Senior Account Manager [JRP-03294]

We believe in the power of big ideas. Ideas that change opinions, elevate the human condition and last well beyond the people who dreamed them up. We’re Langrand and Company. And we’re in the business of helping our clients make a difference in the world. We work in the public sector and in private business, for organizations large and small. We help them envision what greatness means for themselves, their institutions and the world around them. And we champion their dreams, their causes, their big ideas, by telling their stories, in powerful ways, to all the right people.

We are currently seeking to hire an experienced Senior Account Manager who can deftly manage client relationships, handle multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a dynamic (and sometimes frenetic) office full of independent, creative people who enjoy working together. We’re looking for a strong strategic thinker and manager who has the ability to develop strong client and internal relationships. Ideally, we need someone who can quickly shift gears from developing a strategy to managing deadlines and working on an RFP to ensuring client happiness. You need to be comfortable with figuring out problems, anticipating both client and internal needs, and effectively communicating progress and determining solutions. We are looking for someone who isn’t afraid of trying something new and exploring beyond expectations until they get it right. The selected candidate will receive a compensation package, which is dependent upon experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage, mentor and motivate account services team, including direct reports

Foster teambuilding within account services and collaboration with other departments

Manage project flow, from start to finish, working closely with internal teams and clients

Write creative briefs, plans, presentations and proposals

Review creative concepts, copy and design prior to client review, ensuring work meets project objectives, messaging and strategy

Make sure creative work is proofread and adheres to brand standards

Exercise proper quality controls on agency products before client review

Serve as liaison between client and creative teams, managing all aspects of feedback and review

Understand creative development and production requirements

Oversee direct reports’ work to ensure quality and accuracy

Run internal and client meetings effectively and efficiently

Resolve conflicts in a calm, professional and polite manner

Conduct performance assessments for direct reports on an annual basis

Serve as day-to-day contact and strategic advisor to clients

Foster mutual trust and strong relationship with clients

Maintain deep knowledge of client business, competition and news

Take leadership role in client presentations

Evaluate and approve statements of work, proposals and other agency recommendations before client review

Manage client and project budgets and ensure internal teams stay on track; provide budget reports to clients

Actively contribute to brainstorming ideas and recommendations for clients

Possess polite and effective selling skills, eliciting client support of agency recommendations

Identify ways to build agency business and grow existing accounts

Demonstrate working knowledge of agency business (digital, creative, public relations, research & planning) and ability to cross-sell

Provide innovative solutions to marketing communications challenges

Understand a variety of research resources and techniques

Effectively analyze and interpret marketing and advertising research

Stay abreast of advertising and client industry trends

REQUIREMENTS:

6-8+ years of experience in a marketing agency, preferably with a focus in B2B, healthcare, employee benefits and/or public affairs

Direct management experience

Flexible team player with a can-do attitude

Experience in developing and implementing marketing communications plans and programs

Excellent project management skills, plus a proven track record of managing and implementing projects independently

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including outstanding presentation skills

Strong communication, strategic thinking and teambuilding skills

Experience in developing a wide range of communications tactics: print, digital, presentations, videos

Keen understanding of agency workflow, processes and procedures combined with a continual drive for improvement

Fundamental understanding of budgets and profitability

Experience with business development

Knowledgeable in the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Excel and PowerPoint; CMS and InDesign experience a plus

Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, public relations, business or communications

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter and resume via email to: admin@langrandco.com. No phone calls, please. Langrand and Company encourages diversity in the workplace. EOE/AA/MF/D/V

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Copywriter [JRP-03293]

Pointsmith is a Path-to-Purchase, Shopper Marketing Agency. We help brands convert passive shoppers into active customers. Founded in 1947, Pointsmith services an elite client roster of national client brands with annual revenue exceeding 40MM. At Pointsmith, our attitudes are our greatest assets. We aren’t afraid to push the boundaries. We live by the belief that the minute we feel “comfortable,” is the minute we are no longer relevant. We are a highly experienced and keenly creative bunch; dedicated to the relentless pursuit of understanding the shifting trends within the markets our clients serve…in identifying the shopping preferences and opportunities associated with key consumer groups…and translating that collective data into focused and actionable marketing strategies that drive shoppers to buy.

Pointsmith is seeking an experienced mid-to-senior level editorial brand copywriter to join our marketing team. The selected candidate will be a concept driven writer, reader, and creative strategist all in one. You will understand that strategic positioning of creating engaging content to convey a brand value. In addition, you will have experiences in brand, digital marketing, e-commerce, e-mail marketing and social channels. The hired candidate will receive: 401 (k) Retirement with match, Medical, Vision & Dental insurance with employer contribution for employee & dependent coverage, Life Insurance, and flexible, generous time-off policies & paid holidays.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Establish and enhance strong business relationships with cross-functional partners (i.e. editorial team, ecomm, creative and marketing)

Lead editorial strategy and content generation efforts

Assist in writing emails and e-commerce copy, including but not limited to promotional emails, targeted display ads, social ads and other copy as required

Assist in writing engaging, informative copy and bullet points for online product information pages (PIPs)

Narrate the product offer by writing on-brand headlines, editorial copy, and call-to-actions

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in language arts, business, design, journalism or other related field

5+ years of copy writing experience, skilled at both writing short-form and long-form content

Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects

Technical aptitude and the ability to learn CMS systems with a high proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Knowledge of basic HTML and other web languages is a plus

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully as part of a cross-functional team

Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: hr@pointsmith.com.

POINTSMITH is an equal opportunity employer.

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Major Account Executive [JRP-03292]

A leading marketing agency in Houston is currently seeking to hire a Major Account Executive. This is the perfect opportunity for a marketing professional who has been laid off recently from a Fortune 500 company and was responsible for purchasing promotional products and/or outsourcing marketing services.

If you were good at your job then many of your former colleagues were sad to see you leave and they would be willing to go out of their way to help you succeed. If you were to hop over to the other side of the fence as a trusted advisor, you could sell your former colleagues the same products and services that you used to purchase. Best of all, you could make a lot of money while having fun with your former colleagues.

REQUIREMENTS:

5+ years of promotional products and/or marketing services experience working for a major corporation

College degree in marketing is preferred

Well-connected in Houston or another major market

Strong writing and presentation skills

Self-starter (almost to a fault)

Persistent and confident

Proactive, detail-oriented, extremely organized, and able to multitask

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Ability to adhere to deadlines and provide exceptional follow-through

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates can submit their resume via email to careers@bullpenmarketing.com.

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Event Planning & Client Relations Specialist
[JRP-03291]

PBK is seeking to hire an Event Planning & Client Relations Specialist. The selected candidate will be a polished business professional and you will be responsible for all aspects of event planning for client along with company conventions and workshops. You must be resourceful and experienced in contract negotiations. In addition, you must be experienced in on-site management of all aspects related to programs and events. You will possess a flair for words and proven talent for scoring placement in coveted print and media publications to reach our target audience.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor degree in related profession

Excellent written communication, oral presentation, and “people” skills

Adept at critical thinking, analysis, and creative problem-solving

Possess poise and professionalism to high-profile clients and patrons

Must possess excellent leadership qualities and decision-making abilities

Organizational wizard and talent for honing in on details

Ability to focus and prioritize multiple projects under pressure

Punctual, reliable, high integrity and “sweats” the details

Extremely adaptable leader and a team player with an aggressive, client-oriented personality

Strong “whatever it takes” work ethic and obsessive customer service attitude

Minimum 7-10 years experience as event planner, media relations, writer, and/or editor

Proven successful event planner who is responsible for the entire process of planning and executing all details of firm-hosted various client events, dinners, symposiums, seminars and conferences; both on local and national level

Proven manager and leader who consistently exercises discretion and independent judgment

Savvy business and vendor contract negotiator

Experience in all aspects of site research, contract negotiation, menu selection, food and beverage, audio-visual, registration, travel coordination, ground transportation, shipping and receiving materials between destinations and the on-site management of the entire event program

Experience in implementing strategies for building and maintaining media relationships for favorable coverage and story placement in local and national publications

Able to identify opportunities in which to promote the firm through the organization and facilitating of client and corporate events while maintaining the integrity of PBK’s business goals

Possess the uncanny ability to foresee “target” public relations opportunities for the benefit of the firm and the ability to “stay ahead of the competition”

Experience writing, editing and producing product information articles, stories, press releases, announcements and advertisements for print publications

Experience designing and writing firm brochures and newsletters

Computer experience must include “expert” level application skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and FrontPage

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: careers@pbk.com.

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Videographer [JRP-03227]

Since 1893, Stewart has served our customers with integrity and service excellence. We focus on smart growth – allowing us to remain strong regardless of external market conditions. Stewart (NYSE: STC) is a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved issuing agencies and other companies within the Stewart family.

We are currently seeking to hire a Videographer. In this role, you will provide expertise throughout the entire production process from pre-production through final edit. The selected candidate will be able to both run projects turnkey and work hand-in-hand with creative. You will be self-motivated, organized and comfortable able to work with all levels of employees including C-level executives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Expansion of company’s video presence from the development stage to finished product (prepro, shoot and post-production work)

Ensure consistency with company’s core messaging and branding, as well as any program goals and objectives

Provide in-depth knowledge of the video process and visual storytelling to transform content into a simple stylized viewing format

Monitor the technical quality of all videos

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Film, Radio/TV or related fields

Minimum 5-7 years video production experience

Excellent technical knowledge of all aspects of video production, including camera operation, editing, and posting

HD camera operation expert

Possess studio lighting, audio, and camera operation experience

Expert knowledge of editing HD video formats utilizing Premiere Pro and After Effects

Experience incorporating motion graphics and animation

Expert at outputting video to web format

Excellent sound design and timing

Strong communication skills

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

Skilled in time management and ability to manage multiple projects

Innovative and strategic thinker

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online at: http://www.stewart.com/careers.

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