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Senior Manager, Media Relations - UK and Ireland

My client is one of the most prestigious technology consulting firms in the world. It's also one of the best places to work.

The person in this role will drive media and analyst relations across all industry sectors and each of the firm's business areas.  That's a pretty broad landscape, yet it will also collaborate on other, wider communications strategies such as corporate citizenship, diversity and inclusion, and government relations.

In this role, you would manage teams of up to 5 or more people, and work alongside other dynamic marketing people.  It's a very collaborative environment.

We're looking for a minimum of eight years of experience in media relations, preferably with a technology services company.  Also looking for someone who is an excellent writer, with the ability to provide strategic counsel to colleagues and senior executives.  The right person has excellent media skills.

Experience managing issues would be very helpful as would experience manag…

Media Relations Lead - San Francisco Area

Local stories turn global overnight and regional representation for businesses has become extremely important.  My client, which is a huge global consulting firm, understands this and is looking for a top notch communications pro to make sure that the company's stories are broadly and intelligently represented in the western region -- the most important media sector for the technology industry. This role includes executive positioning programs for all the firm's regional leaders, and working to support campaign and message development around important broad marketing initiatives.  You will collaborate with national, industry, business and global media relations colleagues across the company to leverage content for relevant stores and will complement the media relations programs with social media to amplify awareness and visibility.

Responsibilities will include: Create regional media strategy, including identifying key market and regional themes and providing input to the West …

Assistant Vice President - Corporate Communications - International Asset Management Firm - NYC

The AVP of Corporate Communications will provide a center of excellence and resource in the US for this large international asset management firm.  The role will be located in the NYC office.

The AVP will manage the company's website and internet to ensure visible and effective communications of the firm's activities and capabilities.

Additionally, the AVP will help to manage various publication projects such as the annual report, corporate videos, corporate brochures, and the biannual newsletter.  This will involve liaising with vendors and being the primary point of contact with suppliers, as well as having responsibility for the corporate communications budget in the US.

The AVP of Corporate Communications will draft press releases and other communications documents and should be a good eitor and proof reader.  They should have a good grasp of social media and modern technologies.

The AVP will be tasked with monitoring the quality and adherence to corporate standards in teh NY…

Account Director or VP - Financial Services - NYC

A prestigious mid sized PR firm in NYC has a unique opportunity for someone with strong financial services experience, especially if you've got some exposure to the Private Equity industry.  But it's not a PE client...

This opportunity is unique because it blends the creativity and diversity of agency life with the stability and focus of an in house role.  The client is one of the largest consulting firms in the world and they have been outsourcing their marketing communications to this firm for over fifteen years.  The firm works very closely with the CMO and puts together creative, innovative digital and traditional programs across all the firm's business offerings and across all industries.  This particular role covers PE as well as other areas in financial services. And if you're looking for some exposure outside of financial services, that can be worked out as well.

The agency is one of the best firms in America to work for (per The Holmes Report, year after year…

Corporate Media And Issues Management - NYC or Washington DC

This Media and Issues Manager will support a high profile area within the global media relations sector of one of the most admired companies in the world. 
We are looking for a strategic thinker focused on supporting the generation of global tier one media attention for global corporate initiatives and also has experience working with sensitive issues, and reactive media as well as project management experience.
In this role you will work with colleagues to provide timely responses to media requests and support the development of channel and/or tactic specific external messages tos upport the company agenda in the marketplace.  You will work on a diverse set of disciplines including issues management, project management, messaging and positioning. Proven success in project management and ability to manage multiple tasks including working with executives at all levels.Exceptional media relations skills and ability to develop stores and understand news cycles;  solid relationships with b…

Southwest Media Manager - Huge Global Consulting Firm - Dallas

A well-known global consulting firm is searching for adynamic public relations pro to support the strategy, execution and coordination of a comprehensive media relations program for the firm’s businesses across the Southwestern United States, with a particular focus on Houston and Dallas. The role is responsible for generating top tier media coverage in influential, local press that advances regional business objectives, and includes executive positioning programs for the firm’s leaders across the region.
This person will support campaign and message development around important regional and local marketing initiatives and collaborate with national, industry, business and global media relations colleagues across the company to leverage content for locally relevant stories, and will complement the media relations program with social media to amplify awareness and visibility You’ll manage the press release pipeline for market or regional relevant research studies and surveys, corporate…

Content Strategist & Writer - Atlanta

Our client is a prestigious corporate communications firm in Atlanta that serves Fortune 500 clients in the development and production of their stakeholder communications.  They specialize in unique, customized Sustainability Reports and Annual Reports, which can range from a few to more than 100 pages, in both digital and print formats.  In addition, they help many of their clients develop auxiliary pieces tied to these large reports.  

The company offers a collaborative, casual and very past paced work environment.

We are looking for a highly creative and motivated self starter who is great at organizing editorial content into a format that makes sense to readers.  The right person would be a great writer and story teller and can transform disparate pieces of information into a compelling narrative.  We're looking for someone who has a knack for finding creative ways to convey often complex information into clear communication.  This person would be very resourceful, interested in…

Strategic Marketing Manager - Professional Services Firm - NYC

The Strategic Marketing Manager is responsible for developing and implementing various strategic marketing campaigns and related initiatives in support of the Firm’s brand positioning, business development and recruitment objectives.

Guided by the Firm’s global communications strategy, he or she supports the Global Marketing Communications Director and key stakeholders in ensuring the efficient and effective execution of marketing communications strategies and campaigns.

 Duties and Accountabilities: 
Marketing Strategy and Initiatives
 • Focus on creation of an integrated marketing communications strategy using a selection and mix of various tactics and approaches to achieve the business goals
 • Manage awareness/perception and market insight research to inform ongoing marketing communications strategy and campaign development to contribute to the development of the brand strategy and ensure it supports evolving business and client needs
 • Work with the Global Marketing Communication…

AS/SAE Professional Services - NYC

This position could be filled with an Account Supervisor or Senior Account Executive who will join the Professional Services team. This SAE/AS will have the opportunity to act as the driver, as well as team member, for several lines of business for a major account, participate in strategic planning and content creation initiatives and help develop both traditional and social media relations strategies. Mentoring and training junior staff members, helping them to leverage their strengths and develop integrated marketing core competencies will also be required at this level. Primary responsibilities include: * Serve as the day-to-day client contact for several industries and lines of business managing both strategy and execution * Develop and edit content (bylined articles, internal education and external marketing collateral and other press materials) * Develop media relations strategies, goals, media targets and pitch angles, pitch the media * Serve as information leader on …

Account Manager - PR Firm in NYC

Wouldn't you like to work at a growing PR firm with no politics and happy clients?  This terrific little firm, based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is looking for an experienced account manager to work on a range of exciting work for varied clients in industries such as financial services, tech, education and non profit.  Work involves use of PR and integrated marketing tools such as social media, content creation, thought leadership and media relations.

We're looking for with 5 to 7 years of experience delivering great service to B2B clients.  We're looking for a great writer with diverse PR skills who can understand and relate to a wide range of industries.  This person should have experience managing the various aspects of account management with demonstrated experience building trust internally with your team.

The best person for this role is a team player who can also run with responsibility and also appreciates collaboration.  S/he understands the importance of hard, re…

Senior Manager - Media Relations - Global Professional Services Firm - NYC, DC, Phila, Boston or Chicago

This senior level media relations professional will direct global media relations efforts for a range of practices, including Technology, Cyber-security, Operations, Sustainability, M&A and Supply Chain Strategy.

The Senior Manager will leverage major marketing initiatives, research and content, client engagements and the expertise of senior management to increase visibility and reputation among stakeholders.

The senior Manager will be responsible for improving the focus, quality and frequency of media coverage; S/He will work collaboratively with marketing leads leads in the areas mentioned above as well as the company's business leaders and spokespeople to deliver integrated global media relations efforts for a range of practices and highlight how the firm can help clients improve their overall growth and competitiveness.

The right person for this role will have a keen understanding of the key issues and trends affecting a broad range of business operations, but in particular…

Vice President - Professional Services - NYC agency

This is a truly unique position for a few reasons.  Firstly, it's working with a variety of industries and services that are all under the roof of one giant international company.  Secondly this client leans on the agency for it's creative and strategic direction as well as its execution.  The relationship with the client has grown to be deep and complete.

The firm is one of the best agencies in America to work for, the firm has very sane work life balance, smart and stable management and a real commitment to the development of the staff.  And there's one really outstanding element:  the people are really nice.

The client s a huge global consulting firm and the agency represents them across every industry sector and every practice area.  The firm provides innovative integrated marketing services as well as some more traditional PR as well.

This is a very special role for someone who will lead a team of account people dedicated to different sectors.  The work will involve …

Acct Supv or Strong Sr AE - Financial/Professional Services - NYC

We're looking for a driver and collaborator to service several lines of business for a major professional services account.  This person will participate in strategic planning and content creation and help develop both traditional and social media strategies.  Mentor junior staff and help them develop core competencies in integrated marketing.
In this role you will serve as day to day client contact managing both strategy and execution, develop and edit different kinds of content, media relations strategies, and long term goals.  
You'll be pitching the media, route articles of interest to the client, help to develop budgets and help to expand the business with research and presentations.
This is a unique position, sort of like an in house role since the client relies so heavily on the agency for it's outreach.  
We're looking for some experience working with financial, legal or consulting clients or possibly health care regulation and services (variety is one of the o…

Digital Communications Manager - Global Professional Services Firm - NYC

This is a very large and well respected international professional services firm.  They are looking for a Digital Communications Manager to be responsible for developing and delivering various digital communications initiatives and a variety of digital content in support of the firm's brand positioning, business development and recruitment objectives.  he or she plays a key part in developing digital content marketing strategy and steering digital marketing communications activity across the firm.  Guided by the firm's global communications strategy, he or she will manage the content across social media channels and work with key stakeholders to ensure the efficient and effective integration of digital marketing communications within overall activity and campaigns.

Aside from managing the content on all social media channels, the Manager will help with the management of the firm's external website.  It will also include development of strategies to drive adoption of social…

Vice President - NYC based International PR firm

This is an exciting and creative international firm that works with emerging companies around the globe.  The firm provides public relations, social media and creative services such as web design and infographics.

Unlike many PR agencies, people here stay for a long time.  This is because of the open environment at the firm.  People like each other, welcome different ideas, trust and value each other.

We are looking for a Vice President who can run people and accounts and help with business development.  Many of the clients are in the tech sector so exposure to that industry would be very helpful. This is the perfect place for someone who has a penchant for multi cultural environments or is looking for the opportunity to use their foreign language skills.




What's Wrong With Recruiting Today?

LinkedIn and other social media have turned the hiring process into a Disneyworld of broken dreams. Job seekers would like to just throw some fairy dust over their keyboards as they hit enter, applying for the countless job ads they find out there today.  And similarly, corporate Talent Acquisition Managers enter their magic keywords into LinkedIn search bars, reaching out to the whole wide world hoping to find their one true Prince or Princess.

If it's so easy and magical, why is it that finding the right talent is so distressing? Survey after survey finds hiring challenges to be the most difficult factor in a company reaching its goals.

Large corporations strive to be innovative, but choke on their own barriers.  Hiring policies, salary bands, approval processes and even EEO standards, which should help diversify the workforce act to slow things down to a stumbling pace where the best applicant for the job is often never even seen.

This happens because as terrific as the intern…

Global Media Relations for Financial Services - NY/Chi/Phila/DC/Boston

Direct and support media relations and industry analyst relations strategy for the Global Services operating group of huge consulting firm, leveraging major marketing initiatives and thought leadership in the global insurance, capital markets, banking and related sectors.

Develop and implement top tier media strategies, providing content, monitoring competitive landscape and improving overall positioning of the company.

Develop and maintain relationships with Tier 1 reporters and analysts, and top Tier 2 industry reporters and trade publications, improving the focus, quality and frequency of media and industry analyst coverage.

Help manage agencies, contractors and internal financial services support

Work with other media professionals and analyst directors, industry marketing executives, client executives to help develop tactics and content

Work closely with digital and marketing teams to build social media strategies for the Financial Services sector including social spokesperson t…

The Resume is Still Alive and Well

Some say that the resume is dead.  But i think it still has a few more good years.  The resume is in fact, like a living thing:  it changes and grows.
Resumes are kind of like menus.  You hear about that special Kobe Beef Hamburger with basil aioli on top but you still have to see it on the menu before you order it.  Same thing with a resume. I look at LinkedIn profiles, online portfolios and resumegrams and sometimes I'm really entertained.  But i need to see plain old resume to really get the truth.

Resumes get attached to meeting invites, they get sent to clients and hiring managers, they get read on Sunday mornings and handed out at networking events.  You can't shake hands and give someone your link.

You can complement your resume with an online version, a visual version or a power point.  But while people can still read words without pictures and bullet points, a communicator should be able to provide this basic, well written, simple to understand tool.


Strategic Social Media - Huge Global Company

In this role, you’ll play a key role in helping one of the world’s most admired companies with their global, content led, strategy. You’ll work with a diverse team of innovative marketing experts who focus on  global brand management and advertising; global events and sponsorships; marketing research; media and industry analyst relations; corporate communications; internet marketing; recruitment marketing; client-centric marketing; and industry, service line and geographic marketing campaigns

This Global Social Media Manager (this is a highly matrixed organization will primarily drive social media communications in priority areas, closely collaborating with marketing and communication colleagues. The individual reports to the Global Social Media Director

Define strategy and execute programs with smart social content and intelligent targeting that drive relevant reach, engagement and influence.  Lead large, sophisticated social media programs and campaigns across the complex, dynamic …

Vice President - Growing Generalist Firm in NYC (Williamsburg)

This favorite client is a full-service communications shop that specializes in media relations for small and medium sized companies that are looking for PR to increase revenue or customer acquisition and build credibility within their industry. We provide this with big, impactful coverage that really impacts their business.  Industries we work in include entertainment, technology, education, finance/banking – to name a few.

What makes this firm different is that individualized attention of senior level staff is given to each client, so this person will have to be an account lead and mentor who loves what they do and likes to keep their sleeves rolled up and a hand in the execution.
Most of the team come from big agencies but they were frustrated by the waste and lack of client focus.  They enjoy the friendly, no politics, fun and passion for client service that they found here. 

The firm is small but growing fast.  There is one other VP but steadily growing and ass they add clients and s…

AE or SAE - Professional Services -NYC

This is an opportunity to support integrated marketing activities for several different programs within a very large professional services account, at one of the country's best agencies to work for.  The work includes strategic planning and content creation initiatives, helping to develop both traditional and social media relations strategy, and assisting in mentoring and training junior staff members. Candidates will also be expected to take ownership of and lead projects from start to finish, managing all client correspondence with the account driver’s oversight.

This is a B2B communications role and requires 2-5 years of fundamental integrated marketing experience, including client management, writing (press releases, pitches, byline articles, speeches, whitepapers, etc.), research analysis, content creation, media relations, and digital and social media strategy.
Experience working with professional services clients (law firms, consultancies, accounting firms)  is strongly prefe…

Acct Exec/Sr Acct Exec - Financial Services - NYC Firm

We are looking for an AE/SAE to join the Financial Services team of a well-established and prestigious PR agency.  You will have the opportunity to work on several financial services accounts, supporting integrated marketing activities, assisting account drivers with strategic planning and content creation initiatives, helping to develop both traditional and social media relations strategies, and mentoring and training junior staff members. Candidates will also be expected to take ownership of and lead client projects from start to finish, managing all client correspondence with the account drivers’ oversight.
The work is focused on both B2C and B2B communications for clients in the financial services sector and requires 2-5 years of fundamental integrated marketing experience. Experience should also include client service, writing (press releases, pitches, byline articles, speeches, whitepapers, etc.), research analysis, content creation, media relations, and digital and social media …

VP/SVP Professional Services - Prestigious NYC Agency

This is a very unusual and special opportunity for someone to lead a well established Professional Services team. You will have the opportunity to help lead integrated marketing activities for a huge international consulting firm, drive in strategic planning and content creation initiatives, develop both traditional and social media relations strategies, and mentor and train a dedicated account team.
The role is focused on B2B communications utilizing integrated marketing and traditional public relations experience including writing (byline articles, speeches, whitepapers, etc.), analyzing research and survey results, content creation (infographics, video, etc.), media relations, and digital strategy. 
Administratively, you will act as a senior  day-to-day lead on client programs, working closing with both a management team and a larger team of 10-12 professionals and help to manage client profitability. You'll be expected to mentor and train account team members, helping them to l…

Investor Relations Director - NYC Metro Area

Our client is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of high-technology solutions located in the NY Metropolitan area.  It's an exciting time for the company and there is a lot to talk about.  They're seeking a Director of  Investor Relations to help them get the word out to the right people.
This role reports directly to the CFO.  You'll be working directly with him and the CEO to attend conferences and set up meetings with investors across the country.  We are looking for an outgoing personality to open doors, write press releases and scripts, set up investor conferences and meetings and coordinate strategy and positioning for the company and its leaders with key influentials.
Required Experience At least 15 years of investor relations experience preferably with small and medium capital companies.Strong financial acumen with an ability to understand accounting and financial modeling used by investment professionals.Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal …