Sunday, December 28, 2014

Director of Communications - Minneapolis

In this role you will be responsible for all communications (internal and external) for a multi billion dollar international manufacturing company.    You will be a member of the leadership team, guiding and implementing global communications for the company.

Additionally, in this role you will:  Develop strategies to build and protect the company's reputation, develop messaging, handle product, service and trade publicity, crisis communications, internal and executive communications.  You're quite a go getter because you also handle community relations, dealer and channel communications and work with marketing, government relations, legal and HR.

You are a proactive and energetic leader who can make decisions and get things done!  You will be reporting to the VP of Communications who is over  several multi-billion dollar companies and will be counting on you to drive creative, strategic, integrated communications in a brilliant way.

To make this all happen with ease, you must have very strong business acumen, and be able to influence others as well as work together with people well.  You thrive in a fast paced environment, have global experience, great diagnostic and consultative skills, excellent writing skills.  You're innovative and a self starter, of course

We imagine you have at least ten years of experience, probably an MBA, and experience with another global Fortune 500 company.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Account Executive - Financial/Technology/Education - NYC (Wmsburg)

Different - Fun - Exciting.  Really a growth opportunity to get in on the ground floor with an up and coming PR firm that is expanding nicely.

This is a great firm with terrific people.  Work hard but have fun with a great crew that work out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn offices.

The company has a variety of clients in the public affairs, events, entertainment, technology, financial and education sectors.  So we're looking for a strong generalist who hopefully has some experience in any one of these areas.

You'll be working with more senior staff and learning every day in a supportive and fun environment.  The President of the firm is a pro who is wonderful to work with and it's a pretty happy place.

If you want to learn a lot and if you feel you're ready to take on more responsibility, this will be the place for you.  Looking for someone with one to three years experience.


Account Executive - Professional Services - NYC

We are looking for a smart and creative Account Executive to join the professional services practice at a well known and prestigious PR firm in NYC.

This firm is 35 years old but has been evolving as the industry itself has evolved.  A firm tradition in traditional PR which will always be the bread and butter is certainly a part of the job, but the company does some interesting projects in social media and integrated marketing.

This person will be part of a large team that handles a complex account with many moving parts to it.  The client is a big consulting firm and they service this client with integrated marketing and PR across all industry sectors.  This person will most likely work on the following areas:  financial services, natural resources, non profit and education.  How's that for variety?  Different industries call for different strategic programs which could include cool and interesting digital components or lots of content or traditional PR.  In fact, someone who knows how to take a story and tell it in different ways and different modes is really what we're looking for here.

This person will also work on another account, depending on interest and experience.


Account Sup/Acct Director - Prof'l Svces - Lots of variety - Integrated Marketing - NYC

This super exciting opportunity is difficult to describe.  It's a key position in the Professional Services practice at one of  NY's most prestigious boutique firms.  It's very key because this person will have an active, direct relationship with the client regarding responsibility for some of the most important sectors of this multi-faceted consulting firm.

The integrated marketing projects span across several platforms: web content, marketing collateral materials, internal education materials, video, conferences and more.  And these projects span several industries from healthcare to business services to technology.

And wait, there's more...because there is entirely different consulting firm that this person will also work with.  This firm consults businesses in healthcare, retail and consumer industries.

So this is a fascinating role made up of robust, interesting accounts.  The business is very secure (long term) and growing.  There is variety in the industries involved as well as the strategies and tactics used.

The position has tremendous growth potential, so someone who enjoys taking on more responsibility would work well.  A good manager and good client relations person is needed in order to take this job to it's fullest potential.

The firm itself is a great place to work.  The team is terrific and the company is at a great point...mature but very contemporary and expanding steadily.


Sr AE - Financial - NYC

Working with an industry leader in mutual funds and retirement plans, this person will work on three different lines of business creating interesting and programs that transcend traditional PR.  This is a healthy, fun and growing account.  Another account this person would work on is one of the largest west coast based retail banks. The third client is another prestigious big brand in the insurance industry.

Some of the work is very high profile.  Programs run from video presentations to thought leadership to conferences to B2B media relations.

The agency is one of the best in America to work for.  A place with no politics, smart and creative people, great work/life balance and terrific clients.  Fantastic growth opportunity.  Great opportunity!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mary Wells on Storytelling

Advertising in general is, as it always was, about storytelling. The kind of stories you tell – and the way you tell them – changes as the medium changes. That was true when radio and television were first introduced and it is true now. But the telling of stories as the principal tool of advertising will never go away.
--Mary Wells, founder of Wells Rich & Green Advertising.