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Ibis Communications 

Nashville, TN

Sr. Communications/Marketing Specialist


Job Type:         Full Time

Career Level: Experienced

Education:       Bachelor’s required.  Master’s Degree preferred (Business, Communications or English majors preferred, but not required)


Job Description/ Job summary:

  • ·      Work closely with the Marketing team to brainstorm and strategize innovative solutions
  • ·      Assist in the creation and coordination of marketing programs, events and launch activities for new products and brand maintenance programs
  • ·         Manage multiple and/or cross-functional marketing and/or product development programs/projects and provide internal company communication and consulting on these programs
  • ·         Develop program/project objectives and plans, and manage to a budget
  • ·         Work with team to ensure accurate and timely deliverables
  • ·         Provides oversight to program/project team members
  • ·         Ensures that progress is tracked, monitored and reported in accordance with project plans
    • ·             Front line for editing
    • ·      Work with the press, crafting appropriate media pitches and follow up
    • ·      Assist in keeping departmental projects flowing and on schedule
    • ·      Provide support as necessary to team for special events
    • ·      Assist in national media outreach to maximize media coverage and develop strategic relationships
    • ·      Draft social media content calendar and assist with social media programs and monitoring
    • ·      Research and identify appropriate sponsorship and promotional opportunities
    • ·      Organize participation in industry events/awards programs


Ideal Qualifications:

  • ·         4 or more years in a marketing position or project management position, or equivalent
  • ·         Cross-functional project management experience and demonstrated leadership skills
  • ·         Strong analytical, research and organization skills
  • ·         Ability to prioritize and meet ever changing deadlines
    • ·       Media Relations:
    • ·      Communication skills: Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills required, including the ability to effectively communicate to different audiences
    • ·      Management skills: Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines in a high-quality manner while maintaining focus on longer term strategy and deliverables
    • ·      Collaboration: Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented setting with a range of staff members; willingness to work independently, in ad-hoc teams and with client teams
    • ·      Social media experience: Strong knowledge of social media strategies - including Facebook, Twitter and other new media technologies - including a strong understanding of analytical applications, is preferred
    • ·      Flexibility: Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; multi-task; shift priorities as needed; ability to blend communications knowledge and skills with content and organizational strategy   
    • ·      Excellent computer skills required: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, and Internet including social media platforms
  • Thanks!  Contact: mhowland@ibiscommunications.com

MLB Diversity Business Summit

For Immediate Release                                                                                                  June 14, 2012

9 MiLB Organizations to Participate in First MLB Diversity Business Summit

   ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--Representatives from nine Minor League Baseball™ organizations will join executives from Major League Baseball’s Central Office, all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network and MLB Advanced Media at the inaugural MLB Diversity Business Summit at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago on July 24. MLB and the Chicago White Sox are co-hosting the event. 

   The Brooklyn Cyclones (Brooklyn, NY), Charleston RiverDogs (Charleston, SC), Greenville Drive (Greenville, SC), Gwinnett Braves (Lawrenceville, GA), Mississippi Braves (Pearl, MS), Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Springdale, AR), Omaha Storm Chasers (Papillion, NE), Visalia Rawhide (Visalia, CA) and Ripken Baseball, Inc., which owns the Aberdeen IronBirds (Aberdeen, MD), Charlotte Stone Crabs (Port Charlotte, FL) and Augusta GreenJackets (Augusta, GA), will take part in the summit that will provide attendees with unprecedented access to human resource and procurement executives from the baseball industry. 

   “I would like to thank Major League Baseball for including our clubs in this extremely important event,” said Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner. “Diversity throughout all levels of baseball, including Minor League Baseball, is vitally important to the success of our industry. I know our clubs will fully embrace the opportunity to interact with the potential employees and business partners who will be attending the MLB Diversity Business Summit.” 

   This sports diversity employment and business opportunity trade fair will provide job seekers and entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to network directly with club and sponsorship decision-makers for employment and business opportunities. The agenda for the event will include league-wide networking, exhibit floor access, special presenters, workshops and executive roundtable discussions. 

   Early registration ends June 15th, however, participants may register up until July 24th. Event and registration information can be found at MLB.com/diversitysummit.

Contact: Steve Densa, Minor League Baseball, (727) 456-1703



AT&T Participates in the Latino Coalition Annual Economic Summit

The summit focused on supplier diversity, business development, and creating business opportunities

Washington, District of Columbia, June 12, 2012

As part of National Small Business Week, the Latino Coalition Annual Economic Summit was held on May 23 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2012 America’s Small Business Summit. The summit provided a venue for AT&T to leverage key diversity messages among business leaders, public policy stakeholders, and community leaders alike.

AT&T sponsored the summit which focused on supplier diversity, business development and creating business opportunities. Prominent Latino small business owners, government agencies, and non-profit organizations participated.  Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Senator Marco Rubio and Marianne Strobel, Executive Director, AT&T Global Supplier Diversity, were featured speakers.

Speaking on AT&T’s standing as a leader in supplier diversity, Strobel described AT&T’s passion for diverse businesses—highlighting how AT&T spent over $12 billion dollars with diverse suppliers last year, representing 23 percent of the company’s total spend. In closing, Strobel discussed AT&T’s goal to move diverse suppliers to the next level in order to create more jobs.

The event received significant news coverage (CSPAN & Associated Press) as Strobel immediately preceded the introduction of Mitt Romney. Beside policy makers, the event was well attended by small business owners from across the country and Latin America, including delegations of leaders from Bolivia, Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

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