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Marketing Associate–Intl. Business Consulting Firm

Marketing Associate–Intl. Business Consulting Firm

New Grad or 0-1 year of experience-New!

Downtown Chicago

Ref #898

Are you interested in international business? Eager to showcase your writing, research and phone skills? Curious how businesses enter foreign markets, identify new opportunities, and make effective decisions? Speak a foreign language?  Downtown Chicago international consulting firm seeks Marketing Associate. Candidate will: research, write and create industry reports, network with international trade commissions/government officials, and explore the world of international business and marketing. President is personal friend and colleague of Lynn Hazan. We have partnered together on many projects over the years. This is a great place to work and start your career!

Our client works with foreign countries, businesses and trade commissions to introduce new products, services, and opportunities to growing global markets. Our client has worked in over 45 countries including Spain, China, India, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Morocco, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Poland and France. Company offers hands-on experience and exposure to international business. Work closely with president. Ideal candidate is comfortable communicating with internal/external audiences including: political officials, consultants and clients. Candidate enjoys doing phone outreach with people or organizations he/she may not know. Candidate is also open-minded, sensitive to different cultures, confident relationship builder and enjoys diplomacy. Start date: immediately

Qualifications:

  • Interest in marketing, communications, international business and partner search.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree. Prior internships are a plus. Can be new grad or have up to one year of experience.
  • Be well-organized and eager to learn.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills necessary. Must have writing samples.
  • Must have social media experience.
  • Previous exposure to international environment preferred.
  • Foreign language skills a plus— especially helpful will be proficiency in Spanish or French.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and post business brochures, flyers, announcements.
  • Create industry reports and work with trade commissions/government officials.
  • Create PowerPoint presentations, articles, and web content.
  • Participate in business strategy analysis, client meetings, phone interviews with companies, event organization, company profile analysis and research.
  • Assist president with new business development and all phases of project implementation.
  • Recommend improvements for company website (in WordPress).
  • Develop and execute social media campaigns for company and clients using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Collaborate with other colleagues on individual and team projects.
  • Assist in partner search for clients.

 

Job Breakdown:

  • Social Media/PR (Hootsuite, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blog)—25%
  • Phone Outreach—20%
  • Meeting/Event Planning—5%
  • Market Research, Report Writing, Correspondence—35%
  • Writing, Editing, Content Prep (PowerPoint), Website—15%

 

To Apply: Please send your resume, writing samples and answers to the 10 questions from this link http://lhazan.com/qa/ to Lynn@lhazan.com.

Use header: Marketing Associate. Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will make a difference.

 

 

7-10-15 Two new jobs this week!

Two new jobs this week! Our clients are very eager to hire. Put your “awesome” talent to work. We need a candidate with experience in qualitative market research to open a new facility in Chicago. Another new client is recruiting a Marketing Manager to attract bidders for live auctions of medical equipment. Keep reading for more details….

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Table of Contents:

A. New Job Openings & Ongoing Searches

B. Free Webinars

  1. How to Write a Stand-Out Resume – July 14th

  2. Stay Inspired During Your Job SearchJuly 24th

C. Article – The 3-Task Trick That’ll Make Every Morning More Productive

 

 

A. Job Openings

New!

1. Marketing Manager – Chicago Area | Western Suburbs

Medical Equipment Auction co.

Ref # 827

Would you like to use your marketing expertise to identify domestic and international buyers to grow the customer base? Interested in organizing on – site and online auctions? Highly strategic, creative and insightful in developing new businesses? Here is the job for you…

Chicago area global reseller of medical equipment/products sold in Chicago area, Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale for worldwide distribution seeks Marketing Manager to grow number of customers. Using a unique business model, our client is the industry market leader with domestic and international customers.

Company Culture:

Informal & relaxed with a can do attitude. Employees are empowered to help out, fueled by the spirit of entrepreneurism.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing
  • Working knowledge of Spanish a plus, but not required
  • 5 years of marketing experience, preferably targeted marketing including social media
  • Proven ability to establish, maintain, and develop relationships
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, creativity, and insight into ways to develop new business
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office with research capabilities using search engines
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail-oriented, and team player
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to “speak the buyer’s language”
  • Dynamic and outgoing personality

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop relations with U.S. and international buyers, both current and prospects.
  • Market upcoming auctions to medical equipment buyers through various channels including mass e-mails, targeted e-mails, and phone calls.
  • Notify buyers of equipment in upcoming sales by communicating auction highlights and catalog availability.
  • Represent company at trade shows both domestically and overseas.
  • Maintain, update, and utilize buyer database to track buyer information and preferences and conduct more targeted marketing.
  • Provide excellent customer service, handle all questions and requests from buyers.
  • Assist buyers onsite for inspection on auction days.
  • Assist buyers with pick up and shipping questions, including providing recommendations and contact info of shipping companies.
  • Manage company website and all forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Assist in developing messaging for marketing collateral.

Reports to: VP of Operations

Percentage of Time:

20% Communicate about upcoming events in various US locations & sign up buyers [Auctions held every five weeks]
30% Deal directly with customers; provide information on equipment; coach first time buyers. Send out social media, email blasts and highlights of auction items. Goal: increase number of customers both online and at physical locations. Market events; notify lists using social media; update website content. Write and produce product catalogue, both print and electronic; support company at the auctions. Work directly with resellers and end users.
20% General communications [not event related]. Projects include: website, social media and corporate communications
30% General marketing: identify prospective new buyers; organize and participate in trade shows [domestic and international] and other marketing activities

Requirements:

  • Reliable means of transportation to and from work- must have car.
  • Pass background check and drug test
  • Up to 10% travel required

 

To Apply:

Forward your resume with samples, salary info and answers to the 10 questions from this link: http://lhazan.com/qa/ to MarketingManager@lhazan.com. Please call 312-863-5401 to confirm receipt.

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/marketing-manager-chicago-area-western-suburbs/

2. Facility/Office Manager – Global Market Research Co. – Chicago

Ref #826

Do you want to work in non-traditional market research with top tier clients? Like to organize focus groups in a fun & creative way? Highly organized? Prior experience in consumer insights from the ad business? Want to manage a brand new facility? Good at cultivating leads? Here is the job for you……

Our client:

Global qualitative market research firm opening new facility in Chicago. Company works with global brands to deliver meaningful customer insights and actionable results in the most creative, innovative and thoughtful approach.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 3-4 years of office managerial experience;
  • 2+ years’ experience in marketing, advertising or market research;
  • Experience working at a focus group facility and/or innovation space;
  • Some experience in consumer research or brand/communication strategy;
  • Passion for marketing, strategy, media, fashion, technology & pop culture;
  • Must be organized and extremely detailed oriented, with strong sense of accountability, ownership and follow through;
  • Proven analytical & creative problem-solving skills;
  • Able to notice qualitative insights;
  • Team player and multi-tasker;
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Excel, Google Docs, PowerPoint, Word and Keynote a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Percentage of Time:

10-20%: new business, field email inquiries;

40%: Liaise & update with clients and recruiters, take recruiting calls, project management- supplies, catering, A/V needs.

30% day to day space management, supplies, impeccable set up, office management

10% New respondent outreach, lead generation, research new clients

  • Manage day-to-day operations of company’s new office & ongoing projects;
  • Assist to complete setup for official “hard launch” including support for staffing, general supply inventory, ordering & delivery;
  • Field new business correspondence (space rental & recruiting email/phone inquiries) to Chicago space. Reply to inquiries and/or submit cost estimates;
  • Schedule projects, manage/update project calendar, & resolve calendar conflicts;
  • Manage all Chicago project details, from inception to completion across multiple research projects;
  • Supervise project coordinators, interns & other part-time support staff.
  • Coordinate scheduling of staffing around workflow & client fielding days.
  • Oversee recruiting progress. Provide project updates to internal teams & clients;
  • Review equipment, supply inventory & needs weekly;
  • Manage prep & set up of focus groups on project fielding days, including special client needs;
  • Host & greet clients & participating respondents on fielding days.
  • Develop & maintain “best of lists” for out of town clients, ensuring they are offered lists of best hotels, restaurants, etc. in keeping with company aesthetic.
  • Build relationships with potential respondents. Implement creative & innovative ways to add new & interesting people to database of participants.
  • Proactively seek new Chicago business opportunities, including cross selling of services & spaces in other company locations.

To Apply: Please forward your resume with answers to the 10 questions from this link: http://lhazan.com/qa/ to FacilityMgr@lhazan.com. Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 demonstrates your attention to detail. www.lhazan.com

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/facilityoffice-manager-global-market-research-co-chicago/

 

Ongoing Searches!

1. VP Client Services- PR Agency- Chicago

Are you a public policy/issues management guru? Have in-depth experience working with Chicago/IL media? Have 10+ years of PR agency experience? Enjoy supervising and mentoring staff? Want to be the #2 person in award winning agency? Strong writer with passion for editing? Our Chicago client is hiring local talent… Send us your best work, resume and answers to the ten questions.

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/vp-client-services-chicago/

2. B-To-B Marketing Communications Manager-Downtown Chicago-Immediate Hire

Do you enjoy creating business development materials? Do you have strong B2B writing experience that moves clients to action? Background in retail nice to have. Our client is eager to hire. Candidates are interviewing…. Send us your best work, resume and answers to the ten questions.

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/b-to-be-marketing-communications-manager-downtown-chicago-immediate-hire/

3. Senior Copywriter- Downtown Chicago-Immediate Hire

Needed……a unique voice and outstanding campaign samples. Your consumer/retail copywriting experience moves customers to take action. Retail tech company in growth mode. Send us your best work, your resume and answers to the ten questions.

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/senior-copywriter-downtown-chicago-immediate-hire/

4. Senior Art Director-Downtown Chicago-Immediate Hire

Your work displays a modern and fresh look with a campaign focus. You show creative uses of typography. Your goal is to help change consumer behavior. We want to see your conceptual work and examples from traditional marketing, email, banner ads and brand messaging. Send us your best work, resume and answers to the ten questions.

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/senior-art-director-downtown-chicago-immediate-hire/ 

5. Director of Marketing-Chicago-O’Hare area

Are you a marketing change agent? Do you see opportunity in an evolving market place? See yourself as a transformational leader? Do you like to help entrepreneurs to grow their businesses? Leverage your expertise in direct & digital marketing, both strategic and tactical to make a difference. Partner with internal team to create marketing campaigns from start to finish. Fast paced environment. Send us your your resume and answers to the ten questions.

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/director-marketing-membership-based-company-chicago/

6. Program Manager- Meeting Planning-Chicago-downtown.

Are you a hands on meeting planner? Do you have third-party experience? Enjoy working with outside clients? Are you detail oriented, great at negotiating contracts, booking hotels, transportation and logistics? Work primarily on international meetings for major clients, primarily in Europe and Asia. Big pharma experience a plus. Must be available for weekend work (approximately once/month).

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/new-program-manager-meeting-planning-chicago/

7. Copywriter- 2 openings- Chicago-O’Hare area.

Are you an experienced copywriter? Do you want to learn direct response copywriting? Our client will consider copywriters who want to add direct response copy to their list of capabilities. Like to work at fast pace? Embrace the storytelling concept of edutainment?  Come join our client’s team. Send us your samples.

http://lhazan.com/job-opening/copywriter-membership-based-company-chicago-ohare-area/

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Director of Marketing – Membership – Based Company – Chicago

Director of Marketing – Membership – Based Company – Chicago

Director of Marketing

Ref #816

Are you a marketing leader who likes to create and execute marketing campaigns to promote events and products? Do you understand the nuances of marketing for member-based organization? Are you a pro at creating campaigns across various channels? Like to use technology to drive response rates (marketing automation)?

Private-equity owned company that helps entrepreneurs achieve financial success seeks Director of Marketing for Chicago headquarters near O’Hare Airport. Membership-based company provides content, workshops and seminars to help owners accelerate their business growth.  Director of Marketing will develop and implement marketing plans to acquire, convert, engage and retain membership. This is a classic marketing position. Local candidates only.
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Business, Communications or related field.
  • Experience in membership-based organizations and/or working with small business owners is a plus
  • Well versed in direct response marketing principles
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with ability to prioritize manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Thrives in culture where professional satisfaction comes from creating “structure from chaos”
  • Clear leadership talents
  • Natural propensity toward detail orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical mind coupled with thirst for measuring results as stimuli for refined future action
  • Experience with marketing automation software (Marketo, Infusionsoft, etc.) very helpful. If candidate lacks this experience, will learn on the job and use on daily basis.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead development and execution of annual marketing plan for cross-company initiatives (product promotions, events, members in coaching groups, etc. )
  • Oversee coordination of communication to members and non-members via numerous channels of delivery (emails, direct mail, blog posts, website, sales letters, event and production promotions, etc.)
  • Strategize and implement member and non-member purchase funnels via marketing automation tools
  • Primary liaison and contact person for the top 100 most elite members who participate in coaching programs through the year (mostly Q&A as needed)

 

Percent of Time:

25% Develop marketing plans for products and campaigns

50% Participate in and influence others to produce programs (production manager, graphics, copywriters, marketing assistant); develop pricing strategies

25% Hands on marketing automation to build funnel for sales and marketing

To apply: Send resume letter, samples and answers to the 10 questions from this link http://lhazan.com/qa to Director@lhazan.com. Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will make a difference.

www.lhazan.com

 

Social Media Mger-Natl Not for Profit-Chicago

Ref # 818

Put your social media talent and passion to work for Chicago based, national charity dedicated to disease awareness, education & support for people of all ages, including children & adults. This not-for-profit charity has re-organized itself with new CEO, executive leadership, renewed vision & branding. It attracts special people to carry out its mission.

If you identify with a cause’s clear vision, noble mission & people-centered values, this could be your next job! This organization cares about its employees & has superb benefits.  Also supports work life balance.

If you are passionate, creative and an empowered Social Media/PR pro with 2+ years of experience, keep reading…
Social Media (SM) Manager will seek high visibility through strategic SM strategy/content tied to organization’s social outreach/engagement accounts; will promote SM campaigns, social & partner with internal/external clients. Be the online “voice”. Work closely with field staff leaders to enhance national SM through guidance, tutorials & best practices for local SM pages.
Goals– highlight organization’s mission & income-based programs (i.e., summer camps, local clinics, health care services, advocacy initiatives, research projects & all fundraising campaigns). Develop panel of field SM leaders to collaborate & produce cohesive national SM materials/ methods. Report to VP- PR & Community Programs. Work with all levels of staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in journalism, communications, PR, marketing or related field.

 

  • 3-4 years of social media & PR and/or communications experience, ideally for national organization with widespread community presence.
  • Preferred experience from: healthcare, corporate philanthropy, human services or PR agency (with social media responsibilities) or work with a national nonprofit.
  • Demonstrated creativity & documented immersion in SM. (Present links to pages as examples).
  •  In-depth knowledge/understanding of SM platforms, respective participants (Facebook,Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) & how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  • Proven ability to apply strategic SM objectives as they relate to growing the community & increasing engagement through shares, likes, comments & posts.
  •  Experience in supporting various campaigns & multiple accounts including measuring/reporting results & insights to various social platforms.
  •  Demonstrated track record in developing/implementing short & long-term SM communication plans. Able to work effectively with senior management & partners.
  • Experience in pulling together & influencing team to create & lead SM initiatives at local/regional levels.  Able to exercise leadership/influence without formal authority.
  • Working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research & principles of “Search and Social.”
  • Demonstrated winning Social Customer Service techniques. Great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situations & apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues.
  • Experience with SM page management software/tools, e.g., Hootsuite.

 

  • Skills:
  • Strong content strategy, writing, editing, storytelling, interpersonal, diplomatic & verbal communication skills.
  • Highly evolved teamwork & strong time management skills.
  • Strong & effective leader/counselor with documented track record of success of developing content that leads to growth of likes, reach, engagement & promotion.
  •  Disciplined planner of high quality visual & content-rich SM plans that drive successful outcomes.
  •  Knowledge in creating and using Facebook ads to grow online community & preferably drive online donations.
  •  Highly collaborative & strong consensus builder; capable of exercising positive influence in driving outcomes.
  •  Excellent project management skills & client-centered orientation.
  •  Demonstrated ability to leverage new & emerging SM channels.
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment.
  • Motivated by mission-driven organization whose aim is ultimately to cure disease and save lives.
  • Crafts clear, compelling & consistent online messaging; successful at building consensus & driving internal alignment for staff at all levels.
  • Capable of setting clear priorities, and nimble to adjust as new opportunities arise.

Technology: Proficiency with MS Office applications. Plus, experience in using SM software.

Competencies: Candidate displays excellent skills in the following areas:

Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Oral/Written Communication, Organizational Support, Judgment Professionalism
Responsibilities:

  • 33% strategy, 33% manage & create content, 34% activate/train with other offices
  • Manage SM pages & day-to-day SM activities for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube.
  •  Provide strategic SM strategy/counsel to business leaders in departments, including Research, Healthcare Services & Advocacy, Income Development, Human Resources, etc.
  • Create, curate, schedule/manage all published content (images, video and copy) to reach clients & supporters.
  • Develop/expand online communities & outreach efforts.
  • Create workable infrastructure & processes.
  • Establish regular meetings, agenda & priorities for field SM panel to mirror programs, communications & marketing calendar.
  • Work with PR staff to provide/support local SM messaging templates.
  •  Listen, respond, ask questions & engage with online communities in timely & positive manner.
  •  Work with VP- PR & Community Programs on breaking news or crisis management situations as needed.
  •  Identify threats/opportunities in online user generated content surrounding brand & business.
  • Report notable threats to appropriate management.
  • Develop strategic & implementation plan for year-round SM campaign promotion.
  • Work with team to design/create promotions & Social ad campaigns. Work with Digital Marketing lead to manage social ad budget.
  • Identify SM trends, trending topics & relevant opportunities for visibility.
  •  Help establish, follow & support compliance of national branding, messaging & creative services guidelines.
  • Analyze, measure & report results of SM posts/ projects using Facebook nsights & Hootsuite.
  • Secure & manage SM-vendor relationships & contracts.

 

To Apply: Please forward your resume, writing samples, SM links and answers to the questions from this link: http://lhazan.com/qa/ to SocialMedia@lhazan.com. Pls call 312-863-5401 to confirm receipt.

New-Program Manager-Meeting Planning-Chicago

 

Program Manager- Corp. Meeting Planning-Chicago

Ref # 817

 

Are a guru status Meeting Planner? Have corporate or incentive travel expertise?  Love to plan big meetings and events from concept to completion? Problem solver? Consultative mindset? Can do attitude? Available for travel, both domestic & international, including weekends?

 

What separates you from your competition? Tell us why our client should hire you.

 

Chicago meeting planning and incentive company seeks experienced Program Manager to help fuel corporate growth. Client recognized for excellence in meeting & exceeding customer expectations, creativity & maximizing budget dollars.

 

Qualifications:

 

College graduate (4 years) with 8+ years’ experience in corporate meeting planning as Program Manager, preferably for a third party incentive planning company, corporate meeting planning or travel director. Will also consider candidates who could potentially bring clients.

 

Proven track record of achieving excellence. Able to provide employer, vendor & client references.

 

Sophisticated verbal skills – conscientious interest in problem solving. Able to show initiative, creativity & determination to reach successful solutions.

 

Astute negotiation skills, budget planning expertise, & broad knowledge of domestic/international destinations, hotels & venues.

 

Hard working, “self starter” team player. Accountable for initiating & monitoring projects through to completion.

 

High energy, versatile & multi task oriented, self directed. Must have good analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail combined with “common sense”.

 

Good computer skills with a “can do” attitude; strong working knowledge of Microsoft suite, especially Word, Excel and Access; Power Point a plus. Mac experience a plus.

 

Excellent verbal & written communication skills.  Candidate able to deal with clients, suppliers & other vendors in confident, flexible, professional & effective manner. 

 

Must haves: positive team player who thrives in challenging and changing environment. Enjoys working with & being dependent upon broad range & levels of personnel.

 

Flexible & composed under competing time requirements & changing deadlines.  Excellent focus, planning/organizational skills & good sense of priorities.   Goes above & beyond to get the job done.

 

Candidate is dedicated, committed to excellence, budget management & customer satisfaction. 

 

Domestic & international travel including travel over weekends is required.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Participate with team on large client programs; manage specific programs independently, from planning through program operations. Will plan and coordinate logistics for meetings, product launches and incentive programs.

 

Clients are mostly on the east and west coast.

 

Research travel proposals, presentations, hotel and venue site selection, negotiate and book events, administer contracts, design menus & negotiate. Also coordinate audiovisual, manage attendees, costs & planning of all details, on-site program management & production & reconcile final invoice.  

 

Focus on meetings, with 70% in locations outside of the US, mostly Asia and Europe.

 

Breakout of Responsibilities:

 

10% Support sales for new biz presentations

15% Research for existing projects- hotels, transportation, venues, etc.

 

10% Client communications

 

25% Planning- specifics, negotiations, contracts

 

20% on site- with hotel, client, vendors

 

10% billing & post program reconciliation

 

10% education, presentations, trade shows, networking

 

 

To Apply: Send your resume, current salary, work samples and answers to the questions from this link http://lhazan.com/qa/ to ProgMgr@Lhazan.com.Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will make a difference. 

 

www.lhazan.com

 

 

 

Director of Communications-Real Estate-Chicago

Director of Corporate Communications-Chicago

Real Estate – Consumer

Ref #805

Are you a strong, persuasive writer? Do you understand consumer buying behaviors or the real estate market? A quick study with a self-starter attitude? Able to problem solve and develop cost-effective pathway to goal? Capable of running a one-person corporate communications department? Are you able to juggle multiple projects and coordinate outside vendors? Can you confidently execute all aspects of a communication plan from concept to implementation? Do you thrive playing the role of Analyst, Strategist and Tactical Implementer?

Premier luxury real estate developer seeks Director of Corporate Communications for Chicago headquarters. Candidate will lead and develop all campaigns and branding for all real estate properties. Will turn ideas into deliverables. Candidate is team player, able to work flexible hours, and works well with minimal supervision. Is an enthusiastic entrepreneur able to work with different types of people. Candidate thrives on running own department.

Qualifications:

– Undergraduate degree in Communications or related degree, plus
consumer communications/marcom experience.

– Multi-family real estate marketing experience is a nice to have.

– Experienced in Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter. Experience and
dexterity with Google Analytics and WordPress for review of social media and
web presence.

– Creative, team player, works well under pressure, assertive, able to manage
time effectively.

– Strong communicator with excellent writing/editing/proofreading skills and
proven organizational methods.

– High-level aesthetic eye and able to work with outside designer to develop and
direct strong message.

– Proficient in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Excel.  Illustrator experience will
be valuable. InDesign experience is helpful. Familiarity with PhotoShop a must.

Responsibilities:

– Develop and implement creative branding, marketing communication strategies
and advertising materials for corporate, new developments and existing
communities.

– Present innovative marketing and communication ideas to on-site staff and
management.

– Assemble vendor proposals and make vendor recommendations.

– Coordinate completion of work and assemble marketing and communication
materials.

– Implement and track results and analytics.

– Develop proposals and qualification packages, prepare presentations and
interviews, public relations, and direct marketing initiatives.

– Formulate successful advertisements that showcase property-specific features
and benefits and highlight advantages of surrounding communities.

– Generate leasing traffic with cost efficient advertising.

– Work with third-party graphic designers and vendors to develop community-
specific advertising materials.

– Select, contract, manage and collaborate with website developers, graphic
designers, and vendors to create and maintain project specific online advertising.

– Partner with public relations agencies and media outlets to develop press
release campaigns for new and existing properties.

– Assist on-site employees with design and implementation of social media
campaigns, event planning, and marketing communications.

– Attend after hours community events as required.

– Work and create within property-specific marketing budgets.

– Breakout of responsibilities: 85% project management (20% -plan, prioritize
projects and deliverables, 20% -interact with property managers and support
specific programs, 20% -content creation, 20% -monitor/post social media and
supervise PR agency, 5% -create outstanding PowerPoint presentations) and
15% corporate and global strategy (revamp corporate website, manage brand,
work on big picture projects).

To apply, please send your resume, work samples, and salary requirements to Communications@lhazan.com. Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will be appreciated.

Director of Communications- Real Estate-Chicago

Director of Corporate Communications-Chicago

Real Estate – Consumer

Ref #805

Are you a strong, persuasive writer? Do you understand consumer buying behaviors or the real estate market? A quick study with a self-starter attitude? Able to problem solve and develop cost-effective pathway to goal? Capable of running a one-person corporate communications department? Are you able to juggle multiple projects and coordinate outside vendors? Can you confidently execute all aspects of a communication plan from concept to implementation? Do you thrive playing the role of Analyst, Strategist and Tactical Implementer?

Premier luxury real estate developer seeks Director of Corporate Communications for Chicago headquarters. Candidate will lead and develop all campaigns and branding for all real estate properties. Will turn ideas into deliverables. Candidate is team player, able to work flexible hours, and works well with minimal supervision. Is an enthusiastic entrepreneur able to work with different types of people. Candidate thrives on running own department.

Qualifications:

– Undergraduate degree in Communications or related degree, plus
consumer communications/marcom experience.

– Multi-family real estate marketing experience is a nice to have.

– Experienced in Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter. Experience and
dexterity with Google Analytics and WordPress for review of social media and
web presence.

– Creative, team player, works well under pressure, assertive, able to manage
time effectively.

– Strong communicator with excellent writing/editing/proofreading skills and
proven organizational methods.

– High-level aesthetic eye and able to work with outside designer to develop and
direct strong message.

Proficient in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Excel.  Illustrator experience will
  be valuable. InDesign experience is helpful. Familiarity with PhotoShop a must.

Responsibilities:

– Develop and implement creative branding, marketing communication strategies
and advertising materials for corporate, new developments and existing
communities.

– Present innovative marketing and communication ideas to on-site staff and
management.

– Assemble vendor proposals and make vendor recommendations.

– Coordinate completion of work and assemble marketing and communication
materials.

– Implement and track results and analytics.

– Develop proposals and qualification packages, prepare presentations and
interviews, public relations, and direct marketing initiatives.

– Formulate successful advertisements that showcase property-specific features
and benefits and highlight advantages of surrounding communities.

– Generate leasing traffic with cost efficient advertising.

– Work with third-party graphic designers and vendors to develop community-
specific advertising materials.

– Select, contract, manage and collaborate with website developers, graphic
designers, and vendors to create and maintain project specific online

advertising.

– Partner with public relations agencies and media outlets to develop press
release campaigns for new and existing properties.

– Assist on-site employees with design and implementation of social media
campaigns, event planning, and marketing communications.

– Attend after hours community events as required.

– Work and create within property-specific marketing budgets.

– Breakout of responsibilities: 85% project management (20% -plan, prioritize
projects and deliverables, 20% -interact with property managers and support
specific programs, 20% -content creation, 20% -monitor/post social media and
supervise PR agency, 5% -create outstanding PowerPoint presentations) and
15% corporate and global strategy (revamp corporate website, manage brand,
work on big picture projects).

To apply, please send your resume, work samples, and salary requirements to Communications@lhazan.com. Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will be appreciated.

Director of Communications-Real Estate-Chicago

Director of Corporate Communications-Chicago

Real Estate – Consumer

Ref #805

Are you a strong, persuasive writer? Do you understand consumer buying behaviors or the real estate market? A quick study with a self-starter attitude? Able to problem solve and develop cost-effective pathway to goal? Capable of running a one-person corporate communications department? Are you able to juggle multiple projects and coordinate outside vendors? Can you confidently execute all aspects of a communication plan from concept to implementation? Do you thrive playing the role of Analyst, Strategist and Tactical Implementer?

Premier luxury real estate developer seeks Director of Corporate Communications for Chicago headquarters. Candidate will lead and develop all campaigns and branding for all real estate properties. Will turn ideas into deliverables. Candidate is team player, able to work flexible hours, and works well with minimal supervision. Is an enthusiastic entrepreneur able to work with different types of people. Candidate thrives on running own department.

Qualifications:

– Undergraduate degree in Communications or related degree, plus
consumer communications/marcom experience.

– Multi-family real estate marketing experience is a nice to have.

– Experienced in Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter. Experience and
dexterity with Google Analytics and WordPress for review of social media and
web presence.

– Creative, team player, works well under pressure, assertive, able to manage
time effectively.

– Strong communicator with excellent writing/editing/proofreading skills and
proven organizational methods.

– High-level aesthetic eye and able to work with outside designer to develop and
direct strong message.

– Proficient in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Excel.  Illustrator experience will
be valuable. InDesign experience is helpful. Familiarity with PhotoShop a must.

Responsibilities:

– Develop and implement creative branding, marketing communication strategies
and advertising materials for corporate, new developments and existing
communities.

– Present innovative marketing and communication ideas to on-site staff and
management.

– Assemble vendor proposals and make vendor recommendations.

– Coordinate completion of work and assemble marketing and communication
materials.

– Implement and track results and analytics.

– Develop proposals and qualification packages, prepare presentations and
interviews, public relations, and direct marketing initiatives.

– Formulate successful advertisements that showcase property-specific features
and benefits and highlight advantages of surrounding communities.

– Generate leasing traffic with cost efficient advertising.

– Work with third-party graphic designers and vendors to develop community-
specific advertising materials.

– Select, contract, manage and collaborate with website developers, graphic
designers, and vendors to create and maintain project specific online

advertising.

– Partner with public relations agencies and media outlets to develop press
release campaigns for new and existing properties.

– Assist on-site employees with design and implementation of social media
campaigns, event planning, and marketing communications.

– Attend after hours community events as required.

– Work and create within property-specific marketing budgets.

– Breakout of responsibilities: 85% project management (20% -plan, prioritize
projects and deliverables, 20% -interact with property managers and support
specific programs, 20% -content creation, 20% -monitor/post social media and
supervise PR agency, 5% -create outstanding PowerPoint presentations) and
15% corporate and global strategy (revamp corporate website, manage brand,
work on big picture projects).

To apply, please send your resume, work samples, and salary requirements to Communications@lhazan.com. Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will be appreciated.

Director of Marketing & Communications-Global Not for Profit-Chicago Area

Marketing & Communications-Global Not for Profit-Chicago Area

Director of Marketing & Communications

Ref # 801

Are you an experienced marketing & communications leader who wants to make a difference in the global community? Passionate about using your combined talents to integrate marketing, branding, PR & social media? Are you a change agent who leverages relationship and influencer abilities to increase buy in & participation? Record of successes in your professional career?

Global not for profit with Chicago area offices seeks experienced Director of Marketing & Communications to oversee global marketing strategy for internal & external audiences. Will also develop & promote its brand.

Candidate will:

Develop, implement & evaluate marketing, PR & social media programs; manage 30 person team of communication pros.

Lead & drive marketing communications’ innovations for humanitarian service organization. Report to: Chief Communications Officer. Local talent, please.

Background:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 15+ years’ marketing experience required, including 8 years in PR and/or marketing communications, and 5+ years overseeing social media programs.
  • 10 years of management experience required.
  • Experience communicating to global audiences. Prefer experience in non-profit or association.
  • Able to speak multiple languages preferred, but not required. Non-English language skills or cross-cultural experience highly desired. Understanding of worldwide political, economic & social considerations prevalent in world community, preferred.

Specific Qualifications:

  • Strong track record of brand building plus successful & measurable integrated marketing programs. Able to develop & implement PR plans, including media relations, internal/external communications, required. Strong connections within international & national news media desired.
  • Must have strong understanding of digital & social media tools, including email campaigns, paid media & their roles in marketing & PR.
  • Experience using market research & focus groups to segment target audiences, develop & implement marketing plans and/or products.
  • Able to analyze digital & traditional marketing campaigns.
  • Understanding of video & print production processes.
  • Experience leading cause-marketing campaigns; creating & placing PSA or advertising campaigns
  • Able to manage large staff & budgets required.
  • Microsoft Office required.
  • Experience leading both internal & external resources.
  • Experience in developing & presenting executive level status reports.

Knowledge and Skills:

Leadership:

  • Team builder who engages & motivates team members.
  • Big picture thinker when integrating different communication channels. Able to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Balances solutions against economic, technical, & human factors.
  • Innovative thinking, flexible & change oriented.
  • Shows initiative, enthusiasm, and persuasiveness.
  • Translates “how we’re doing” data into “how we can make it better”.

Communication:

  • Clearly and confidently communicates to executive management, senior leadership, project stakeholders, & technical staff
  • Understands creative & effective storytelling; how to execute in print & digital space – using video, photo & written word.
  • Communicates effectively across diverse cultures & nations.
  • Represents audience’s point of view in design & communications.
  • Articulates information & opinions in factual manner, debates openly, & takes action.
  • Organizes large volumes of information into intuitive & easy-to-navigate groupings.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with executive leadership & Foundation to develop integrated marketing programs to support organization’s goals, including: programs, tools, events & membership; humanitarian & educational activities, fundraising, cause marketing & corporate partnerships. Present at public events, Board presentations etc.
  • Drive & analyze long-term marketing, PR, social media & internal/ external relations strategies to ensure mission compatibility.
  • Conduct & use market research & focus groups to identify trends.  Segment target markets, develop & execute marketing plans.
  • Oversee proactive media outreach to national & international print, broadcast & Internet outlets. Counsel CCO on story development.
  • Support efforts to develop strong global brand. Oversee key elements to implement brand repositioning. Coordinate internal marketing to align with brand strategy.
  • Manage strategy & execution of Global Image campaign: paid & donated portions: PSA creation & media donation; paid media strategy/plan/execution.
  • Oversee & implement social media strategy across divisions.
  • Oversee participation in thought leadership opportunities, including World Economic Forum, Davos etc.
  • Lead efforts to gather, chronicle & communicate about organization’s rich history.
  • Identify & implement tools to measure marketing, PR/ social media. Share quarterly results with leadership.
  • Develop personnel & operational budgets for group.
  • Identify, evaluate & maintain relationships with agencies & vendors.
  • Supervise marketing, public relations & social media staff.
  • Work with headquarter’s staff & indirectly with project team members located in 8 international offices. Oversee project team members globally; may include consultants, interns, & contract staff.

To apply, please forward your resume and samples, along with the answers to the 10 questions from http://lhazan.com/qa/ to Director@lhazan.com. Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will help separate you from your competition.

www.lhazan.com. Lynn Hazan & Associates.

Account Executive-Ad Agency Chicago Area

Account Executive
B2B Ad Agency-Chicago Area
Ref # 802

Do you have B2B ad agency experience?
Deep knowledge of B2B advertising and marketing?
Are you a leader?
Highly strategic and analytical thinker?
Excellent project manager?
On top of latest marketing tools, technologies and best practices?
Possess outstanding sales, client service and negotiating skills?

Award-winning Chicago-area B2B brand strategy and digital marketing agency seeks strategic, detailed and sales-oriented Account Executive with a marketer’s mindset.  Support industry-leading clients.  Help deliver innovative, integrated marcom solutions.  SW suburbs, walking distance to Metra station.  8:30-5 pm.  Immediate hire.

Background:

– Proven ability to cultivate client relationships and build account revenue over time.
– 5+ years’ experience in a B2B advertising agency.
– Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business and/or sales management.
– Ability to thrive in high-energy environment and commit to completion of key assignments within time constraints.
– Proven project management skills and vendor/third-party negotiating skills.
– Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills.
– Proven public presentation skills.
– Superior written and verbal communication skills.
– Superior editing and proofreading skills.

Responsibilities:

Account Management
– Primary client contact and management
– Day-to-day account services support
– Strategic and creative client presentations
– Strategic planning assistance, including collecting, analyzing and
interpreting pertinent market data
– Job trafficking
– Project billing
– Vendor sourcing
– Performance reporting on program/campaign/project results
– Agency systems expertise, including Salesforce.com, HubSpot.com and
Workamajig.com

Client retention and growth
– Client status reporting
– Billings growth by identifying new opportunities
– Client industry intelligence, including industry background, competitors and market trends

New business responsibilities
– Lead identification and contact as part of new business team
– Industry tracking and analysis in strategic industries on an as-needed basis

To Apply:  Please forward your resume, answers to the 10 questions found at http:lhazan.com/qa/ and samples to AccountExecutive@lhazan.com  Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 will make a different on your behalf.

www.lhazan.com