Want to jump-start your public relations career? Apply for Dittoe PR’s Spring internship program!

If you’re interested in experiencing PR agency life and gaining real-world knowledge and experience, then Dittoe Public Relations may be the place for you! We’re hiring public relations interns for spring semester 2018, and we want you to apply!

 

Here’s what you need to know:

Dittoe PR interns are responsible for assisting with the execution of strategic public relations and social media initiatives and contributing to the success of the firm’s clients, which span multiple industries. The internship position is an opportunity for detail-oriented, self-starters to develop a well-rounded public relations skillset in an energetic and challenging environment. The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills (both verbal and written), initiative, creativity, high energy and an outgoing personality. Interns will gain experience in media relations, research and analysis, reporting, writing and more.

 

Interns will be mentored by an intern director and work closely with the firm’s entire staff, from account coordinators to the company’s partners. While the intern director will help prioritize tasks, interns should feel comfortable juggling multiple projects and deadlines.

 

Responsibilities:

We are looking for paid interns to work with us on a wide variety of client projects, including but not limited to:

  • Drafting content including press releases, media advisories, media pitches, social media posts, byline articles, blog posts, monthly reports and other materials as directed
  • Carrying out special event planning tasks as outlined by the intern director
  • Attending and participating in agency meetings, training sessions, presentations, and brainstorming sessions
  • Handling research and analysis projects in support of client objectives as needed
  • Delivering client-ready materials for each project assignment
  • Researching and developing comprehensive press lists for local, national, and trade media
  • Assisting with client, business development and management projects as needed
  • Assisting with administrative duties as assigned by staff

 

Qualifications:

  • Actively enrolled in or a recent graduate of a university journalism, public relations, strategic communications, marketing, advertising, or other related program
  • Previous professional and/or relevant internship experience (public relations experience is a plus)
  • An understanding of basic journalism and media relations skills
  • Solid, versatile writing skills in both creative and technical fields
  • An ability to be professional and personable in written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and good judgment
  • Smart, creative, assertive, and innovative individual who thrives in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Flexible and willing to collaborate with teams
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Knowledge in social media, design, photography/videography are a plus

 

To apply, send a cover letter, resume with references, and three varying writing samples to Rachel Huffman at rachel [at] dittoepr [dot] com.

 

No phone calls please. Applications must be submitted by 5 P.M. EST on Friday, October 20.

Dittoe PR Continues to Grow in 2017

With the addition of two new team members Dittoe PR is progressing toward a bright future here in Indy. Former intern and account coordinator Sammi Coppedge has been promoted to account executive, while Sophie Maccagnone was hired as an account coordinator.

 

Before graduating from Ball State University and joining the firm full-time, Sammi completed three consecutive internships at Dittoe PR. Her stellar work securing coverage in local, trade and national publications – including Huffington Post and Star Magazine – proved she had what it took to be a PR pro. Within three months, Sammi earned a promotion from account coordinator to account executive – likely the quickest promotion to date for Dittoe PR.

 

After spending a year with the NCAA, Sophie made the career move to PR agency at Dittoe PR. As a Butler University grad and former collegiate soccer player, Sophie’s can-do attitude and dedication to teamwork followed her into the working world, and she quickly picked up the skills it takes to be successful in public relations. She has already begun taking the lead on many of the firms design projects while simultaneously delivering notable results for Dittoe PR clients seeking media coverage, content creation and more.

 

“We’re excited to see new talent developing within the company,” said Chris Dittoe, president and co-founder of Dittoe Public Relations. “We value hard work and the dedication to success, which both women bring to the team.”

 

These recent additions to the Dittoe PR team follow on the heels of numerous promotions at the firm. We’re always seeking talented applicants. Check out our careers page for openings.

Market District & GetGo Cafe + Market Open with a Bang

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Photo credit Charlie Nye | The Indianapolis Star

If one thing can be said about the new Market District and GetGo Cafe + Market stores it’s that they’ve got style. The two stores, subsidiaries of the multi-format retailer Giant Eagle, Inc., opened with a bang this week in Carmel.

 

In addition to showcasing their unique products, the opening turned into a star-studded affair with an opportunity for local media, as well as foodie, family and lifestyle bloggers, to get one-on-one interactions with Market District and GetGo executives, Market District’s culinary chefs, and celebrity guest Marc Summers, host of “Unwrapped” and executive producer of “Restaurant: Impossible” on Food Network.

 

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Photo credit Charlie Nye | The Indianapolis Star

With 120,000 square feet of space, Market District and its offerings are almost unbelievable. Here’s a glimpse of what they have to offer:

  • A climate controlled cigar humidor within its 15,000-swuare-feet beer, wine and liquor department;
  • A Beauty Bar offering blow outs, haircuts, makeup and facials;
  • A full-service restaurant, table by Market District;
  • Themed and seasonal cooking classes led by Market District Chefs in its Cooking School;
  • Gourmet and exotic delicacies such as truffle mushrooms and python meat (for the adventurous); and
  • A wide range of organic and whole foods to satisfy every palate.

 

The 24-hour GetGo Cafe also offers a unique experience with a menu of made-fresh-to-order foods including mouthwatering, customizable subs, burgers, breakfast sandwiches and more, available at any time, day or night. The cafe also offers better-for-you options such as oatmeal, flatbreads and salads. Also available is a Smoothie & Espresso Bar, including lattes, mochas, iced coffees, espressos and more.

 

How Dittoe PR assisted in the Market District opening

 

Market District is Giant Eagle, Inc.’s first store in the Indiana market and needless to say, they were excited to bring the unique foodie concept and its offerings to Carmel. They brought Dittoe PR on board to ensure that consumers and media were just as excited about its grand opening.

 

Leading up to the grand opening, Dittoe PR worked to secure prime coverage for Market District and ensure the opening was at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

 

We primarily focused on obtaining earned media coverage in the Central Indiana market with a focus on the Indianapolis-area. Through our efforts, we were able to secure stories with nearly ever media outlet including The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Business Journal, Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick, Indianapolis Monthly, Current in Carmel and many more! In addition, our friends at the local TV stations joined us grand opening week for special segments, one-on-one tours, executive interviews and an unlimited amount of b-roll for morning and evening TV spots.

 

Here are just a few of the stories about Market District and GetGo’s grand openings Oct. 7:

 

The Indianapolis Star:

 

The Indianapolis Business Journal:

 

Inside Indiana Business:

 

Indianapolis Monthly:

 

WRTV6

 

Indy Style

 

WISH-TV (digital)

 

Stop by Market District!

 

With Dittoe PR’s help, Market District in Carmel is on the fast track to becoming the leading grocer in Central Indiana. Market District is located at 11505 N. Illinois St., while GetGo CafeCafe + Market is just across the parking lot at 11545 N. Illinois St. We encourage you stop by. We guarantee you’ll go back!

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