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Monday, August 31, 2015

Job - Maccabee Public Relations - Senior Account Executive Opening

Maccabee Public Relations - Senior Account Executive Opening

Job - Pinstripes, Inc. - Marketing Intern

Pinstripes, Inc. - Marketing Intern

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Job - The Western Collegiate Hockey Association - seeking to fill up to three (3) unpaid internship

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association - seeking to fill up to three (3) unpaid internship

Prosser joins Maccabee

Becky Prosser has joined Minneapolis-based public relations agency Maccabee as its newest Assistant Account Executive.

Prosser originally served as a PR intern at Maccabee, beginning last June 2015. Prosser comes to Maccabee after serving as Content Marketing Intern with the Minneapolis search engine optimization agency Nina Hale, Inc., focusing on blog content, online advertising and social media strategy. 

 Before that, Becky had served as a Communication and Marketing Intern with the Basilica of St. Mary’s, managing video shoots, Facebook and other social media accounts; supervising their online newsletter; and assisting in the planning for its Masqueray Ball and Blessing of the Animals events. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Job - Spotlight Media Relations - Account Coordinator

Spotlight Media Relations - Account Coordinator

Friday, August 14, 2015

Job - Ecolab - Contractor, External Communications

Ecolab - Contractor, External Communications

: Ad 2 Pop Quiz Trivia Night Supporting

Come strut your smarts for a good cause with Ad 2. Our public service group, Making Minnesota Nice, is throwing an epic trivia match on September 10 to raise money for local schools with On average teachers spend $500 out of pocket each year on supplies for their classroom. This awesome organization helps teachers buy the supplies their students need to succeed.

It takes a village to raise a child, and the same is true with trivia. Participants will play in teams of 4-8 people. The cost is a $10 per person donation to Friendly competition is the name of the game - up the stakes by pitting your agency’s creatives against its account people. Or maybe millennial vs. boomers. Minnesotans vs. transplants? The possibilities are endless. And of course, this game will also settle once and for all which agency is the smartest in town. Not part of an agency? No problem! Either form your own team with friends or contact us and we will match you up with other smarties.

There will be prizes (and bragging rights) for the top three teams in the trivia match. We are looking forward to some spirited competition in support of a great cause!
CLICK HERE to learn more and to register

Media Bridge Advertising Named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Inc. magazine today ranked Media Bridge Advertising no. 1252 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment in the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

“It’s truly an honor to be named to the Inc. 5000 list along with two of our clients, Renters Warehouse and United Credit Consultants,” said Media Bridge’s founder, Tracy Call. “Our 334% revenue growth from 2011 to 2014 is a direct result of our ability to partner with clients we want to grow with. Our efforts to build this great agency are paying off and our inclusion on this list is confirmation that we are succeeding.”

The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Media Bridge continues to experience red-hot growth and has hired three new employees, brought on twelve new accounts, and built a brand new office, all within 2015. The agency has made the hip and trendy North Loop their home, and built a new office space located at 211 North First Street. Their 1,500 square-foot agency digs are designed to embody the agency’s unique culture and collaboration. You can view/download office images here: Media Bridge Office Photos.

About Media Bridge Advertising 
Media Bridge Advertising is a full-service agency that specializes in building strong, smart and creative media connections around big ideas. Founded in 2010, Media Bridge offers media planning, negotiating, and buying across various mediums and budges, with special expertise in securing strategic and national celebrity endorsements. Learn more at

Thursday, August 13, 2015

PR Caffeine's Ryan Berkness Shares SEO Secrets in Book

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a necessity for website owners in order to successfully drive online traffic. Now individuals can learn the “secret sauce” of SEO in a new book by Ryan Berkness, founder and CEO of PR Caffeine.

“It’s always been essential to have quality content on a website because of Google's ever-changing algorithm,” said Berkness. “With recent changes, it's become even more important.”

In “Mastering On-Page Optimization: The Secret Sauce of an SEO System,” Berkness walks readers through some of the secrets to successful on-page optimization of a website.

“Armed with this information, websites can scream to the top of the rankings,” said Berkness. “Business owners can get the traffic they need to grow their businesses by implementing these SEO secrets.”

Berkness covers topics including:
·         Is on-page optimization important?  
·         Getting started
·         Get Webmaster Tools
·         Remove pages
·         Use Google's "site:" search
·         Understand your tags
·         Outbound links and internal links
·         Time to talk to WordPress users
·         Other important on-page optimization factors
·         Google Authorship
·         Site speed
·         Content truly is king
·         Don't underestimate the power of video content
·         Tying it all together

The book is available for sale from the PR Caffeine website here:

PR Caffeine is the home to EspreSEO, a full menu of SEO strategies. A free SEO audit report can be requested at

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Job - Best Buy - Public Relations 2015 Holiday Internship

Best Buy - Public Relations 2015 Holiday Internship

Job - Contech Engineering Solutions - Marketing Communications Specialist

Contech Engineering Solutions - Marketing Communications Specialist

Burgart joins Russell Herder

Anne Michaletz Burgart has joined the Client Services team at Russell Herder. With an established career in the advertising and public relations industry, Anne has experience across a range of categories, including home and shelter, consumer packaged goods, technology, state organizations and the financial industry. 

To date, she has contributed to client campaigns for General Mills, Wrigley, BISSELL, Royal Canin, Masco Cabinetry, Minnesota State Lottery, Johnson Controls Inc. and Fifth Third Bank, among others. Prior to joining Russell Herder, Anne served as a public relations and communications specialist at Olson.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Job - Nemer Fieger - Account Coordinator

Nemer Fieger - Account Coordinator

Gage Hires Rivera

Gage, a Minneapolis-based engagement marketing agency, announced today it has hired Tony Rivera as an engagement manager where he will provide technical, marketing, community and project management support for the new Microsoft Educator Community platform, which is set to launch later this summer.
Rivera joins Gage from Macleod & Co. where he served as an account executive and social media content manager. Previously, he worked as a relationship management manager at Paradysz. Rivera earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
“Tony’s account management and social media experience will allow us to continue to develop creative solutions and meet client needs,” said Gina Romslo, an account director, at Gage. “His level of enthusiasm and commitment to client service will be a nice addition to our staff.”

PadillaCRT Welcomes Lopez and Fairchild as new VPs

PadillaCRT recently welcomed two new vice presidents to its staff, enhancing the agency's social media and digital offerings.

Anastasia Lopez joined PadillaCRT as vice president of social media, leading the agency's social media efforts from PadillaCRT's New York office. Matt Fairchild joined the agency as vice president of technology and innovation, leading PadillaCRT's digital strategy, user experience and development teams from the agency's Minneapolis headquarters.

"PadillaCRT is committed to accelerating the social and digital expertise that exists in our agency," said Heath Rudduck, PadillaCRT chief creative officer. "Anastasia and Matt have the right combination of experience and skills to do that."

Anastasia joins the agency after spending nearly four years as a vice president of digital for Hill + Knowlton Strategies in New York. While there, she helped manage international teams that developed and executed social media-oriented campaigns for Fortune 500 clients including Merck, Target, McKinsey and Amgen. Prior to that, she built and grew the social media presence of a variety of clients for New York-based Taylor Public Relations, developing campaign strategies and reporting and monitoring systems. Prior to her tenure at Taylor, Anastasia honed a broad-based communications skill set in New York at Cramer-Krasselt, Dukas Public Relations and TJ Sacks & Associates.

Matt has spent more than two decades solving business problems through technology for clients in financial markets, energy trading and energy market financial settlements, start-up mode and digital marketing. He most recently served as group technical director at Olson, working with such brands as Belize, Bauer Hockey, Ecolab, Aurora Healthcare and Baylor College of Medicine. He also was chief technology officer for CRAM Worldwide (now Secured2), a start-up digital content security platform company, and director of technology for digital agency Atomic Playpen. Matt holds several patents for technology-related breakthroughs and has earned certifications as Certified Developer and as DMS.NET Certified Developer through Sitecore.