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We’re Hiring! Full Time Staff Assistant

Amplify Relations is looking for an individual with a positive attitude combined with strong project management, organizational and communication skills to join our team as a full- time Staff Assistant. The Staff Assistant is responsible for coordinating and managing the day-to-day functions of the Amplify Relations office, providing support to Amplify team members, and managing reception responsibilities. They must be able to handle confidential matters, meet deadlines, multitask and work in a very fast-paced, deadline intensive environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Run the front desk, lobby, phone lines and greet visitors
  • Ensure proper maintenance of reception desk, storage areas and cabinets, common areas, conference rooms, kitchen, etc.
  • Complete clerical duties on assigned accounts
  • Assist the Amplify team with administrative tasks including travel arrangements, reports, filing, calendar management etc.
  • Other duties as necessary

Qualifications:

  • BA degree or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of prior executive assistant, administrative assistant or facilities coordination level experience
  • Knowledge of modern business procedures, telephone etiquette, and filing
  • Experience working in a PR, marketing, advertising, digital agency environment a plus
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to handle concurrent, multiple job tasks with exceptional follow-through
  • Excellent computer skills including, but not limited to MSWord, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and internet research
  • Willingness to handle any detail, no matter how small, to ensure that Amplify’s needs are handled smoothly and efficiently

Compensation:

  • $12 per hour
  • Health Benefits: $300 employer contribution to the premium on one of Amplify’s group plans. (Coverage’s 50% to 100% of the premiums depending on the plan your choice and age)
  • Dental & Vision Benefits: 75% employer premium coverage on Amplify groups plan

Send Resumes and Cover Letters To Bryan@amplifyrelations.com

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Amplify Relations adopts RISE as its holiday charity

Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 1.03.03 PMThis holiday season Amplify Relations is adopting the Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality (RISE) as its holiday charity. RISE, a 501(c)(3), is a volunteer-only organization that works to care for Reno’s most resource deprived and poverty-stricken residents, with a mission to cultivate a greater sense of dignity and humility for all members of our community by encouraging equal access to shelter, knowledge and opportunity. Three Saturdays a month RISE, along with community volunteers, cook and serve meals to the homeless and disadvantaged. They also distribute clothing, blankets, toiletries and other basic necessities.

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Elizabeth Brass: The Branded Feeling of Color

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The Santa Clause we all know today with the bright red outfit and hat with the rosy cheeks was created by the Coca Cola company as part of an advertising campaign to sell more Cokes in the winter time. Before 1939, the big guy sported a much darker red outfit.

Color in advertising has to do with feeling. There are many different ways a graphic designer can portray the feeling of a company, but the strongest way is through the use of color, or lack of color. How a company uses color for that recognition can make a good company grow stronger and make a bad company fail faster.

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Allisa Robertson: The (Golden) Rule of Thirds

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Social media is not only a cost effective way to increase brand recognition and drive sales, but, even more so, it is a new market space for businesses that allows companies to reach consumers they may not otherwise connect with. In this day and age if don’t have a social presence, you simply aren’t in the competition.

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Alexis Miller: The PR of People

For many, pubic relations is about media impressions and article placement. While that is necessary and valuable, it is not the foundation of public relations. The very essence of public relations is relationships. Liking people and engaging with them. So many jobs have you locked away in an office with little interaction with the outside world. As public relations professionals we have the pleasure of meeting people from all walks of life and developing relationships with them: the media, elected officials, my clients, potential clients and their customers. Knowing these people add richness to life and in return we get to facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship between an organization and its audience and help our clients accomplish their PR goals.

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Bryan Bedera: Why Spec Work Brings Out the Best in Advertising

Pitching new business in the advertising and public relations world is all about showing a client how an agency’s team thinks and whether they will be a good fit to work together. Everything the client sees first, the name of the agency, the design of the proposal, media buying or creative, are to show a prospective client just how your team thinks. This concept is called spec work, the unpaid work that is done as part of a bidding process. When you provide a prospective client a work sample, specific to their project, it shows how your agency thinks when posed with a problem, given almost no direction. What’s not to love?

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Reno Advertising Agency Founders Accepted to Join Invite-Only Young Entrepreneurs Council

Reno, Nev. – Bryan and Megan Bedera, co-founders of Reno startup Amplify Relations, were welcomed into Young Entrepreneurs Council last week, an invitation-only organization of America’s top business leaders under the age of 40.

“We are honored and excited to be welcomed into such a prestigious group of the nations leading business minds,” said Bryan Bedera. “Seven years ago when we opened Amplify Relations, our goal was only to make enough money to pay the rent, and this milestone reminds us we are a position to lead our community.”

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Bryce Keil: Art Meets Advertising

Art is a mirror that reflects a culture for the world to see. I left the small town of Bishop, CA for New York City at the age of 18 to become an actor, an artist and player on the world’s stage. Fast-forward 10 years, and here I sit, working for an ad agency. The biggest, most valuable thing I have gained is perspective. I am still an artist today but instead of acting on and off the Broadway stages in the Village, I get the chance to perform on a stage shown to the entire world using ad campaigns “to hold a mirror to our worlds’ hopes, dreams, and aspirations”.

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