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Friday, August 26, 2016

Job - Pillsbury United Communities - Marketing and Communications Manager

Pillsbury United Communities - Marketing and Communications Manager

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Job - Experis - Digital Communications Coordinator

Experis - Digital Communications Coordinator

Metro Transit chooses Clarity Coverdale Fury

Metro Transit, an operating division of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council, is continuing its partnership with Clarity Coverdale Fury (CCF) for marketing services, as is MNsure, Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace. In addition, CCF has in the same year secured Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED), and the Ann Bancroft Foundation.
 
CCF has been the ad agency for Metro Transit since 2011 and marketing and PR agency for MNsure since 2014. Both relationships came up for renewal and CCF along with other agencies offered proposals with insights about how Metro Transit would continue to build its ridership and communications with riders and for MNsure how to continue to grow the number of insured Minnesotans.
 
Rob Rankin, President and CEO of CCF said, “Our team is thrilled to continue our successful partnerships with Metro Transit, the Met Council and MNsure. Metro Transit’s ridership has grown and MNsure has increased the number of insured Minnesotans over the past years and we look forward to supporting those trends with smart communications.” He added, “The number of Conscious Consumers is rising in the Twin Cities and elsewhere. Communities want access to sustainable transportation and to healthcare and health insurance that will help them reach economic, physical and emotional fulfillment. CCF specializes in communicating to Conscious Consumers and we understand how their values impact these choices.”
 
CCF will continue efforts with Metro Transit focusing on overall strategy, media services and creative services.
 
As part of supporting MNsure’s overall multi-platform campaign, CCF created the following videos for the 2015 and 2016 campaigns:

Navigating Public Relations and the Media in Racially Charged Times

A Breakfast Roundtable for Public Relations, Media Relations, Community Relations and Communications Professionals

Adaptability, calmness in a crisis, and timely responses are hallmarks of the public relations profession. However, we’re in the midst of unusual times and we may find ourselves questioning how to proceed. Long simmering racial tensions, disparities and poverty in communities faced with gang violence have public relations professionals and journalists assessing how we approach our work.

A recent Star Tribune report indicates the week of July 4 was “an especially violent week in the Twin Cities and around the country,” as it included the police-involved shootings of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge; the death of a toddler caught in gunfire in Minneapolis; and an attack in Dallas which left five police officers dead. 

Our state, in particular the Twin Cities region, has been thrust onto the global stage.

In response, Minnesota PRSA has pulled together a dynamic panel – a crisis communications expert; a gender, race and media professor; and a deputy metro editor to share their experiences with attendees. We’ll delve into fine-tuning our skills, and gain insight on conducting media interviews that reflect cultural sensitivity while addressing broader audiences. We’ll also discuss how we care for ourselves in the midst of a crisis; as we move forward – together – in uncharted territory.

When:
August 23, 2016
8-10 AM

Where:
Greater Twin Cities United Way
404 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1084

PANELISTS:
Stan Alleyne, senior consultant, Tunheim  
Maria Douglas Reeve, deputy Metro Editor, Star Tribune
Dr. Dina Gavrilos, associate professor, Communication & Journalism, University of St. Thomas

MODERATOR:
Marsha Pitts-Phillips, director of Media Relations, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Registration:
Minnesota PRSA Member- $30 
Student- $10 
General Admission- $40 
2016 Event Pass Eligible  

Students can elect to use the Leadership Fund by completing the form here: http://www.minnesotaprsa.org/?page=LeadershipFund

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Job - Memorial Blood Center - Communications Coordinator M0214

Memorial Blood Center - Communications Coordinator M0214

BMA NEXT How-To Happy Hour: Communicate with Confidence

September 7th | 5:30pm – 7:30pm | Moto-i 2940 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

Whether you need to ace your next client pitch, or just get your point across in morning meetings, communication is key.  Sharpen your skills and network with your B2B marketing peers at the next BMA NEXT How-To Happy Hour, where you’ll learn to communicate with confidence in any situation.

Featured Speaker:
Joan Moser is president of Spoken Impact which she founded in 2000 after 20 years in marketing communications and training. In the past fifteen years she and her team have worked with over a thousand executives to help them develop and deliver more dynamic presentations. Joan’s specialty is the ability to create presentations, and write speeches, that help her clients engage and connect with their audience. Joan is a regular speaker on the subject of communications at business events. She is the presentation coach for the Minnesota Cup, an annual statewide competition for entrepreneurs and their breakthrough ideas. She is also the presentation coach for the Minnesota High Tech Association’s prestigious ACE Leadership Group.


Register now.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Job - PR with Panache! - Inbound & Integrated Marketing Storyteller

PR with Panache! - Inbound & Integrated Marketing Storyteller

Batliner and Senn Named Managing Partners of Carmichael Lynch

Carmichael Lynch today announced the promotions of Julie Batliner and Marty Senn to managing partners of the firm. They join current managing partners Mike Lescarbeau, Marcus Fischer and Mark Feriancek. As managing partners, Batliner and Senn will help champion the agency’s continued growth and success.
Julie Batliner is president of Spong, the public relations agency division of Carmichael Lynch, Inc. She has been a catalyst for growth and integration at the agency, leading an impressive list of both organic and new business wins. Under her leadership, Spong is on pace to have its best-ever growth year in its 26-year history. Batliner’s work has received the profession’s highest honors for developing innovative campaigns that achieve business results. In the past three years alone, her client work has won 32 awards, including honors from PRWeek, the EFFIEs, national and local Public Relations Society of America chapters and the SABRE awards. Batliner was also a recent recipient of the 2016 Women in Business award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
“I am proud to work with the team to take the agency to the next level in this ever-evolving marketing landscape with an even sharper focus on our client-centric approach,” said Batliner. “We are poised to help our clients’ businesses succeed as marketing disciplines continue to become more interdependent.”
Marty Senn serves as chief creative officer for Carmichael Lynch. He joined the agency in 2013 as an executive creative director, immediately impacting the agency’s creative output, as well as the integration process among all disciplines. Senn has been a key player in winning a number of highly competitive new business reviews, including U.S. Bank, TruvĂ­a and Arla Global. Under his watch, the agency has continued to garner coveted creative awards, including recent wins at the EFFIEs, One Show, Facebook Awards and the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
“It’s an honor to help build this next iteration of Carmichael Lynch,” said Senn. “There’s so much talent here already, in so many different capacities, that I think we’re in a really unique position to be that ‘agency of the future’ that everyone is trying to be.”
“These two brilliant young leaders are each rightly famous within the increasingly integrated fields of advertising and public relations,” said Mike Lescarbeau, chief executive officer of Carmichael Lynch. “Their deep insights and modern worldview will keep our offerings relevant, continuing our longstanding tradition of providing groundbreaking work to our clients.”

Monday, August 01, 2016

Job - Sparkhouse - Social Media Specialist

Sparkhouse - Social Media Specialist

Minnesota PRSA - PR Writing Conference


Aug. 10-11, 2016
Chicago

Pre-conference workshop: Aug. 10
Main conference: Aug. 11

  • One change that'll get you writing press releases reporters can't ignore
  • The fatal PR mistake nearly everyone makes and how to avoid it
  • Why journalists DO want content from you—if it's the right content
Twitter hashtag: #RaganPRWrite

Register now.