What’s Hot? What’s Not? Marketing Strategies for 2015

January 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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According to a recent Forbes article, consumers will use 5+ online sources to facilitate actual purchase decisions, reducing reliance on traditional brick-and-mortars. Whether you are brick and mortar retailer, a professional services firm or a consultant, how will changing customer buying habits impact your business? Are you ready for branding with real non-fiction engagement and attach emotion to your brand? What can you expect from social media in 2015? Be ready to understand customers’ needs to build you marketing strategies and which tools will have the most impact!
Join us for great networking, share your successes, and learn some new tips for handling difficult relation-ships. You will…

Understand what is hot and what is not

Gain insights for how to manage and adjust your marketing strategies

Identify ways to increase your brand awareness
When: Wednesday, January 28, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Location: Fulton Bank, N.A. – Hampton Roads Division, 4429 Bonney Road, Suite 510, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Presenter: Susan Long-Molnar, President of Managing Communications Consulting, a marketing and PR professional with 30 years experience in this market.
Fee: $15 includes Continental breakfast. Reservations required by check or credit card. No shows will be invoiced.
Pre-registration Required: Call Susan Long-Molnar, 757-513-8633
8:30-8:45 Networking and Introductions
8:45-9:05 Presentation
9:05-9:30 Interactive practicum
9:30-9:45 Sharing results and Q/A
And you will receive…
? Incredible opportunities to network
? Chance to win a popular marketing book
? List of attendees and contact information for future relationship building
Communicate BIZ Roundtable is a monthly seminar series for small business owners and professionals responsible for marketing, PR, sales and internal communications within their companies. We want you in the room if you are responsible for increasing revenue and/or engaging others to bring success to your organiza-tion in 2015! Monthly sessions are facilitated by Susan Long-Molnar, President of Managing Communications Consulting, who will often partner with another expert on the topic.

Seeking Marketing/Communications Interns in Southside Hampton Roads

June 2, 2014 by · 1 Comment
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This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team of interns, build your resume, and develop skills! Managing Communications Consulting is looking for three or four interns on the Southside as Interns beginning immediately. This is a non-paid position with some expenses paid, however there is potential for excellent commission based responsibilities based on interest and business development aptitude. Flexible and part-time hours. Ideal for college credit programs.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision and according to the established policies and procedures, the Marketing/Communications Intern is responsible for assisting with a variety of marketing communications and PR strategies to support clients and the firm’s marketing.

Experience and Interest in the following functions:

· Assisting with social media.

· Creating event and product excitement through daily promotions, marketing, pr and sales strategies.

· Assisting with planning special events.

· Developing and implementing marketing launches, campaigns and other strategies.

Especially looking for each intern to have one or two of the following competencies and experience:

· Video and editing

· Research and social media deployment

· Writing (non-fiction, press releases, interviewing)

· Graphic design

· E-mail campaign development and distribution

Education:

· Recent graduate from college in Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism.

· Candidate working toward a degree in journalism, marketing, public relations, graphic design, organizational communications, English or advertising.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have reliable transportation to travel on Southside Hampton Roads.
  • Skills/experience in all Microsoft programs and preferably Publisher or desktop publishing
  • Demonstrate a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
  • Access to laptop or PC preferred (85% of time will work from your home)
  • Excellent customer service skills

E-mail resume and cover letter to Susan Long-Molnar, President, Managing Communications Consulting, at susan@managingcommunications.com

Making Sales and Other Messages with Impact!

April 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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April’s Communicate BIZ Roundtable is going to explore how to create powerful sales or other messages which will influence people.   You will learn our Key Message Model to more effectively plan and deliver your messages. You will also find this group a powerful networking group. This topic is ideal for business owners, sales executives, non-profit execs, and from an internal communications standpoint, HR professionals and recruiters.

When: Wednesday, April 23, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

Location:  360 IT Partners new facility,5269 Cleveland, Street, Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA

Presenter: Susan Long-Molnar, President of Managing Communications Consulting, a marketing and PR professional, with 29 years experience in this market. Susan assists clients to manage marketing and communications. She is a national and regional presenter on a wide-range of communications topics and trains both commercial and government clients as a SWAM certified professional.
Fee:  $15 includes continental breakfast. You may pay by check or credit card.

Pre-registration Required: Call Susan Long-Molnar, 757-513-8633

8:15-8:40-Networking and Introductions
8:40-9:15-Presentation and interactive key message modeling practice
9:15-9:30-Q/A and wrap up

And you will receive…

Handouts of actionable tips for leaving a positive, memorable impression

Key message model to use for communicating with your new relationships

List of attendees and contact information for future relationship building

15 minute complimentary phone meeting to analyze your key message model.

Communicate BIZ  Roundtable is a seminar series for small business owners and professionals responsible for marketing, PR, sales and internal communications within their companies. We want you in the room if you are responsible for increasing revenue and/or engaging others to bring success to your organization in 2014! Sessions will be facilitated by Susan Long-Molnar, President of Managing Communications Consulting , who will often partnering with another expert on the topic.

What’s So Super About That? By Michael Camden, Business Development, Managing Communications Consulting

February 5, 2012 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Bits and Tips, Marketing Communications 

The Super Bowl (Wait, can I say that? I mean, legally?) looms over us like the  impending hurricane you know is coming, but all you care about are the great parties. In the case of the big game, we’re all anxiously salivating for the Doritos commercials, especially that guy and his clandestine dog from Virginia Beach. So, you think this is an article about the NFL championship game. But, not so fast. Why is the game so super? I mean, unless you are a Giants or Patriots fan.

What determines superiority? Super Man bends steel and much more. My child is rated “superior student” when she cooperates and participates in school. There are super committees and super pacs, but this is not political satire either. There are super novas (also a great song in the 90s), and as long as we’re referencing music, what is a Supertramp anyway? There are superstitions and superlatives. Some things are even supercalifragilistic (or something like that). We have celebrities that we crown as super stars. Some of those stars fall from the sky as they fall from grace. There are super computers and super conductors, but I studied English and business, so what do I know about I.T.? There are super highways, which really make the regular highways feel inferior. Some people are super sensitive, but not me. Really, I’m not!

In the 70s we had supermarkets, but for some reason that wasn’t super enough, so we created super supermarkets. They know who they are. I remember when McDonald’s advertised a meal for under a buck. Yes sir. You got a burger, fries, and a drink and change back (a penny probably). Now to get that same meal, you have to super size it. That movie already hit Redbox long ago. Oh and lest I forget super models like the babes on Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue. What makes them super? Even the Dove soap models are attractive, but super?

In my youth, you may have overheard me shout “super-decent” when Jaws devoured an unsuspecting victim. When a normal person does something heroic, they often display superhuman strength. It all sounds so super natural. Which makes me wonder, what the heck is superfly?

Super is defined by Webster’s as excellent, very great, and excessive. Ah excessive. Now we’re onto something. Did I say that this is not a story about the super bowl? Now it is, because I just googled “super”. The first 22 pages of links were all related to the super bowl. I gave up at page 23. That is what I call super-excessive.

Here’s a super idea. Let’s move the big game to Saturday or earlier on Sunday so that we can all get some super rest before returning to super reality on Monday.

Gotta run. I’m late for super; I mean supper.