Ghidotti Picks: Marketing Movies

Now more than ever we are appreciating the gift that is Netflix. With so many nights (and mornings, and afternoons) spent at home on the sofa, it’s easy to get into a routine where ‘Are you still watching?’ is a legitimate form of interaction. But now that we’re going on month five (can you believe it!) of adapting our social lives from happy hours to streaming hours, it can be easy to get in a funk of what to watch next. 

In true #TeamGhidotti fashion, we have compiled a list of marketing (er…adjacent) movies that will make you (1) remember why you love the field of work you’re in, (2) laugh at the pure silliness that comes from an early 2000s comedy, and (3) never want anything more in life than Miranda Priestly’s white coat. 

1. The Social Network

Starting off with the most serious, The Social Network is a 2010 dramatic masterpiece set at 2003 Harvard where the social platform we have since grown to love and hate and love again was born. Not only does this movie show the dark side of your business growing too powerful and too fast, but Justin Timberlake’s character gives some incredible insight on how to market yourself as ~cool in your industry. 

2. The Intern

There are few things more heartwarming than Robert De Niro playing a sweet old man, except when Robert De Niro is playing a sweet old man directed by Nancy Meyers. From the same woman that brought you Meryl Streep’s, It’s Complicated and the all-time classic The Father of the Bride, Meyer’s The Intern tells the sweet story of an older generation learning anew amidst the technological buzzing age of millennials. 

3. The Joneses

For something with a bit more excitement, 2009 classic The Joneses plays on the power and status a person or family holds due to their ‘stuff’ – giving a literal meaning to the expression ‘keeping up with the Joneses,’ the fun film exposes what it means to market yourself (all the while delving into the dangers of mass-consumerism). 

4. The Devil Wears Prada

Although not a marketing movie per se, this list would be incomplete without the delight that is Meryl Streep playing an Anna Wintour-Esque magazine editor in The Devil Wears Prada. Funny, sentimental and dramatic, the star-studded cast of Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci and Streep show what it means to be the best, look the best and play the game the best, no matter the consequences. 

5. What Women Want

An oldie but a goodie, What Women Want is a 2000s rom-com that will forever be a marketing agency classic, showing just how far you can (but shouldn’t always) go to make sure you’re targeting your intended audience. Another Nancy Meyers hit, this one is a bit more chauvinistic (it did come out in 2000) but Mel Gibson’s predictable one-liners as an advertising exec slash womanizer will not let you down.


Marketing / Communications

We help one of the world’s best brands increase sales and guest counts through reputation management and content marketing that successfully maximizes paid media efforts.

Find out how.


Request Your Guide to Ghidotti!

We’d love to start a conversation with you about how we can create results for you. First step? Request your very own Guide to Ghidotti to learn more about our public relations and content marketing firm. This is a look inside our agency and will give you a good feel for who we are, what we do and how we partner with our clients to move the needle.


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 a Senior Account Strategist! 

Senior Account Strategist

As a Senior Account Strategist, you will have expert-level project management skills and proven success with client strategy and relationships. 

Through research and continuous planning, you will integrate market trends, consumer insights and digital marketing-communications analytics into direction and growth opportunities.

You have an eye for viewing the whole picture and organizing micro activity into a holistic approach. In this position, you will play a pivotal role in the discovery process, helping to translate key research and data insights into strategy and presenting opportunities and direction to the client.

You are the Agency’s subject matter expert on your client’s industry, audience, unique challenges and needs. Your work is turning this knowledge into action.

Main Responsibilities

Client Management

  • Play a clear day-to-day role in client communications (Minimum: three clients)
  • Independently lead key client projects/campaigns
  • Advise on strategy, implementation, status and performance of public relations programs
  • Monitor and deliver work plans and activities for clients, largely independently
  • Work with external agencies and vendors to develop and create effective marketing-communications campaigns and strategies and ensure projects are on a budget, to spec and on schedule
  • Work with team members to develop and execute effective customer-focused marketing-communications initiatives via social media and digital platforms
  • Create and analyze key performance metrics and make recommendations for ongoing optimization

Content Creation

  • Research and creation of content largely consisting of press announcements, blog posts, gated content, web copy and thought leadership material
  • Develop and manage client social/digital campaigns, developing an early-stage understanding of overall client strategy

Social Media

  • Be advanced in all social media management and reporting tools such as Sprinklr, Sprout Social, Databox, etc. 
  • Organic social media strategy primarily focused on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.


  • Manage and/or mentor 1-3 junior staff and interns
  • 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

Performance Metrics

  • Demonstrate industry experience
  • Develop client strategic plans
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and planning 
  • Counsel clients on challenges and opportunities
  • Is resourceful in finding solutions for your client’s problems

Client Service:

  • Serve as primary client contact on multiple accounts
  • Execute on promised client deliverables
  • Maintain client relationships and annual retention
  • Prepare and manage client budgets and billing
  • Recognize new business opportunities and share with your direct supervisor

Agency Operations:

  • Assist in internal client planning meetings
  • Coordinate team resources for best client outcomes
  • Assist in planning time/resources for accounts (via ClickTime)
  • Assist in marketing the agency via implementation of strategies and tactics


  • Motivate and lead account team members
  • Participate in a 360-degree quarterly and annual review process (with regular feedback loops from the immediate supervisor)


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • 5 years of experience in marketing communications, brand strategy and client management
  • Expert project management skills with high attention to detail
  • Experience with inbound/outbound marketing strategies, research and analytics, audience personas, content auditing and planning, consumer journey mapping, website metrics/best practices and strategy recommendations
  • Demonstrated success developing and implementing integrated marketing strategies and campaigns across digital and traditional communications channels
  • Deep knowledge of email, digital marketing, social media marketing and direct marketing
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Deep B2B industry expertise is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial with good business savvy
  • Good presentation skills in front of C-level execs
  • An unflappable, practical, proactive, mature approach
  • Creative, disciplined, curious, organized
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Not afraid to work hard, be humble, ASK questions and learn new things!

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. Work From Wherever Fridays

    Before WFH was a thing, we introduced work from wherever Fridays so our team members can relax in their pajamas before heading into the weekend, while still getting the important things checked off their list.

  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

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