • A rapidly-changing environment with peers willing to challenge assumptions
  • Encouragement to tear up the rules and do things better
  • Teammates who share your passion and drive for accomplishment
  • An engaged, visible executive team that cares about you and your work
  • The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a company that's #1 in its category
  • Your choice of a PC or Apple laptop
  • Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks for new hires
  • A casual work environment – we don’t believe your contribution can be measured by your clothing
  • All the free Starbucks coffee you can drink!
  • Free parking (shout out to SF-based candidates…)
  • A better life by the beach on the north San Diego coast

Mark Madsen

Director of Brand Marketing
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