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Job - Director of Creative Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Director of Creative Services at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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Job - Delta Dental - Marketing & Communications Intern

Delta Dental - Marketing & Communications Intern

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Job - L A Rockler Fur Company - Digital/Social Media Specialist

L A Rockler Fur Company - Digital/Social Media Specialist

PadillaCRT Promotes Matt Kucharski to President

Matt Kucharski, a veteran communications, marketing and public relations strategist, has been promoted to president of PadillaCRT. He succeeds Mark Raper, who moves into the new role of chief counsel officer at PadillaCRT. Lynn Casey continues as the company’s CEO.  

Kucharski joined the agency in 1989. As a member of PadillaCRT’s Executive Leadership Team, he leads the agency’s business-to-business and business-to-consumer practices. In his new role, the agency’s health practice also will report to Kucharski. As a seasoned business counselor, Kucharski has expertise in branding, corporate communications, reputation management and issues management.  
“Matt is a big-picture thinker and sought-after counselor. He truly defines what it means to be a leader in our industry,” said Casey. “Thanks to Mark’s leadership and vision, and Matt’s willingness to assume the mantle of president, PadillaCRT is ready to move forward and make 2017 and beyond the best years of our company.”  

“Matt is universally respected and admired by clients and staff – including me,” Raper said. “As I transition toward retirement next year, I am thrilled that someone of his caliber will assume the role of president.” 

Kucharski also serves as PadillaCRT liaison to the Worldcom Public Relations Group, the world's largest partnership of independent communications firms, and served as chair of Worldcom from 2010-2012. He sits on the board and executive committee of the Minnesota High Tech Association, the Twin Cities American Heart Association board of directors and the national board of Pheasants Forever, one of the nation’s most respected conservation organizations. He also performs ad hoc consulting for a variety of nonprofit and community groups.  
Kucharski has spent more than 15 years as an adjunct instructor of marketing and strategic communications at the University of Minnesota and frequently serves as a panelist, guest speaker and moderator on a range of strategic communications, marketing and business strategy topics. He graduated with a degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Harvest PR & Marketing hires four

Harvest PR & Marketing—a food, farm and lifestyle communications firm based in Minneapolis and Portland, Ore.—is pleased to announce four promotions in the agency’s Minneapolis office.
“These recent staff promotions reflect tremendous professional growth among our team, and our expanding creative strategy and offerings in social and digital,” said Harvest Principal and Founder Heidi Nelson.
·       Eric Davis – Promoted to Vice President, Group Account Director and Creative Strategy. Davis will lead creative strategy for the agency, while continuing to manage key accounts, such as Southern Peanut Growers and U.S. Apple Association, and consumer media relations programs for Mushroom Council.
·       Trista Cady – Promoted to PR Account Supervisor. Cady expands her leadership in the agency’s agriculture practice, including on accounts, such as Delacon, Marrone Bio Innovations, Nutrients for Life Foundation and Pacific Ag.
·       Adriane Rippberger – Promoted to Digital Strategy Director. Rippberger will direct digital strategy for the agency, while continuing to lead digital programs for accounts such as Mushroom Council and National Watermelon Promotion Board.
·       Amanda Schlesner – Promoted to Social/Digital Senior Account Executive. Schlesner oversees social and digital campaign activities for Southern Peanut Growers, Hearth Patio and Barbecue Association and U.S. Apple Association.

CCF Hires Hanna

Clarity Coverdale Fury (CCF) has hired Nissa Hanna to lead account planning services for the agency.

“Our strength is using marketing communications to change behavior for the good,” said Rob Rankin, CCF President. “Nissa’s passion for understanding consumer motivations and desires builds upon our ability to help brands resonate with today’s Conscious Consumers, which is the target audience that often helps drive and lead behavior changes.”

Hanna brings over a decade of experience in account planning and consumer insights to CCF. In her most recent role, she led category and demographic practices as a researcher and editor with CEB Iconoculture. Her approach combines elements of anthropology, journalism and marketing to push past common assumptions and surface-level information. She seeks to identify disconnects, hurdles and true insights that reflect and resonate with consumers' emotional needs.

CCF's account planning capabilities are comprehensive and integrated, ensuring that target audiences are well defined, understood and represented throughout the development of brand strategy, creative, digital and media.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Job - Southeast Service Cooperative - Marketing and Communications Intern

Southeast Service Cooperative - Marketing and Communications Intern

PRSA - APR Open House Web Meeting Schedule

The APR Online Study Course, APRPREP provides an opportunity to explore, practice and pass the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations. The self-paced online course includes ten modules, interactive simulations, and feedback from APR Facilitators to gain your APR. The course is Instructor-led, self-paced, and includes weekly web meetings. We use performance-based learning activities and assessments. [APRs are welcome to hear more about the study course and how to facilitate.]

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