We Are Ghidotti.
Teamwork makes the dream work at Ghidotti. We're storytellers, strategists, project managers and, more importantly, people who care about results.

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Team

Guided By Values

As they say, we are small but mighty here at Ghidotti. We’re considered a boutique firm in industry speak, but our ideas are by the thousands and our energy is unlimited.

We are one of the top public relations agencies in the region, particularly when it comes to expanding the role of content marketing to affect all other areas of the marketing strategy. We are storytellers at heart, and we understand how the right content at the right time can change the conversation in the moment.

And this group of smart, fun, experienced storytellers live and die by a set of VALUES that we think are pretty darn important. For us, it’s all about our uniquely Ghidotti culture:

  1. Client Focused

    We are in a service industry where agencies get fired every day for one bad customer service move. Everything we do is focused on customer service and being a true partner to our clients, providing them effective and efficient counsel whenever they need it. It also includes getting to know their business as well as they know it.

  2. Team Focused

    We work hard. And we play hard. We’re a team of mostly Millennials, so striking a balance between work and fun is important. We enjoy adventures together, including the horse races, the local brewery and a five-hour wild cave tour at Blanchard Springs Caverns (yes, everyone survived … barely).

  3. Community Focused

    We like purpose in our life. We want to be an agency that is actively engaged in improving our city and state. We volunteer with many organizations as individuals and as a group. A few of our pet projects this year include the Heifer International's Urban Farm Fest, Downtown Little Rock's East Village Street Food Jam and Women's Foundation of Arkansas.

Great Teams Lead to Great Results.

Partners

For us to succeed at life, work and the pursuit of happiness, we need a lot of partners to make that happen. Here are some of those connections, awards and networks that help us be leaders in the industry and for our clients.

Our
Values

It takes specific core values for us to be trusted with our clients’ reputations, relationships and results. We live by these every day in creating excellent work for our clients.


 

Zealous Pursuit of Exceptional Results

  • Passionate about doing great work that moves the needle for our clients.
  • Dedicated to a successful outcome.
  • We care about the process, the details and the creativity.
  • Enthusiastically working toward the goal.
  • Dogged. We’re in it to win it.

Team-Based Approach to Service

  • Teamwork makes the dream work.
  • Working for the greater good of the organization, our clients and our community.
  • Capitalizing on the strengths of employees to get results.
  • We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other.

Champions for Our Clients

  • We bring the pom poms and the megaphone.
  • We are always looking for ways to help our clients be better.
  • We put our clients first.
  • We are resourceful at every level – bringing new networks, partners, big ideas and extra awesome customer service.

Fiercely Curious

  • Lifelong learners
  • Problem solvers
  • We care to know the story and tell the story.
  • We immerse ourselves in our clients’ businesses.

Builders of Honest and Engaging Relationships

  • We do everything with integrity and transparency.
  • We trust each other.
  • Partnerships are not a one-way street.
  • We value collaboration.
  • The foundation of our agency is rooted in PR – we understand building relationships better than anyone else.

Fun. We Have It.

  • Because why be here if it isn’t fun?

Hot Springs Village

Marketing / Communications

We serve as partner to Hot Springs Village, a gated community spread across 26,000 acres in the Ouachita Mountains.
 

Find out how.

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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.


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Angela Rachels

Angela Rachels

Media Relations Manager

Angela is a communications professional with an extensive background working in journalism, storytelling, content creation and management. 

As a media relations manager, Angela helps clients navigate the rapidly changing media landscape by strategically working to tailor results to each client’s individual goals. She loves creating positive visibility by finding and highlighting our clients’ unique stories. Her extensive experience working as a journalist brings fresh insight and perspective to all our clients’ needs.

Before joining the Ghidotti team, Angela spent nearly two decades in local television as that station’s assignment manager. There, she guided newsroom coverage including state and local politics, severe weather, courts, crime, education, breaking news and special coverage. Angela graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from Harding University. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America. 

While she’s not helping clients, you can find Angela at a concert or scoping out new vinyl records to add to her collection. She also enjoys fashion and art, working on home design projects, cheering on her favorite sports teams, traveling and spending time with her (human and four-legged) family and friends.

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Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Account Supervisor

Amanda serves as an account supervisor for multiple agency clients and manages digital marketing campaign strategy and execution. She has 10 years of experience in digital public relations involving social media marketing and advertising, B2B content marketing, and campaign management. She enjoys decoding intriguing client stories and infusing them into every aspect of the client messaging.

Prior to joining the Ghidotti team, Amanda spent several years as the social media marketing manager for the largest plant and herb grower in the country, tripling its social media following in her first year there. She has spent the last six years serving as a marketing consultant for many small-to-medium-sized businesses and honing her skills around the ins and outs of B2B marketing and advertising.

A graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and an emphasis in marketing, Amanda spends most of her free time chasing around her two young daughters. When she can grab a moment for herself, you can find her with a book, volunteering for her church or grabbing her favorite meal of pad thai with her husband for a fun date night.  

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Kelly Plopper

Kelly Plopper

Assistant Account Executive

As an Assistant Account Executive, Kelly spends her days helping our clients succeed by conducting formative research and crafting engaging content, among other tasks. She is thrilled to be part of Ghidotti’s innovative team and to apply her writing skills within the public relations realm.

Kelly’s upbringing had a strong focus on communication, so it’s no surprise she graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with her bachelor’s degree in Professional and Technical Writing. During her time in school, she worked in the University Writing Center and served on the editorial staff of the student publication Quills & Pixels. After graduation, Kelly worked in several fields where her attention to detail and commitment to accuracy helped her flourish. Kelly’s role with Ghidotti enables her to use her creative skills as she answers tactical challenges posed by various PR campaigns.

Not unlike her favorite Disney princess, when she isn’t working you can find her reading or singing to herself as she does chores—though woodland creatures have yet to help her. She also enjoys traveling, baking, watching HGTV shows and supporting local arts.

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Jane Madden

Jane Madden

Account Executive

As an account executive, Jane is especially strong in project management and client relationships. She brings a unique perspective to the table with her past agency experience in London. 

After graduating from Little Rock Central High, Jane packed her bags and jetted off to Scotland to the University of St. Andrews, where she received an Honours Master of the Arts Degree in Art History and English Literature. Following graduation, she decided to stay with the Brits a bit longer, spending the next three years working for a London-based luxury content marketing agency. While working there, Jane worked in editorial and production across several digital and print publications, before settling into her role as an Account Executive. 

When she’s not creating engaging social strategy or chatting away on client calls, Jane enjoys visiting modern art galleries, watching mind-numbing television shows from the early-2000s, cooking Ina Garten recipes and traveling the world.

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Bethany Siems

Bethany Siems

Director of Strategy

Bethany leads the strategy development for multiple agency and new business clients, ensuring that every communication aligns with their core mission and moves them closer to achieving their goals. She has more than 15 years of experience in public relations, promotions, events planning and creative campaign management. She offers a multi-faceted approach to project management from the start of the creative process to the execution.

Bethany graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in business communication with an emphasis in advertising and public relations. Following graduation she spent nearly four years as a project manager and team lead for one of Little Rock’s largest advertising agencies, supporting an array of national and regional clients. She also worked for an 80-year-old architectural firm learning the ins and outs of new business development before landing at a popular lifestyle shopping center as marketing director for the last eight years.

When she’s not at the bottom of the dogpile from her son and three young daughters, you can find her reading blogs, tending to her vegetable garden or on a really good day, binge-watching the latest episode of Tiny House Nation. She enjoys volunteering her time with local organizations and her alma mater.

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Joshua Lane Cook

Joshua Lane Cook

Director of Public Relations

Joshua Cook is a communications and media professional with extensive experience in public relations, corporate communications, crisis management and multimedia storytelling. His background includes a decade in network news covering national and international developments.

As Director of Public Relations at Ghidotti, he leads communications and media relations efforts on behalf of our clients, bringing both a strategic lens and tactical know-how to each and every project.

Before joining us, he served as director of public relations for Stratfor, an Austin, Texas-based geopolitical intelligence firm, where he led corporate communications and coordinated hundreds of national and international news interviews each year. Prior to that, he worked as assistant director of communications in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Joshua began his career as a broadcast journalist, editor and producer with CBS Network Radio News in New York.

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Natalie Ghidotti, APR

Natalie Ghidotti, APR

President/CEO

Natalie Ghidotti, APR, is principal of Ghidotti, which she founded in 2007 and has since grown to serve a wide range of clients, including some of the region’s best-known brands. The firm serves clients that span all industries, including retail, healthcare, retirement communities, professional services, nonprofits and more.

Prior to opening her own firm, Natalie was a senior public relations account executive with another marketing/PR firm in Little Rock. Before joining the public relations world in 2004, Natalie served as special publications editor-in-chief at Arkansas Business Publishing Group, where she was editor of Little Rock Family, Arkansas Bride, Little Rock Guest Guide and other magazines for five years. While at ABPG, Natalie won national awards from the Parenting Publications of America for her stories published in Little Rock Family. In her public relations career, Natalie has garnered top Prism Awards from the Public Relations Society of America and Bronze Quill Awards from the International Association of Business Communicators.

Natalie is an active community volunteer, serving on the board of the Rotary Club of Little Rock and the Board Development Committee for the Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and as an active volunteer with Holy Souls School and Catholic High School for Boys. She is a past president of the Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and a past chairman of PRSA National’s Independent Practitioners Alliance. She serves on the Executive Committee for PRSA National’s Counselors Academy, has served as one of a three-member leadership team overseeing National PRSA’s Section Council and has been a speaker for several PRSA International Conferences. Natalie is a member of PRConsultants Group, a collaborative of 50 senior-level PR practitioners representing the top markets in the country.

She has served on the boards of directors for Reach Out and Read, Museum of Discovery, Centers for Youth and Families and the Girls Scouts. She is a member of Leadership Arkansas Class XII, Leadership Little Rock, Class XVI, was named to Arkansas Business’ “40 Under 40,” and is troop leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout Juniors Troop.

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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 a Media Relations Specialist and Fall PR Intern! 

Media Relations Specialist

The media relations specialist should possess superb project management and organizational skills, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

To ensure success, media relations specialists should demonstrate fantastic time management, great creativity with a keen interest in creating and implementing cost-efficient and effective media campaigns, as well as effectively analyze the impact of campaigns on the company’s bottom line.

By assisting the team in the execution of client activities and learning the basics of services offered across all areas of the agency, the media relations specialist will play a crucial role in supporting client service teams. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Write client and internal correspondence effectively and with limited supervision.
  • Develop content for broadcast, print and online distribution channels to include press releases, media advisories, blogs, e-newsletters and website content with limited supervision.
  • Negotiate with media channels to close competitive deals.
  • Serve as the agency’s media liaison and formal spokesperson, and effectively place client messages and spokespeople in target media outlets.
  • Scan the media marketplace to keep up-to-date on the latest media trends.
  • Successfully plan and execute client activities such as media tours, digital and social campaigns, business missions and/or other special events. 
  • Proactively identify story ideas and work with the supervisor to develop.
  • Successfully manage independently the execution of all client content calendars, which can include media relations pitch calendars, blogs, social content and paid media campaigns.
  • Exhibit competency and efficiency in drafting copy for client marketing materials and/or campaigns, such as website content, e-newsletters, collateral materials, paid media campaigns, etc. 
  • As it relates to social/digital media, regularly suggest ideas, manage the planning, and comfortably execute campaigns on behalf of clients. 
  • Assist in the management of interns, when applicable. 
  • Monitor all campaigns, and report on results.
  • Build long-term relationships with media houses.
  • Easily navigate agency platforms such as Cision, TVEyes, Sprout Social, Sprinklr.

 

Fall PR Intern

We’re looking for a resourceful go-getter who enjoys fast-paced work in an agency environment and is eager to learn the ins and outs of public relations, media relations, social media management and content marketing.Our team members are expected to complete high-quality work, juggle multiple tasks, keep projects on track, and be accountable for results. The right candidate will be a motivated problem-solver who will thrive in a deadline-driven environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing for social media
  • Posting to social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Creating Canva graphics
  • Brainstorming/Researching Ideas
  • Logging media clips
  • Assisting with video production and Facebook lives for clients
  • Building media contact lists
  • Uploading content to content management sites for clients
  • Assist with client events
  • Media Relations outreach
  • Attend internal meetings and potentially take notes for client meetings
  • Assist with office errands and organization
  • Assist with general project management and scheduling

What We Want:

  • Experience with writing/posting to social media sites and using Canva is preferred.
  • Experience with photography and/or video creation or production is a plus.
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Organized and able to prioritize work under pressure
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • You are resourceful.
  • You are humble.
  • You know what needs to be done because it just comes naturally.
  • You are accurate with an attention to detail.
  • You follow instructions.
  • You have a life outside of work that you love and nurture.
  • You love learning new things.
  • You ask questions when appropriate and know how to Google the simple things like your life depends on it!
  • You treat our clients and your team members with respect.
  • You are funny.
  • You are caring.
  • You are a good friend and co-worker.
  • You are creative and think of brilliant ideas in your sleep.
  • You are resourceful. It’s so important that we’re mentioning it again!

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