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Mert Sahinoglu

Marketing Director at tradeMONSTER

Greater Chicago Area
  1. tradeMONSTER,
  2. Falcon Living
  1. Enova Financial,
  2. Staples,
  3. Lewis University
  1. Illinois State University
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Marketing Director

– Present

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I am an experienced marketing director. I have worked with over 100 major brands including a variety of Fortune 500 businesses along with universities and hospitals to achieve different marketing goals in social media, integrated advertising, viral marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM / PPC) and public relations campaigns. .

Specialties: Inbound Online Marketing, Brand marketing Search Engine Optimization, Public Relations, Advertising, Real estate, Video production, Reputation management, pay per click, search engine marketing, social media, usability, user experience, web development, advertising


Illinois State University

MBA, International Marketing

Activities and Societies: * MBA Society * Thesis - about Eastern Europe Marketing Strategies for US companies.

Monmouth College

B.A., Business Adm., Economics

Double Major in Finance and Economics with a minor in Government.

Activities and Societies: President of International Club Student Council Member

Tarsus American College

High School, Social Sciences

In the entrance exams to this school you have to be in the top 0.1% out of 1 million+ children in Turkey.

Activities and Societies: Coached Jr. Varsity and Varsity Soccer and Team Handball teams as a student/coach.


Marketing Director

– Present (9 months)Greater Chicago Area

Head of marketing team. Leading all brand and acquisition marketing initiatives.


Falcon Living
– Present (9 years)

Partner of a Chicago based real estate brokerage.

Sr. Digital Marketing Associate

Enova Financial
(3 years)Chicago, IL

Manage digital marketing activities for Enova International financial product brands in 4 countries (UK, US, Canada, Australia).
Responsible for Conversion optimization, UX/UI, multivariate, A/B testing, search engine optimization (SEO), pay per click (PPC), local marketing, affiliate marketing).
Built company wide digital marketing/public relations processes
Report and optimize existing marketing channels.
Develop new marketing channels.

SEO Market Manager

(9 months)Lincolnshire, IL

Manage the SEO Team and vendors for and
Support Social Media Activities such as Dunder Mifflin Superbowl/Oscars Commercials.
Support Staples Europe and North America SEO initiatives.
Work with Endeca Internal Search team for a better user experience
Create training programs internal teams such as merchandising, design, IT & marketing.
Build an IT e-commerce SEO development program for better search/user experience.

Adjunct Professor

Lewis University
(4 months)Romeoville, IL

Taught an "Introduction to Social Media Marketing" in the Accelerated evening undergraduate course

Online Marketing Manager

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
(less than a year)

Managed and executed all digital integrated marketing strategy for consumer and professional tool brands of Bosch, SKIL, Dremel, Rotozip, Vermont American, LR Nelson, Gilmour, CST Berger, Sunterra, David White, Rolatape, Hawera and Freud These brands represent industry-leading power tools, rotary tools, and accessories, as well as lawn and garden equipment brands.

Integrated Marketing Director

Vivid Ascent
(2 years)

Managed all the interactive marketing projects for Vivid Ascent clients including SEO, Online Branding, PPC online advertising, social media, and online public relations, Web/Mobile Application & design. The client list includes Fortune 500 brands, universities, and major financial institutions.

Some success highlights as leader for below team projects

* Doubled website traffic (millions/month) to an international direct sales company in 10 months through SEO, viral video marketing and social media strategies.
* Created the concept of the first (viral) Twitter Application for an online stock brokerage.
* Created the first social media release site for a major financial exchange
* Executed a successful international local search presence along with a global corporate SEO guidelines document for an international recruiting company.

SEO Engineer

Marcel Media
(1 year)

* Helped grow the company from 8 to 25 people within a year.

* Managed 35+ Clients including Ryland Homes, DePaul University, Rush University, Roosevelt University, University of Southern California, Northshore Healthcare System.

Project Manager & Consultant

Web Across America
(3 years 11 months)

Strategic Project Management for automation, security and wireless internet infrastructure for a variety of industries including airports, oil refineries, banks & hotels.


  • SEO
  • Online Marketing
  • SEM
  • Digital Marketing
  • Online Advertising
  • PPC
  • E-commerce
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Analytics
  • Strategy
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online Reputation...
  • Interactive Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • CMS
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Public Relations
  • SMO
  • Web Development
  • Web Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Website Development
  • Social Media
  • Google Adwords
  • Google Analytics
  • Real Estate
  • Enterprise Content...
  • Project Manager
  • Project Management
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Multi-channel Marketing
  • User Experience
  • Web Analytics
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Lead Generation
  • Management
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Digital Strategy
  • Direct Marketing
  • Integrated Brand...
  • Start-ups
  • B2B Marketing
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  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Turkish

    Native or bilingual proficiency

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