03-30-2017: More PR Jobs, More Reasons to Click

More PR Jobs – More Reasons to Check out this Blog
The economy continues to grow, especially in the real estate sector in the Chicago area. Contribute your PR talent to help our favorite real estate PR agency grow its staff to accommodate new business wins. This agency appreciates its staff, has a fun work environment and flexible work hours.  Save yourself the hassle of commuting downtown.  Free parking too!  See specs below for the Sr Account Manager.
Also on the real estate front, we need candidates for a Director of Communications position. This candidate must be a guru in Social media and SM metrics, have superior writing and pitching experience and staff supervisory experience.
Are you into health and wellness? Want to work for a downtown Chicago PR agency that promotes professional staff development and unlimited vacation days? Apply now for the PR Account Supervisor position.
Dream big and put your meeting planning expertise to work as a Director of Convention on behalf of an 88,000 member association to plan its annual convention. Use your leadership and strategic thinking abilities to innovate, increase attendance and revenue. Will provide relocation support.
Another client in the engineering/architecture and construction space is also growing. It needs a strong writer for its Sr Mk or MK Specialist position with a focus on proposal writing.

Keep reading for updates about events and article.

As always, we appreciate your ongoing support and referrals.
Lynn Hazan


Save the dates 
NSENG Meeting – Mon, April 3 & Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Chicago BMA – April Luncheon – Thu, April 13, 2017 
KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium – Sat, April 29, 2017
1. Job Openings
    • PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire NEW! 
    • Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness)
      – PR Agency – Downtown Chicago
    • Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago  
    • Director of Convention & Meeting Planning – Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs) 
    • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)  
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
2. Events
  • NSENG Meeting
  • Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
  • KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium
3. Article

The seven decisions that matter in a digital transformation: A CEO’s guide to reinvention
From Peter Dahlström, Driek Desmet, and Marc Singer

Job Openings

#1. PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire – NEW!

Are you an experienced PR professional with a passion for writing/editing and pitching? Do you have a nose for news and solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements? Digital experience?
Are you curious about real estate or want to learn more? Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks full time Sr. Account Manager to join the team. New business wins spell success for agency and need to hire. Will also consider candidate for ongoing freelance or part-time employment.
#2. Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness) – PR Agency – Downtown Chicago
Are you a go to PR agency pro with interest in health and wellness? Want to represent top-notch clients and work for a PR agency that values its employees? Have 5-7 years of experience? Supervised staff? Prefer Chicago based talent. Will consider out of town candidates.
#3. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago 
Are you a high-energy PR leader, innovator and creative-thinker?   Do you have in-depth local and national PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Love the combo of working hands on and collaborating with team members? Are you an idea person who enjoys coming up with ideas and then executing them? Chicago based? Award-winning Chicago real estate company seeks Director of Communications to plan & implement PR & communications programs.
#4. Director of Convention & Meeting Planning-Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
Are you passionate about using your convention management talent to make contributions to an 88,000 member professional association in the Chicago area? Do you have staff supervisory experience, oversight experience in planning and managing large conferences and continuing education? Do you excel in working with volunteer leadership and Boards of Directors? Are you a creative strategist?
National professional association in the health space seeks
Director of Convention & Meeting Planning for its Chicago area headquarters.
#5. Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
Are you passionate about architecture and proposal writing? Are you a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair? Renowned Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction company in SW suburb seeks Senior Marketing Specialist/Proposals.

#6. Intern
Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Want to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Eager to develop your writing and phone skills? Curious how businesses evaluate and hire talent? Participate in
Lynn Hazan & Associates‘ acclaimed internship program. Candidates will learn how to: perfect resume and interviewing skills, create portfolio samples, network within professional associations, develop personal brand, and learn about the business world of executive recruiting. Can use internship for school or life credit.

NSENG Meeting
Mon, April 3, 2017, 6:15-8:30pm

Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

Spencer Stuart executive recruiter speaks on “How to work with internal and external recruiters” plus a round of networking

An early step in every job search is an encounter with a recruiter, whether it’s a headhunter from an executive search firm or a company’s internal talent acquisition specialist. Regardless, it’s critical that you understand how a recruiter thinks, the process they use to find candidates and how companies narrow down the field to 3-5 qualified individuals.

During this meeting, veteran executive recruiter, Chris Nadherny, will help you understand the process that a recruiter goes through to find the most viable candidates. You’ll gain an insider’s perspective followed by a Q&A session where meeting attendees will have a chance to ask Chris questions that they typically aren’t comfortable asking an individual in his role Some of the topics that Chris’ presentation will cover include:

* The upfront discussions that take place between hiring manager and recruiter.
* The research and tools that go into finding qualified candidates & how you can make yourself more visible.
* What to expect from an executive recruiter & how to create an ongoing relationship.
* The talent screening process and how a recruiter assesses good talent.
* How companies analyze candidate finalists based on cultural fit, organizational chemistry, leadership, upside potential, individual value & sincere interest.
* How the compensation package offer and negotiations are handled.

Chris Nadherny is a former executive search consultant, practice leader and partner with Spencer Stuart’s Chicago office for 30 years. He has conducted over 700 searches for many Fortune 1000 firms including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson. He led the Spencer Stuart’s Global Digital Practice and his searches covered a broad range of industries such as: consumer goods, service firms, retailers, hospitality, heathcare, marketing service companies, B2B enterprises and private equity. Chris is also getting ready to publish a career guidebook with his insights from his many interactions with executives. Chris is an MBA graduate from the Wharton School of Business and sits on the Advisory Board of GVG Capital, a private equity firm focused on digital/e-commerce.

Our meeting agenda will include:

6:15-6:30   Open networking

6:30-6:45   Meeting announcements

6:45-7:35   Chris’ presentation and Q&A

7:35-8:30   Small group networking session

Please feel free to invite friends or associates to this meeting or any future ones. There are no upfront fees to join NSENG… just pay $20 at the check-in table for each meeting that you attend.

Next NSENG Event:
Mon Apr 17— Catherine Johns (former radio talk show host) speaks on “How to deliver a powerful elevator pitch that makes you memorable”.


Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
Thu, April 13, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT
Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Tickets: $49 – $600
“Harnessing the Power of Visibility to Drive Value, Impact and Relevance”

An explosion of connectivity and connected devices is transforming vertical industries and opening the path to faster growth, mega-productivity and better service delivery. As organizations of all sizes adopt technology solutions to become more intelligent, forward-thinking marketers are uniquely positioned to articulate the value and impact for end user customers and in doing so raising the firm’s market relevance.

During this session, Jeff will present on :

* How the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud computing and Mobility are converging to change the way businesses operates
* Articulating the true value and impact of corporate branding
* Marketing strategy’s role in moving the entire organization towards its vision and potential
* Practical ways marketing can facilitate innovation within a solutions eco-system


JEFF SCHMITZ : CMO, Zebra Technologies

Jeff Schmitz became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Zebra in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most recently served as executive vice president for multiple business units and sales at Spirent Communications where he had previously also held several senior leadership roles including chief marketing officer and vice president of networks & applications. Prior to joining Spirent, Mr. Schmitz held senior marketing positions at Rivulet Communications, Visual Networks and Tellabs Inc. Mr. Schmitz holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Sat, April 29, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
DePaul University, 1 E Jackson, Chicago
Tickets: $55 – 125

“It’s no longer about interrupting what people are interested in. It’s about being what people are interested in” – Barry Krause from LiveLabs

With this powerful statement in mind, this year’s event will cover one of the strongest current trends in the field of Marketing: Storytelling. With more and more people choosing ad-free platforms, how can marketers expose their brands and pass along their messaging? In this year’s Symposium, industry leaders will tell their take on the challenge what they are doing to become more relevant to their target audience.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reception follows at 4PM.

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The seven decisions that matter in a digital transformation: A CEO’s guide to reinvention
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