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Friday, September 29, 2017

Job - UTC Aerospace Systems - Communications and Public Relations Intern

UTC Aerospace Systems - Communications and Public Relations Intern

Ad Veteran and Media Visionary, Nicole Pomerleau Joins Riley Hayes

Riley Hayes has hired Nicole Pomerleau, formerly of Arrow, GroupM’s Minneapolis office managing all of Target’s media. Prior to Arrow, Pomerleau served as Colle+McVoy’s Media Director. Her passion for guiding new and emerging media strategies has also taken her from San Francisco to London, working at agencies including FCB, McCann and Mediacom.
Pomerleau joins Riley Hayes with a wealth of big brand experience and an entrepreneurial spirit. She will serve as the agency’s Vice President of Media.
“I am thrilled to announce that Nicole will be joining the Riley Hayes team,” said Tom Hayes, Riley Hayes’ President. “When I started looking for a new media leader, I had high expectations. Nicole is a visionary in the field who will help us execute on LoveAction in a way that produces remarkable results for our clients.”

John Himle Joins Padilla as Executive Vice President, Senior Counsel

Padilla announced today that John Himle, founder and CEO of Himle Rapp & Company, Inc., now Rapp Strategies, is joining the agency as executive vice president and senior counsel in early October. Himle is a seasoned public relations practitioner with more than 35 years of experience in strategic counsel, public affairs, enterprise risk management, corporate reputation and crisis management. Himle’s expertise spans several sectors including transportation, financial services, health care, regulated industries, agribusiness, energy and environmental.

“With his experience in corporate strategy, enterprise risk management and public affairs, John will enhance Padilla’s Corporate Practice, which has expertise in investor relations, employee engagement, and crisis and critical issues management,” said Padilla CEO Lynn Casey. “We’re excited to add his knowledge to Padilla’s robust group of talented corporate communications and crisis management professionals who help clients build, grow and protect their brands and reputations.”

First elected in 1980, Himle served five terms as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and held leadership positions including assistant majority leader, floor leader and assistant minority leader. Among his legislative works, Himle was chief author of the legislation that was required to build the Mall of America. Himle also served eight years as a commissioner on the Metropolitan Airports Commission, where he was responsible for overseeing government approvals and construction related to the $3 billion expansion of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Himle founded his original firm in 1982, which became Himle Horner Inc. in 1989 with the partnership of Tom Horner. The firm was rebranded as Himle Rapp & Company, Inc. in 2011, when Himle and Todd Rapp purchased Horner’s interests. Himle recently sold his ownership in Himle Rapp to Todd Rapp and formed Himle LLC where he will continue to serve some select clients and also manage his outside business interests.

“I’m excited to be working with Padilla, which has a stellar reputation in Minnesota and beyond,” Himle said. “I have known and respected Padilla for years, and the opportunity to work with the agency’s talented teams on significant clients and create new services in the corporate space was very appealing.”

Himle also is a corporate independent director of the Kraus Anderson Companies, past-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), and director and past-chairman of the Public Affairs Council in Washington, D.C. Himle has received recognition for his various contributions, and is often asked to speak to business, civic and professional service organizations.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Job - Maccabee Public Relations - Digital and Social Media Content Internship (Paid)

Maccabee Public Relations - Digital and Social Media Content Internship (Paid)

Job - Be The Match - Strategic Marketing Specialist

Be The Match - Strategic Marketing Specialist

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Twin Cities Marketing Non-Profit Announces First Female President

The Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association (MnSearch) announced today it has appointed its first female president, Jolina Pettice. As President, Jolina will help underscore the importance of gender diversity in marketing tech, and aims to inspire other women to get involved in this community.
 
With Huffington Post citing 2017 as “Year of Women” and on the heels of TIME Magazine’s “Firsts: Women Who Are Changing the World,” the organization is thrilled to fall lockstep in place with these nationwide efforts. Jolina will take the reins on October 11, giving up her previous seat as secretary on the MnSearch Board. “It truly is a momentous occasion to have Jolina move into this role,” said Tony Tellijohn, MnSearch’s outgoing president. “She was one of the first board members we added after forming, and served for two years as our first membership director before spending the last two years on our Executive Committee. We are certain her experience, focus and leadership will benefit MnSearch members tremendously during her term.”

In her new position, Jolina is determined to elevate the organization’s profile within the Twin Cities community, and continue expanding on existing efforts such as increasing membership diversity and encouraging women in marketing tech. “Our organization encompasses members from a range of backgrounds, including marketing, search, content, digital and more. We will continue to play an integral part in helping these professionals excel in their jobs, grow in their careers and connect with each other locally, but we’ll also focus on broadening our perspectives and growing our diverse base in the process,” says Jolina. “On a personal level, it’s my mission to help women advance their careers and assume leadership positions, and this platform will be a great way to continue those efforts.”

Twin Cities Marketing Non-Profit Announces First Female President

The Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association (MnSearch) announced today it has appointed its first female president, Jolina Pettice. As President, Jolina will help underscore the importance of gender diversity in marketing tech, and aims to inspire other women to get involved in this community.
 
With Huffington Post citing 2017 as “Year of Women” and on the heels of TIME Magazine’s “Firsts: Women Who Are Changing the World,” the organization is thrilled to fall lockstep in place with these nationwide efforts. Jolina will take the reins on October 11, giving up her previous seat as secretary on the MnSearch Board. “It truly is a momentous occasion to have Jolina move into this role,” said Tony Tellijohn, MnSearch’s outgoing president. “She was one of the first board members we added after forming, and served for two years as our first membership director before spending the last two years on our Executive Committee. We are certain her experience, focus and leadership will benefit MnSearch members tremendously during her term.”

In her new position, Jolina is determined to elevate the organization’s profile within the Twin Cities community, and continue expanding on existing efforts such as increasing membership diversity and encouraging women in marketing tech. “Our organization encompasses members from a range of backgrounds, including marketing, search, content, digital and more. We will continue to play an integral part in helping these professionals excel in their jobs, grow in their careers and connect with each other locally, but we’ll also focus on broadening our perspectives and growing our diverse base in the process,” says Jolina. “On a personal level, it’s my mission to help women advance their careers and assume leadership positions, and this platform will be a great way to continue those efforts.”

Twin Cities Marketing Non-Profit Announces First Female President

The Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association (MnSearch) announced today it has appointed its first female president, Jolina Pettice. As President, Jolina will help underscore the importance of gender diversity in marketing tech, and aims to inspire other women to get involved in this community.
 
With Huffington Post citing 2017 as “Year of Women” and on the heels of TIME Magazine’s “Firsts: Women Who Are Changing the World,” the organization is thrilled to fall lockstep in place with these nationwide efforts. Jolina will take the reins on October 11, giving up her previous seat as secretary on the MnSearch Board. “It truly is a momentous occasion to have Jolina move into this role,” said Tony Tellijohn, MnSearch’s outgoing president. “She was one of the first board members we added after forming, and served for two years as our first membership director before spending the last two years on our Executive Committee. We are certain her experience, focus and leadership will benefit MnSearch members tremendously during her term.”

In her new position, Jolina is determined to elevate the organization’s profile within the Twin Cities community, and continue expanding on existing efforts such as increasing membership diversity and encouraging women in marketing tech. “Our organization encompasses members from a range of backgrounds, including marketing, search, content, digital and more. We will continue to play an integral part in helping these professionals excel in their jobs, grow in their careers and connect with each other locally, but we’ll also focus on broadening our perspectives and growing our diverse base in the process,” says Jolina. “On a personal level, it’s my mission to help women advance their careers and assume leadership positions, and this platform will be a great way to continue those efforts.”

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.

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.”