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Toptal is an exclusive network of top Media Planning experts, consultants, managers, and professionals. Top companies and startups hire freelance Media Planning from Toptal for their mission-critical marketing campaigns and projects.

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Gillian Curtis

Freelance Media Planner
United States
Toptal Member Since May 17, 2023

Gillian is a results-oriented strategist with a decade of leadership experience with Fortune 500 brands targeting Generation Z and millennial consumers. She has managed all facets of media marketing, including the strategy, planning, and collateral development of post-campaigns across more than 15 global luxury beauty, food, and household brands. Gillian is known for consistently delivering exceptional results that drive brand growth in today's ever-changing consumer landscape.

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Alena Danko

Freelance Media Planner
Spain
Toptal Member Since October 4, 2023

Alena is a results-driven marketing expert passionate about digital marketing and technology. With over a decade of industry experience, her expertise spans B2B, B2C, and B2B2C domains. Alena's agile and creative approach consistently yields positive results. She is known for her innovative strategies that combine creativity and analytical skills. With a track record of careful, strategic planning, Alena has an uncanny ability to turn business visions into tangible, vibrant realities.

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Rachel Brazelton

Freelance Media Planner
United States
Toptal Member Since July 31, 2023

Rachel is a seasoned brand marketing professional with over a decade of experience navigating the tech, eCommerce, retail, and consumer packaged goods sectors. She has led insights, strategy, development, and execution of marketing campaigns for brands and products within B2B and B2C national and global organizations, focusing on delivering exceptional results that drive growth and long-term success by addressing the dynamic needs of consumers.

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Narine Nersessian

Freelance Media Planner
United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since May 2, 2023

Narine is an award-winning retail marketing expert with eight years of experience in the technology, fashion, and beauty industries. She specializes in leading full-funneled omnichannel marketing and paid media strategies for top North American retailers, surpassing platform benchmarks for brand lift and conversion campaigns. Narine translates marketing goals and insights into marketing strategy and deploys and measures forecasts and marketing strategies, generating promotional and sales lift.

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Salman Rizwan

Freelance Media Planner
United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since April 11, 2023

Salman is a digital marketing expert with an impressive track record of planning, leading, and executing successful digital marketing projects for multiple clients. He also possesses a keen eye for creative strategy, allowing him to deliver exceptional results for clients in various business verticals. With a proven history of improving ROI, Salman is a valuable asset to any team looking to maximize their digital and performance marketing efforts.

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Lynda Reinarz

Freelance Media Planner
United States
Toptal Member Since June 28, 2023

Lynda is an enthusiastic, skilled marketer with over 20 years of experience in all marketing facets at blue-chip companies like Dell, IBM, and Nokia. She thrives in a fast-paced environment, adapts and ramps quickly to changing priorities, and leads with a results-first mindset. Lynda's passion is in demand generation, content and social strategy, paid media, and partner marketing. She always seeks to deliver stellar, trackable results for her clients and stops at nothing to provide them.

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Joe Reske

Freelance Media Planner
United States
Toptal Member Since October 24, 2022

Joe is a driven and highly accomplished senior consumer marketing executive with extensive experience in brand strategy; full-funnel marketing campaigns; earned, social, and paid media-mix management; budgeting; and event activation. He has provided leadership across a wide spectrum of marketing roles for world-class brands within CPG, retail, and hospitality, and he's an expert at developing bold and innovative solutions supported by data-driven analytics.

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Douglas Spessatto

Freelance Media Planner
Spain
Toptal Member Since November 3, 2022

Douglas is a data-driven marketer strongly focused on sales results. With 10+ years of experience working with Google and other social ad platforms, he is a retail eCommerce and B2B SaaS specialist holding extensive media planning, buying, and day-to-day management knowledge. Douglas is keen on selecting the right KPIs for each campaign or marketing objective and building easy-to-understand dashboards and reports. Douglas is also fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Paul Meijer

Freelance Media Planner
Netherlands
Toptal Member Since October 20, 2022

Paul is a senior marketing manager who has managed teams and stakeholders. He excels at strategy creation, growth marketing and implementation, marketing management, and specific channels such as CRO, SEO, and paid advertising. He uses a data-driven, growth, and experimentation approach to drive business value. He worked for startups and established international brands. Paul is known for his never-ending drive in the marketing field and his strategic, creative, and critical thinking skills.

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How to Hire Media Planners Through Toptal

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A Toptal director of marketing will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
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Within days, we'll introduce you to the right Media planner for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
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Work with your new Media planner for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

FAQs

  • How quickly can you hire with Toptal?

    Typically, you can hire a Media planner with Toptal in about 48 hours. For larger teams of talent or Managed Delivery, timelines may vary. Our talent matchers are highly skilled in the same fields they’re matching in—they’re not recruiters or HR reps. They’ll work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics, and match you with ideal candidates from our vetted global talent network.

    Once you select your Media planner, you’ll have a no-risk trial period to ensure they’re the perfect fit. Our matching process has a 98% trial-to-hire rate, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best fit every time.

  • How do I hire a Media planner?

    To hire the right Media planner, it’s important to evaluate a candidate’s experience, technical skills, and communication skills. You’ll also want to consider the fit with your particular industry, company, and project. Toptal’s rigorous screening process ensures that every member of our network has excellent experience and skills, and our team will match you with the perfect Media planners for your project.

  • How are Toptal Media planners different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our Media planners to ensure we only match you with the highest caliber of talent. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut.

    In addition to screening for industry-leading expertise, we also assess candidates’ language and interpersonal skills to ensure that you have a smooth working relationship.

    When you hire a Media planner with Toptal, you’ll always work with world-class, custom-matched Media planners ready to help you achieve your goals.

  • Can you hire Media planners on an hourly basis or for project-based tasks?

    You can hire a Media planner on an hourly, part-time, or full-time basis. Toptal can also manage the entire project from end-to-end with our Managed Delivery offering. Whether you hire an expert for a full- or part-time position, you’ll have the control and flexibility to scale your team up or down as your needs evolve. Our Media planners can fully integrate into your existing team for a seamless working experience.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal Media planners?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your Media planner begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

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    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

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    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

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    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

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    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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