Now Hiring: Talented Account Coordinator or Executive Needed

Calling all PR pros! We have an immediate opening for an Account Coordinator or Account Executive position.

 

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.

 

Account Executives are responsible for developing and executing strategic public relations initiatives on behalf of the firm’s clients. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), strong creativity, high energy and an outgoing personality. A strong emphasis is placed on media relations, strategic account management and client communication. We need self-starters and team players who enjoy spreading the word for the firm’s clients.

 

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” to celebrate birthdays and work anniversaries, breakfast/lunch & learns, unlimited vacation time and paid maternity/paternity leave.

 

Account Coordinator Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, English 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

 

Account Executive Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, English or a related field
  • At least two years of full-time, relevant 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 talented and versatile writer with both creative and technical writing experience
  • Media relations experience with a successful track record of pitching and securing opportunities
  • Successful track record of developing strategic public relations and social media campaigns
  • Proven ability to manage multiple client accounts in a variety of industries
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge in social media, design, photography/videography are a plus

 

For more information about these and other positions, visit our Careers page. To apply, send your cover letter, resume with references, and writing samples to Greta Snell at greta@dittoepr.com.

Ironworks Social Success!


Dittoe PR recently had the opportunity to assist with organizing the first annual Ironworks Social event at Ironworks Hotel Indy. It was in the high 70s in late October, the sun was shining, and the hotel looked as brilliant as ever. The parking lot was packed with booths offering unique foods and refreshing spirits and a grand stage was set up to host a live performer. Inside the hotel, the Ironworks Hotel staff excitedly awaited the arrival of guests to lead hotel tours and greet VIP attendees.

In addition to the perfect weather, the months of preparation made for a seamless grand opening celebration of the first boutique hotel on Indy’s north side.

From brainstorming event names and coordinating the menus to event promotion around the Circle City, Dittoe PR was responsible for arranging every detail for the big day. While some parts of event planning can be sexy, others, such as studying generators, amps and wattage for electric needs, can be much less appealing. Most, but not all, of Dittoe PR’s efforts for ensuring Ironworks Social was a hit included:

  • Researching and booking bands;
  • Coordinating and creating menus for four different Ironworks’ restaurants and two different alcohol vendors;
  • Renting tables, chairs, tents, a stage, a generator, lighting, port-o-lets, hand washing stations, trash cans, barricades, and more;
  • Booking security;
  • Designing VIP invites and distributing them to key contacts;
  • Securing hotel artists;
  • Inviting guests via Eventbrite;
  • Securing media coverage promoting the event;
  • Creating an hourly run of show for the weekend; and
  • Providing on-site support from sun up until sun down on event day.

Completing all of these tasks and staying within our budget was no easy feat. Our team was determined to work hard and make Ironworks Social an event Hoosiers wanted to attend and talk about afterward.

During the event, which lasted from 5 to 10:30 p.m., attendees were able to purchase small plates from key restaurants at Ironworks at Keystone and Ironworks Hotel including Ruth’s Chris, Sangiovese Ristorante, and Cunningham Restaurant Group’s Provision and Rize, as well as libations from Sun King Brewery and Fountain Square’s Hotel Tango. Guests also enjoyed live music from Indianapolis favorite The Bishops and Wisconsin-based WiFEE and the HUZzBAND, hotel tours, and conversations about the hotel’s exclusive artwork from four different Ironworks Hotel artists. Attendance for the event was free.

More than 550 guests attended the first-ever Ironworks Social, and the Ironworks Hotel team hopes to make it an annual event. Ironworks Hotel and Dittoe PR were thrilled at the positive response from guests, and we can’t wait to begin planning for next year!

 

Dittoe PR Takes Over Seattle With ‘Strawless In Seattle’ Campaign

It all started with a plastic straw.

 

Plastic straws seem harmless, but after working with Aardvark paper straws for more than three years, we’ve learned more about the dangers of plastic straws than one can even imagine possible.

 

Plastic straws pollute our oceans, beaches, and harm our marine life. Fish feed on microplastics, which can then end up on our own plates, and before you know it, humans ingest plastic for dinner. In the U.S. alone, we use 500 million plastic straws daily. By 2050, plastics in the ocean will outweigh the fish.

 

When Aardvark teamed up with Lonely Whale Foundation and HBO ‘Entourage’ star, Adrian Grenier, to spearhead an environmental campaign to #stopsucking plastic straws in Seattle, Dittoe PR was thrilled for the opportunity to work on something that would truly make a global impact.

 

And it did.

 

Through Lonely Whale Foundation’s Strawless in Seattle campaign, 150 Seattle businesses, venues, and restaurants eliminated more than 2 million plastic straws across the city in September 2017 by using Aardvark’s marine degradable, biodegradable, FSC-certified, Made in the USA paper straws. Dittoe PR shared the Strawless in Seattle campaign with local, regional, national, and international media, which resulted in media hits in several major media outlets including PEOPLE, TIME, Fast Company, The Seattle Times, Puget Sound Business Journal, Treehugger, and much more.

 

The Aardvark paper straws account team also traveled to Seattle for the official Strawless in Seattle press conference, which Dittoe PR coordinated from the ground up. Keynote speakers in the presser included Adrian Grenier, co-founder of Lonely Whale Foundation; Dune Ives, executive director of Lonely Whale Foundation; Ed Murray, former Seattle Mayor; David Young, GM of CenturyLink Field for the Seattle Seahawks, and more influential Seattlites. Dittoe PR handled technical and venue-related logistics, drafted talking points for speakers, developed media kits, invited media to the event, managed media interviews with key spokespeople, and ensured the event was a success!

 

The day after the presser, the Strawless in Seattle announcement went totally viral. While our team had already secured some national stories about the campaign, and of course, local stories in the Seattle market, 50+ local media outlets across the nation, ranging from New York City to Texas to Nebraska, shared the news of the Seattle campaign.

 

Strawless in Seattle was one of our most successful campaigns yet, as Dittoe PR came out of the month-long campaign with 248 media hits, 290,946,957 media impressions and a total publicity value of $2,896,547! It was one of the most rewarding PR experiences we have ever had, as we helped spread the word about why plastic straws “suck” and garnered media attention of such high value in just one month.

 

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