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HCP is a national research, strategy, and marketing firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. We are not an ad agency or a standalone research firm. HCP Associates is a unique and different type of marketing firm with nearly 30 years of successful history spanning the globe. Since 1986, we have been helping companies develop and implement effective marketing and business growth strategies based on industry, consumer, and competitive research.

Utilizing various strategic planning methodologies, we aid our clients in achieving long-term growth while enjoying short-term results. We specialize in all forms of research, strategic planning, marketing, public relations, customer retention, advertising, web development, digital media, and broadcasting.

We are on a fast track and need leaders to join the team and help take us to the next level.

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Here’s the HCP Mantra:

  • Dedication – Doing right by our clients is a top priority.
  • Ownership – We’re determined to make an impact—preferably a big one—every day by challenging traditional thinking and expanding the views of others.
  • Integrity – We treat our clients, customers, and co-workers with genuine respect through open communication.
  • Teamwork – We believe everything worthwhile is achieved through effective collaboration. Every individual can impact the mission.
  • Innovation – The status quo bores us. Everyone is encouraged to think differently and invent relentlessly.

HCP Associates is committed to one simple but truly exciting principle: Each person is different and every person matters. This mindset fuels everything we do for our clients and for each other. We work magic for our clients and we have fun doing it. If that sounds like your sort of place, we’d love to hear more from you!

HCP Associates is looking for talented individuals.

We are always open to hearing from talented people. Our open positions are…

Manager of PR

Manager of PR

HCP Associates is seeking a skilled communications manager and writer capable of leading a growing department for our firm! The individual will also handle creative writing and all client and corporate content development. This is a great opportunity for a unique individual to manage a department for an expanding 30-year-old marketing firm.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications for client service manager and partners of the firm
  • Create and disseminate online digital content
  • Manage and maintain AP Style specifications
  • Manage relationship and accounts with PR Newswire and/or BusinessWire
  • Coordinate communications plans with marketing campaigns and sales activities
  • Create and manage digital clipping services for PR and social media efforts
  • Develop annual plans and budgets for clients to optimize PR and creative content
  • Create and manage PR for the firm and maintain social media platforms
  • Create and manage special events and PR-related duties at tradeshows
  • Produce and maintain online press kits for clients
  • Monitor and report on customer satisfaction

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in English, PR, Journalism or related concentration.
  • Previous experience (2-5 years) in public relations with emphasis on creative writing
  • Experience with self-management, deadlines and quotas
  • Proficient in marketing related software platforms such as graphic design, website analytics and client management software
  • Crisis Management experience is preferred but not required
  • Prefer involvement with PRSA and APR accreditation. If no APR, please expect to initiate upon employment.

About Us:

HCP Associates is a privately held professional services firm offering research, strategy and marketing to national and international clientele in a broad array of niche B2B and B2C markets. Our firm has a 30-year history of developing new and exciting business tactics and we are especially proud of our many accomplishments in the Tampa Bay Area. We are an equal opportunity employer and our team enjoys an energetic and rewarding environment with competitive salaries, 401k, continuing education stipends and paid individual health care plans.

Contact Us:

Interested parties should send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Potter at admin@hcpassociates.com.

Market & Client Research Associate

HCP is a research, strategy and marketing company based on Channelside Drive in Downtown Tampa. The company offers research, strategy and marketing support to companies in various industries located within the Tampa Bay Area and beyond.

The company is currently adding to the team, seeking an energetic professional. This role would fall under HCP’s research division, which conducts, qualitative and quantitative, primary and secondary research, including competitor research, stakeholder interviews, surveys (online, web, direct mail, intercept), industry research, secret shopping, data mining, etc. This individual would work with all team members and under the direct supervision of our Senior Director of Research.

Role

• Support research plan development, survey design, study analysis and reporting

• Consult with senior staff on client research plans

• Conduct media and tradeshow research, evaluate opportunities, provide recommendations

• Complete competitor research, evaluations and report findings

• Prepare PowerPoint presentations

• Present results of studies/projects upon request

• Source/seek recent articles and write white sheets, industry related blog postings, news alerts, social media posts, and newsletter articles for HCP and clients

• Participate in monthly monitoring and reporting of digital web traffic

• Support account budget preparations and annual planning

• Prepare updates to HCP web and social media

• Set up regular interval HCP e-newsletters

• Manage and regularly update HCP contact database


Skills

• Applicants must have superior out-of-the box analytical skills

• Expert organizational capabilities

• Strong detail-orientation

• Problem-solving prowess

• Impeccable quality assurance

• Close deadline management


Education

A four year degree in research, marketing, advertising, psychology, statistics, or a related field is required.

Those driven by a professional and self-starter attitude are encouraged to apply. The ability to perform multiple job functions in a fast-paced environment is a must. Experience and proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. SPSS experience is desired, but not required. A working knowledge of social media platforms as a user is very important and you will learn how it’s being used to target clients and analyze customer’s habits and behaviors.

Apply for Position

To apply for this position, please send e-mail containing your cover letter, resume and samples of your best work (link to portfolio site) to admin@hcpassociates.com.

Please, no calls or walk-ins.

Client Service Associate

HCP & Associates, a 30-year-old marketing consulting firm based in Tampa, has an immediate opening for a Client Service Associate to play a pivotal role in the growth of our firm by managing accounts, other internal projects and being the key point of contact between clients and production teams. The right person will analyze client needs, identify and customize solutions to enhance and grow accounts, maintain existing relationships and oversee client projects and requests.

The position requires attention to detail, the ability to identify opportunities, and exceptional communication and project management skills. Understanding print and website design is a necessity. This position will require the ability to coordinate two to four accounts from A to Z with a support team. Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments, while delivering quality work by tight deadlines, are key attributes of this position.
Responsibilities
• Maintain and grow existing client base and relationships by seeking new opportunities
• Must be an articulate writer/editor with strong communication skills
• Plan and manage tasks and projects for production team to execute
• Interact with clients to determine opportunities for new business
• Should be a team player and understand the dynamics of a busy agency
• Needs a strong understanding of social media and website development
• Should have a working knowledge of major newswire applications and reports
• Needs to be self-starter and able to work directly with clients
• Should have a basic understanding of tradeshow management
• Needs a basic understanding of media buying
• Needs solid triage skills to manage multiple deadlines effectively/efficiently

Requirements
• 1-3 years of agency or proven customer management experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications and/or Marketing required
• Strong presentation and organization skills with keen attention to detail
• Excellent English verbal and written communications skills a must
• Energetic, self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit
• Customer service oriented and team player
• Comfortable explaining technical requirements to clients and production team
• Social media knowledge is an asset

Apply for Position:

To apply for this position, please send an e-mail containing your cover letter, resume and samples of your best work (link to portfolio site) to admin@hcpassociates.com.
Please, no calls or walk-ins.

Entry Level Web Designer / Front End Developer

The Web Developer/Designer is responsible for the development and design of major and minor web components for internal and external clients.  The designer will design, develop, optimize, test, and deliver websites, applications, and components.  Enhancements will be required on an ongoing basis.  The best practices and design methods will be utilized to ensure the success of the projects. The designer must have the ability to create web applications and components from the requirements stage, through design and production deployment.  Additionally, the designer will be required to have experience in graphics, layout, scripting, programming, and social media integration as well as development involving compatibility and seamless integration. Working knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) and Google Analytics is also necessary.

>Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments, while delivering quality work by tight deadlines, are key attributes of this position.

Responsibilities

  • Operate effectively as a member of the development team
  • Operate effectively as an individual for quick turnaround of enhancements and fixes
  • Responsible for meeting expectations and high-quality deliverables on time
  • Responsible for the development of web applications and components
  • Responsible for the design and development of webpages, graphics, multimedia, and GUIs
  • Effectively develop in a clean, well-structured, easily maintainable format
  • Utilize storyboarding and graphic pre-designs, when appropriate
  • Demonstrate creative, technical, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in technical and business environments

Requirements

  • Experience in developing websites and/or web applications.  Minimum of one (1) year of web design and development experience is required
  • Solid understanding of navigation and GUIs for maximizing usability
  • Front-end and some back-end development experience.  More important is the experience of seamless integration of front to back-end functionality
  • Practical experience in development of HTML, JavaScript, XML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, WordPress, and graphics creation with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Working knowledge of SEO, Google Analytics, and social media integration
  • Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work under deadlines and times of elevated stress
  • BS / BA / BFA university degree preferred, but not required

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send an e-mail containing your cover letter, resume, and samples of your best work (link to portfolio site) to admin@hcpassociates.com with the job title in the subject line.