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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 www.oco.com to learn about the OLSON community.

    Apply now.