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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Public Relations Specialist/Writer- Kroll Ontrack

Description
About us:

Kroll Ontrack is a technology software and services company serving both the Data Recovery and Legal Technologies markets. Headquartered in Minnesota with global operations, Kroll Ontrack is part of Kroll's Technology Services group, one of several businesses dedicated to providing clients worldwide with practical, integrated solutions to mitigate risk. The world's largest Data Recovery company, Kroll Ontrack boasts international in-lab services with clean room facilities as well virtual on-site services through Remote Data Recovery. In addition, Kroll Ontrack offers several software solutions for do-it-yourself recovery, permanent data deletion, drive installation and Exchange mailbox restoration. Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies group (Electronic Discovery, Paper Discovery, Computer Forensics) assists attorneys, businesses and investigators with the collection, organization and preparation of data for review and analysis in legal matters, regulatory filings, and investigations.
Description:

The PR Specialist/Writer will work closely with the Marketing Manager on setting direction on PR strategy, as well as manage the day-to-day PR activity in support of positioning Kroll Ontrack as an expert on e-discovery, paper discovery and computer forensics in the legal industry in the US. This includes conducting media relations activity and working closely with the rest of the marketing department and product line management team on key messaging for the Legal Technologies product line. This individual will be expected to work closely with the rest of the Marketing Department, Web Team, Corporate Communications, and Product Management staff to brainstorm ideas, develop plans, and oversee execution of all tactics, in addition to being responsible for all PR related activity.

Responsibilities:
-Manage the development and execution of PR plans to support the legal technologies product line in the U.S. market.

-Produce high quality news placements representing Kroll Ontrack’s expertise in the legal industry.

-Establish and develop relationships with top tier legal media contacts in the U.S. and Canada.

-Manage multiple projects at once, many with competing deadlines and resources; ability to prioritize work based on value, impact on revenue, impact on budget, resource dependencies, and importance.

-Write bylined articles and marketing collateral as needed.

-Travel will be required about 25-30% of the time.
Qualifications
Qualifications:
-Three or more years of experience in public relations or related field preferred, preferably with both agency and corporate experience. Experience with Internet and/or Web-based technologies.

-Knowledge of the Internet and software industries, previous experience in a high tech and/or legal company preferred.

-Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) required.

-Proven solid interpersonal communication and customer service skills.

-Attention to detail and time management techniques are necessary to successfully juggle the duties as assigned.

-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

-Ability to write news releases, pitches, reports, internal communications, and business correspondences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, media and the general public.

-Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

-Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

-Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, media, or employees of organization.

-Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, or other related degree is required.
Apply Online.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Interactive Developer

Join Padilla Speer Beardsley's highly creative team to work on consumer and B2B e-marketing programs for a PR and marketing communications firm with an outstanding reputation. Seeking an interactive developer (ID) with solid e-marketing experience for Web sites, micro-sites and e-mail marketing. Should be familiar with content management solutions. SEO experience a plus.

The ID will work on client, new business and internal projects and will facilitate the design and development of Web, Internet, Intranet, CD or other electronic communications on behalf of PSB and its clients. This person will use html, database, FLASH and other technologies to design and develop online e-mail marketing solutions for clients and for PSB. In addition to working on client projects, the ID will participate in creating concepts and executing them for new business assignments and pro-bono activities as appropriate. Check out our creative portfolio on our web site. Help us make it even cooler!

Please send cover letter and resume referencing this job to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at www.psbpr.com.

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Supervisor

Padilla Speer Beardsley, an employee-owned public relations agency in Minneapolis has an opening in its B2B practice, working with manufacturing clients. Need 10-15 years of proven leadership experience in public relations, media relations, brand strategy development and/or integrated marketing, preferably a mix of agency and corporate.

Candidate must have a successful track record in program planning and execution with manufacturing or technology-based businesses. Job requires excellent oral and written communications skills, including counseling and leadership. Must have strong skills in writing, editing and relationship building skills. Previous success with new business development and previous agency experience a plus. Some travel required.

Please e-mail or send resume to Stephanie Grogg at resumes@psbpr.com or 1101 West River Parkway #400, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at www.psbpr.com.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Swarmcast - Freelance Media Relations Consultant

Swarmcast, a small Minneapolis technology company, seeks a freelance media relations consultant to assist in a product launch project.

Candidates must have a track record in consumer digital technology products and services and relationships with trade media covering the Internet, PC technology and entertainment/television. Swarmcast technology improves on-demand and live video delivered via IP.

Customers include Major League Baseball and a digital cinema movie theaters. Contact Kim Garretson, kim@onionnetworks.com.

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.

Mission:
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
    OLSON
    jobs@oco.com

    Monday, July 17, 2006

    Target - Sr. Manager, Corporate Multi-Media

    Got some big ideas? Join the team that brings the world-famous Target brand to life.

    Purpose

    As a Sr. Manager, Multi-media, you will manage the strategy and negotiation for newspaper circular, ROP plans, saturation direct mail, and newspaper online sites.

    Sr. Manager, Corporate Multi-Media
  • Newspaper Negotiation Management - Managing team of newspaper buyers for over 700 newspapers, saturation direct mail and newspaper online sites. Setting negotiation priorities. Ensuring performance standards are met. Interceding on difficult negotiations. Managing buyers at advertising agency.
  • Standards and Tool Development - Working to establish negotiation standards and tools to measure performance. Reviewing buyer performance against standards. Working with planning teams to establish accurate planning tool templates as needed.
  • Circular Distribution Planning - Ensuring sufficient distribution of circular to support store sales through periodic review of credit sales data. Managing budget to optimize media spend. Controlling distribution by monitoring quantities on a quarterly basis.
  • Opportunities for Innovation - Identifying opportunities for innovation by working with newspapers to educate them on Target objectives in order to differentiate Target from competitors. Educating media planning and other teams on opportunities.
  • Visibility and Communication - Creating positive perceptions of department throughout pyramid and partner teams by attending pyramid events, networking with peers, providing clear communication and follow-through. Enhancing Target's reputation with external partners through participation in newspaper industry organizations and market tours.
  • Staff Development - Working closely with team to encourage individual development by supplying the tools necessary for training, team member back up and career advancement.
  • Personal Development - Working to understand and address developmental opportunities through use of tools and training available. Achieving appropriate level of work/life balance.
  • Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:
  • College graduate or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years supervisory or managerial experience
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organization skills/ attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experienced newspaper industry professional
  • See The Rewards

    Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. See a place of exciting challenges and rewards. See a place where you'll feel empowered to do something brilliant. See a place filled with creativity and unlimited opportunity. See a place where 'work' could easily be called play. To apply, visit our careers Web site at Target.com/careers to view all career opportunities. See yourself here. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a Drug-Free Workplace.

    To apply for this position, please click here.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006

    Russell Herder hiring Account Planner

    Russell Herder is seeking an experienced Account Planner for our Minneapolis office to lead agency-wide best practices research methodology, assist clients in defining integrated communication initiatives and conduct campaign strategic planning initiatives.

    Your Role

    In this position, you will. . .
  • Provide senior-level research and planning counsel to clients, and supervise agency research staff.
  • Manage the Insight CafĂ©, RH’s onsite focus group facility.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses - as well as secondary research - to better understand client markets, customers, competitors and industry performance to support key brand initiatives.
  • Work with the account team to identify key issues, knowledge gaps, projects and research budgets.
  • Keep RH’s account teams proactively informed of cultural trends that impact their clients’ target audience.
  • Support agency’s business development process from corporate intelligence and industry background points of view.
  • Who You Are

    If you’re right for this position, you will . . .
  • Have the proven ability to convert information into effective, results-driven recommendations.
  • Have agency experience in account planning or research direction.
  • Be thoroughly proficient in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques and methodologies, including focus group moderation.
  • Possess solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be a collaborative team player.
  • Have proven experience in delivering and inspiring creative and account team insight to ensure a strategic focus throughout campaign lifecycles.

  • Be a relentless advocate for new ideas, recognized as a thought leader by your internal teams and external clients.
  • Have strong working knowledge of SPSS.
  • Who We Are

    Russell Herder is a growing, dynamic AAAA agency located in downtown Minneapolis, specializing in strategic planning, creative development, e-marketing and public relations. We deliver specialized, senior level services to regional and national clients in home and shelter, healthcare, hospitality and other industries.

    Click here to apply now or e-mail Russel Herder at carol@russellherder.com.