A blog by Campbell Consulting Group, based in Bend, Oregon.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Campbell PR Is Looking For A Summer Intern!

Campbell Consulting Public Relations (http://www.campbellconsulting.com) located in beautiful Bend, Oregon is looking for a confident intern ready to tackle the PR world.

This is an exceptional opportunity suitable for rising stars. Forget making coffee runs! With Campbell PR, you’ll be gaining the real world PR experience necessary to landing a position post-graduation! Candidates with previous internships or volunteer positions related to PR/marketing are strongly preferred. 

This is an unpaid, part-time, three-month internship beginning in June and spanning through August 2012. Because we realize you also have to make a living, we are flexible in determining the hours and days you’ll work.  

Below are the responsibilities and qualifications we’re looking for.  If you think you’re up for the job please send a brief resume and cover letter in response to this post (please, no follow up calls). Also, because this is a creative industry, feel free to include any of your writing samples including past press releases or pitches you’ve put together. We love people who think outside the box!

Thanks for your interest, we'll be in touch!


Primary Intern Responsibilities May Include: 
o Building and managing media contact databases
o Conducting client and industry research 
o Tracking and reporting client media coverage 
o Drafting press materials
o Conducting industry and trend research
o Assisting with social media accounts
o Participating in creative brainstorms and strategy sessions

Qualified Candidates Should Have:
o Strong grasp of the PR industry and equally strong desire to continue on a PR career path
o Base level communications knowledge; candidates majoring in PR, Marketing, or Communications are strongly preferred 
o College experience; upper lever students or graduates preferred 
o Strong writing skills 
o Creative thinking skills 
o Willingness to ask questions and suggest alternatives when you have ideas to share 
o Desire to contribute to a team environment 
o Upbeat attitude 
o Ability to multi-task 
o Knack for paying attention to the little details, while not overlooking the big ones 
o Ability to think on your feet 
o Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications - Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point 
o Laser-sharp research skills 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

TEDx Take-Aways

Two days into a busy post-TEDx Bend week, and I'm still feeling the positive effects of Bend's first TEDx event.

My key take-aways are:

1. It's never too late to realize a dream. The NAACP's first female chairwoman, Myrlie Evers Williams, gave a moving speech about breaking barriers and seizing opportunities. Certainly that qualifies as realizing her dreams. But then she was paid a surprise visit by Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini. He's helping her make a childhood dream of performing her music at Carnegie Hall come true. And man, can that guy rock a piano!

2. If you show up with passion, others will respond. Mosley Wotta did just that. He got a relaxed and settled weekend crowd of conference-goers to actually raise fists and sing. Loved that.

3. Little efforts make a big difference. Malerie Pratt, fresh out of high school, went to Zambia and instead of staying safe and cloistered behind security walls, stepped out and got involved with local orphans. Her courage alongside her belief that the problem was not too overwhelming to tackle, have contributed to her forming an orphanage and truly changing children's lives. 

And that was just a snippet from the first half of the program! 

What did you learn at TEDx?