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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Job - Children's Minnesota - Student Intern-Marketing/Communications

Children's Minnesota - Student Intern-Marketing/Communications

Monday, July 30, 2018

Minneapolis Communications Consulting Firm Tunheim Adds to Its Bench of Talent

Tunheim, a Minneapolis-based communications consulting firm, is adding to its bench of talent. Throughout its 28-year history, the firm has grown both its employee count and its partnerships with independent specialists.  

“I’m thrilled to see Tunheim grow with the addition of these talented professionals. Welcoming new perspectives and introducing new voices to our team helps us meet our clients’ unique needs and ensure that we are delivering our collective best,” said Tunheim President and CEO, Kathy Tunheim.

Joining as strategic partners are Arick Wierson, Emmett Coleman, and Susan Eich.
A native of Minnesota, Arick Wierson is a former Deputy Commissioner of Technology and Senior Media and Communications Advisor to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; he is a current political and business contributor to CNN, CNBC and the New York Observer. Prior to joining Tunheim, Arick spent seven years in Luanda, Angola. Arick is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He is also a partner in the company organizing MANOVA - The Global Health Summit taking place in Minnesota this October.

Emmett Coleman, is an experienced government affairs and public relations executive with an extensive record of successful regulatory negotiations, relationship building and organizational transformation at the local, state and federal levels. Most recently, Emmett was vice president of external affairs for Comcast

Susan Eich is a trusted, senior corporate communications leader who has who has served in key roles at Sleep Number, Cargill, Target, Honeywell and SoftBrands, now part of Infor. Susan was an original founder of Tunheim and has played a significant role in the history of the organization. Susan is well-versed in successful corporate communications, including financial and investor communications, crisis and corporate reputation management.

Emily McGrath is joining Tunheim as a Senior Consultant.

Emily McGrath has extensive strategic consulting experience working for both the public and private sectors. Prior to working for Tunheim, she was a contract lobbyist for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Emily served as the legislative liaison for the Minnesota Department of Health and worked in corporate public affairs in both St. Paul, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Healdsburg (CA) Education Foundation, and an elected representative of the Healdsburg Charter School governing board. Emily has previously worked as a strategic partner for Tunheim and is now joining the team full-time.

Tunheim has added two new Associates to its team: Jason Darrow and Jonathan Du.

Jason Darrow joins Tunheim from Weber Shandwick in Chicago where he focused on media relations and developed outreach strategies for several retail and technology companies. Adept in strategic communications and storytelling, his passion for content creation and brand positioning grew when writing stories for the Big Ten Network’s LiveBIG campaign. 

Jonathan Du uses his knowledge in media, politics and journalism to develop stories that help drive conversation and policy. Getting his start in D.C. working for the Republican National Committee, he quickly realized the importance of storytelling in connecting policymakers with their constituents. Jonathan’s work experience has ranged from national party organizations to private research firms, to national broadcast outlets, most recently working for CBS News.

Tunheim is also promoting three of its employees

Linnea Moat was promoted to Consultant and works with a variety of Tunheim clients to craft effective messages that resonate with both the media and public, and to turn complex policy positions into digestible narratives. Linnea previously worked for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Marika Kelly was promoted to Consultant. With a strategic mind, keen attention-to-detail and knack for crafted storytelling, Marika helps clients build authentic narratives and deliver impactful media relations and consistent results.

Maddie Renneke has been promoted to an Associate. With a dexterity for all things content and social media, Maddie helps clients tell their stories strategically and impactfully. Maddie previously worked in business development at Sovos.

Job - The Arc - Marketing and Public Relations Intern

The Arc - Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Job - Compeer Financial - Communication Specialist

Compeer Financial - Communication Specialist

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Job - Medtronic - Internal Digital Communications Specialist

Medtronic - Internal Digital Communications Specialist

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Job - Edina Public Schools - Digital and Media Specialist

Edina Public Schools - Digital and Media Specialist

Job - Best Buy - Social Media Specialist

Best Buy - Social Media Specialist

LEVEL Rebrands as LEVEL Mpls

To boldly broadcast Minneapolis as a creative destination to brands nationwide, advertising, digital and brand strategy agency LEVEL has rebranded as LEVEL Mpls. Its new name embraces the agency’s Minnesotan roots to emphasize local ties, though clients come from all over. As part of the update, LEVEL Mpls hired muralist John Grider of Broken Crow to adorn their headquarters with life-sized art reflective of the boundless creativity the agency delivers for clients.

“We’re showing people you don’t have to travel to one of the coasts to get innovative branding and creative,” said Dave Damman, chief creative officer. “Other cities don’t have the calling card that Minneapolis does. Size doesn’t matter either – it’s what an agency can bring to the table that counts.”

To bring the LEVEL Mpls brand to life artistically, the agency coaxed Twin Cities artist John Grider of Broken Crow out of retirement. The artist was given free rein to produce avant garde art throughout the office.

“I tend to research places before I paint there, and I connected with Level's mission statement,” said Grider.

Murals include a 20-foot-tall eagle and a den full of timber wolves overlaying the stairwell. The artistic intention behind these pieces is simply “creativity for creativity’s sake.”

“As soon as people walk through our doors, we want to be the most interesting part of our clients’ day,” said Damman. “We are a small but powerful agency that is relentless in developing brands, and we are creating an energy and space to deliver on our strengths.”

Building on that energy, LEVEL Mpls recently has added new clients, expanding into the outdoor recreation, snack foods and spirits markets.

“We proudly say that the creativity of Minneapolis is in our blood,” added Damman. “We’ve been able to attract and hire some of the best talent in the market to grow our clients’ brands.”

As part of its rebranding, LEVEL Mpls has a new logo and a redesigned website.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Job - Uponor - Content and Social Media Specialist

Uponor - Content and Social Media Specialist

Coloplast chooses Riley Hayes for EasiCleanse™ brand

Coloplast an international healthcare products and services company, has chosen Riley Hayes to create a brand awareness campaign for EasiCleanse™, which strives to be the future of bedside bathing and bathing protocols for hospitals across the country.
Riley Hayes’ first challenge will be getting this unique single-pack solution into the right hands for trial. The agency has said it will use smart positioning, precision audience segmentation and of course, inspired creative.
“We’re thrilled to be co-conspiring with Coloplast on EasiCleanse,” Riley Hayes Engagement VP, Dan Hoedeman says. “This product isn’t just an upgrade for patients, it’s an upgrade for the entire hospital supply chain. Marketed the right way, EasiCleanse could change the way hospitals everywhere care for their patients.”

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Happy Independence Day!