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Monday, February 26, 2007

Schermer Kuehl - Senior Copywriter

An award-winning, growing B2B MarCom agency, SCHERMER KUEHL, seeks Senior Copywriter (7+ years). You are strategic and creative. You understand complex technology but can make it clear and compelling. You have big campaign ideas but can still write collateral, case studies, articles, direct, web, ads. Competitive compensation.

Send your cover letter, resume, salary requirements & non-returnable writing samples to:
Executive Creative Director
SCHERMER KUEHL
800 N Washington Ave
Suite 505
Minneapolis, MN 55401
info@skmarketing.com

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Fast Horse - Internship

Fast Horse, an integrated marketing services agency, is looking for an intern to join our growing team. We're seeking a recent college grad with strong organizational and problem-solving skills. In short, we need a creative superstar; someone who adds to our dynamic culture, and has the firepower to provide day-to-day support on highly visible consumer marketing programs. Ideal candidates will have an interest in motorsports. The paid, three-month internship may lead to a full-time position on the Fast Horse team.

Founded in 2001, Fast Horse is an independent, Minneapolis-based firm with a national reputation. We offer a "big fish/small pond" opportunity for personal and professional growth in an energetic, fast-paced environment. More on Fast Horse can be found at www.fasthorseinc.com.

Resumes should be directed to careers@fasthorseinc.com.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Executive (Emarketing)

Join PSB's rapidly growing Creative & Interactive Services team working on integrated consumer and B2B campaigns for PR and marketing. We're looking for someone with 2-5 years of hands-on experience with a variety of e-marketing programs, such as e-mail and search marketing.

The AE will work directly with clients and our talented creatives to build and execute interactive, viral and social media campaigns. The AE will work with the account teams and clients on strategy, creative approach, execution, tracking and analytics. Agency experience a major plus.

Padilla Speer Beardsley, an employee-owned company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers excellent benefits. We strive for excellence. We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

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.

Polaris - Mgr, Mktg Communications

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

SUMMARY:
Focuses on launching go-to-market strategies to strengthen the Pure Polaris brand and increase revenue through integrated consumer/dealer awareness sales/ marketing programs.

INTERNAL MARKETING DEVELOPMENT:
Marketing Communications
  • Works in conjunction with the Pure Polaris Marketing Manager on strategic management of new product launches for Pure Polaris
  • Works with Sales to develop marketing support/sales tools for Pure Polaris and Financial Services to include POP, merchandising and sell through programs based on revenue goals for division and tying into current corporate market branding
  • Works with dealer development to identify retail strategies/key products/store planograms for dealer network
  • Develops Pure Polaris marketing programs that tie into corporate direct mails, promotions events, market research
  • Develops and coordinates communication for dealers, sales force, customer service and internal management on all Pure Polaris marketing programs
  • Manages and communicates all competitive information including competitive marketing library, current competitive marketing/sales programs. Analyzes and identifies trends and makes recommendations for data, sales information and competitive markets to drive results

  • EXTERNAL MARKETING DEVELOPMENT:


    Dealer/Sales Tools
  • Develops communication plan/training for dealers to better understand Pure Polaris products as well as new product launches
  • Conducts dealer and competitive retail visits with a focus on Pure Polaris and F&I and completes retail reports with recommendations
  • Promotions
  • Creates and prepares objectives and recommendation for promotions and direct mails to increase sales based on key products and sales forecast
  • Tracks Pure Polaris promotions and works with corporate to create summary reports
  • Manages creative, production and distribution of promotions.
  • Integrates with Divisional Marketing managers to identify and execute joint promotions
  • Public Relations
  • Identify and execute key PR opportunities for the Pure Polaris Division.
  • Work with corporate communications to develop press kits/releases for the Pure Polaris Division
  • Integrate with corporate Marketing Communications and Divisional Marketing Managers to combine efforts and identify key PR opportunities
  • Develop and Manage the PR photo library and track press releases
  • Present and ensure Pure Polaris representation at Press Events
  • Requirements:

    SKILLS:
  • Bachelors degree in marketing or related field
  • 6 years in marketing/sales related field required.
  • Strong organizational/verbal/written/communication/analytical skills desired.
  • Proficient in office software including Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Oracle software a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively individually and in a team environment
  • Must be able to work under pressure and proactively meet deadlines while maintaining cooperative attitude.

  • ENVIRONMENT:

    Standard office setting in a fast-paced environment. Some travel required.

    Thursday, February 15, 2007

    Account Executive - Snow Communications

    Account Executive - Snow Communications

    Description:
    Seeking PR professional with 3-5 years agency experience. Proven ability to bring outstanding value to both startup companies and blue chip clients. Maintain and develop relationships with media and clients, participate in strategic and tactical planning for client campaigns. Our focus is flawless execution based on sound strategy and outstanding customer service. Visit us at www.snowcommunications.com.

    Salary Range: DOE

    To apply, send a resume to:
    Susan Schneck
    CFO
    Snow Communications
    12 South Sixth Street, Suite 827
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Fax: 612-337-0371
    Email: admin@cybersnow.com

    Wednesday, February 14, 2007

    Yamamoto Moss Mackenzie – Account Manager

    Minneapolis Warehouse District brand agency is looking for an account manager who loves financial services more than life itself. We’re open to applicants from the client side; many of us admit to having lived there once ourselves.

    If you named your firstborn Annuity and can think strategically as fluently as you order a latté, please send resume to Yamamoto Moss Mackenzie, 252 First Ave. N , Minneapolis , MN 55401 Attn: HR or jolson@ymm.com.

    Tuesday, February 06, 2007

    Target - Marketing Manager, Campaign Execution

    See Yourself At Target:

    Employing more than 270,000 team members in 47 states, we value creativity, diversity and collaboration in all its forms. From stocking our stores' shelves with fantastic products at great prices to a deep commitment to community giving, Target strives for excellence in every area.

    Target.com


    Make an online connection. Join the fast-paced team behind one of the world s most successful retail Web sites.


    Purpose:

    Position is responsible for defining vision for campaign execution, assigning focus and enabling the team to deliver. Leads a team of 8+, including 3 direct reports. Team is expected to grow significantly over the next 12 – 18 months due to complexity and volume of work with a strong focus on building the team in Bangalore.

    See Yourself:
  • Developing and executing strategies to ensure accurate campaign management for all direct to guest campaigns

  • Executing of guest contact strategies.

  • Leading a team with vision, instilling the disciplines and developing the tools to deliver, and communicating these to the team and organization

  • Accountability for accurate and timely execution of all direct campaigns.

  • Ensuring Target’s privacy policy is supported.

  • Ensuring guest contact strategy is communicated and executed.

  • Owning the campaign process and recommending and institutionalizing changes to improving accuracy, efficiency and leading times while supporting testing and reporting requirements.

  • Working with business partners to create a guest contact strategy that meets legal, business, and guest expectations.

  • Responsible for institutionalizing process and controls to ensure adherence to approved contact strategy.

  • Recommending system and software upgrades to insuring system effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Managing direct reports in such a way as to maximize their productivity, morale, and sense of accountability to achieving results and personal development. Creating a healthy team atmosphere.

  • Managing 3rd party vendor relationships

  • Participating in special projects and task forces as requested.
  • Job Requirements:

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Four-year college degree with focus in business, marketing, finance, or related field or equivalent work experience.

  • 4-5 years business experience

  • Strong analytical technical and strategic skills.

  • Good business judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Strong organization, communication, and teamwork skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a cross-cultural team.

  • Self-starter and able to thrive in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Desired Requirements:
  • MBA

  • 4 years experience with direct marketing or CRM.

  • Inside knowledge of retail, operations, etc.

  • 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.

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