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Friday, March 31, 2006

Public Relations and Communications Officer

If you are eager to join an energized, relationship-based organization that is committed to providing superior service, then share your passion and experience with TopLine Federal Credit Union. We are one of the state’s largest credit unions, serving members throughout the seven-county Twin Cities metro area. As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, we offer a full line of products and services that help our members earn more on what they save and spend less on what they borrow.

In this dynamic role, you will work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to steward a passionate and motivating internal culture that supports our member service philosophy. This will be accomplished by developing internal communications, training, and development initiatives that focus on branding and its impact on the organization’s reputation and member loyalty. In support of the TopLine brand, you will also work to create top-of-mind brand awareness for the credit union in the communities we serve. This will include identifying and implementing partnerships and sponsorships with local media, businesses, and organizations.

To be successful in this highly visible position, our ideal candidate will possess superior interpersonal skills and be able to develop positive, trusting relationships with both internal and external constituents. You will build credibility by consistently demonstrating high ethical standards and personal integrity. You must possess a four-year degree in communications, journalism, or public relations and have superior communication skills. Theoretical and practical knowledge of the financial services industry is highly preferred, as is PR agency experience and a solid understanding of both internal and external branding strategies. Working relationships with local media is desirable.

If you are ready to help TopLine make a difference in our communities and members’ lives, send your resume and writing samples to:

Diane Welter
Marketing and Communications Manager
TopLine Federal Credit Union
9353 Jefferson Highway
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369

Phone: 763.391.0874

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Olson - Public Relations Assistant Account Executive

OLSON is the next generation of brand builders. We like to say we build bonfires, meeting places where people can connect around a brand or mission. While companies of the past are still trying to create the next compelling message, we're creating communities that enrich people's lives and bring long term, surpassing results for great companies. Do you have what it takes to build a bonfire with us?

We daringly push the envelope, discovering innovative ways to use public relations and all departments to further build communities for our clients. On March 10, 2006 OLSON, participating in its first-ever Minnesota Public Relations Society of America Classics Awards, took home Best of Show with an incredibly rare perfect score for the launch of Phillips Union Whiskey for client Phillips Distilling Company.

We are seeking an ambitious, detail-oriented, creative individual to join our innovative and distinguished Public Relations team.
The Assistant Account Executive will:

  • Assist Public Relations team in developing, writing, and distributing press releases.
  • Assist with and manage client and target market research
  • Maintain archives of press/media usage
  • Assist in the planning and execution of promotional events
  • Research trends and seek opportunities where our clients may find increased visibility
  • Track clients’ coverage in the press and through our PR efforts
  • Collaborate with the PR team and all disciplines within the agency to produce effective and results-oriented campaigns
  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or related field
  • Public Relations experience preferred (internship experience is acceptable)
  • Impeccable time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Previous agency experience is desired

  • Visit to learn about the OLSON community.

    Apply now.

    Wednesday, March 29, 2006

    Target - Sr. Marketing Analyst

    Make an online connection. Join the fast-paced team behind one of the world's most successful retail Web sites.


    As a Sr. Marketing Analyst, you will own the execution of marketing campaigns and be responsible for the Profit and Loss accountability.

    See Yourself:
  • Maintaining day-to-day execution and analytics of direct marketing programs and campaigns
  • Upholding quality marketing programs and project schedules
  • Managing campaign execution and profit and loss accountability
  • Directing all aspects of program set-up and maintenance, database analysis, forecasting and post-analysis
  • Calculating and understanding the basic formulas, reports, and forecast tools used in the marketing process
  • Defining and communicating business direction

  • Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:
  • 4-year college degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
  • Two to four years experience in direct marketing or customer relations management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Desired Requirements:
  • Prior work experience with loyalty, direct, e-mail, or other one-to-one marketing
  • MBA
  • To apply click here.

    Saturday, March 18, 2006

    PSB - Public Relations Account Executive

    If you have a passion for writing and a nose for news we want YOU. Padilla Speer Beardsley, an employee-owned public relations firm in Minneapolis, is looking for an account executive to join our manufacturing and technology practice. We're looking for candidates with three to five years of public relations experience with excellent writing skills, media relations experience and strong project management skills. As an AE you would be responsible for the many day-to-day public relations activities, including writing case histories, bylines, feature articles and news releases, as well as planning and implementing trade shows and client events. The AE also will conduct ongoing media calls, schedule editor interviews and assist with research. The clients served are in the manufacturing and technology industries. Experience working at a public relations agency is a plus.

    Padilla Speer Beardsley
    Stephanie Grogg
    1101 West River Parkway #400
    Minneapolis,MN 55418

    Apply Now, Click Here

    Friday, March 17, 2006

    PR, Creative, Media, Account Services, Design, and Interactive Internships

    More than anything, people want to connect, and OLSON builds bonfires that draw people in, stir their imaginations, and create a sense of belonging.

    Join the next generation of brand builders through an internship with OLSON. Create and ignite brand communities. Become part of something innovative, enriching, and collaborative – an effort that goes beyond selling products and builds communities. This is your chance to experience the next generation of advertising!

    OLSON offers paid internship opportunities for hungry, spirited, and innovative individuals in Public Relations, Creative, Media, Account Services, Design, and Interactive departments. Successful candidates will provide support to team members on multiple accounts. They will possess a diligent work ethic, attention to detail, and impeccable communication skills. Interns must be able to work autonomously and take initiative on a consistent basis. Interns are given the chance to learn from the best in their field and will be assigned to a mentor in his or her area who will provide special assignments designed to help develop essential skills in that area.

    If you are interested in building bonfires with us, please submit your resume and any appropriate examples of work to Be sure to include the discipline area that you are interested in along with your dates of availability. No phone calls, please.

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    Tuesday, March 14, 2006

    SCG - Great Writer Wanted!

    SCG wants a great writer

    Do you have a proven passion for writing and a creative spark? This Senior Account Executive position is the perfect career move for you. Use your 3-7 years experience to develop compelling messages through integrated branding components: speeches, articles, press releases, headline and ad copy, web copy and brochures. Work with a fun, dynamic team high atop the historic Foshay Tower to concept and implement award-winning programs to market products around the globe. We prefer someone with print journalism experience, but if you’re a great writer, we want to meet you. Opportunity to advance to account supervisor with experience. Learn more at Send your resume with a convincing cover letter to:

    Strother Communications Group

    2700 Foshay Tower
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Friday, March 03, 2006

    Consumer Account Director - Kohnstamm Communications

    Kohnstamm Communications is a boutique media relations firm with a national reputation within the food/beverage industries. We're growing! Join us as Consumer Account Director and you'll work directly with industry leaders who count on us for bottom line business results. Develop strategy, manage projects and budgets, be accountable for stellar media outcomes that catapult our clients' products/services into emerging markets.

    Desired skills: ability to laugh and have fun in a flexible, fast paced environment!

    Required skills: proven ability to develop creative "outside of the box" strategy, strong leadership for teams, compelling writing, project management skills, proven ability to keep within budget, established relationships with food/beverage print and broadcast media, 8-10 years agency experience working within the food/beverage industry.


    Wednesday, March 01, 2006

    Archiver's - Marketing Coordinator

    Archiver's, the Photo Memory Store, is an exciting retail company that specializes in helping our customers organize, preserve and display their photographs by giving them the products, tools and information they need to preserve their precious memories.

    We are growing rapidly and have a great opportunity for a Marketing Coordinator at our corporate office in Minnetonka. The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and executing the new store promotion programs, maintaining the promotional tracking system and supporting the Marketing department by generating and distributing program results, reports, calendars, timelines and schedules.

    Specific Responsibilities/Projects:
  • Generate and distribute marketing program results, reports and calendars as needed, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Includes reporting on promotions, offers, activities, and workshop/mania sign-ups.
  • Coordinate timelines and execution of new-store promotions program (email, direct mail, newspaper advertising)
  • Assign, input, maintain and report on all marketing promotional codes
  • Manage new-store promotional materials process and timelines
  • Coordinate timelines and details of select projects, gathering products and information needed by marketing and creative staff. May include direct mail, emails, PR and local marketing
  • Coordinate and track all marketing invoices
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications:
  • 4 year college degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or Business
  • 1-2 years experience in a corporate office setting
  • Strong PC ability required – Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, experience necessary
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Be a part of our explosive growth and the Archiver's experience! We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous employee discount! For more information about Archiver's and to apply for this position, please visit our website at