Porter Novelli Austin, rocks

Laura Beck and her team at Porter Novelli Austin have been helping launch some of the coolest startups on the plant for years; and they’re right here in Austin. Who knew! I didn’t until I met Brittany, Lauren, and Josh at the DEMOparty last month.

OneSpot, Radar Networks/Twine, PeoplePad, Friendfeed, those are some of their clients I can think off the top of my head. I know there are several in town.

After talking with Josh Dilworth a bit about the Startup District and Conjunctured he invited me to come chat with the whole office. It was great, they had ordered a ton of tacos that morning, everyone was giving me hi-fives and hugs and talking about startups, I was like what is this place!?! … the meeting went great, they are very very supportive – Josh especially has been helping me out a ton and I’m very grateful (thanks for sure dood).

Later that day I ran into two people who were talking about Porter Novelli and that’s when I decided, “geez, I’m gonna do a quick post on them.” ๐Ÿ™‚

Update PN is hiring, here’s the skinny:

* 2-4 years work experience รขโ‚ฌโ€œ marketing or PR
* Agency experience, at least 1 year
* Tech preferred, but could be consumer tech/Internet tech
* Web 2.0/social media awareness critical, experience a huge plus (blogger, etc.)
* Strong writing
* Strong press relations/ability to pitch
* Multi tasker, well organized
* Highly responsible
* Team player
* Quick to adjust, ramp up, learn, and very flexible in an always changing environment
* MUST be live in Austin, already here, or willing to get her FAST
* Need to start ASAP.

I can tell you, because they let me sit in on their Thursday Staff Meeting an hear the nuts and bolts, this is a talented, fun, excited, and clever team. I actually found myself thinking “wow, it would be fun to work here” and I never ever think that. Let me know if you fit the above and I’ll intro ya. cheers!

13 thoughts on “Porter Novelli Austin, rocks”

  1. John, you’re spot on about Porter Novelli – we’ve had a fantastic experience with our whole team there, currently Laura, Josh and Megan. Highly highly recommended. To anyone reading this who is considering applying for their open position: What are you waiting for? Apply already! You won’t regret it!

  2. John, you're spot on about Porter Novelli – we've had a fantastic experience with our whole team there, currently Laura, Josh and Megan. Highly highly recommended. To anyone reading this who is considering applying for their open position: What are you waiting for? Apply already! You won't regret it!

  3. Hey John I have been doing some research on this company and found the account exec. position available, then I read this article and thought the exact same thing that this could be a perfect fit form me as well. I currently work at a local television station as a photojournalist and looking for a change into the PR field. Who better to hire than someone who has actually been out in the field doing PR everyday and then showing the product on air for the 5 and 6pm on a tight deadline? I am “in the know” when it comes to “tech” materials. Things like computers, social networking and electronics. In fact the people here at my television station always ask me what to do or what to buy when it comes to computers or electronics. I have been in the television industry for over 12 years and lived in Austin for 10 of those years. I am creative and very open minded and able to tell both sides of a story fairly and equally. I love covering the events of SXSW and know the demands of the media and how smoothly it should go. I have covered/attended all aspects of the events from the Interactive to the Music. Please contact me further if interested. I will go ahead and fill out the application online as well. Thank You for you time.

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