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Capabilities

  • Branding Solutions

    Today, retailers, restaurateurs and noncommercial foodservice operators have more media channels available to them than at any time before. Print, e-newsletters, the Internet, smartphones, tablets, social media and apps are just the start—and the list keeps growing. The touch points continue to multiply, and Winsight is the authority on which are the best vehicles for delivering your marketing message and raising awareness for your company.

  • Face-To-Face

    The important of face-to-face meetings cannot be overstated. Whether an intimate conference of 1,000 or a 65,000-person trade show, there is no substitute for in-person networking, education, or product demonstrations.</br></br>Winsight brings you the most complete range of foodservice events in the industry from the Restaurant Leadership Conference, bringing together 2,000 of the industry's most senior executives to Restaurant Directions, a gathering of leaders from emerging brands and chains, to the National Restaurant Association Show, the largest annual foodservice event in the western hemisphere, just to name a few.<br><br>A common thread runs through all Winsight events, whether focused on retail, grocery, convenience, non-commercial, or the traditional restaurant segment: senior-level networking, timely speakers, and thought-provoking, business-building education. No other set of events in foodservice can come close to fostering the creative ideas needed to increase sales and profits or delivering the required out-of-office ROI like one from Winsight.

  • Lead Generation

    Whether it’s face-to-face events, digital or print products, Winsight has the right initiatives to generate sales leads for marketers of every type. We understand the importance of making a connection with the right targets and delivering those qualified sales prospects.

  • Research & Analytics

    Technomic’s extensive experience paired with our wealth of proprietary data give us a unique perspective of the food and retail industries. We examine marketplace dynamics—from consumers and operators to distributors and manufacturers—and provide critical, strategic findings that drive profitability and growth. We offer a variety of resources to best serve our clients’ needs, including reports, online research tools, research programs, and fully custom studies.

  • Content Marketing

    Winsight offers a full range of custom content-marketing options—hybrid opportunities to build brand awareness or generate qualified sales leads. Reach targeted decision makers to educate them about your product category and the solutions available to them, as well as raising your visibility, credibility and brand exposure. Position your brand as a resource.

About

No company is better positioned to meet the food industry’s needs than Winsight. We serve four of the fastest growing industries - convenience retailing, grocery businesses, restaurants and noncommercial foodservice - through broad and cutting-edge platforms. Winsight provides customers and audiences access to the most credible source of industry market intelligence with industry leading print and digital assets, world class events and trade shows, and Technomic’s strategic insights.

Leadership

Awards

Winsight's investment in the most experienced editorial departments in the convenience and foodservice industries affirms our continued commitment to delivering in-depth, award-winning, quality articles. These are just an example of the editorial excellence awards given to our team:

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006

- Jesse H. Neal Awards -
Winner, Best Single Issue
Winner, Best Overall Art Direction/Design ($3M-$7M revenue)
Winner, Best Overall Art Direction/Design ($7M revenue)
Second Runner-Up, the Grand Neal
Finalist, Best Website
Finalist, Best Single Article
Finalist, Best Profile
Finalist, Best Overall Art Direction/Design ($3M-$7M revenue)

- American Society of Business Professional Editors National Awards -
Gold, Front Cover Photo
Gold, Feature Article General Interest
Silver, Original Research

- American Society of Business Professional Editors Regional Awards -
Individual Profile (Long)
Microsite/Special Section
Special Supplement

- Folio: Eddie Award -
B-to-B—Full Issue, Food Service/Hotel (Restaurant Business, The Consumer Issue, Jan. 2015)

- ASBPE National Awards of Excellence -
Magazine of the Year (Over $3 million), Restaurant Business

- ASBPE Awards of Excellence (Upper Midwest Region) -
Gold, Magazine Redesign

- Society of Publication Designers MERIT Award -
Illustration Cover (Restaurant Business, The Technology Issue, Sept. 2014)
Illustration Spread (Restaurant Business, The Technology Issue, Sept. 2014)

- min Editorial and Design Awards -
Honorable Mention, Single Magazine Issue- B2B (Restaurant Business, The Future 50, July 2014)

- min Editorial and Design Award Finalist -
Blog, Restaurant Reality Check
Website Redesign, RestaurantBusinessOnline.com

- Folio: Ozzie Award Honorable Mention -
Supplemental/Annual or One Shot (Foodservice Handbook: The Business of Food, The official publication of the FARE Conference

- American Society of Business Publication Editors Regional Awards -
Silver, Original Research
Silver, Special Supplement
Silver, Individual Profile

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Bronze, Original Research

- Regional Awards -
Silver, In-Depth Feature
Gold, Individual Profile

- Jesse H. Neal Awards -
Winner, Best Theme Issue
Finalist, Best Profile
Finalist, Best Subject-Related Package

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Bronze, Original Research

- Regional Awards -
Silver, In-Depth Feature
Gold, Individual Profile

- Jesse H. Neal Awards -
Winner, Best Theme Issue
Finalist, Best Profile
Finalist, Best Subject-Related Package

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Bronze, Original Research

- Regional Awards -
Gold, Individual Profile
Gold, Feature Article

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Gold, News Analysis/Investigative

- Regional Awards -
Silver, Feature Article

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Silver, Information Graphics
Bronze, E-Newsletter-News

- Regional Awards -
Gold, Individual Profile
Gold, How-to Article

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Silver, Information Graphics

- Regional Awards -
Gold, Individual Profile
Gold, How-to Article

- Min's Best of the Web Award -
Winner, Best E-mail Newsletter

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Silver, Information Graphics

- Regional Awards -
Gold, Individual Profile
Gold, How-to Article

- Min's Best of the Web Award -
Winner, Best E-mail Newsletter

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Silver, Information Graphics

- Regional Awards -
Gold, Individual Profile
Gold, How-to Article

- Min's Best of the Web Award -
Winner, Best E-mail Newsletter

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Silver, Information Graphics

- Regional Awards -
Gold, Individual Profile
Gold, How-to Article

- Min's Best of the Web Award -
Winner, Best E-mail Newsletter

- American Society of Business Publication Editors National Awards -
Silver, Information Graphics

- Regional Awards -
Gold, Individual Profile
Gold, How-to Article

- Min's Best of the Web Award -
Winner, Best E-mail Newsletter

Careers

Winsight is known for hiring best-in-class talent for all our positions. Employee satisfaction is the No. 1 focus, and we provide competitive compensation and benefits and a dynamic work environment. For more information about employment opportunities, please contact us at jobs@winsightmedia.com

Current Openings

  • Overview

    The Digital Campaign Specialist/Lead Trafficker will be responsible for working both internally and externally to ensure Winsight seamlessly executes digital ad campaigns for our advertising partners. They will be a key contributor in Winsight’s media team and responsible for implementing, maintaining and enhancing these campaigns.  This position involves sales and client/agency support, project management, execution and reporting.

     

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Independently manage and ensure that all elements of advertising programs are implemented in an accurate and timely manner to ensure complete and accurate fulfillment of contracts
    • Monitor campaign delivery via third party and internal ad serving systems for quality assurance/quality control and to ensure campaigns are running as contracted
    • Manage delivery and campaign pacing
    • Work directly with clients/agencies on all pre-launch elements related to creative specifications and submission
    • Work with other team members and clients/agencies as needed to troubleshoot any ad creative issues that impact tracking, implementation, or reporting
    • Create and manage creative and technical production timelines, with advertisers/agencies and any third party partners, and asset delivery to ensure campaigns launch in a timely manner
    • Provide proof of performance reports and screenshots
    • Cultivate positive business relationships with clients/agencies, sales, and other internal teams
    • Develop a deep knowledge of Winsight Media’s digital products, industry issues, trends and ad serving solutions

     

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • 1+ year experience in digital ad operations (1-year direct trafficking and creative QA preferred)
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Experience working within internal ad serving and third-party systems
    • Experience working with custom display, mobile, audio and video advertising projects
    • Experience managing multiple campaigns simultaneously
    • Extremely proactive and highly organized, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple and varied tasks in a timely manner
    • Excellent client service, organizational abilities, and verbal and written communication skills
    • Enjoy working independently and in a collaborative team environment, sharing knowledge across the department
    • Experience understanding ad tags
    • General knowledge of raw creative files and video assets required

     

    Winsight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Winsight does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

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  • We are seeking an experienced Account Executive to join our Restaurant Show Group out of our Chicago office! 

    The Account Executive will achieve and exceed assigned exhibit space and sponsorship goals for the annual National Restaurant Association Show thru new business development and account/relationship management activities. Develop, maintain and grow an assigned sales territory comprised of food and beverage suppliers, equipment and supplies manufacturers, technology providers and other product categories aligned with the foodservice industry. Assess and develop opportunities to refer and or cross-sell other Winsight Media and Technomic solutions. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Sell and maintain exhibit space and sponsorships to companies for National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show via extensive tele-sales activity (cold-calling), email outreach, and attending competitive shows.
    • Sell new exhibit space and re-sign and grow existing accounts on an annual basis.
    • Expected to achieve a net square footage goal and sponsorship goal, both monthly and annually.
    • A high level of activity (phone calls, email, web-based presentations, etc.) and presence at designated industry events is expected at all times.
    • Responsible for the overall satisfaction of clients by providing excellent customer service. This includes pre-show preparation calls, post-show calls, collection calls as well as providing operations/logistical assistance, as needed.
    • Must maintain role as key point-of-contact for clients and develop relationships that go beyond the space sale.
    • Be a team player with other departments, in providing them pertinent and timely exhibitor issues/news.
    • Maintain clear, up-to-date records and salesforce.com database notes on prospective and existing exhibitors.
    • Expected to provide consistent updates to weekly, monthly and annual forecasts, and sales pipelines. AE will participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with Senior Director of Sales, Show.
    • Further knowledge of industry and personal development by participating in sales training. Self-educate in current trends and key new companies in the industry to be viewed as industry subject matter expert for the restaurant/food service industry.

    Use of Following Tools:

    • Computer: Microsoft Office suite, Salesforce.com

    Training/Certifications:

    • College degree in related field preferred
    • Two years of relevant sales experience, preferably with tradeshow or event sponsorship sales, and/or partner development with experience that includes accountability to revenue production and goals
    • Experience with B2B media, marketing and information services a plus
    • Background in food service, beverage alcohol industries a plus 

    Skills/Knowledge: 

    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
    • Computer literate (Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint applications)
    • Ability to learn other computer software programs, and enter and maintain accurate data/information
    • Ability to engage with and build relationships with senior decision makers at client and prospect accounts
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Accurate and consistent account qualification and pipeline management skills
    • Flexible and resilient
    • Problem-solving and time management skills
    • Analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Broad fundamental understanding of the restaurant industry/business environment
    • Significant communication skills in written and verbal formats; showcases clear and concise manner
    • Ability to persuasively communicate concepts and programs at the highest levels 
    • Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently; a self-initiator, versatile and assumes risk with responsibility 

    We have an excellent Chicago loop location, just steps from many public transportation systems. We offer excellent career growth opportunities, 401(k), medical, dental, life insurance, open PTO, smart, dynamic coworkers and a positive, results-oriented environment.   

    Winsight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Winsight does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

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  • Winsight is seeking an Accounts Receivable Specialist to join the team out of our Mesa, AZ office. 

    The Accounts Receivable Specialist processes the company’s billing and collection for all brands of the business and is responsible for the complete customer maintenance, invoicing, and collection process. This position is an entry level position within the Accounting/Finance department and reports to the Accounts Receivable Manager.

    Responsibilities:

    • Set-up new customers and provide database maintenance to current customers
    • Review billing schedules from the various production teams
    • Produce invoices from within the billing system (Intaact)
    • Send invoices via postal mail and email along with supporting paperwork where required (tear sheets/Proof of Performance)
    • Post billing journals to the general ledger system (SAGE100/Intaact)
    • Reconcile monthly deferred revenue schedules to various internal sales reports and revenue accounts in the general ledger
    • Handle all requests for corrections and/or transfers, invoices, and collection matters
    • Prepare and manage the Account Receivable Aging Report
    • Contact customers regarding delinquent accounts, recommend collection actions, recommend payment terms if necessary, and work with collection agency on account write-offs
    • Assist with other accounting department duties as required and directed such as credit card processing, sales tax reporting, expense report management, and so forth

    Qualifications:

    • Associate degree in Accounting
    • 1 - 2 years related experience preferred 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer)
    • Experience with accounting software, Intaact and SalesForce specifically is helpful
    • Understanding of the entire revenue process/cycle

     

    Winsight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Winsight does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

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  • Winsight is seeking an Accounts Payable Coordinator to join our Accounting/Finance team out of our Mesa, AZ office. 

    The Accounts Payable Coordinator will be responsible for the entire accounts payable process and assist with the monthly financial close process. This position will report to the Accounting Manager. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Proof and enter employee expense reimbursement reports
    • Enter Amex travel charges
    • Set-up new employees and maintain employee information in accounting system
    • Report reimbursements to payroll twice monthly
    • Maintain employee allocations
    • Assist with other accounting department duties as required and directed, such as monthly close process, annual audits and so forth

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting: 1-2 years related experience helpful
    • Understanding of accrual accounting and the entire accounts payable cycle
    • Knowledge and understanding of job costing
    • Proficient in Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer)
    • Experience with ERP accounting software, Intacct specifically a plus

     

    Winsight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Winsight does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

     

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  • Winsight is a leading B2B media company that provides actionable information and market intelligence to business leaders and suppliers in four of the fastest growing industries – convenience retailing, restaurants, grocery and noncommercial foodservice. Our culture is one of growth, freedom and responsibility.

    We offer excellent career growth opportunities, 401(k), medical, dental, life insurance, Open PTO, smart, dynamic coworkers and a positive, results-oriented environment.

    Winsight is seeking a highly-detailed Registration Coordinator to join our Events team out of our Mesa, AZ office. 

    The Registration Coordinator has responsibilities supporting the Conference Management team by managing the registration for six large events per year. This position will be responsible for the development of event registration paperwork, providing excellent customer service and execution of the onsite registration process for each event.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage initial event registration setup for both attendees and exhibitors, partnering with Marketing to input content into event registration sites using Cvent platform, vendor relations and onsite logistics
    • Work with Cvent for onsite badge printing
    • Ensure registration sites are in compliance with company’s best practices, privacy and data policies
    • Provide superior customer service support by taking registration calls, responding to emails, and providing registration support to attendees both pre-conference and onsite
    • Manage weekly registration reporting by comparing how many attendees registered vs how many rooms are booked against contract
    • Work closely with Marketing to plan and produce content and help influence the visitor pre-booking communications schedule of activity, as well as content necessary for distribution of key event related email communications to registered attendees
    • Collect information from internal teams, format and maintain template for internal conference agendas 
    • Maintain weekly agenda updates and distribution to internal team and ensuring agenda section of conference website is up-to-date
    • Assist attendees with booking accommodations if necessary 
    • Monitor room pick ups
    • Work closely with hotel lead to ensure compliance with all room reservations related concessions (rates, oversell, upgrades, etc.)

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Education Requirements

    • College degree in related field of equivalent
    • Minimum of 2-5 years of documented related experience, knowledge of the hospitality/event show industry
    • Strong knowledge of registration planning process, registration software, Cvent preferred, but not required
    • Attention to detail is required
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong, positive customer service skills
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time according to deadlines
    • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively
    • Willingness to travel required 
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications

    Winsight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Winsight does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

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  • Winsight is a leading B2B media company that provides actionable information and market intelligence to business leaders and suppliers in four of the fastest growing industries – convenience retailing, restaurants, grocery and noncommercial foodservice. Our culture is one of growth, freedom and responsibility.

    We have an excellent Chicago loop location, just steps from many public transportation systems. We offer excellent career growth opportunities, 401(k), medical, dental, life insurance, Open PTO, smart, dynamic coworkers and a positive, results-oriented environment.

    Winsight is seeking a highly-organized Sales Coordinator to join our Sales Team!

    The Sales Coordinator will offer delignate and reliable support to the sales team and help improve efficiency as sales volume increases. This individual will be responsible for collaborating with the sales staff daily to ensure they and their clients have all the information needed including: media plans, event/digital/print information, pricing, industry data points, metrics and contracts.

    Responsibilities

    • Organize sales presentations and ensure that all sales presentation materials are prepared prior to deadlines and with a highly professional manner
    • Contact customers to answer basic procedural questions or to gather information
    • Collaborate with the sales staff to monitor active purchase orders and make sure that orders are completed on time
    • Gather digital/event/print metrics as requested by sales team or client and present data in a clear and clean format
    • Update customer records in the company database as needed/required
    • Accomplishes organization goals by accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Education Requirements  

    • Bachelor’s Degree 
    • Strong organization and prioritization skills
    •  1-2 years of sales experience
    • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, collaborative environment
    • Strong understanding of Microsoft programs especially PowerPoint and Excel
    • Proficiency in Salesforce platform a must
    • Any design skills a bonus

     

    Winsight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Winsight does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

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  • Winsight is a leading B2B media company that provides actionable information and market intelligence to business leaders and suppliers in four of the fastest growing industries – convenience retailing, restaurants, grocery and noncommercial foodservice. Our culture is one of growth, freedom and responsibility.

    We have an excellent Chicago loop location, just steps from many public transportation systems. We offer excellent career growth opportunities, 401(k), medical, dental, life insurance, Open PTO, smart, dynamic coworkers and a positive, results-oriented environment.

    We’re in search of an experienced order entry specialist to complement and support the company’s sales and media services teams. This individual will be responsible for communicating to the accounting department about any media placements that change after the initial contract is booked in SalesForce (SFDC) and if there are any media placements that cannot be invoiced during monthly billing processing. We are looking for a team player who is dependable and communicative.

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

    • Review and accurately enter signed contracts/insertion orders in SalesForce
    • Partner with company’s sales team, media services and accounting departments to ensure accuracy of insertion orders, availability of product(s) and timely processing in SalesForce
    • Collaborate with appropriate parties to quickly resolve issues that delay processing times

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Minimum Associates degree 
    • 1-2 years of experience working within a media or publishing organization
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task for maximum efficiency without sacrificing accuracy
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills
    • Detail-oriented
    • Have a general understanding of media math
    • Prior experience entering or interpreting insertion orders within a media or publishing organization is preferred
    • Proficiency in Salesforce (SFDC) is preferred but not required

    Winsight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Winsight does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.

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Contact

Illinois

300 S. Riverside Plaza
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60606
P: (312) 876-0004
F: (312) 876-1158

Arizona

1138 N. Alma School Road, Suite 206
Mesa, AZ 85201
P: (480) 337-3400
F: (480) 337-3401


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