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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kroll Ontrack - Corporate Public Relations Specialist

The Corporate PR Specialist will work closely with the Worldwide Public Relations Manager to execute global PR strategy and manage day-to-day PR activity in support of positioning Kroll Ontrack as a global expert in the legal and information management industries.​ This individual will be expected to conduct media relations and industry relations activity as well as work closely with the rest of the Marketing and Product Management staff to brainstorm ideas and develop plans regarding the execution of PR tactics.​

Business travel requirements: 15%​ domestic travel expected; includes attending media tours, events where media will be present, etc.​


Responsibilities
  • Project management in the execution of corporate PR plans in support of the consulting and investigations, discovery, trial, data recovery, and software business lines.​
  • Create original, consistent corporate, product line and initiative key messages.​
  • Coordinate communication of global PR strategy and manage PR agency relationships worldwide.​
  • Create original corporate news releases, media pitches, speaking proposals and byline articles.
  • Facilitate corporate approval process for PR content.​
  • Produce high quality news placements and analyst reports.​
  • Create and manage original, global PR results reports.​
  • Develop and manage corporate customer reference program.​
  • Serve as copy editor for market-facing content (i.​e.​ advertisements, bylines, collateral, Web content, etc.​)
Bachelor's degree in English, Marketing, Communications, Journalism or Public Relations is required.​ Two to four years of experience in Public Relations or a related field with both agency and corporate experience preferred.​ Experience writing marketing content using Internet and/​or Web-based technologies.​ Knowledge of the legal, information management, or software industries with experience in a high-tech company preferred.​ Project Management experience a plus.​


Who We Are

Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers recover, search, analyze, produce and present data efficiently and cost-effectively.​ In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, advanced search, paper and electronic discovery, computer forensics, ESI consulting, and trial consulting and presentation services.​ Kroll Ontrack is based in Eden Prairie, MN and is a technology services division of Kroll Inc.​, the global risk consulting company.​ For more information about Kroll Ontrack and our offerings please visit: http://www.​krollontrack.​com.​

Our Vision

Entrepreneurs at heart, we will continually develop services and technologies that serve our customers' critical information needs.​ Globally, we will be:
  • Respected for our market expertise and nimble innovation
  • Trusted for our customer-centered business practices
  • Valued for contributing to our customers' success
Apply online.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Weber Shandwick - Account Group Manager, Healthcare

As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences.​ Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge to apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success.​ We are continuing to develop new ways of harnessing the power of advocacy for our clients.​ One way is through recognizing how advocacy - the active support of brands, causes and issues by individuals - has emerged as the most trusted source of information and communication today, as well as the most powerful force in business.​ We seek to build advocacy creation into our client work from the start.​

Our Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for a proven professional with 7-10 years of PR agency experience to join our Healthcare team as an Account Group Manager.​ You will be an account leader with expertise in the healthcare industry with proven skills in public affairs.​ The ideal candidate will be an outstanding strategic thinker, have a history of strong planning and writing, be an exceptional client service practitioner and a hands-on leader.​


Qualifications:
  • BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree
  • 7-10 years experience within a PR agency environment effectively servicing accounts
  • Expertise in public affairs in the healthcare industry
  • Mastery of classical PR skills plus emerging media disciplines
  • Exceptional leadership, supervisory and management skills

Please Click Here to Apply 


Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer.​

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Internship at Weber Shandwick

As a leading global communications firm, Weber Shandwick works with clients to address a broad range of challenges across diverse geographies, product categories and audiences. Our ability to harness this collective experience and knowledge and apply it to each assignment is an important ingredient in our success. We are continuing to develop new ways of harnessing the power of advocacy for our clients. One way is through recognizing how advocacy - the active support of brands, causes and issues by individuals - has emerged as the most trusted source of information and communication today, as well as the most powerful force in business. We seek to build advocacy creation into our client work from the start.

The Minneapolis office has an exciting opportunity for an Intern to work on Health Care and Consumer accounts. Interns assist our public relations practitioners with day-to-day duties including research, writing copy for news releases and feature stories, coordinating PR programs, assisting in the organization and preparation of special client events, compiling media lists, pitching client stories, participation in creative sessions, assistance with digital/social media projects, and media monitoring. We offer a great workplace, culture and competitive salary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA or BS in Business, Communications or related degree



  • Previous internship experience preferred



  • Willingness to learn and take direction



  • You must be a team player

    Click here to apply.
  • LaBreche is seeking an Account Assistant

    LaBreche is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic and talented individual to join our team as an Account Assistant.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    •     Assist teams with research
    •     Write news releases, contributing articles, query letters and other related materials
    •     Disseminate information to media outlets and conduct media relations
    •     Assist teams with PR tradeshow support
    •     Provide administrative support to teams
    Qualifications and Experience Required:
    •     Minimum 1 year PR experience
    •     Must be driven and detail-oriented
    •     Able to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines
    •     Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills
    •     Must have a degree in a relevant course of study
    If interested, please e-mail your resume, cover letter and writing sample(s) to Andrea Buzzell, abuzzell@labreche.com.

    Monday, October 19, 2009

    Strother Communications Group seeks Senior Account Executive

    Senior Account Executive
     
    Take it to the top. SCG is seeking a creative and experienced marketing communications pro to conceive and craft compelling messaging that helps strengthen brands and drive strategic integrated marketing campaigns for audiences around the globe. Bring your passion for writing, reading and client relationships to our 360˚ view atop the Campbell Mithun Tower in Minneapolis .
     
    Skill Set
    Great writer and thinker
    Enthusiastic knowledge seeker
    Experienced marketer (PR, advertising, web, SEO, social media, direct, sales support)
    Confident presenter
    Creative problem-solver
    Collaborative team player
    Degree in communications, journalism or marketing
     
    We’re seeking full-time, local candidates only. No freelancers please.
     
    Show us how you stand out with your cover letter and resume:
     
    Strother Communications Group
    222 S. 9th Street Floor 41
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Fleishman-Hillard Inc - Senior Vice President, Consumer Brand Marketing

    Overview:


    Fleishman-Hillard Inc. (FH), distinguished in 2008 by the Holmes Report as the “Best Large Agency to Work For”, is one of the top integrated communications firms in the world. We are widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity, and personal commitment. We operate throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, South Africa, and Latin America through our 80 offices.

    Our Minneapolis/St. Paul office is seeking a motivating, energetic and seasoned Senior Vice President to lead our office’s growing consumer marketing practice. This is an exciting career opportunity for an experienced PR practitioner with a passion for consumer-related public relations and communications. This position will focus on creating innovative public relations programs for global brands, strategic business development and leading a strong team.

    Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice Presidents at Fleishman-Hillard have the opportunity to develop meaningful careers by providing outstanding client service, managing multi-faceted public relations programs and delivering results. Fleishman-Hillard encourages and supports building solid account management teams, balancing client workloads, developing and managing budgets, and ensuring account profitability. In addition to day-to-day client contact, managing and executing innovative programs for a variety of consumer clients, the Senior Vice President will also focus on generating new business, mentoring and developing junior staff, and participating in agency management.

    Qualifications:

    • 12+ years of demonstrably significant and successful experience in creating and leading major consumer campaigns that have an impact on client business. Agency experience is a must and in-house experience is a plus.
    • Client counseling, new business development and strategic program development are critical to this role.
    • Strong industry and media contacts in nutrition, food, beverage and other consumer goods, with the ability to identify new business opportunities. Candidate should demonstrate creativity in approaching and securing new business opportunities.
    • The candidate will have a polished executive presence and the ability to consult confidently and effectively with C-level executives. This individual also will be adept at building strong relationships with other senior counselors throughout the FH network. Fleishman Hillard is noted for its strong and seasoned counselors and high-end consulting work performed on behalf of clients across all industries and sectors.
    • Experience with new digital media and social networking tactics and program development.
    • Solid team leadership experience is necessary.
    • Excellent all-around communication skills, with a demonstrated flair for creativity.
    • Proven ability to prioritize, be assertive, self-starting and a willingness to take ownership is essential to success. This translates to strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to effectively motivate staff and clients.
    • A strong team orientation is critical based on the collaborative culture of the office and Fleishman-Hillard.
    • Previous experience in successfully developing and managing substantial budgets.
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    Fleishman-Hillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. We offer a competitive salary and superb benefits including medical/dental/vision, life/disability insurance, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan with a significant company match.

    Fleishman-Hillard is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. M/F/D/V.

    Please click the “Apply Now” button below to apply for this position or to learn more about career opportunities with Fleishman-Hillard. Please do not contact the Minneapolis office directly – only resumes submitted by clicking “Apply Now” and applying through the Fleishman-Hillard Careers Web site will be considered.


    Saturday, October 17, 2009

    LaBreche is seeking Intern

    LaBreche has an exciting opportunity available for a part-time paid internship with its Public Relations team. This is a three-month internship position, with the possibility of an extension. This individual will have the opportunity to assist client teams with a variety of public relations initiatives, including the development of media materials and media outreach.

     The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and a self-starter, interested in a career in the field of public relations, and committed to doing what it takes to produce the best work for our clients. Excellent writing skills and a degree in public relations or journalism (or equivalent internship or volunteer experience) are also required.

    If interested, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Andrea Buzzell, abuzzell@labreche.com.

    Monday, October 05, 2009

    Bellcomb Technologies, Inc.​ - Marketing Specialist

    Position Summary

    Bellcomb Technologies is looking for a Marketing Specialist to work in collaboration with the Director of Product Development to execute and develop specific industry marketing plans and programs, both short and long range, to support sales and revenue objectives.​
    • Responsible for research, analyze, and monitoring financial, technological, and market factors to capitalize on market opportunities and minimize effects of competitive activity in industry domain
    • Develop and recommend product/​industry positioning, collateral generation, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share in the engineering area.​
    • Ensure effective control of marketing results and take corrective action to guarantee that achievement of marketing objectives falls within designated budgets.​
    • Plan and oversee execution of promotional activities including print, electronic media, trade shows, seminars, direct mail, and other events as required.​
    • Maintain communications/​relationships with customers to support industry development.​
    Key Job Expectations and Responsibilities:
    • Market products by developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns; manage web site development initiatives, tracking sales data; planning meetings and trade shows; maintaining materials and web site; preparing reports.​
    • Implement marketing and advertising campaigns by assembling and analyzing sales forecasts; preparing marketing and advertising strategies, plans, and objectives; planning and organizing promotional presentations; updating calendars.​
    • Track product line sales and costs by analyzing and entering sales, expense, and new business data.​
    • Prepare marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing sales data.​
    • Support sales staff by providing sales data, market trends, forecasts, account analyses, new product information; relaying customer services requests.​
    • Research competitive products by identifying and evaluating product characteristics, market share, pricing, and advertising; maintaining research databases.​
    • Plan meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.​
    • Monitor budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.​
    • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications.​
    • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.​
    Job Requirements:
    • Direct marketing, market segmentation, marketing research, coordination, project management, reporting research results, understanding the customer, process improvement initiative, planning, financial skills.​
    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, public relations or related field.​  An Associate’s degree with one to two years of marketing experience, to include developing and implementing marketing programs and materials.​ 
    • Solid knowledge in software development methodologies, design and implementation
    • Solid skills in research and analysis, project planning, and implementation
    • Ability to work independently or as a team
    • Web based marketing experience
    • Manage web site development initiatives
    • Manage brand development
    • Manage new product/​ service development
    • Experience with print and web advertising
    • Measure report progress against objectives
    • Previous experience marketing and launching new products
    • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project.​
    • Marketing in an engineering organization a plus
    Click here to apply.

    Thursday, October 01, 2009

    Integrated agency in Madison, WI, seeking a Public Relations Director

    Integrated agency in Madison, WI,seeking a Public Relations Director, to serve in a key leadership role, directing the PR team and being responsible for a team of 6 professionals.

    This individual will be responsible for creating and overseeing integrated PR programming, including providing ongoing counsel for clients, reputation management/corporate communications, media relations, crisis communications planning, etc. He/she will also serve in key leadership role, directing the team and being responsible for the staff's professional development. The agency itself has a distinguished roster of clients, including both B2B and B2C companies, in a wide variety of industries.

    The Ideal candidate will have 10 or more years of public relations experience; along with a strong agency background.

    If interested please send information to Lisa Giovenco Solomon at lgiovenco@bloomgross.com