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Hot Springs Village

Marketing / Communications

We serve as partner to Hot Springs Village, a gated community spread across 26,000 acres in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains. We’ve helped tell their story to current and prospective property owners.

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The Situation:

The Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association, at the direction of the CEO and the Board of Directors, has been implementing a detailed Comprehensive Master Plan for the past three years that outlines key growth areas for The Village over the next 20-30 years.

Resident communications has been especially key in helping to launch the CMP and help residents understand and engage with the growth plan. For the past several years, the Ghidotti team has worked alongside the POA to help better communicate The Village’s expansion plans to residents and the outlying community of Hot Springs, the neighboring city that plays a large role in the Village’s success. The goal is to communicate details in a more strategic way, allowing audiences to truly connect with these plans and get excited for the booming future of Hot Springs Village.

The Strategy:

In order to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive communications plan, we led a full-day strategic planning assessment with Village leadership and Board of Directors members. This provided us with a good basis of research and goal-setting for us to develop a strategic plan for the community.

Strategies included resident relations to engage the current community and deliver growth plans consistently and in a controlled manner, and resident engagement featuring The Village’s premier lifestyle. We also used media relations to communicate with current and potential residents and the local community. Efforts positioned Hot Springs Village as being a transparent organization offering fun, engaging opportunities and a vibrant future.

Our content marketing and social media strategies were integral in carrying these messages, allowing us to feature shareable content showcasing the beauty of Arkansas and positioning The Village as a place with lots to do and see. We also spent time identifying strategic partnerships and organizations within and around the community that should, and can, be better aligned with Hot Springs Village goals.

The Results:

The Hot Springs Village public relations launch was a clear success and the majority of strategies and tactics are still in place today. Both the new CEO and the Hot Springs Village board have developed positive affinity and interest in the growth plan. Hot Springs Village has received ongoing media mentions statewide, including a prominent feature with Arkansas Parks & Tourism. This coverage has resulted in more than 50 percent more positive coverage than previous years, when articles focused more on the anxiety of the residents when it came to growth in HSV. Today, social media engagement and resident feedback shows loyalty and excitement from the community, resulting in a 23 percent increase in positive comments on The Village’s social portals from prior years.

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Are You the Next Rock Star on the Ghidotti Team?

The Ghidotti Team is overflowing with full-fledged rock stars. Sure – we’re looking for the best, brightest, most creative, most organized. You get the picture. But what we REALLY want is someone who we can laugh with, depend on, learn from and do great work together. Learn more about who we’re looking for and what you can expect.

Ghidotti is currently hiring an Assistant Account Executive! 

Assistant Account Executive Job Description: 

As an Assistant Account Executive, the staff member will assist the team in the execution of client activities and be exposed to all aspects of the basic services offered at the agency.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop complete, accurate and effective lists using multiple information sources based on the agency’s resources. (Cision, online resources, etc.).
  • Write/prepare pitches, backgrounders, executive communications and various reports (as appropriate by service function) with supervision from the manager.
  • Effectively pitch and place stories for clients, with an emphasis on placement results (particularly local and regional media). (Digital-specific team members excluded).
  • Be adept at engaging in and creating content for digital media campaigns, including social media, paid campaigns (including early stages of copywriting), e-newsletters, etc.
  • Monitor for trends/marketing/story/lead opportunities that are client- or service-related. Keeping a consistent pulse on the industry trends within your client’s base.
  • Support special events such as media tours, receptions, luncheons, trade shows, grand openings, etc. 
  • Participate in group brainstorming sessions.
  • Continue advancing skills for InDesign, Photoshop and/or WordPress, as well as grasping overall design best practices (depending on position/department).
  • Continue advancing skills in agency platforms such as Cision, TVEyes, Sprout Social, Sprinklr.
  • Maintain relevant Google certifications for AdWords, GDN, Analytics or otherwise, adding at least one additional certification. (Digital team only)
  • Depending on the needs of the service area, responsibilities may extend beyond the items above as skill sets, client contracts and other extenuating circumstances dictate.

 

Rock Star Environment

We strive to create a fun, engaging atmosphere where high fives, chicken minis, and celebrations are commonplace. We lift one another up, honor achievements and reward hard work.

  1. Professional Enrichment

    Whether instructor-led, web-based or sharing during Fireside Friday, we are always learning more!

  2. Community Engagement

    We love the state of Arkansas. Our team enjoys outings to locally-owned businesses and pride ourselves on community involvement. In addition, employees are often offered free tickets to community events to get out and enjoy life with friends and family.

  3. Team Building

    Quarterly adventures for the team!

  4. Winter Recess

    We shut this place down at the holidays so we can all rest, relax and reinvigorate for the new year.

  5. Summer Fridays

    We get an early jump on the weekend every Friday during the summer.

  6. Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

    Along with your PTO, you also get VTO to use to support your favorite charity or organization.

Does this describe you?

To apply, please submit the following via email to careers@ghidotti.com

  1. Cover letter and PDF of your resume 
  2. References: 2-3 minimum
  3. Tell us how you heard about this position