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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fallon - Media Planner

A Fallon media planner is able to develop solutions that are smart and creative, based on client marketing direction, evaluation of research, goals and budgets. This person creates media solutions for brand challenges, is organized and number friendly, and is able to maintain budgets and monitor schedules and media buys. Diplomatic and smart, the media planner communicates successfully internally and with clients and sales reps to facilitate flawless development and execution of media plans. The media planner is able to write and present point of view and position briefs on key client issues and/or client opportunities. Lastly, they understand media-related and other basic software packages.

Email: laura.keller@fallon.com

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Colle & McVoy looking for Account Planner

Colle & McVoy, one of the Twin Cities’ leading marketing communications agency is looking for an Account Planner:

Be an innovator that brings strong analytical skills and powerful insights to drive the strategic thinking for idea based communications and novel contact strategies.

This person should have 5 + years of account planning experience, excellent writing and presentation skills and be a strong team player.

Please send resume to Elizabeth.laukka@collemcvoy.com

Thursday, January 18, 2007

PSB Looking for Assistant Account Executives to Join Agribusiness Practice


Padilla Speer Beardsley
is hiring for the company's growing agribusiness practice. To be considered you must have 1-3 years of experience in public relations and an interest in the outdoors/environment.

Skills: excellent writer; ability to understand and explain complex subjects; experience pitching trade media, self-starter and strong work ethic. Agency experience a plus. Assistant account executives are responsible for many of the day-to-day public relations activities, including developing media and analysts lists; managing relationships with media, writing news releases, articles and pitch letters; assisting with event logistics, researching venues, scheduling editor briefings; research; and managing distributions. Some travel required.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Media Results Administrator - Kohnstamm Communications

Kohnstamm Communications is in need of a Media Results Administrator. This person would be responsible for managing print, web and CD/DVD media results and providing daily documentation from media placements for client reporting.

In addition, the media results administrator supports and coordinates maintenance of the Kohnstamm Communications website and print promotional pieces and provides client research, mailing support coordination and other administrative duties as assigned.

Key skills needed:
Mac computer user, graphic design production in print and web, Web search and online application use. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite and Apple's iLife Suite and Microsoft Office. Excellent communication and project managements skills required. Full-time position with medical, dental and parking benefits paid.

Salary dependent on qualifications.

To apply, send a resume to:
Becky B Robb Hotzler
Admin Services Manager
Email: becky@kohnstamm.com

Monday, January 08, 2007

Director of Marketing and Communications

The College of St. Catherine, the nation’s largest private Catholic women’s college is now accepting applications for a full-time Director of Marketing and Communications.

Responsibilities: As a member of the College’s proactive External Relations team, the Director of Marketing and Communications manages the College’s marketing and communications function for both internal and external constituencies. This position develops and monitors all external College messages for consistency, accuracy, dynamism and advocacy of the College’s vision, strategic priorities and competitive advantages. This position demands marketing and branding expertise, anticipation, broad scope, marketing awareness, public relations sensitivity, media sense and visionary possibilities. The incumbent must demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills consistent with a nationally leading academic institution that educates women to lead and influence. The director must articulate messages rooted in the College’s commitment to its Catholic traditions. The incumbent must also manage those charged with the various aspects of the College’s marketing and communications activities, encouraging them to work aggressively and proactively as they collaborate to assure that the College claims its rightful place in a very competitive market place. This position will help the College achieve national visibility. The director will manage a team of marketing/communications professionals.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or related field, and five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in managing a comprehensive marketing and communications operation. Advanced degree preferred. Extensive experience developing and leading a strategic media relations program, building and implementing a marketing plan, creating a strong brand, demonstrated success in building and managing a team of marketing and public relations professionals, demonstrated experience collaborating and developing effective relationships with staff members, peers, senior administrators, trustees and external constituencies. Prefer past experience in higher education; a broad network of contacts in the Twin Cities.

Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, F-17, Req. #07AM02, The College of St. Catherine 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105, or fax to 651-690-6871, or email to hr@stkate.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2007.

The College of St. Catherine
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/Drug Free Workplace Employer

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Colle+McVoy - Senior Interactive Strategist

Job Description

The Senior Interactive Strategist is responsible for developing, advancing and implementing interactive/digital business strategies for agency clients. Position requires excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to lead effective client presentations.

Responsibilities
• Participate in overall strategic planning by identifying interactive opportunities and translating them into effectively integrated digital initiatives
• Develop interactive strategy briefs that encapsulate and support business objectives
• Serve as the user-experience advocate by leading the site/experience structure phase of major interactive projects
• Ensure projects meet objectives set forth in strategy brief during project implementation and ongoing maintenance
• Serve as a major client contact for strategic planning and implementation of interactive projects
• Work with the Project Manager to ensure we do the best possible work while remaining within budget and schedule
• Participate in new business pitches and the identification of new opportunities with existing clients

Job Requirements
• 4 year college degree
• 5+ years of experience conceptualizing, developing and implementing interactive strategy
• 3+ years of client management experience
• High level knowledge and experience in best practices for website design, development, marketing, performance measurement and analytics
• Strong cognitive skills - including problem solving, decision making and analysis
• Ability to translate technical jargon into layman’s terms
• Experience managing budgets
Contact: Kristen Evanoff
Email: info@collemcvoy.com

Account Executive/Publicist Wanted!


Maccabee Group Public Relations


Exceptional PR professional sought by award-winning Minneapolis agency, Maccabee Group. 3+ years experience in media relations/corporate or non-profit communications required; expertise in event marketing, feature writing, product publicity a plus. Are you ready to work for the PR agency which unveiled the “World’s Largest Rubberband Ball” for OfficeMax, premiered new Northern Lite Lattes for Caribou Coffee, and launched Prairie Home Companion Ice Cream for Kemps? Then send your resume, writing samples to jobs@maccabee.com or fax to Deanna Boss at 612-337-0054. Learn more about Maccabee Group at www.maccabeegroup.com.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Risdall McKinney seeks PR practitioners

Risdall McKinney seeks action-oriented, PR practitioners ready to contribute and prosper along with our growing roster of B2B and consumer clients. If you’re focused on getting the Results that Matter for clients and seek an opportunity for professional growth within a dynamic and expanding PR agency, please send your resume to rmpr@risdall.com. We have openings for Assistant Account Executives, Account Executives and Senior Account Executives.

Be part of working in a truly integrated marketing agency that combines new and tried-and-true strategies to consistently earn A+ client kudos.