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Mike Kujanek

SVP, Managing Director at SearchMarketers, Inc.

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Marketing and Advertising
Current
  1. SearchMarketers.com,
  2. BWG Strategy LLC,
  3. Knights of Columbus
Previous
  1. Covario,
  2. Mediacom,
  3. GroupM
Education
  1. Frankfurt International School
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SearchMarketers.com

SearchMarketers.com

Co-Founder & SVP, Managing Director

– Present

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Background

Summary

Mike Kujanek is the co-founder and Senior Vice President, Managing Director of SearchMarketers.com. Mike is responsible for top-level paid media relationships between SearchMarketers and its clients, comprising its capabilities in paid search, SEO, mobile, and display media. He also supports all business development efforts.

Mike was previously Sr Director of Global Paid Media at Covario, the back-to-back winner of the 2011 and 2012 OMMA Agency of the Year award in Search Marketing. He supported Covario's business expansion on the US East Coast and Europe.

Before Covario, Mike Kujanek was a Sr. Group Search Director at WPP's MediaCom Interaction in New York, NY. As a group lead, Mike oversaw paid search account teams, providing thought leadership in strategic development and tactical execution to achieve client goals.

Mike began his career in Search at Google in advertising sales. He has also worked in Google's Engineering department, supporting the human-based quality evaluation team in Santa Monica, CA for English and German languages. Prior to joining MediaCom in July 2008, Mike was Did-it Search Marketing's agency liaison for Business Analytics. He communicated new developments in the search landscape and proposed testing opportunities for all Did-it clients.

In the course of Mike's work, his clients have spanned all industry verticals, including Audi, Volkswagen, Dell Small Business, DIRECTV, Dell Home & Home Office (Consumer), Lenovo, Nikon, Erie Insurance, Intel, Brookstone, LetsTalk.com, Register.com, Revlon, Allianz, Shell (Pennzoil, Quaker State, Rotella), The SCOOTER Store, W3i-Ringtone.com, Warner Bros, Movies on Demand/CTAM, DC Comics, large affiliates and several small businesses.

He is fluent in German and competent in French, and graduated from International University Bremen in Germany with a degree in History and Integrated Social Sciences. Mike lives on Long Island’s south shore.

Specialties:Search Engine Marketing
+ Search Media Planning, Execution, Management
+ Contextual/Placement Campaign Planning

Social Advertising / Paid Social:
+ Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Focus Areas:
+ SoLoMo (Social, Local, and Mobile Search)
+ Blended/Universal Search
+ Contextual Media as driver for Display Media Strategy
+ International Search (Cultural/Multilingual)
+ Product Search / Shopping Feed Management

Integrated Digital Media:
+ Media Planning
+ Display
+ Demand Side Platforms DSPs
+ E-mail

Languages

  1. German

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. French

    Limited working proficiency

Experience

Co-Founder & SVP, Managing Director

SearchMarketers.com
– Present (2 years 2 months)New York, NY

Advisory Board Member

BWG Strategy LLC
– Present (9 months)Greater New York City Area

Grand Knight, Council 154 - Castilian (Est. 1894)

Knights of Columbus
– Present (1 year 6 months)New York, NY

Board Member, Foundation of America

Jacobs University Bremen
– Present (4 years 7 months)

Owner & Founder

QuoteZilla.com
– Present (7 years 6 months)

Sr Director, Global Paid Media

Covario
(9 months)San Diego, New York, London

Sr. Group Search Director

Mediacom
(1 year)New York, NY

Group Search Director

Mediacom
(9 months)New York, NY

Search Director

GroupM
(2 years 1 month)

Search Director

Mediacom
(2 years 1 month)

Consultant, Advertising & Marketing

ProLighting.com
(1 year 8 months)

Associate Search Director

GroupM
(4 months)

Search Engine Specialist (Analytics)

Did-it Search Marketing
(10 months)

Ads Quality Rater (English/German)

Google
(1 year 1 month)

Associate Account Executive

Did-it Search Marketing
(1 year)

Ads Quality Rater (English/German)

Google
(7 months)

Automotive Sales Trainer / Professional Driver

Suzuki
(2 months)

Account Coordinator

Google
(7 months)

Automotive Sales Trainer / Professional Driver

Volkswagen
(1 month)

Brand Management Intern, Commercial Vehicles

Adam Opel AG
(3 months)

Skills

  • SEM
  • SEO
  • Google Adwords
  • Yahoo Search Marketing
  • MSN AdCenter
  • Marin Software
  • ZAP Search
  • Search Advertising
  • Paid Search
  • Organic Search
  • Mobile Search
  • Local Search
  • Search
  • Google Analytics
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Media
  • Social Media
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Direct Marketing
  • Comparison Shopping...
  • Local Marketing
  • B2B eCommerce
  • B2B Marketing
  • B2C marketing
  • E-commerce
  • Direct Response
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • German
  • Foreign Languages
  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • PPC
  • Online Marketing
  • Strategy
  • B2B
  • Advertising
  • Online Advertising
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Web Marketing
  • Web Analytics
  • Analytics
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Display Advertising
  • Conversion Optimization
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
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Honors & Awards

Online Marketing Campaign of the Year: VW Search

American Business Awards

www.stevieawards.com/aba

Marketing Campaign of the Year: Automotive & Transport Equipment

American Business Awards

www.stevieawards.com/aba

Search Marketing Campaign of the Year: VW Search

2011 OMMA Awards

Search Campaign of the Year: Silver Prize - VW Super Bowl Campaign

2011 IAB MIXX Awards

Search Campaign of the Year: 2011 VW Super Bowl Campaign

2011 DMA ECHO Awards

2012 OMMA Search Agency of the Year

OMMA

Additional Honors & Awards

2013 Google Engage All-Star Award
SearchMarketers.com

2012 American Business Awards ("Stevie Awards")
Volkswagen of America: "Search Strikes Back"
- Online Marketing Campaign of the Year (Silver)
- Marketing Campaign of the Year – Automotive (Gold)
- Mobile Marketing Campaign of the Year (Gold)
- Marketing Team of the Year (Bronze)
www.stevieawards.com/aba

2011 American Business Awards ("Stevie Awards")
Volkswagen of America: 2011 Super Bowl Campaign
- Online Marketing Campaign of the Year
- Marketing Campaign of the Year – Automotive

2011 OMMA Awards
Volkswagen of America: 2011 Super Bowl Campaign
- 2011 SEM Campaign of the Year

2011 IAB MIXX Awards
Volkswagen of America: 2011 Super Bowl Campaign
SEM, Silver

2011 DMA ECHO Awards
Volkswagen of America: 2011 Super Bowl Campaign
SEM Campaign of the Year, Gold

Certifications

Google Advertising Professional

Google, Inc.
– Present

Education

Frankfurt International School

Projects

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