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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Olson Seeking AE for PR Department

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.

Public Relations Account Executive
Reports to: Director of Public Relations

Position Summary:
We are seeking an ambitious, detail-oriented, creative Account Executive to join our innovative and distinguished Public Relations team.

Create and ignite brand communities.

Essential Functions:
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with clients.
  • Collaborates with the PR team and all disciplines within the agency to produce effective and results-oriented campaigns.
  • Responsible for many day-to-day PR activities, including managing client projects, developing media relations strategies and coordinating events.
  • Contributes to the strategic direction and insights developing short and long-term PR plans.
  • Develops PR tactics and ideas to support the Client's products in the marketplace.
  • Interfaces with vendors to oversee and coordinate the design, production and completion of Client projects.
  • Research trends and seek opportunities where our clients may find increased visibility.
  • Develops a wide range of communications materials, including press releases, pitches, speeches and key client correspondence.
  • Possesses ability to think strategically and provides creative solutions.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Education & Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or related field.
  • Three to five years of public relations experience (2-3 years of previous agency experience preferred).
  • 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.
  • Send resumes to:
    Attn: Erin Mammen
    Human Resource Generalist