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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Job - Best Buy - Customer Care Social Media Specialist – Part Time

Best Buy - Customer Care Social Media Specialist – Part Time

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Job - JLL Careers - Communications Associate

JLL Careers - Communications Associate

Zipko Strategy and the Connolly Kuhl Group Join Together to Launch Velocity Public Affairs

Zipko Strategy and the Connolly Kuhl Group today announced they have joined together to create Velocity Public Affairs. Velocity is built on two long-standing, successful firms that have already been supporting similar clients with strategic services. The new, full-service public affairs firm is committed to bringing their clients exceptional service through strategic planning, grassroots marketing and mobilization, government relations, marketing communications, coalition building and media relations.

“Velocity is an opportunity for both of our companies to build on what is already a strong partnership,” said Mike Zipko, Principal of Velocity Public Affairs. “We bring together a unique mix of media, business, government and political campaign experience that is incredibly important to help our clients.  Working as partners we have been able to help our clients solve challenges.  Together as Velocity, we are excited about building on this success.”

“The challenges people face today are often more complex and intense because of how technology has blurred what used to be clear lines between marketing, public relations, business, and politics,” said Carl Kuhl, Principal of Velocity Public Affairs. “Our background and blend of experience is important today in a marketplace where a tweet or Facebook post can create an immediate challenge or opportunity for a company or organization.  Our focus is using our experience to create meaningful results for our clients.”

Velocity Public Affairs serves clients across the upper Midwest and is an active partner with fourteen chambers of commerce. Its team has helped clients in a wide variety of industries, including mining, housing, energy, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, transportation and development. It has also worked with public sector and non-profit clients including cities, port authorities, charities, and other non-governmental organizations.

“Our two companies have been very fortunate to have been able to serve clients across the region and in different marketplaces,” said Patrick Connolly, co-founder and principal of Velocity Public Affairs.  “We are fierce advocates for our clients and together as Velocity we are excited about the chance to do more to help create results and impact.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Job - Washington County - Social Media Specialist

Washington County - Social Media Specialist

Job - Supervalu - Social Media Marketing Manager

Supervalu - Social Media Marketing Manager

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tunheim Hires Three New Consultants

Tunheim, a Minneapolis-based communications consulting firm, recently announced the hire of Media Consultant Meredith Kessler, Digital Consultant Nick Marcouiller, and Public Affairs Consultant Cailin Rogers.

Meredith Kessler
Meredith joins Tunheim with more than 10 years of experience working in publicity, events, crisis communications, and media relations in both New York and Minnesota.
Previously, Meredith worked for the Walker Art Center as the Assistant Director of Public Relations where she handled prominent crisis communications, established strong relationships and directed media relations for multiple programmatic and institutional areas. Her prominent projects included large gallery exhibitions, film programs, the executive director’s office and the reopening of the Minneapolis sculpture garden.
Prior to joining the Walker Art Center, Meredith began her career in media relations in New York City, where she managed book publicity campaigns for prestigious publishing houses including Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) and Grove Atlantic Inc.
Meredith completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in English, with a focus on literature.

Nick Marcouiller
Nick began his career on the Obama 2012 campaign, where he supported the team innovating campaign technology by transforming social media audiences into volunteers and small donors.
Previously he served as Deputy Digital Director of a presidential campaign, where his talents were directed towards communicating national messaging to Minnesota’s digital audiences.
Nick adds to Tunheim’s extensive experience developing informed and compelling strategic campaigns, as well as cultivating strong relationships with stakeholders and community leaders in the public
affairs, corporate and non-profit sectors. He also has strong experience in UI/UX design.
Nick graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts summa cum laude. He has lived and worked across the country including Minnesota, Chicago, and Greensboro, North Carolina.

Cailin Rogers
With a background in political campaign work, community engagement and strategic planning, Cailin brings profound expertise to Tunheim.
Before joining Tunheim, Cailin worked for the St. Anthony Park Community Council (SAPCC) where she transformed the organization’s strategic focus, engagement strategies, and comprehensive policies and procedures. She also supervised various real estate development projects and coordinated equity initiatives.
Prior to her work with the SAPCC, Cailin managed successful issue area and candidate-specific campaigns, and in 2016 was appointed to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization’s (MWMO) Board of Commissioners by Mayor Chris Coleman. Cailin serves on two boards including the Jennings Community School and the Towerside Innovation District.
Cailin graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs with her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Regional Planning.
“At Tunheim, we look for talent that brings unique perspectives, critical thinking and a passion for solving our clients’ problems,” said Chief Transformation Officer, Lindsay Treichel. “Meredith, Nick, and Cailin are great additions to our strong bench of consulting talent, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring their expertise to our clients.”

Friday, September 08, 2017

Job - Cargill - Social Media Allies & Influencer Lead

Cargill - Social Media Allies & Influencer Lead