Five Dittoe PR Employees Named to New Roles

We are proud to announce the recent promotions of not one but FIVE Dittoe PR employees. Kate Shambrook and Rachel Huffman have been promoted to senior account managers, while Meagan Hook, Skylar Whitney and Vanessa Staublin are moving into account executive roles.

Kate joined Dittoe PR following her time with another Indianapolis-based public relations firm and brought with her a desire for growth and success. Rachel joined the company after relocating from North Carolina where she worked in PR for 4.5 years. Together, Kate and Rachel will also oversee the agency’s internship program, while continuing to deliver incredible results for clients and leadership for peers.

Meagan joined the Dittoe PR team in 2015 after graduating from Ball State University. In addition to account work, she is also a key player in strategizing for the many budding social media accounts the company has acquired. Skylar started as an intern for the firm following her graduation from Indiana University in 2015. She wears many hats at Dittoe PR, including overseeing our own social media networks, and always exceeds the results her clients expect. Vanessa, a 2016 Butler University grad, also previously interned at Dittoe PR and re-joined the team as an account coordinator following her graduation. She also handles many aspects of the firm’s design projects.

“As our company continues to grow, so does our talent,” said Chris Dittoe, president and co-founder of Dittoe Public Relations. “We have the best team in the industry and will continue to provide opportunities for growth to all of our employees.”

These are the latest in a string of recent promotions for Dittoe PR, which has doubled in size since 2015 and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon!

We’re Hiring! Talented Account Coordinator Needed

There is no longer an immediate opening, but we are always welcoming talented individuals to send along their resumes for when we are hiring again. 

Account Coordinators are responsible for assisting in the execution of strategic public relations initiatives on behalf of the firm’s clients. This entry-level position is an opportunity for a smart, self-starting, detail-oriented individuals to develop a well-rounded roster of public relations skills and contribute to a variety of Dittoe Public Relations’ clients. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), creativity, high energy and an outgoing personality. A strong emphasis is placed on media relations, research and analysis, reporting and client communication.

Limited travel may be required for press tours, trade shows and client meetings. Preference will go toward those with relevant professional work or internship experience in public relations or a related field (agency experience is a plus). Salary will reflect level of experience and includes a great benefits package. Other perks include a gym membership, breakfast on Fridays, a weekly half-day work from home policy, summer flex hours, Wine Wednesdays, the “Wheel of Celebration” for work anniversaries, breakfast/lunch & learns, unlimited vacation time and paid maternity/paternity leave.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in proactive media relations efforts for target media (national, local and trade)
  • Work closely with supervisors and account team members to execute public relations strategies and achieve clients’ defined goals
  • Assist in content creation, such as press releases and advisories, thought leadership bylines and more
  • Conduct and synthesize research, including media landscape and competitor analyses
  • Compile comprehensive measurement reports detailing public relations and media relations efforts and outcomes
  • Research industry trends, press lists and more
  • Assist in event planning and coordination when needed
  • Commit to continuous learning and training opportunities
  • Practice leadership when supervising projects assigned to seasonal interns
  • Contribute to the well-being, development and growth of the agency

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or a related field
  • Internships or 1-2 years of relevant professional work experience in public relations or a related field (agency experience is a plus)
  • Smart, creative, assertive and innovative individual who thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to collaborate with teams
  • Must be a versatile writer with both creative and technical writing experience
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of media relations (direct experience is a plus)
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge in social media, design, photography/videography are a plus

 

To apply, send your cover letter, resume with references, and writing samples to Greta Snell at greta@dittoepr.com.

Dittoe PR Secures 100 Guests, 2.7 Million Impressions for Hickory House Grand Opening

Think all we do is media relations? Think again.

While we have mastered the intricate art of media relations, Dittoe PR is willing to tackle any role – such as speech writer, tour guide and even barista – to produce the results our clients want.

Most recently, our multi-faceted team was put to the ultimate test. Dittoe PR was enlisted to plan a grand opening event for Hickory House, Indiana’s newest and most comprehensive drug rehabilitation and alcohol addiction treatment center. In addition to overseeing the entire event planning process from start to finish, we were also tasked with executing a tailored media relations strategy.

The challenge? The event was less than 45 days away, and the facility wouldn’t be completed until just days before its grand opening. Fortunately, our extensive experience in planning similar events for clients prepared us to tackle this project.

Hickory House in Greenfield, Indiana

Leading up to the event, Dittoe PR handled an enumeration of responsibilities. This included assembling the entire run of show, creating and designing marketing collateral and sending out event invitations. Our team also secured more than 100 event attendees, assisted with speeches for speakers, assembled gift bags for guests, secured vendors and much more. On the day of the event, the Dittoe PR team was also responsible for leading tours of the facility for guests, emceeing the event, answering Hickory House related questions for event attendees and other relevant duties.

Hickory House Clinical Director speaking with WTHR-TV about the Grand Opening event

Simultaneously, our team implemented and executed a tailored media relations strategy focused on inviting media to receive individualized tours of the Hickory House facility before patients arrived. Dittoe PR’s efforts resulted in 20 media placements, including WTHR-TV (NBC), WISH-TV (CW), WXIN-TV (FOX) and the Greenfield Daily-Reporter. Within a couple of days, media placements totaled more than 2.7 million impressions and an ad equivalency value of nearly $44,000.

Interested in learning more about Dittoe PR’s work in events? Request a consultation to learn how we can make your next event a success.

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