• VP, PR/Social Account Director

    Job ID
    2018-1302
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Chicago
    Discipline
    Public Relations

  • Cramer-Krasselt is one of the largest independent, totally integrated agencies in the country with over $700 million in billings and over $400 million in media asset management.

     

    With a mission to Make Friends, Not Ads®, C-K has built a reputation for changing perception and behaviors that lead to purchasing action for brands. It's how we helped Porsche achieve six years of consecutive record-breaking growth, how Corona became the #1 import and Pacifico grew 19% this year alone.

     

    We've done it by interconnecting an ever-expanding range of disciplines from strategic branding to digital, social, analytics, media/programmatic, SEM, PR, UX and more.

     

    Major brands include Benihana, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Point and 9 others), Corona Extra, Edward Jones, Kroger Divisions, Meiomi Wine, Nikon, Pacifico Beer and Porsche. www.c-k.com.

     

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    About C-K Chicago:


    Chicago’s independent spirit makes it the perfect headquarters for C-K, one of the nation’s oldest and largest independent agencies. C-K’s Chicago office, located just off the Magnificent Mile, is full of native Midwesterners and transplants alike that are united in the values of hard work and collaboration.


    At C-K in Chicago, we work with major global and national brands like Porsche, Corona Extra, Cedar Fair, BIC, Edward Jones and many others. We’re proud of these partnerships and the integrated approach we take to every client and every element of a campaign, be it large or small.


    Our experts here have backgrounds spanning every marketing, advertising and communications discipline across all categories imaginable. C-K Chicago is a hub of innovation and the nerve center of the agency.


    We also apply our work ethic to the community. Our flagship charity in the Chicago office is Off the Street Club (OTSC), the oldest boys and girls club in the city. Throughout the year we participate in the planning and execution of several key OTSC fundraising events such as Swing for the Kids, The Firefly Ball, Summer Bake Sale and Holiday Luncheon. We also participate in the Battle for Hope, the Chicago-area advertising agency battle of the bands. In 2015, our house band, the Angry Pickles, won the Battle for Hope and helped raise thousands for OTSC in the process.


    C-K is looking for a PR/Social Account Director to lead multiple accounts. This hire will provide strategic counsel, guidance and leadership to clients and staff in the areas of social media strategy, content strategy, channel strategy, influencer programs, paid social, content creation and social listening.

     

    About the role:

    • Lead day-to-day PR initiatives, including events, promotions, media relations and employee communications on behalf of clients.
    • Responsible for supervising team members ensuring constant development of their skills, motivating, coaching, consistently providing feedback.   
    • Must bring passion, participation and point of view to the table, and is expected to write compelling presentations that tell a robust story through CK’s lens.
    • Ability to initiate new ideas on an ongoing basis related to the client’s business and agency processes and procedures.
    • Opportunity to think expansively and creatively about problems and identify effective solutions.
    • Ability to move projects forward by effectively managing time and prioritizing workload and think ahead to identify future steps in a project to identify and meet deadlines.
    • Persuasively participate in integrated meetings to lead and represent the department’s POV

    About You:

    • A minimum of 8 – 12 years of experience in Public Relations and Social Media within roles of increasing responsibility.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or related field

     

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