Sells Agency Seeks Associate Public Relations Account Executive

ImageThe Sells Agency is hiring an associate public relations account executive. This person will be responsible for assisting in all PR efforts agency-wide as well as acting as primary account executive for some clients of their own. Send resumes to Kathryn Heller at kathryn@sellsagency.com. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, April 29.

Qualifications

  • Candidate must have a bachelors degree in journalism, organizational communications, public relations or other related fields of study
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in the design and execution of public relations plans
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Strong writing skills, including social media content
  • Understanding and working knowledge of new media platforms
  • Ability to work well in a team environment

Primary responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, developing, executing and evaluation of PR strategies and tactics
  • Copy edit, proofread and revise communications
  • Research media coverage and industry trends
  • Effectively write for various media, as required
  • Maintain media contacts
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of clients’ business and communications goals and objectives
  • Develop tactical plans for clients, as needed
  • Prepare and submit weekly scope of client work reports to PR team member

The Sells Agency is a full-service marketing agency that provides services in marketing, advertising, and public relations, with locations in Little Rock and Fayetteville. Founded in 1992, the agency now has a staff of almost two-dozen professionals and strong foundation of long-term clients including Arvest Bank, Arkansas Tech University, Fayetteville A&P, Conway Regional Health System and QualChoice of Arkansas.

City of Little Rock Seeks Communications and Marketing Manager

Job Objective: To provide leadership and direction in creating comprehensive communication and marketing strategies that advance the City of Little Rock’s visions, goals, and message.

Provides leadership, direction, and oversight on strategic communications planning, marketing, media, public relations, issues management and social media. Develops or ensures the development of communication materials, including brochures, flyer’s, press releases, public service announcements, information pamphlets, media announcements, public presentation materials, speeches, award submissions,  and other promotional/public information materials needed to inform members of the public and to present the position and views of City management, Mayor, and Board of Directors; ensures distribution of produced materials. Oversees response to media inquiries; ensures that the City’s response meets deadlines and established practices and reflects the City’s policy positions and practices. Develops and directs a comprehensive marketing strategy for the City of Little Rock including monitoring of messages and communications to ensure consistent application of market and brand integrity throughout the organization. Plans and directs the City’s social media components; develops strategies for positioning the city and its services on-line through marketing, social media sites and other web tools. Directs interpretation and analysis of internal and external marketing information and determines that data presented is accurate and properly reflected. Develops, implements and evaluates measurable goals, policies, and action plans which support the City’s mission, philosophy and strategic plan. Determines the best method and media suitable to properly inform concerned and affected citizens, and to promote awareness and understanding of City accomplishments, activities, programs and services. Researches materials, conducts studies and surveys to obtain information required for action by the City; prepares or ensures preparation and approval of responses to public inquiries, media and requests; coordinates and ensures appropriate responses to requests for documents and information for Mayor and Board of Directors’ action requests and inquiries; prepares reports; makes recommendations. Counsels the City Manager, Mayor, and Board of Directors concerning public relations aspects of policies, practices, procedures, programs, and actions; consults with management on problems affecting organization communications and in formulating policies which will strengthen community relations. Makes public presentations to the Board, staff committees, and various organizations on City-related issues, activities, and programs. Oversees the work of LRTV, the City’s government access cable channel, and all video production directed toward general or targeted publics. Plans and directs the work activities and monitors performance of Public Relations Manager and Video Production Technicians. Prepares tentative annual budget figures for the Division; monitors the budget to ensure budgeted amounts are not exceeded. Directs and coordinates special events and projects as assigned by the City Manager, Mayor, and Board of Directors. Participates in various activities and committees as assigned. Photographs various City events as requested. Establishes and maintains hard copy and computer files and records. Operates a computer with desktop publishing, graphics, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Operates a City pool automobile in the performance of essential job functions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   LRTV Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications and Additional Requirements:
These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Public Affairs, Journalism or a related field; four (4) years of professional-level experience in communications, journalism, public relations or related areas; one (1) year of personal computer experience; two (2) years of experience supervising professional and technical level employees. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirement:  Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Disclaimer:  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

Application Requirements:

ONLY On-Line Applications Accepted.
Application and Supplemental Questions required by Closing Date.

Applicable experience must be included in the on-line application/electronic work history. Please do not leave the work history section of the application “blank” or with a “see resume” statement. Failure to follow these instructions may result in the rejection of your application documents.

Applicants’ Responsibilities:
Applicants are responsible for the accuracy of their contact information and keeping informed of their application status. Applicants are responsible for completing all selection components (ie., supplemental questions, written exams, performance/practical exams) as required by the job posting. [When possible, tentative exam dates, etc. will be listed on the job posting so that applicants can make timely inquiries.]

Applicants may check the status of their application for any position by periodically logging into their applicant account at http://www.LRjobs.net; therefore, applicants should keep their Username and Password available for this purpose. Applicants may call the Human Resource office (501) 371-4590 to check their status if they are having computer difficulties.

Rock of Hope Invites You to Information Night

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Thursday, April 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM

City Connections Office

10411 West Markham Street in West Little Rock

Food and Refreshments Provided

 

Are you ready to be a Rock of Hope for someone in need?

If you’d learn more about Rock of Hope, our mission, and how you can make a positive change in the lives of our homeless neighbors, please join us on Thursday evening at City Connections new office. If you can’t attend, and would like to learn more, please email John Ripa at John.Ripa@SBCGlobal.net or call him at 501-952-6538.

Rock of Hope is a faith-based organization focused on eliminating homelessness one life at a time in Central Arkansas by creating a network of love and support for our homeless friends. We work directly with expert service providers to help participants achieve a sustainable exit from homelessness.

Our unique approach matches our friends with a “champion” who becomes involved in their lives by guiding them through each step of the journey toward independent living. These relationships include fellowship, prayer and encouragement with emphasis on rebuilding confidence and self-esteem. Both the friend and “champion” place Jesus Christ at the center of this renewal process.

Volunteers are the bedrock of Rock of Hope. We welcome people from all walks of life with a flexible program that can meet your schedule preferences. There are a variety of ways for you to give your time, talents and experience. Some of the ways to help include:

  • Serving as a Champion – help a homeless friend travel the path to independent living off the streets.
  • Transportation – help our friends get to their job, interviews, doctor appointments, etc.
  • House Rehab – put your construction skills to use by helping fix up one of our homes – painting, sheet rock work, carpentry, general cleaning, etc.
  • Fundraising – help us raise money to run the program and expand our housing network
  • Outreach – reach out to the community by encouraging people, organizations, friends, family, etc. to get involved in Rock of Hope
  • Landscaping – work with our friends in mowing our lawns, trimming bushes, etc.

We hope you can make it! Please invite your friends and family!

Nationally-Renowned African American Artist/Illustrator Debuts Exhibit & Signs Books at Hearne Fine Art

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WHO: Kadir Nelson, Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing/Hearne Fine Art
 
WHAT: Words & Pictures: Illustrated Works by Kadir Nelson
Original Works; Oil on Canvas and Board from Eight (8) Popular Children’s Titles
 
WHEN: Exhibition Dates: April 23 – June 07, 2014
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 24 Time: 5:30 p.m.
 
WHERE: Hearne Fine Art
1001 Wright Avenue, Suite C
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
501-372-6822
 
BACKGROUND: Little Rock’s Hearne Fine Art will welcome nationally-known African American Artist/Illustrator Kadir Nelson to the gallery at 5:30 p.m.at 1001 Wright Avenue, Suite C this Thursday, April 24.
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Baby Bear (Cover), Kadir Nelson*
 
Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. Nelson earned a Bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and has since created paintings for a host of distinguished clients including Sports Illustrated, The Coca-Cola Company, The United States Postal Service, Major League Baseball, and Dreamworks SKG where he worked as a visual development artist creating concept artwork for feature films, “Amistad”, and “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”. Many of Nelson’s paintings are in the collections of notable institutions and public collections, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as in the private collections of actors, professional athletes, and musicians. Nelson has also gained acclaim for the artwork he has contributed to several NYT Best-selling picture books including his authorial debut, “WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball”, winner of the Coretta Scott King and Robert F. Sibert Awards, and was published by Disney/Hyperion in the spring of 2008. Currently, Nelson’s cover artwork is featured on the album “MICHAEL”, by the late pop singer icon Michael Jackson, Jackson’s first posthumous album release. Nelson’s latest literary effort, “Baby Bear” published February 2014 images will be featured in exhibition.
 
Additional Info:
  • Illustrator of more than 30 Children’s Books
  • Multiple Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award
  • 2014 Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Award for Nelson Mandela
  • February 2014, Created Ralph Ellison Postage Stamp
  • 2014 Winner of NAACP Image Awards for Nelson Mandela
About Hearne Fine Art
In 1988, Archie and Garbo Hearne combined their passion for African American culture and history with their entrepreneurial spirit to open Pyramid Gallery. In January 1989, Pyramid Gallery relocated from a 600 square foot storefront to a much larger venue in the Madison Guaranty Bank Building on Little Rock’s Main Street. Over the next eight years, Pyramid Gallery and Books served as a community space: hosting book signings, art exhibitions and demonstrations, and other cultural and community enrichment programs. In 1997, nine years after establishing Pyramid Gallery and Books as the premiere place for art by Americans of African descent in Arkansas, Archie and Garbo had the unique opportunity to design a completely new space within the Museum Center in the River Market District. In 2010, Hearne Family Practice and Hearne Fine Art opened its doors at 1001 Wright Avenue in the historic Dunbar neighborhood.

 

AGC Arkansas Seeks Marketing Director

AGC Arkansas, the largest association of commercial general contractors in the state (Page 44 of the 2014 ASAE Directory), is seeking a Marketing Director to coordinate all member communication (quarterly magazine, regular email blasts, social media, association promotional materials) as well as develop education programming and assist with member retention efforts and event planning, including monthly luncheons and the usual special events such as golf tournaments, annual meetings, etc.

Previous association experience preferred, bachelor’s degree required. Resumes should be sento: Richard Hedgecock <rhedgecock@agcar.net>, Executive Vice President.

Stone Ward Seeks Web Developer

A Stone Ward Web Developer is responsible for working with the creative group to develop designs and concepts for websites, then follow through with coding and building the sites. A Web Developer enjoys solving problems and working within a small group.

 

The Web Developer reports to the Director of Digital Innovation and Insight Planning and works collaboratively with brand managers, project managers, community managers, art directors, and developers to present solutions for executing digital communications that include websites, social apps, mobile sites and apps, email campaigns and database integrations. The Stone Ward Technology Manager will approve all recommendations and work from the Web Developer.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Develop/code websites, cutting-edge mobile web applications, motion effects using Javascript and CSS transitions, HTML5 games, Facebook apps, email campaigns, contest sites, and more for local brands to national brands.

 

Perform maintenance requests on existing digital properties each month.

 

Collaborate with key team members to develop, recommend and implement digital technologies, tools and platforms for digital properties.

 

Facilitate solutions of challenging technology problems with approaches that serve the client’s digital communications goals and can add to the agency’s portfolio of digital work.

 

Say “yes, and…” rather than “no” more often than not.

 

Contribute to creative discussions with technology-based ideas and opportunities.

 

Keep agency partners and teammates up-to-date on technology/development trends and industry best practices and assure that the agency is using these practices in its own development efforts.

 

Present product development opportunities for consideration by the agency for solving client needs and driving agency revenue.

 

Desire to learn, spirit to investigate curiosities and drive to teach.

 

Skills:

 

  • Computer science degree with focus on web development or at least 2 years work experience.

  • Able to demonstrate strong HTML, CSS, and PHP coding skills.

  • MySQL or other SQL database experience, ability to write SQL queries and troubleshoot database performance problems.

  • Some experience with Javascript and jQuery and a desire to learn more.

  • Some Drupal, WordPress, or similar PHP based CMS experience.

  • Some command line Linux or OSX experience.

  • Experience with web development for mobile devices.

  • System administrator experience with a GNU/Linux based web hosting environment.

  • Git or similar version control system.

  • Understanding of key platforms, technologies and emerging opportunities in the digital field.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Good communication skills and a positive attitude.

  • Ability to learn quickly and teach others.

 

Ashley Ann’s Events Seeks Sales and Networking Broker

Sales and Networking Broker

About the Job – Are you a driven sales professional who thrives in a high-energy, fast-paced environment? Are you looking for a new opportunity? Look no further. Is this right for you? If the traits below describe you …

Thrives in a competitive and energetic environment

Wants to work in a uncapped commission environment

Personable

Goal oriented

Wants to grow with a company that is No. 1 in its industry

Ashley Ann’s is a vibrant, growth-oriented, well-financed, publicly traded company with a strong performance-based culture and we are looking to continue to expand our Sales team. This is a unique opportunity to sell the best performing Event Design and Planning company advertising product in the marketplace.

Primary Responsibilities:  Perform a high volume of cold calls (80-100 daily) in order to secure new business and sell services and products to businesses and individuals  Grow revenue base from scratch, by identifying and closing new business without territory restrictions  Provide exemplary customer service/relationship management and consultative selling  Accomplish targeted performance objectives on a consistent basis

Required Skills/Experience:  Possess a high energy, strong desire to achieve top results with a charismatic, positive “can-do” attitude over the phone and in person  Minimum of 1-3 years of experience doing, inside sales, outside sales, telesales, business (B2B) to business sales, face to face sales, retail sales, commercial sales, territory sales, territory development, business development, door to door sales, route sales, advertising sales, online sales, or direct to consumer sales.  Experience as a Sales Account Executive, Sales Executive, Account Manager, Sales Manager, Loan Officer, Personal Banker, Mortgage Officer, Advertising Sales Executive, Sales Associate, Server, Barista, Account Representative, Sales Representative, Account Executive, Restaurant Manager.  1-3 years of lead generation experience, 3-5 years experience preferred  Experience in a short sell cycle required, with one call close experience preferred  Online advertising sales background is a plus  Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and Windows based applications

Email Cover Letter and Resume to : MyEvent@AshleyAnnsEvents.com Subject Line: Sales & Networking Broker

Interviews will be conducted once applications are processed. Ashley Ann’s Event Planning Service
9871 Brockington Road/ STE #5 / Sherwood, AR 72120