Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Announcing our Manufactured Airport Marketing Manager

Self described big hair girl Rebecca McLellan, daughter of City Budget Manager Yvette McLellan, has found a home at Pensacola Intergalactic Airport as the Marketing Manager.

This gives a whole new meaning to take your kids to work day.

Such an important job must have had a long list of local and regional talent apply, right? 

Airport marketing experience, right?

More than a few years of questionable experience, right?

How did they find the BUDGET to fund this new position at the Airport?

Well, this is Pensacola.  It's not what you know, but who you know.

Check out the qualification of the person charged with leading the airport's marketing efforts...IN HER OWN WORDS.

Rebecca McLellan

Pensacola International Airport
April 2015 – Present (2 months) Pensacola, Florida Area

City of Pensacola Office of Mayor Ashton J. Hayward
August 2013 – April 2015 (1 year 9 months) Pensacola, Florida Area

Assisted in the development of press releases and other communications, coordinated media inquiries and interview requests, and performed scheduling and other administrative tasks. Responsible for the development of the Mayor’s UPwords digital newsletter. Played an instrumental role in planning and executing special events such as the Mayor’s State of the City Address, the Southwest Airlines Inaugural Breakfast and Celebration, and the Palafox Street Celebration for being named a Top 10 Street in America. Coordinated production of the seven-episode TV series The Upside of Florida, which highlighted City of Pensacola departments and services as well as other topics like storm recovery and downtown businesses. Developed the concept and worked with the production team to plan and produce each episode.

April 2014 – December 2014 (9 months) Pensacola, Florida Area

Co-hosted a mid-morning variety program showcasing Pensacola businesses, restaurants, arts and culture, and special events. Conducted on-screen interviews, brainstormed programming ideas, and researched businesses and individuals featured on the program. Regularly featured on social media to promote program and engage audience.

November 2010 – July 2013 (2 years 9 months) Pensacola, Florida Area

Performed duties involving coordination of customer service calls as well as maintaining employee daily schedules and customer invoicing. Additional role as the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator includes the development and supervision of the company’s Facebook page as well as maintaining company blogs and other social media sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Angie’s List. Additional responsibilities include coordination with web designer as well as creating graphic designs for billboards and advertisements and responsible for creating newsletters and customer mail-outs.

May 2009 – May 2010 (1 year 1 month)Pensacola, Florida Area

Completed a rigorous internship working closely with the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator in promoting various activities within the Fiesta of Five Flags organization. Designed various announcements, invitations, brochures, newsletters and other publications promoting various activities such as The Pensacola Crawfish Festival and The Pensacola Seafood Festival.
  • BLAB Host?
  • Customer service calls?
AirPort...Air Design....I see it now!

Wait till you see how this job was constructed just for her by Fountain and Cosson.


Anonymous said...

It's not about finding the best most qualified person for the job. It's about making sure your kids get a high paying job with little experience so they can stay in Pensacola, be a member of PYP (future crony's of the GOB) and live in the StuderVille Jefferson Street Hipster Apartment complex playing shuffle board on the roof during Gallery Night.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess -- related to Yvette McLellan who works for Dick Barker?

Anonymous said...

Co hosted blab and gab for 9 months which was watched by dozens of people. How much more could a city want for it's airport marketing director? Oh wait I thought Mr Henderson was doing the airport marketing? I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

Where was the posting of the Airport Marketing Manager job listed? I didnt see it on the City's website. Shouldn't this position have been open to applicants. How does someone who answered phones at an air conditioning company find themselves as the Marketing Manager of an airport making over $70,000 a year. Perhaps Ashton could get his son a job as Port Director.

Anonymous said...

Same as it allows was and always will be in Pensacola. Ashton is simply replacing the old cronies from the old guard that ran the city pre-Ash to his friends and cronies. People that are all part of his social sphere. No State Attorney is going to step in and stop the process because he is too busy chasing low level con-men in Cantonment.

Only one difference nowadays is that someone is watching and posting. Every once in awhile the backlash from those being watched is cruel but who cares what they think about their hypocrisy being placed online for everyone to see.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Miss Bighair has logged in many hours at all the right hotspots and downtown bar social clubs with Whitney "let's read books on how to succeed as a PYP at 5 1/2 Bar" Fike to qualify for any job in Pensacola. It's your social nightlife resume that gets you hired locally. PERIOD. Learn the process or shut up.

Anonymous said...

There's no nepotism in the City. Rebecca McLellen (daughter of Yvette) was hired before the expiration of the job posting.

Anonymous said...

Everything this "administration(Fountain) " does is unethical, illegal and malicious. "They" will eventually crash and burn and they deserve every bit of hell that comes their way.