New Business and Account Management Position - CommCore New York
New Business and Account Management Position
CommCore New York Office
Executing new business development efforts (generating leads,
pitching, material development)
Managing accounts for both new and existing clients
Involvement in marketing and PR efforts for the firm
CommCore is looking for a hardworking, self-motivated candidate with five years of experience in communications (i.e. PR, media relations, IR, public affairs, PR industry vendors etc.). The ideal candidate will have experience pitching/selling. We are looking for someone eager to grow our business and strengthen relationships with clients.
· Bachelor’s degree in
communications, marketing or similar field
· Proficiency in
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Explorer
· Strong internet and
database research skills
· Strong verbal and
written communications skills
· Related professional
experience preferred (PR, IR, Sales)
CommCore Consulting Group is the largest and most experienced
specialty communications coaching firm. Our clients range from small
start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations. More information on CommCore is
available at www.commcoreconsulting.com.
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Lessons From a Prank Gone Horribly Awry
Besides morality and ethics, we at
CommCore believe the tragic sudden death and apparent suicide of London
hospital nurse Jacintha Saldanha contains lessons
about communication that are almost too numerous to list.
Saldanha was the unwitting nurse duped over the phone earlier this week by Aussie radio
personalities masquerading as the British Royal Family into helping reveal medical
information about Princess Kate Middleton’s condition when she was admitted
with severe morning sickness. The nurse was found dead today, and would
appear to have taken her own life, likely as a result of her public
- In today’s
competitive media environment all staff interacting with
any aspect of the public should be trained specifically on how to handle any
calls or e-mails they receive that fall outside of standard communication
matters. It is difficult enough for Subject Matter Experts to see through
electronic hoaxes; this tragedy serves to remind everyone how much more
difficult it must be for unprepared line employees just doing their day-to-day
job. Though more serious this time, it harkens back to when hospital staff in
New Jersey got in trouble when they revealed that a well known rock start was
at their hospital.
security doesn’t end at a locked door or filing cabinet, or between the covers
of a corporate crisis plan. It extends to every point of contact with the
public, no matter how seemingly innocuous.
- Think of everyone who
might be affected by a crisis, not just the obvious headliners. The hospital
apologized publicly to the Royal Family for “inconvenience.” There was no
mention of standing behind the poor woman who answered the phone and turned out
to be the true victim. Whatever support or counseling the hospital may have given her, it would appear it wasn’t enough.
- Just because a lawyer
signs off on something clever -- as happened here -- doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. In fact, cynics
might argue that’s a good enough reason to think twice or more before doing it.
- Social media is a double-edged sword, and must be treated accordingly. In radio it's an integral part of successful promotion repertoires, as it is in so many other industries. Even pulling back on its edgy online postings before the nurse's death -- as the radio hosts did after the station's initial apology -- may not be enough to stop a problem because once it's out there virally, it's out there for good.
- Any edgy gag
affecting unsuspecting real people has the potential cause irreparable harm.
Put yourself in their shoes first and imagine what it might feel like before pulling
the trigger on your idea.
For the public:
- Don't believe
everything you are told or hear.
For professional communicators:
- You have a
responsibility to be…responsible. Funny, yes, where appropriate. Deadly funny,
Labels: 2dayFM, Christian Micheal, CommCore, Communications, crisis communications, Jacintha Saldanha, Mel Graig, Princess Kate Middleton
The NFL's Evolving Player-Suicide Crisis
This weekend’s tragic murder
suicide by Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher underscores
several linked issues that are increasingly relevant to the National Football
League as a whole:
Belcher’s reported degenerative brain disease
may or may not have played a part in his fatal argument with girlfriend
Kasandra Perkins. But there is a thread of psychological depression, severe
physical ailments, and/or abusive behavior among these NFL player suicides.
All of which underscores what we at CommCore advise our
crisis communications clients: when an issue occurs frequently enough to be
more than an aberration, it falls into the “predictable” category that should
result in the following actions:
Internal organizational awareness and admission
that a serious enough problem exists that it can evolve into a crisis any time
Crisis response and communications planning and
simulations to test the speed and effectiveness of organization readiness on an
C-suite visibility and genuine expressions of
concern to ensure the public and all stakeholders (players, families, sponsors,
vendors, fans, etc.) that any specific incident and related issues are being
taken seriously and are being addressed
Aggregation of credible and independent 3rd
parties to validate all efforts to remedy the problem
Labels: CommCore, crisis communications, football player suicides, Jovan Belcher, NFL, public relations