Jamie DeProspo

Digital media guru




Digital media guru: Direct Response, E-Commerce, Branding

I am a native New Yorker living in Southern California, who is extremely proud of the expert experience held in the digital advertising field, which spans over the past 15+ years. I would like to use this platform to showcase my experience in all areas such as: Media Buying & Planning, Sales, Business Development, Account & Project Management, Client Services, Trafficking & Ad Operations, Strategic Analysis, Campaign Optimization, and Creative Services. 



direct focus online, senior media buyer

2018 - 2019

  • Responsible for promoting and managing paid direct response, e-commerce digital ad campaigns for numerous in-house and third-party consumer product offers, via multiple online marketing channels such as: native, display, direct site buys, custom content, 24 hour sponsorships, email marketing, ppc, social media, ad networks, on CPM, CPC and CPA pricing structures

  • National and international ads are placed on top tier native networks such as Yahoo Gemini, Outbrain, and Taboola, while national and international ads are placed on top tier direct sites such as AOL.com, MSN.com, and CNN.com

  • Manage the entire life-cycle of all media buys from prospecting media buy source to campaign renewal: ensure profitability by analyzing daily stats and optimizing campaigns

  • Create, craft and write copy for all online ads launched online, build landing pages in Wordpress, and create landing page A/B split tests in Visual Web Optimizer (VWO)

  • Generate profitable sales for multiple direct response, e-commerce products offers within categories such as: technology devices, health & wellness, auto gadgets, clothing & accessories, survival, medical & pain reduction, insurance, and home improvement

  • Troubleshoot technical issues with tracking platforms, ensure accuracy for pixel placements, and optimize sales funnels

the control group, director of media buying

2014 - 2018

  • Prospected, identified, evaluated, acquired, and on-boarded new online sources to buy advertising space from on CPM, CPC, CPA, and CPL pricing structures for all in-house company products, and managed the entire life cycle of campaigns; contract negotiations, creative, copy, and landing page development, placement and testing of pixels, trafficking, launch, daily strategic analysis, proactive optimization, troubleshoot technical issues, re-allocations, book renewals, invoice approvals and coordination of payment

  • Solely managed all desktop and mobile direct response online advertising campaigns such as native, email exclusives, newsletters, search, custom content and sponsorships, API widgets, social media, look-a-like audiences based off customer segment data, retargeting and display campaigns; ensured A/B split testing for all creative delivered

  • Was responsible for managing over $3 MM in company advertising dollars on average, on a monthly basis, while ensuring all media buys were profitable by hitting CPA/CPL goals; became a top media buyer soon after joining the company

  • Cultivated hundreds of collaborative on-going relationships with sales reps and account managers at ad networks, programmatic networks, direct sites and software companies; communicated daily via phone, email, and in-person

  • Coordinated company photo and video shoots, created all online ads by crafting copy, chose imagery, designed ads in Photoshop and wrote basic HTML code; worked closely with content, graphic design, and dev teams to split test my landing page variation ideas

  • In addition to media buying, managed and monitored all company Data Monetization partnerships which totaled in $750k company revenue for 2017

  • Held bi-weekly creative strategy meetings, tracked and reconciled company-wide monthly sales and revenue stats, confirmed commission amounts for team members, met with buyers weekly to review accounts and ensured support was provided

mindgruve, senior digital media planner

2013 - 2014

  • Was the head media planner / buyer for all agency accounts in the travel & tourism, and healthcare verticals; assisted in researching, planning, buying, executing, and management of online advertising campaigns

  • Worked closely with the Director of Performance Marketing; supported marketing team and agency stakeholders to deliver positive ROI campaigns that exceeded clients’ goals

  • Utilized and bought media from programmatic exchanges, ad networks, and direct websites for advertising programs; campaign strategy includes behavioral targeting, geo-targeting, contextual targeting and re-targeting

  • Managed, monitored, and analyzed performance of media campaigns in areas such as display banner, social media, video, email marketing, direct mail and mobile

  • Negotiated budgets with media vendors and provided a final negotiated recommended strategy to clients

  • Was responsible for managing agency ad-server Dart for Advertisers/DFA; set up advertising campaigns, trafficking and QA of creative/ad tags, and handled troubleshooting for any problem that occurred

the active network, senior online account manager

2010 - 2013

  • Was the lead contact for managing all facets of premier online advertising cycles: receive and review RFPs, pre-sale planning process, negotiating budgets, ad trafficking and campaign launch, live flight monitoring, media plan re-allocations, post campaign final performance reports, up-selling and pitching clients on new opportunities, renewals, billing, and invoicing discrepancies

  • Strategized with internal departments and advertising clients on developing high-budget year-long marketing media plans, in areas such as: display banner, search, newsletter, mobile, email exclusive, newsletter, custom sponsorships, custom written articles, and social media sweepstakes

  • Managed approximately 30-35 advertising campaigns at a given time, with budgets totaling over $3 MM per year. Top brands managed were in the retail, outdoor enthusiast, auto, fitness & health, marathon, and general sporting verticals

  • Proactively optimized, analyzed and monitored campaigns on a daily basis; review impressions delivered, conversions, click through rates, dollars at-risk to under-deliver, impressions at-risk to under-deliver, and work with advertising agencies and direct advertisers to ensure optimal campaign performance

  • Trafficked ad tags and custom code for all campaigns within Dart for Publishers/DFP

l7 creative communications, agency client success supervisor

2009 - 2010

  • Provided proactive account management on key agency accounts including Palomar Pomerado Health, a San Diego Magnet recognized health system, MWM Acoustics, a national consumer electronics company, and Kids Included Together, a national education and training-based non-profit organization

  • Head project manager for all on-going agency projects in areas such as public relations, interactive and traditional advertising, email campaigns, direct mail, collateral, social media, graphic and web design, video production, radio, trade shows and career fair events

  • Created and presented new advertising strategy proposals for current clients, and assisted in creating new agency business proposals

  • Oversaw and directed assigned account activities for junior staff

active response group, Director, Client Services/Senior Account Manager

2004 - 2009

  • Responsible for maximizing yields, utilizing in-depth observation of data, analysis, and adjustments of several critical elements of an online advertising campaign: CTR, volume, eCPM, creative, placement on network, publisher targeting, geo-targeting, behavioral-targeting, day-parting, and frequency capping

  • Managed CPM/CPC/CPA campaigns for advertisers and advertising agencies totaling $250k-$300k in monthly revenue

  • Handled up-selling and maintaining current clients; received RFPs from advertisers and advertising agencies, created and sent advertising proposals, negotiated additional budgets, price, services advertised and formats for campaigns

about.com, Business Development Account Manager/Client Services Manager

2001 - 2004

  • Managed and owned all components of Sprinks, a leading cost-per-click advertising vehicle on About.com; including placement, opportunities, and revenue

  • Developed new revenue opportunities for paid Sprinks listings on the About network

  • Compiled business/production requirements and worked with Product team to execute on the requirements

  • Worked with clients and internal trafficking department to ensure proper implementation of campaigns

  • Daily correspondence with key online advertising clients such as Dell, AT&T, Kraft, Circuit City, and Lego; reviewed accounts, handled inquires and ensured optimal campaign performance with proactive optimization recommendations

Sales and Leads Generated

Direct Response (credit card submit) & Lead Generation Conversions

Current Advertising Partnerships Owned & Managed

Native, Email & Newsletters, Social Media, App Installs, Display, Search, Direct Sites, Programmatic Networks, Custom Content Sponsorships, API Widget & PPC Partners

Snapshot of Advertising Dollars Managed in Q1 2018 ($MM)

I have worked on numerous products and offers, ranging from: background checks, people search services, reverse phone lookup services, health insurance, home and renters insurance, healthcare, medicare supplements, education, retail, travel & tourism, social service organizations, and consumer/e-commerce goods & gadgets

Types of Campaigns I Launch, Manage and Optimize:

1) Look-a-like Audience Targeted Campaigns Based on Customer Segment Data
2) Behavioral, Contextual, Household Extension, and Retargeting Campaigns
3) Whitelisted Publisher Campaigns via Native Networks
4) Keyword and URL Targeted Campaigns
5) Video Ad Campaigns
6) Desktop Targeted, Mobile Targeted, and Tablet Targeted Campaigns
7) Lead Generation Campaigns via Email Marketing



san diego porfolio studio, san diego



2010 - 2011

University of Massachusetts, AMHERST



Member, Toastmasters International, 2018 - Present

Google Ad Words Certified, 2018

Presenter, DFO Media Buyers Summit, 2018:


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Email: JAMIEdeprospo@Gmail.com
Phone: 646 221 7224