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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Kohnstamm Communications - Account Executive – Consumer Team

Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking a PR graduate who is eager to work directly with clients and learn how to build relationships with the media. The award-winning agency serves a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine, food and beverage, organic and natural products and
other industry sectors. If you have a degree in PR, 3-4 years PR experience, and strong writing and organizational skills, we would like to speak with you about becoming our newest account executive. We offer a competitive salary, bonus,
parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy downtown
work environment.

Kohnstamm Communications is the 18th -ranked PR agency in the Twin Cities and 120th in the nation among independent PR firms by O’dwyer’s. Founded in 1991, Kohnstamm was the only Minnesota agency to earn a rare “Client Seal of Approval” rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, has won Best of Show in the regional PRSA Classic Awards, and recently won PRSA’s special events category against stiff competition. The 15-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Account Manager Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications. Send resumes to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

Kohnstamm Communications - Account Manager

Kohnstamm Communications, a Twin Cities-based independent public relations firm with a national client roster, is seeking a seasoned, highly-motivated PR professional who can ably provide PR strategy, hands-on client counsel, strong media results and leadership that brings out the best in a bright, energetic team. Kohnstamm Communications is an award-winning agency that serves a dynamic portfolio of regional and national clients, and provides PR expertise that includes law, higher education, talent management, alternative medicine,organic and natural products and other industry sectors.

If you have direct industry experience, have led professional services PR programs budgeted at $200k and larger, and continue to enjoy direct involvement in top-tier national media relations as an integral element within a broad spectrum of PR work, we would like to speak with you. Experience in higher education, architecture, real estate, or legal industry preferred. We offer a competitive salary, bonus, parking and excellent benefits in a collegial, healthy and high-energy downtown work environment.

Kohnstamm Communications is the 18th -ranked PR agency in the Twin Cities and 120th in the nation among independent PR firms by O’Dwyer’s. Founded in 1991, Kohnstamm was the only Minnesota agency to earn a rare “Client Seal of Approval” rating from the Holmes Report PR Report Card, has won Best of Show in the regional PRSA Classic Awards, and recently won PRSA’s special events category against stiff competition. The 15-person group is lead by Josh Kohnstamm, formerly of Hill and Knowlton, and Account Manager Trish Scorpio, formerly of Weber Shandwick, Honeywell and Ceridian corporate communications. Resumes sent to ricka@kohnstamm.com.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ARAnet - National Media Consultant

ARAnet, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies in the Twin Cities! Our clients include top companies like Microsoft, Home Depot, Lexus and 3M, as well as a who’s who of top Public Relations and Advertising Agencies.

Our National Media Consultant position is a professional inside-sales position where you will be working with Public Relations and Marketing Executives nationwide to develop campaigns utilizing our print and online PR and Advertising solutions.

We Offer:
  • Industry-leading base salary
  • Uncapped commission plan (Avg. first year comp $70-$95K)
  • A comfortable, convenient west metro office location
  • Ability to work from home part time
  • Sales assistants to support your business
  • A positive, upbeat work environment where your contributions are rewarded and make a difference.
  • Benefits include health, dental, life, disability, paid vacation time and 401(k) program with company match.
  • We Require:
  • Exceptional phone sales ability
  • Strong client management and time management skills
  • A positive attitude! ARAnet is a great place to work and we want to keep it that way by only hiring positive people
  • The self discipline, skills and determination to meet and exceed goals
  • A minimum of two years sales experience
  • 4-year college degree (Preferably in Advertising, Marketing or Business)
  • A strong proficiency in MS Office, GoldMine or ACT, and a comfort level navigating the Internet


  • Visit our website to learn more: www.ARAnetOnline.com

    To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to employment@ARAnetOnline.com

    Friday, November 16, 2007

    ARAnet, Inc. - Adfusion Online Media Buyer

    ARAnet, Inc. is one of the fastest growing media companies in the Twin Cities! Our clients include top companies like Microsoft, Home Depot, Lexus and 3M, as well as a who’s who of top Public Relations and Advertising Agencies.
    Adfusion is our content-based online advertising solution that offers an unmatched way for advertisers to educate consumers and drive sales online. The Adfusion Online Media Buyer position is responsible for securing space on high-quality web sites to drive impressions/clicks for advertisers in the Adfusion network.

    This is an important position at ARAnet with opportunities for continued professional growth.

    Responsibilities:
  • Identify, evaluate, establish and maintain profitable media relationships
  • Negotiate pricing and acquire ad inventory on a rev share, CPM or CPC basis which meet both revenue and margin goals
  • Develop and track test campaigns
  • Manage and track all placements to ensure performance
  • We Offer:
  • Competitive base salary
  • Monthly bonuses
  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Great work environment
  • We Require:
  • Experience buying online media
  • Proven negotiation and relationships management skills
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Strong vendor management and time management skills
  • A positive attitude – ARAnet is a great place to work and we want to keep it that way by only hiring positive people
  • 4-year college degree (Preferably in Advertising, Marketing or Business)
  • A strong proficiency in MS Office, GoldMine or ACT

  • To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to employment@ARAnetOnline.com
    Please reference job title in subject line.

    Adfusion is a service of ARAnet, Inc., an industry-leading provider of PR and Advertising services since 1996. www.ARAnetOnline.com

    ARAnet, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    Misukanis & Odden - Online Marketing Manager

    An online marketing manager will administer the day-to-day execution, analysis, management and communication for the online marketing of our TopRank Search Marketing clients.

    Ideal candidates will possess a practical understanding of online promotions including:
  • Direct marketing
    - ability to execute a response-generating campaign
    - methods for measuring campaign results
  • Search engine marketing
    - keyword development tools
    - analytic/tracking tools
  • Pay per click marketing
    - bid management skills
    - measurement skills
  • We are a learning organization, therefore our ideal candidate must strongly desire to seek out and bring new online marketing opportunities to our organization and our clients.

    Strong project management, client consulting, written and verbal skills are a must have in this position!

    If you are looking to grow with a company that offers:
  • an extremely aggressive paid time off policy including:
  • reimbursement for community volunteering
    - ½ days on summer Fridays
    - health and dental
  • retirement programs
  • a view of Lake Minnetonka
  • the opportunity to learn and grow
  • Then contact us today.

    Company: Misukanis & Odden
    Contact: Susan Misukanis
    Email: j-brue@misukanisodden.com

    Monday, November 05, 2007

    Haberman & Associates - senior-level public relations executive

    Overview: Phenomenal opportunity at a fast-growing, mid-sized public relations (PR) and marketing agency. Haberman & Associates (HAI) is committed to telling the stories of people and companies who are changing the way business is done and/or making the world a better place. Our pioneers are the leading entrepreneurs, technologists, heroes, explorers, healers and visionaries of our time.

    Job role: Co-manager of consumer PR practice.

    Responsibilities:
  • Co-lead and co-manage a team of five to seven consumer PR practitioners.
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction to this team, which services 15-20 clients.
  • Manage career development of direct reports.
  • Serve as account captain/supervisor for HAI’s largest consumer account (high-profile international brand).
  • Develop and help implement comprehensive PR and grassroots marketing campaigns for other consumer clients on both a local and national level.
  • Manage or co-manage client relationships and budgets.
  • Support Haberman & Associates’ new business initiatives by attending meetings with prospective clients, creating proposals, sourcing prospects, etc.
  • Experience/Skills Required:
  • 12+ years of PR experience
  • Experience managing, mentoring and energizing people
  • Experience representing marquee consumer brands
  • PR agency experience required
  • Ability to lead national PR campaigns
  • Excellent rapport-building skills
  • Intellectual curiosity; up-to-date knowledge of world news
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Healthy sense of humor and out-of-bounds creativity
  • Stellar writing and editing skills
  • Ability to generate media relations results on a national scale
  • Ability to generate measurable results from grassroots PR programs
  • Tremendously organized with outstanding time management skills
  • Highly effective in formal presentation settings
  • Ability to skillfully persuade in difficult situations