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Thursday, September 28, 2006

MARKETING RESEARCH/PR SPECIALIST - Tartan Marketing

Tartan Marketing is looking for a detail-oriented self-starter with a minimum of 3 years of research and/or PR experience to work in a fast-paced, growing environment that expects and delivers flawless execution and proactive thinking to our clients. Duties will include gathering, analyzing and reporting on marketing, sales and trend data, and assisting with media and PR planning and execution for clients. Person will also provide backup to the account team, so good project management skills and great client interaction are important. Excellent writing skills, an inquisitive mindset, and a can-do attitude are a must. The ability to play bagpipes or make a good haggis are optional pluses.

Send resumes and writing samples to:

Jim MacLachlan
jim@tartanmarketing.com
Tartan Marketing
10467 93rd Ave. N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Weber Shandwick - Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor Healthcare

Weber Shandwick is seeking a Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor in our Healthcare group. It's a chance to work for one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Great Places to Work 2006." We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.

Duties for these positions include:
  • Conduct and manage research to support public relations
  • Coordinate execution of public relations plans
  • Contribute to the development of client's public relations plans
  • A very heavy focus on media relations; regular client contact including strategic counsel and execution of high-profile media relations campaigns
  • Staying current with relevant media, generating ideas for media outreach and pitching the national media
  • Developing media relations materials including news releases, media alerts, bylined articles, other press materials
  • Successful candidate will have 4-8 years of experience and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment with outstanding attention to detail. Medical device experience desirable. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Ability to lead and motivate a team is essential, as well as strong client management skills. Experience on large integrated campaigns a plus.

    We have a wonderful work environment and offer a competitive salary and benefits program. If you would like to join us, please send resume and cover letter to:

    humanresources@webershandwick.com
    Fax: 952-346-6045

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Friday, September 22, 2006

    Hanley Wood Marketing - Account Supervisor

    About Hanley Wood Marketing

    Hanley Wood Marketing
    based in Minneapolis, provides strategic content, marketing and brand management solutions to world-class companies such as FedEx, Sherwin-Williams, Verizon and Cargill. We create effective, measurable integrated marketing communications, including direct response campaigns, custom publishing solutions, sales support portals and Web site development and optimization. Hanley Wood Marketing is a division of Hanley Wood, LLC, one of the top 10 B2B media companies in the country.

    Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans. Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $225 million company owned by JP Morgan Partners, LLC, a private equity affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    In addition to a competitive salary and incentive plan, Hanley Wood Marketing offers a full, comprehensive Benefits plan including Medical/Pharmacy/Dental/Vision plans, a generous Paid Time Off plan, 401(k) with company match, company-paid Disability Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, tuition reimbursement, and more.

    We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Supervisor with a proven track record in leading large integrated client engagements ($1 million plus), developing and leading execution of an integrated marketing strategy, and building client relationships that result in revenue growth. As part of our Client Services Department, you will be responsible for servicing, leading and growing existing national client accounts. This position reports to the Vice President, Client Services.

    Job Scope:

    Key leadership position in the organization, responsible for building business and setting strategic direction. Design and manage creative programs to meet client objectives that generate measurable results. Responsible for overall financial management of all accounts in group.

    Competencies and Responsibilities:
  • Leadership in the financial performance of the firm
  • Responsibility for the success of programs and meeting client business objectives -Ability to build business from existing clients
  • Thorough understanding of accounts and client business
  • Ability to mentor and manage staff and resources
  • Responsible for keeping programs on established budgets
  • Ability to generate new ideas for clients
  • Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, or related
  • 8-10 years of marketing communications experience
  • 5-6 years of agency experience working on Fortune 100 accounts
  • Experience marketing financial products and/or services
  • Experience leading integrated client teams including account and creative resources
  • Significant travel to client site required
  • We invite you to learn more about Hanley Wood Marketing by visiting us at www.hanleywoodmarketing.com, and to apply on-line at our Corporate website, www.hanleywood.com, under "Careers".

    Thursday, September 07, 2006

    Weber Shandwick - Account Executive/Senior Account Executive

    Weber Shandwick is seeking an Account Executive or Senior Account Executive in our Technology group. This is a great opportunity to work with both Fortune 500 tech giants and fast-moving, exciting start-ups as part of the top tech PR team in the region. It's also a chance to work for one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Great Places to Work 2006." We provide amazing client service, work hard on great accounts, and have fun.
    Duties for these positions include:
  • Write news releases, case studies and contributed articles aimed primarily at tech and trade media.

  • Develop and own relationships with key tech and trade media journalists, leading to significant editorial opportunities for clients.

  • Work with account leads to develop appropriate PR plans.

  • Coordinate PR activities for trade shows, including scheduling media and industry analyst one-on-one meetings, developing press kit contents and working with junior staff on briefing books.

  • Frequent client contact, including counsel on PR strategy, story angles, trends, key messages, etc.

  • Media and analyst research, campaign evaluation work, and general project management.

  • Occasional travel to trade shows and out-of-state clients.
  • Successful candidates will have 1-4 years of full-time experience in high-tech or B2B PR, including media relations and AP-style writing. Advertising or marketing experience is not applicable. Candidates also must have an ability to handle complex subjects and a fast-paced environment, with outstanding attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Ability to work in a team environment, as well as basic client management skills. Specific experience in enterprise software, data storage or industrial PR beneficial but not required.

    We 're looking for exceptional PR talent to deliver great results for our clients. We offer a competitive salary and benefits program and good career advancement opportunities. If you would like to join us, please send resume and cover letter to:

    Human Resources
    Weber Shandwick
    8000 Norman Center Drive
    Suite 400
    Minneapolis, MN 55437
    Fax: 952-346-6045
    Email: humanresources@webershandwick.com