Posted by Willy Franzen on January 11, 2008. Jobs updated daily.
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We’ve talked about quite a few companies with advertising jobs since we launched, but Mercury Mambo is the first with a truly unique niche. They specialize in targeted Hispanic marketing strategies. It’s pretty obvious why that’s a smart business to be in, and it’s been paying off for Mercury Mambo – they were featured in the Inc. 500 for 2007 with 806.5% 3-year revenue growth.
That revenue growth is likely the result of Mercury Mambo’s working with big name clients like Anheuser Busch, Cadbury Schweppes, and US Cellular. With those clients, they’ve done some pretty cool projects directed towards a hispanic demographic. We especially liked the Bud Light Texas Guitar Hero On-Premise Promotion. Mercury Mambo developed and designed game units that included a custom painted guitar for Guitar Hero for special promotional events (most likely in bars). To see a picture and get the whole story, visit their portfolio and click on the Retailment section. If you want to find out more about what Mercury Mambo does, check out the Mambo Blog, which was surprisingly hard to find – it’s basically hidden on their site and is not even indexed by Google. There’s also a Mercury Mambo photo gallery that we also had to do some digging to find. You’d think a marketing consultancy would do a better job of making their online content available and easy to find…
From what we could find on their Join Our Team page and through our Google searches, Mercury Mambo doesn’t offer traditional entry-level job opportunities. Instead, they hire freelance graphic designers and copywriters to form project teams. These freelancers are hired by the project and paid accordingly. Mercury Mambo also says that their freelancers will occasionally have the opportunity to “participate in online surveys, conduct store checks, proof work, and provide valuable feedback on our work as well as our clients’.”
Typically, work by freelancers who are hired by Mercury Mambo is done under a pseudonym. They say this is to preserve privacy, but we don’t really get it. We’d love an explanation – if anyone from Mercury Mambo is reading this, please reply in the comments. We would also love to know if there are job opportunities in the Mercury Mambo office, since there’s no mention on their website. Maybe they hire freelancers who do great work for permanent positions? That would make a lot of sense. We did find an old job posting in which they were looking for an intern, and they reported having 16 employees for the Inc. 500, so you would think they might have some jobs available in their office. Maybe an e-mail to the right person could answer any questions you have about full-time jobs at Mercury Mambo.
To apply for freelance positions, you should send a resume and portfolio to email@example.com. Their site says to “complete this online application,” but there’s no link, so a resume and portfolio should be enough. We wonder were firstname.lastname@example.org goes? Maybe that’s how you apply for permanent positions. (We’re joking. Don’t send e-mails to that address. Either nobody will get them, or whoever does will be pissed off at you and us.)
Note: On April 23rd we revisited entry-level jobs at Mercury Mambo.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
What’s your favorite project from Mercury Mambo’s portfolio? Tell us in the comments.
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