Director, Public Relations/Communications, B2B

Idea Hall is hiring an experienced Director of public relations and communications to join our collaborative team of marketing, communications and creative professionals. If you have a deep understanding of the real estate ecosystem (architecture, interior design, engineering, construction, finance, fintech, etc. with heavy emphasis on commercial real estate) and are passionate about building strong relationships with and delivering outstanding results, let’s connect!

In this role, you will help support agency growth through new business development and organic client growth. In addition to cultivating great partnerships and relationships with our client teams, you will serve as an active, engaged and compassionate mentor, coach and manager to team members within the agency.

The ideal candidate will have real estate experience, a strategic and service-oriented mindset, and outstanding communication skills. The Director will foster relationships with clients and develop and implement ongoing marketing and communications programs that exceed expectations and create raving fans.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Lead several CRE/AEC ecosystem clients and teams, serving as industry expert to ensure consistent excellence of work and client service experience.

  • Build existing client business through developing a deep and thorough understanding of each client’s unique goals and business models and proactively identifying and pitching new, strategically-aligned program opportunities
  • Excellent, diligent financial stewardship
  • Maintaining excellent client service experience
  • Developing written materials such as bylines, interview Q&As, strategic plans, recap reports
  • Mentoring and coaching; contributing to the professional development of team members
  • Driving the PR/communications strategy and implementation for clients
  • Ensuring excellent measurement and remerchandising of work showing the ROI and optimizing program elements based on measurement all throughout the year
  • Develop strategies to create a national presence in CRE for the agency
  • Support agency growth through active engagement in the CRE/AEC/Capital Markets and homebuilder ecosystems.
  • Support new business outreach by cultivating referrals and working collaboratively to pitch new business opportunities
  • Develop new agency offerings that anticipate clients’ future needs
  • Actively contribute to the overall growth and health of Idea Hall and our team members through identifying and attracting top talent to the agency
  • Consistently champion Idea Hall’s people-centered culture and core values

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • 7-15 years of public relations and integrated communications experience
  • Strong enthusiasm for CRE/AEC ecosytem clients and leading a team
  • Proven track record of successful strategic plan development and implementation with measurable program results
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships with clients, colleagues, the media and other constituents
  • Solution-oriented leader and cross-collaborator
  • Lead by example to embody Idea Hall’s values of excellence, honesty, teamwork, respect and making a difference
  • Expertise in CRE-focused PR, marketing and digital offerings
  • Highly skilled in all aspects of account management and team leadership, including customer-focused service, proposal writing, budget planning, verbal and written presentations and coaching/mentoring
  • Business acumen for making sound business decisions that contribute to the overall health of the agency
  • Successful track record in award-winning PR and integrated communication programs
  • Bachelor’s degree; APR and other marketing certifications are a plus

About Idea Hall

Idea Hall is an award-winning, creative communications agency. We’ve been named a “Best Place to Work in Orange County” by Orange County Business Journal; one of the “8 Coolest Hidden Gem Companies to Work for in Southern California” by Medium; and rank #88 out of 360 companies in the nation on Entrepreneur’s “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” list.

But we’re not your typical agency. We unite public relations, creative, branding and marketing together to build a powerful service offering to meet our clients’ many and diverse needs. Think of it as the peanut butter in your chocolate. The rock in your roll. It’s assembling commonly disparate forces together to build powerful brands, effective communications, and raving fans. It’s PR, with the soul of a creative.

Our culture is collaborative, fun and entrepreneurial. We’ve built our culture on a foundation of our five core values: Excellence, Teamwork, Respect, Honesty and Making a Difference. Our values represent how we work with one another. They keep us accountable, define our beliefs, guide our policies/practices and build a strong community.

Building brands and buzz is what we do. At our core we believe in being “Champions of All Things Good” for our clients and our community. We’ve been named to the OC Civic 50 by OCBJ for the past five years! Idea Hall is Orange County’s boutique agency, but don’t let our size fool you. Big things come in small packages. But our box needs to get bigger, brighter, and that’s where you come in.

Idea Hall operates a hybrid work environment guided by the needs of the team, our clients, and the agency at large. We offer an outsized benefits package for an agency of our size, including a monthly wellness allowance and technology stipend, 401K profit sharing and defined benefits plans, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, flex spending accounts for healthcare and childcare, and a host of culture-building goodies and perks throughout the year.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to, and include “ldea Hall CRE Account Director” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!