6-12-2015 We are coming up roses….

We are coming up roses, three in fact, to announce three new jobs with a thriving retail technology startup in Chicago. See specs below for the B2B Marcom Mger, Senior Copywriter and Senior Art Director. Other good news…..we just filled the Social Manager position for a national charity. Keep reading for updates for other current Job Openings, Webinars and Blogger Survey. See you at the BMA FUEL event.

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Table of Contents:

A. Job Openings – New & Ongoing Searches

B. Events and Conferences – June 16 & June 17

C. Free Webinars – June 18 & June 24

D. Article –The Secret to Making Lasting Change Easy

E. Blogger Survey – Andy Crestodina

 

A. Job Openings

New Jobs!

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

Retail Technology

Ref # 822

Do you have marcom talent to take a hot Chicago retail tech company to its next level of national growth? Understand consumer shopping behavior and the businesses that support consumers’ purchasing power? Like to help customers save money? Strong B2B writing experience that moves clients to action? We need to move quickly. Here’s your chance….

Job Description

Plan and execute annual plan to target B-to-B audiences who are critical to company’s continued success. Immerse yourself in minds and work lives of business partners. Develop compelling messages and delivery vehicles. Team with internal leaders to distill objectives, create and deploy integrated plans to partner with business customers.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in marketing, English, creative writing, or journalism.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in B2B marketing communications– corporate or agency.
  • Attention to detail. Pride in work. Able to think quickly and write creatively.
  • Able to synthesize complex information into succinct actionable messages.
  • Budgeting, project management acumen.
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop deep understanding of key b-to-b audiences’ businesses and pain points. Construct messaging to cut through and drive response.
  • Explain complex concepts and new ways of thinking to key audiences to drive understanding, and “I can’t live without them” moments.
  • Build annual integrated plans, budgets and deployment calendars. Tactics include: social media, advertising, trade shows, white papers, bylined articles, events, SME speaking engagements, new business presentations.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create compelling communication strategies and constructs that explain functionality and benefits.
  • Plan and leverage relationships/engagement with associations/conferences to drive brand awareness and propel place in the market.
  • Develop asset library to drive seamless, efficient, on-message communications.
  • Write and edit compelling content including bios, customer case studies, presentation decks, landing pages, outbound email campaigns, white papers, published articles and bylines, blog posts, social media pieces, sales collateral, etc.
  • Cultivate deep relationships with various industry trade press/associations/thought leaders to keep company top of mind.
  • Collaborate with internal design and support resources, as well as external resources (e.g. PR agency).
  • Develop concise briefs that drive all related creative/messaging efforts.
  • Lead execution of various elements of plan through cross-functional teams; ensure program deliverables are executed across multiple communication channels.
  • Assist in development of all multi-media, PowerPoint, video for campaigns and events.
  • Work with designers, speakers and third party vendors to accurately communicate and deliver event and campaign strategy/messaging.

Perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
  • Competitive vacation policy.
  • Herman Miller Embody chair.
  • Breakfast and healthy snacks provided everyday.
  • Daily lunch prepared by our in-house chef.
  • Plenty of Pool, ping-pong, and foosball competitions.
  • Fun People!

To Be considered as a candidate, please forward your resume, samples and answers to these questions https://lhazan.com/qa/ to Marcommger@lhazan.com and call 312-863-5401 to confirm receipt. We are on deadline! Lynn Hazan & Assoc. www.lhazan.com.

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

 

2. Senior Copywriter- Downtown Chicago-Immediate Hire

Retail Technology

Ref # 823

Use your copywriting talent to motivate shoppers to buy and use this company’s products. Customers will smile and say thank you. How often do you get to do that in your current job?

Our client is changing the retail marketplace. Be part of the new business model that works.

Use your creative writing to take a hot Chicago retail tech company to its next level of national growth. Understand consumer shopping behavior? Like to help customers save money? We are on deadline. Here’s your chance….

Job Description

Be the lead on the in-house creative team. You are comfortable and confident in your writing. You use words to achieve strategic objectives and move recipients to change their thinking and behavior. You thrive on challenging briefs, have keen attention to detail, and deliver the sharpest, most dazzling copy.

You will influence consumers by delivering both explanatory AND transformational messages.  You will use customer initiative to seek out new trends and incorporate them into effective campaigns.

Work alongside art directors, developers and designers. You are full of original approaches and innovative ideas. You like to mentor junior staff to improve their copy skills.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • 5-7 years’ agency experience.
  • Strong record in creating immaculate copy that stands out from the crowd.
  • Significant experience in professional, commercial writing.
  • Experience in brand-building and/or rebranding.
  • Ability to plan and strategize high-profile projects.
  • Persuasive and confident approach to creativity
  • Familiar with creative processes and techniques.
  • Excellent communication time-management and organizational skills.
  • Effective team management capabilities and a self-sufficient multi-tasker.
  • Confidence in building rapport with internal clients and nurturing good working relationships.
  • Experience creating content for digital and traditional marketing
    channels plus content marketing are huge pluses.

Responsibilities:

  • Live and breathe the brand. Get inside the heads of customers and partners to deliver cut-through, compelling copy.
  • Take ownership of copy briefs and answer them to a very high standard.
  • Think and write creatively and quickly.
  • Develop creative strategies that are forward-thinking and in-line with current media trends.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of campaign objectives and devise strategies to achieve them
  • Inspire team with innovative conceptual directions.
  • Play key role in creative process to ensure visual constructs deliver and support the written word.
  • Guide and inspire additional copywriters.
  • Manage multiple projects, while switching from one to the other seamlessly.
  • Meet deadlines while pushing boundaries towards fresh, exciting ideas.
  • Align with brand guidelines while creating refreshing evolutions of company’s voice.
  • Balance knowledge of SEO with brand voice for product execution.

Perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance.
  • MacBook Pro + Dual 27″ Apple cinema displays
  • Competitive vacation policy.
  • Herman Miller Embody chair.
  • Breakfast and healthy snacks provided everyday.
  • Daily lunch prepared by our in-house chef.
  • Plenty of Pool, ping-pong, and foosball competitions.
  • Fun People!
  • Conveniently located in the Loop with easy access to public transportation

Please forward your resume, samples and answers to these questions https://lhazan.com/qa/ to Copywriter@lhazan.com and call 312-863-5401 to confirm receipt. We are on deadline! Lynn Hazan & Assoc. www.lhazan.com.

See Link: https://lhazan.com/job-opening/senior-copywriter-downtown-chicago-immediate-hire/

 

 3.Senior Art Director-Downtown Chicago-Immediate Hire

Retail Technology co.

Ref # 824

About the Position and You:

You are a rockstar Senior Art Director. You have strong conceptual design chops to join rapidly growing in-house creative team to help build emerging brand.  You have strong conceptual skills and exceptional art direction talent across multiple media. You operate with solid grasp of the brand. You elevate and evolve the aesthetic while supporting overall brand direction alongside the creative director.

You will collaborate with creative director, designers, copywriters and other marketing staff. You will work on cross-departmental initiatives across wide range of media, including digital and traditional offline campaigns at national scale. Daily projects include: email marketing, display ads, landing pages, social, print, offline, internal collateral, etc. You will guide in-house photographer for on-the-spot photography sets to bring your concepts to life.

Ideal job for self-starter who works well both independently and with team. Will uphold design integrity throughout every stage of project. Must be able to take projects from kick off to production through all stages of creation across both B2B and C2C channels.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art & Design
  • 5-7 years’ agency experience minimum.
  • Self-motivated, yet team-oriented with a collaborative approach to creative and technology development.
  • Ability to think creatively, strategically and technically.
  • Motivated, proactive, highly organized and able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a sense of accountability

 

Technical Experience:

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign. Basic HTML knowledge preferred but not mandatory.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop campaign branding, email, print ads and various promotional print materials.
  • Mentor and inspire designers to achieve consistent, high-quality creative output.
  • Must have impeccable design sensibility, typographic flair and thorough attention to detail.
  • Must have knack for strategic brainstorming, creative brief development and creative execution
  • Likes to conceptualize, present and produce projects from inception to completion, both independently and in collaboration with minimal feedback from creative director
  • Must be aware of popular culture, other advertising, and world at large.

 

Company Perks

  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • Competitive vacation policy
  • MacBook Pro + Dual 27″ Apple cinema displays
  • Breakfast and healthy snacks provided everyday
  • Plenty of pool, ping-pong, and foosball competitions
  • Conveniently located in the Loop with easy access to public transportation

 

To Apply:Applicants should have related experience, a solid portfolio, and be familiar with Apple and Adobe products. You must submit a portfolio link or a minimum of 10 samples in a single page PDF with resume and cover letter attached to be considered. Team players only.

Send credentials along with the answers to the questions from this link: https://lhazan.com/qa/ To lynn@lhazan.com.  Please call to 312-863-5401 to confirm receipt of materials.  www.lhazan. Com. Lynn Hazan & Associates.

See Link: https://lhazan.com/job-opening/senior-art-director-downtown-chicago-immediate-hire/

 

 

Ongoing Job Searches:

1. Freelance Marcom Manager-Ongoing Assignment-Immediate hire

Are you an experienced B2B or technology marcom writer/marketer? Available for ongoing freelance work in Chicago? Like to communicate to business segments about industry leading technology with practical implications? Available for 15-20 hours/week to start?

https://lhazan.com/job-opening/freelance-marcom-manager-ongoing-assignment-immediate-hire/

 

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

Do you like to help entrepreneurs to grow their businesses? Leverage your expertise in direct marketing, both strategic and tactical to make a difference. Partner with internal team to create marketing campaigns from start to finish. Fast pace environment.

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

 

3. 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. Must be available for weekend work (approximately once/month).

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

 

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

Are you an experienced long-form copywriter? Do you have samples that demonstrate your expertise in direct response copywriting? Like to work at fast pace? Embrace the storytelling concept of edutainment?  Come join our client’s team. Send us your samples.

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

 

5.Social Media Manager- Chicago. (Filled)

Use your strategic and tactical social media skills to make a difference to a national charity. Downtown Chicago headquarters. Be part of the PR team, work with dedicated colleagues, and raise the bar on social media as a strategic communication’s platform. Organization is very committed to work-life balance for its employees. Generous benefits.

https://lhazan.com/job-opening/social-media-manager-natl-charity-chicago/

 

B. Events and Conferences

1. DePaul University: Just In Time Job Fair – June 16, 2015

Date & Time: Tuesday. June 16, 2015 (10:00AM – 2:00PM)

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center, 120 A/B

Open to DePaul students and alumni only.

Overview:
Connect with employers seeking entry-level talent, internships and more experienced candidates.

Come by and say hello to Lynn at the MAC-Marketing Advisory Council table!

For More Info: https://goo.gl/UI0V0C

 

2. FUEL: Customer Engagement through the Lens of Chicago Sports Teams – June 17, 2015

Back by popular demand is FUEL, BMA Chicago’s super-charged expo and expert panel of marketing executives. On June 17th, join us as we hear from leaders in Chicago’s sports businesses sharing insights for engaging fans, customers and client-partners in an ever-changing, fast-paced and multi-channel marketplace.

Featured Guests:
Mark Silverman, President, Big Ten Network
Alison Miller, Senior Director of Marketing, Chicago Cubs
Scott Paddock, President, Chicagoland Speedway
Adam Fox, President & CEO, Chicago Sky

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Location: Chicago Sports Museum – Water Tower Place; 835 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago

For More Info: https://goo.gl/2XxoWr

 

C. Free Webinars:

1. Select the RIGHT Targets and Contacts for Your Job Search
June 18th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
Your ability to send your resume to the best targets and get your resume in the hands of the right people is critical to you finding a new job. During this session you will learn the following:

  • The best targets for your search
  • How to identify the right contact
  • When it’s time to consider NEW job targets

 

2. Prepare For the Most Difficult Interview Questions
June 24th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
Have you ever been asked a question during an interview that caused you to draw a blank? Interview questions can differ greatly from one employer to another and you must be prepared to put your best foot forward. During this session we will address the following:

  • How to handle situational interview questions
  • What to do if a question is inappropriate
  • How to address a discriminatory question
  • What to do if you don’t know the answer

 

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Password: (password you selected upon registration)

Also, Click here to learn more about Resume Services:
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D. Article: The Secret to Making Lasting Change Easy By Natasha Lindor

http://theandfactor.com/bliss-and-balance/

 

E. Blogger Survey– Andy Crestodina

Do you have a blog? Can you fill a two-minute survey?

https://surveyplanet.com/5539637b533ba8d30b71f287