TOWN HALL BRANDS JOB POSTING: Agency Administrator and Marketing Assistant

 

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JOB POSTING: Agency Administrator and Marketing Assistant

UPDATED November 20:

Thank you to all who have submitted applications.

We will contact only those selected for interviews.

Good luck, and thank you for your interest in Town Hall Brands.

 

posted October 17, 2016

BACKGROUND:

Town Hall Brands is a full service agency specializing in beverage, food and hospitality. Services include strategy, branding and graphic design, packaging, media relations, social media outreach, and special events. With a specialization in beverage, food and hospitality, we deliver projects that inspire and celebrate the good life.

We are hiring for an agency administrator and marketing assistant:

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Please download the posting above.

If you want to work in east Vancouver with a small team of professionals, send us your resume with salary expectations.

Please send a cover letter and resume by November 18, 2016 to Amy@townhallbrands.com

We hope to find a person who would like to grow with us. Thank you for your time in reviewing the post for this position.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Coffee and Town Hall Brands

By Kathleen Beveridge

Today is National Coffee Day or as Howard Schultz would say, “I can’t imagine a day without coffee.”

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That being said I am not a coffee drinker, my choice of hot beverage has always been tea BUT there is something to be said about the smell of coffee brewing, the sounds of a coffee shop and the time spent with a warm mug in hand with friends, family and co-workers.

What I’ve noticed since joining Town Hall Brands last year is that our team loves coffee and that coffee is integral to our creative process to ensure we provide the best work for our clients. Whether creative design or communications you can bet each team member has a cup of coffee on their desk bringing focus and creative stimulation.

Now there has been studies that say coffee does not increase creativity however, for the team here I’ll respectfully disagree. Coffee keeps us fueled up and when we need those mental breaks the walk to the coffee shop usually clears the mind enough that productivity is when returning to our desks.

In case you were wondering here’s how the each team member enjoys their coffee!

Leeann

I like my coffee with just a little bit of milk and I like it to be strong. When I have a latte I like four shots of espresso and soy milk. No sugar. I’m sweet enough.

Andrew

Depends on whether it’s good coffee or not. If it’s good coffee it’s black.

Felicia

Often. With lots of cream.

Sujinder

With two (almost) vegans and one with dairy allergies in the house, we rarely have regular (cow’s) milk in the fridge, even though that’s my personal preference. That, and half a teaspoon of brown sugar. Always brown. I rarely get a hot cup of coffee at the home office, but my Stanley mega-thermos keeps it hot enough for the commute to Town Hall HQ. Other than that, I have a Nespresso ‘pixie’ which has served me well for years. My favourite pod is the Arpeggio. It’s intensity is 9/10. Just like me. And for the record, being environmentally-conscious, we scoop the grinds in the compost and recycle the aluminum. Love you, mother nature!

Laurisha

COFFEE IS MY EVERYTHING. IT DESERVES ALL THE ALL CAPS. I need it to be piping hot, fresh ground, and something like Kickinghorse, Ethical Bean or Salt-Spring. I like cream and sugar in it (not too much of either).

Amy

Americano black.

Kathleen

Tea please! Any and all kinds. Or if I have to choose a coffee make it sickly sweet-Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Mocha’s, Carmel Machiattos. I may love the smell but the taste not so much.

Grace

Office coffee with 2 creams every morning. Sometimes with sugar if I’m feeling lazy and go to a café.

Genevieve

I like plain Jane drip coffee with almond milk and HONEY.

Cheers to National Coffee Day! May your day be filled with your favourite brew.

Meet John Geary #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

Weekly for the past couple of years it has been our pleasure to introduce people we encounter and then capture #withTownHall!

This does not mean that we have hired someone new and added them to our Town Hall Brands team; rather we just get to interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to John Geary.

John Geary, freelancer, various 01I am lucky enough to know John through his work in the media, and our shared love for birds.

John is a freelance writer and photographer who works with a variety of publications including Green Global Travel, Northwest Travel, The Elks Magazine, Travel MindSet, and Travel Writers Tales.

With a focus on outdoor adventure and ecotourism, John often looks for the conservation angel in his pieces. He has also written a couple of niche articles on paddling and birds. He has also written several food articles and profiled artists, authors, chefs, etc throughout the years with his work  appearing in more than 70 publications in Canada, the U.S., Britain & Australia, mainly magazines (consumer, in-flight and trade) but also some newspapers.

However, John understands the need for flexibility and in the last few years has began to write more online material. Often the photos that appear alongside his articles are his own. He recently began producing travel videos for Tripfilms and other social platforms like YouTube.

Taking his writing on the road John has traveled in North & South America, Africa, Asia & Europe. In fact, he is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) and got to spend time with Town Hall Brand’s own Amy Chen at the TMAC AGM in Cape Breton last month.

With all he does, will you help us welcome John as a featured person #withTownHall ?

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Meet Cory Price with Townhall

By Leeann Froese

Weekly for the past couple of years it has been our pleasure to introduce people we encounter and then capture #withTownHall!

This does not mean that we have hired someone new and added them to our Town Hall Brands team; rather we just get to interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Cory Price.

Cory Price

If he isn’t making his own music or enjoying the outdoors, Cory Price can be found behind the mic at Roundhouse Radio 98.3 in Vancouver, BC.

Cory’s appreciation for music began at an early age when he frequently listened to his grandma sing. At 14, he picked up the guitar, and there was no going back.

He got his broadcast experience started by volunteering at SFU’s Campus radio, and his official career in broadcasting started in Squamish. He has also worked at 104.9 FM Vancouver, spent nine years at CFOX FM, and did stints with LG 104.3 and the 102.7 The Peak Vancouver before settling in at Roundhouse Radio.

At Roundhouse Radio he is the music director, produces of “Live from Railtown”, a one hour media/culture show, and is the Host of “Tracks”, a one hour new music show.

We are lucky that our PR team gets to work with Cory and his team from time to time.

When he isn’t working he plays guitar in his own band, Sex With Strangers. Check them out!

With all he does, will you help us welcome Cory as a featured person #withTownHall ?

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Meet chef Jessica Pelland #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

Every week for the past couple of years it has been our pleasure to introduce people we encounter and then capture #withTownHall!

This does not mean that we have hired someone new and added them to Town Hall Brands; rather we just connect with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Jessica Pelland.

Jessica Pelland

Jessica Pelland is a culinary star, and we are thrilled to know her through her role as a chef in Calgary.

Jessica is the executive chef at Calgary’s Charbar, a Prairie & west coast ingredient driven restaurant and bar that has been inspired by wood-fired Argentina cuisine.

Jessica, under 30, is already an award winning Chopped Canada winner, and has been named a Top Foodie in Western Living magazine. She had her first restaurant role straight out of high school, and from 2010, Jessica honed her skills working alongside John Jackson and Connie DeSousa at CHARCUT Roast House as their right hand, before going on to open Charbar in 2015.

She has a reputation for her ambition. She hunts and fishes, and in the kitchen she specializes in whole-animal butchery, curing, grilling, roasting, and working magic with a refined rustic-cooking style. With her love for food, cooking, and discovery, I feel that Jessica is a rising star and I am sure she is just getting started.

With all she does, will you help us welcome Jessica as our featured person #withTownHall this week?

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Meet Tammy Kwan #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

Every week for the past couple of years it has been our pleasure to introduce people we encounter and then capture #withTownHall!

This does not mean that we have hired someone new and added them to Town Hall Brands; rather we just connect with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Tammy Kwan.

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Tammy is one smart cookie. She is a staff writer for the Vancouver weekly paper the Georgia Straight, and her qualifications include a master degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong, and she also graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a bachelor in arts degree with a major in history– specializing in Imperial China and Pre-Modern Europe.

In the Georgia Straight, Tammy writes about food, drink, events, and the delicious things that happen in and around Vancouver. in any given week she can be found checking out the latest place for a hamburger, lemonade, or ice cream, or sharing news about this weekend’s festivals.

This means Tammy is out in the community a lot; you never know when you might bump into her.

With all she does, will you help us welcome Tammy as our featured person #withTownHall this week?

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Meet Cathy Browne #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

It’s a new week to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall!

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes in these posts they are).

We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Cathy Browne.

Cathy Brown withTownHallI have known Cathy since 2008 as she was one of the first people I ever followed on Twitter. Prolific on social media, Cathy Browne is a veteran in the public relations world who has watched the landscape of public relations change and adapt with technology. However, Town Hall Brands works with Cathy through her media side, as she writes and takes photographs of events and lifestyle stories throughout Vancouver.

She has her own website, but also contributes to MyVanCity and The Daily Hive as both a writer and photographer.

Through her photography Cathy is able to capture the world around her in beautiful imagery despite the fact that she is legally blind.

As noted, Cathy is active on social media which she uses for her storytelling and part of the Vancouver social media community.

She is also a disability advocate for those with physical and mental challenges and has been the vice-chair of Persons with Disabilities Advisory Council for the City of Vancouver for the last four years.

With all she does ,will you help us welcome Cathy as our featured person #withTownHall this week?

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Meet Maureen Frost #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

It’s a new week to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall!

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes in these posts they are).

We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Maureen Frost.

editted13231257_10154249731107094_1612634123_nMaureen is a contributor at HelloVancity, as well as a business owner at Frost Nursery in Abbotsford.

Town Hall Brands has been lucky enough to get to know Maureen through her attendance at and coverage of client events, especially in the Fraser Valley.

Maureen wrote an excellent article on Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store‘s cocktail class hosted by Kelly Ann Woods of Gillespie’s Fine Spirits. If you need some inspiration I highly recommend you give it a read.

Working with Maureen is easy and she asks intelligent questions that she knows will resonate with her readers, and she holds great enthusiasm for her work. This all shows through in the finished story.

With all of that said about Maureen, will you please give a big hello to her?

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Meet Brian Cant #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

It’s a new week to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall!

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes in these posts they are).

We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Brian Cant.

Brian Cant Tartan GroupBrian works at the Tartan Group in Victoria focusing on travel and tourism public relations and is the chair of the BC Chapter of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC).

Brian’s passion for travel and the desire to share that passion to encourage people to grow during their travels is what brought him into the travel industry after a summer job working in the Rossland Museum. Brian has been able to work with Tourism Victoria and Destination BC in his career.

He joined the Tartan Group in 2011 as a senior communications coordinator and helps clients to develop and deliver stories to media.

We are happy to work with Brian through his chair position at TMAC, or when our clients overlap for collaborative efforts.

As a member of TMAC, Town Hall Brands has been able to attend some fantastic workshop events to learn from the industry, media and destination marketing organizations. And our own Amy Chen will be heading to the conference that is being held in Sydney, Nova Scotia in June!

The BC events are made by possible because of Brian’s efforts along with the rest of the TMAC board, and the entire communications team has benefited from their March ‘Star Wars’ event.

With all of that said about Brian, will you please give a big hello to him?

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Meet Natalie Browne #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese

It’s a new week to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall!

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes they are).

We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Natalie Browne.

croppedNatalie Browne Uncorked Kitchen withTownHallNatalie is a stay-at-home mom and food blogger who Town Hall Brands regularly has the pleasure of working with.

Her philosophy to food is straightforward: delicious, simple and mostly homemade. She shares recipes and food discoveries on her blog, Kitchen, uncorked, and believes by keeping those three guiding principles in mind with food you’re already ahead of the health game.

Natalie loves cooking, recipe creation and generally being in the kitchen now but it wasn’t until she moved out on her own that she was able to take charge and fall in love. It’s possible she inherited some of her kitchen love from her grandma. Her grandma lives across the country, so Natalie makes sure to have fresh baked bread and recipes to discuss on hand for their visits.

I personally love the smoothie recipes she has shared, and have tried lots of them.You definitely need to try Natalie’s goat cheese and mushroom tart paired with Serendipity wine.

With all of that said about Natalie, will you please give a big hello to her? What do you like to make that is healthy?

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