Himmelrich PR, Good Thinking.

New Position Available – Account Coordinator

We are seeking a motivated and diligent PR professional with 1-3 years of experience to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will have proven success working with the media, managing client relationships, producing thoughtful plans and providing creative ideas.

Responsibilities include:

– Developing strategies and messaging for client positioning and visibility
– Identifying media opportunities and outlets
– Pitching local and national media and securing placements
– Writing and distributing media materials
– Developing communications and event plans
– Researching and monitoring client industries and trends
– Producing online content including social media posts, blogs, and newsletters
– Guiding activities of other client team staff members and interns
– Planning and managing logistics for events
– Providing creative ideas for branding projects
– Managing client relationships, communication and processes

We will only consider candidates who have previous experience working with the media.

To apply, please send resume to jobs@himmelrich.com. No phone calls please.

August 20, 2015   Comments Off on New Position Available – Account Coordinator

Two-Day Event—Three Days of TV

This past weekend the Maryland Science Center hosted its 10th annual Backyard Science Days. The two days of animal encounters, experiments, and demonstrations were accompanied by three days of live TV coverage.

On Friday, WBFF did several news segments where Science Center educators created elephant toothpaste, electrified a pickle, turned a light bulb on with a hot dog, and showed off a huge black vulture.

On Saturday, Bat Expert Rob Mies’ showed WBAL and WJZ many of his bats, including a Malayan Flying Fox (the largest species of bat in the world.) We loved WBAL reporter Omar Jimenez holding the bat! Also on Sunday, Rob was in studio with WBFF, demonstrating local bats’ echolocation, with an app on his iPad.

Not too bad for one weekend!

Omar Jimenez - MSC

August 17, 2015   Comments Off on Two-Day Event—Three Days of TV

The Perfect 10

Over the past 10 weeks, La Cuchara, the new Basque restaurant in Meadow Mill, has been everywhere—in print, online and on television. The Baltimore Sun featured the restaurant three times—in a restaurant review, in a list of the top 10 new dishes in Baltimore (we can confirm, the duck confit is delicious!), and in the 101 Days and Nights in Baltimore special section.

La Cuchara was featured on TV twice—on WJZ and WBFF with co-owners Ben and Jake Lefenfeld displaying a selection of popular dishes and drinks.

Online, Baltimore Magazine wrote about La Cuchara’s new Firkin Night in partnership with Union Brewing and Style Magazine featured an interview with Chef Ben.

But, more important than the media buzz, has been the buzz from diners. The restaurant has been packed and the reviews have been glowing. That’s perfect.

July 10, 2015   Comments Off on The Perfect 10

Fall Internship Opportunities Available!

We are currently accepting resumes from motivated college students looking for an exciting internship for the fall semester.

We welcome interest from communications, public relations, marketing, English or business majors who want to build their portfolios and their knowledge of public relations.

Interns at Himmelrich PR work as part of our client teams and produce real work (not “busy work”) for a variety of local and national clients, including events and shows, nonprofits, attractions, and large corporations. Duties include:

– writing press materials, newsletters and other publications
– creating content for social media
– researching promotional opportunities
– providing ideas and suggestions in meetings, brainstorming sessions and email responses
– assisting in planning and managing client events
– developing press lists
– tracking media

Internships are unpaid and can be used for academic credit. Students with course work or prior experience in public relations, marketing or communications are preferred. Applicants interested in a fun place, filled with smart and nice people, working in a pretty cool office in Hampden, and eager to share lots of ideas should email a resume and cover letter to internships@himmelrich.com.

No phone calls, please.

July 8, 2015   Comments Off on Fall Internship Opportunities Available!

A Weekend of Mess and Media

It was a big messy, media-filled weekend for the Maryland Science Center!

On Saturday, the Science Center hosted its annual Mess Fest, a day of messy science experiments and crafts. WBAL-TV previewed the day’s activities and the Baltimore Sun captured the event. On Sunday morning, a staffer from the Science Center demonstrated fun summer science experiments on WBFF-TV that families can do at home.

WBFF   WBAL

Solstice, the Science Center’s annual fundraising event held last weekend was featured in the Scene and Heard section of Sunday’s Baltimore Sun and in a video on the Sun’s website.

June 29, 2015   Comments Off on A Weekend of Mess and Media

Old Line, New Client

For an office of whiskey drinkers, our newest client is especially exciting. Old Line Spirits, a new Baltimore-based single-malt whiskey distillery, will open in early fall. The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal and Main St. Distilleries made the announcement (as did we).

June 16, 2015   Comments Off on Old Line, New Client

A Toast to Our New Client!

We’re excited to be working with La Cuchara, the new Basque restaurant in Hampden/Woodberry! After less than a month, there is already quite a buzz—and a full house on weekends.

Here’s to a great (and delicious) relationship.

Bobbin & Stealin, Julep, False Idol and Bull’s Blood cocktails, and a cameo by Chef Ben! 

May 14, 2015   Comments Off on A Toast to Our New Client!

We ♥ City Life!

Yesterday, the Baltimore Sun ran a great story on our client Live Baltimore. The new Way to Stay initiative celebrates families living in Baltimore and provides tons of information for families who want to stay in—or move to—the City.

Live Baltimore is the organization behind the iconic “I ♥ city life” campaign. We ♥ city life too—everyone at Himmelrich PR lives in the City, which, aside from it being a new client, is one of the many reasons we’re excited to work with this great organization.

April 20, 2015   Comments Off on We ♥ City Life!

#WelcomeBackBirds

Ballpark snacks to celebrate the Baltimore Orioles Opening Day! Let’s go O’s!

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April 10, 2015   Comments Off on #WelcomeBackBirds

All in a Day’s Work!

A typical question to PR professionals: “So what, exactly, do you do on a typical day?”

Our answers today:
– met with a Muslim scholar
– priced out custom ping pong balls
– spoke to writers about Game of Thrones related crafts
– discussed how proposed legislation in North Carolina might impact a client’s branding initiative
– developed marketing plans for a dance festival and a fundraising gala
– evaluated 30 applications for summer internships
– tasted menu items from a soon-to-open restaurant
– wrote the plan for a website relaunch
– scoured the Internet for whiskey websites, blogs, magazines and distilleries
– designed a postcard for a client’s new initiative
– led a brainstorm session for a client’s a summer fundraising campaign
– negotiated contracts for client sponsorships
– discussed ideas for a client’s onsite presence at festivals
– researched crawfish puns for social media posts
– talked to artists who paint ostrich eggs and build custom guitars
– bought baseball-themed snacks for our staff Opening Day celebration

April 10, 2015   Comments Off on All in a Day’s Work!