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Weekly feature of interactive, design and marketing creative professionals available on a contract basis in the Boston area.

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Our talent will never decimate the English language like that. He are my picks for this week. 

Gustavo is a senior IA/UX designer with extensive experience creating user centric business solutions and strategies for online enterprises. In his most recent role, he led the UX team in gathering requirements, defining and specifying features, and creating product road maps. He also created and delivered user cases, personas, schematics, feature maps, experience models and wireframes.

Liz is an interactive designer with UI experience. In her most recent position, she designed dynamic websites, online communities and digital campaigns. Prior to this position, she was a lead graphic designer for a medical device company. There, she worked on a variety of marketing collateral, newsletters, tradeshow graphics, ads and sell sheets.

Jesse is a graphic designer/communications specialist who spent nine years at a top architecture firm in Boston. There, he conceptualized and created interactive iPad brochures, designed websites for specific projects, art directed large scale project photography, and managed /mentored a marketing coordinator and graphic designers.

Jonathan is a digital producer with experience managing development teams on the creation of custom platforms, websites and Drupal-based content management systems. In his most recent role, he provided technical and strategic support for online virtual events. His technical skills include wireframes, functional specs, Asana, Basecamp, Kaltura, storyboards, Photoshop, HTML, Premier, and Final Cut Pro, to name just a few.

Dave is a senior designer/art director who just wrapped up a TCG contract and received rave reviews. He has extensive agency experience and is particularly strong with direct response advertising. He is known for taking a hands-on approach in directing artists, collaborating with clients, and bringing concepts to life.

Misha is a marketing analyst who just relocated to Boston from Miami. In his most recent role, he researched and analyzed programming and response trends to media placement and also managed media placement. He also developed business plans, media campaign plans, project management plans, and retail and web analytics reports and presentations. He has experience using Google Analytics, SQL, SAP, MMS, Wordpress and Lotus Notes.

David  is a production designer who just wrapped up a long-term contract for TCG. David has completed several assignments for TCG over the years and always delivers. He has extensive experience in illustration, artwork, design, product packaging and all elements of production (print and web). In his most recent role, he designed email newsletters, websites and print materials.

Kristin is a graphic designer with eight years of experience. She will be available as of August 4th but we’re hoping to get her lined up for an assignment before then. Her portfolio includes catalogs, tradeshow materials, direct mail pieces and ads.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

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According to a new survey developed by TCG, twelve percent of advertising and marketing executives interviewed said they will expand their creative teams in the second half of 2014.

Key findings…

  • Twelve percent of advertising and marketing executives interviewed plan to add new positions in the last six months of 2014. Seventy-three percentanticipate maintaining current staff levels and 12 percent expect hiring freezes, down 10 points from six months ago. The fact that companies are lifting hiring freezes could be a sign of their growing confidence in business prospects and an improving economy.
  • Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of marketing and advertising executives said it’s challenging to find skilled creative professionals today.
  • Midsize agencies (50-99 employees) are expected to see the most hiring activity, with 26 percent of advertising executives reporting they plan to add staff. However, they also report the greatest difficulty finding the talent they seek, with 40 percent of respondents saying it is somewhat or very challenging.
  • Account services, brand/product management and media services are the top areas executives plan to hire for during the second half of 2014.

The full survey results can be found at http://creativegroup.mediaroom.com/hiring-climate-june2014.

Top TCG talent for the week…

Mikki is a marketing communications manager with a wide variety of skills, including project management, graphic design/art direction, tradeshow development/execution, and copywriting/content creation. She is proficient in CS6, Flash, Dreamweaver, MS Office, MS Project, Salesforce, Wordpress and Constant Contact.

Ana is a graphic designer with experience designing print collateral, sell sheets, PowerPoint presentations, print ads, brochures, web graphics, emails, invitations, digital illustrations, posters, tradeshow materials, poster, and e-newsletters. She is proficient in Creative Suite, CSS3, HTML5 and MS Office.

Stephen is a senior graphic designer who spent the past two years on a contract with a local university. In this role, he designed brochures, ads, web graphics, and presentations.  Prior to this contract, Stephen spent 10+ years working for several top consumer products and medical technology companies.

Katie is a marketing coordinator with experience coordinating events, managing internal communications, maintaining strong vendor relations, and writing email blasts and proposals. In her most recent role, she developed and implemented a marketing strategy focused on website copy, webinars, white papers, success stories, collateral, and email and social media marketing. She also has strong SEO skills.

Paul is a senior graphic designer/art director with corporate, agency and retail experience. Throughout Paul’s career, he has been responsible for ensuring that overall communication (design and copy) is fully integrated, design standards are consistent, deadlines are met, and costs are within budget.

Tim is a communications manager who just wrapped up a 15-year relationship with a top Boston-area company. In this role, he successfully led cross-functional development teams to deliver company rebrandings, five unique websites, 70+ industry events and B2B social media enhancements. In addition to strong writing skills, Tim is proficient in Creative Suite, PowerPoint, Premier, Articulate and IntuiFace.

Nicole is a web marketing/content coordinator with PR and account experience. In her most recent role, she was called upon to handle a variety of duties, including blogging, social media, promotional campaigns, content generation and project management.

Monjuree is a junior graphic designer who recently wrapped up a contract at a top university where she worked on large scale posters for a special event. She also has experience designing logos, newsletters, publications, packaging, brochures, websites, annual reports and PowerPoint presentations.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

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What do you do if you’re put in charge of a project without being given formal authority? In this situation, exerting influence and taking control can be a challenge.

TCG offers seven tips to highlight your leadership skills.

http://blog.creativegroup.com/how-to-show-your-leadership-skills-when-youre-not-the-boss

Top TCG talent for the week…

Jeffrey is a UX/UI designer with experience concepting, designing and producing intuitive user interfaces for web and mobile apps. He is proficient with Creative Suite, Omnigraffle, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Firebug, Drupal and Wordpress.

Felix is a web designer/developer who just wrapped up an assignment with TCG and received rave reviews. He has extensive email design experience, including responsive email design and bilingual emails. He is proficient in Creative Suite, HTML and CSS.

Colleen is an art director/senior designer with 10+ years of experience in print design, email and website design and also multimedia marketing. Her work includes billboards, van wraps, signs, online forms, websites, banners, brochures, letterhead, print ads, coupons, POP and posters. She is proficient in Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, Flash and PowerPoint.

David is a production artist/desktop publisher with 15+ years of experience. His work includes brochures, signage, textbooks, e-books and annual reports. His is skilled in Creative Suite, Quark, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Diane is a graphic designer/production artist with extensive experience working on internal campaigns, posters, logos and multimedia projects. She has completed several assignments for TCG and every client has raved about her. She is proficient in Creative Suite and PowerPoint.

Stephen is a proofreader/copyeditor with agency and publishing experience. Stephen has completed several assignments for TCG and has been called back several times for more work.

Joyce is a graphic designer/production artist with extensive experience in marketing and print design and support for electronic media. Her work includes brochures, flyers, postcards, signage and hand-outs. She has also produced brochures in several languages. She is proficient in Creative Suite.

Amy is a designer/production artist with experience in the design and production of packaging, POP, collateral and trade show materials.  She is proficient in Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Flash and MS Office. She is also comfortable with Wordpress, HTML, CSS and content management systems.

Lisa is a creative services project manager/traffic manager with 10+ years of experience working in-house and within agencies. She has extensive experience working with clients, internal project coordinators, designers and writers to deliver a variety of projects.

Paula is an art director/senior designer with advertising, design and interactive experience. She has worked in a variety of industries, including life sciences, health care, consumer packaging, financial services, retail and hi-tech. Her work includes interactive, print, direct mail, collateral, corporate ID, branding, packaging, POP and signage.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
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TCG is offering a complimentary one-hour educational webinar, “How to Create a Responsive Website Design” on Wednesday, June 4th at 2pm (EDT).

Guest speaker Chris Converse, a 20-year graphic and interactive design veteran, will join host Diane Domeyer, executive director of TCG, to share best practices for making a website function seamlessly across any screen or device with start-to-finish responsive design tips.

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to:

  • Comp their ideas in Photoshop
  • Extract web graphics and CSS from Photoshop
  • Set up HTML pages and containers
  • Load images with CSS
  • Reposition navigation bars, and more!

Individuals can register for the webinar at: http://bit.ly/1lP9Ix5. For those who are unable to attend the live event, a recording will be available to view on demand on the TCG Blog.

Top TCG talent for the week…

Andrea is a graphic designer with web and print skills. Her portfolio includes marketing collateral, online banners, HTML emails, tradeshow graphics and PowerPoint presentations. She has worked within a variety of industries, including retail, legal, higher-ed and non-profit. She’s available as of 6/9 but will probably be booked for her next assignment before then.

Melissa is a social media coordinator. In her most recent role, she has composed content for websites, email and social media. She also created and managed the company’s social media strategy and developed email campaigns with a 20% average open rate. On a daily basis, she posted articles, pictures and status updates.

Rob is a senior graphic designer with web and print skills and extensive retail experience. His portfolio includes in-store designs, window displays, tradeshow graphics, landing pages, promotional event pages, emails and web ads.

Janet is a project/production manager with extensive agency experience. She has a wide range of production experience, including digital and interactive advertising, print collateral, direct mail, OOH, integrated RM programs, tradeshow materials, animated videos and art buying.

Kristina is a marketing coordinator with a strong design background. In her most recent role within a health care organization, she organized numerous tradeshows, designed marketing collateral and executed email campaigns. She is proficient in Creative Suite, Salesforce and Constant Contact.

Mornette is an art director/senior designer with extensive experience in the medical, non-profit and consumer product industries. Her areas of expertise include annual reports, catalogs, brochures, company branding and large format ads. She is proficient in CS6 and PowerPoint and has working knowledge of HTML.

Reda is a marketing/traffic coordinator with experience planning and executing marketing events, creating marketing collateral in Indesign, writing program and event descriptions, and monitoring budgets and workflow.

Timothy is a document specialist and proofreader. He has experience creating, updating, reviewing, editing and formatting document templates using Word, Publisher and Adobe PDF. He also has strong working knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel and Visio.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
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Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer.

For us, summer means two things:

  • Vacations. Whether it’s for a day or for two weeks, our contractors can help cover any vacations so that your business doesn’t miss a beat.
  • Projects. Many of our clients use the summer months to get caught up on lagging projects so that they can start fresh come fall. Again, these assignments can be for just a few days or several months.

If I can assist with either of the above, call me before the end of next week (5/30) with a new assignment (min. 40 hours) and I’ll give you eight hours on us.

Top TCG talent for the week…

Rob is a copywriter with four years of experience working at a top Boston-based agency. There, he worked on direct mail, digital/social media and radio for several well-known brands.

Julie is an e-commerce marketing manager with four years of experience. In her most recent role, she developed and designed digital marketing strategies, launched key customer acquisition channels and garnered customer engagement with promotions planning, email production and community management.

Alicia is an account manager with seven years of experience working for several top Boston-based agencies. In her most recent role, she created and executed results-driven lead generation, SEM, SEO and integrated media programs.

Jon is a social media specialist with experience managing social media marketing for a global brand. In this role, he built social media campaigns around featured projects and sponsored athletes. This included daily execution of social media on 5+ platforms, building and maintenance of 6-12 month social media calendars, and preparation of content briefs, data reporting/analysis and budgeting.

Alex is a production artist with strong packaging skills. In addition to packaging, Alex has experience working on promotional materials, ads, publication layout and catalogs. He is proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Margie is a senior communications specialist with extensive experience in the health care sector. In her most recent roles, she was responsible for updating web content, writing articles and blogs, and managing overall marketing initiatives.

Lindsay is a social media specialist with four years of experience, primarily in the health and fitness industry. She has experience developing social media strategies and analytics, managing SEO and generating press coverage.

Dave is a senior marketing professional who spent the past nine years at a commercial development firm. There, he was responsible for corporate branding, marketing strategy, tradeshows, collateral, and communications.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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Visit us at blog.creativegroup.com,your destination for career and management tips and the latest trends in the creative industry!

TCG is once again a proud sponsor of the HOW Design Live Conference, taking place May 12th through 16th at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

We will have a dedicated booth in Exhibit Hall A & B for the Conference duration, and I will be present on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Please come by and say hello! 

And, don’t forget to attend the TCG Networking Kick-Off Contest on Tuesday evening from 5:30–6:45pm for the chance to win a Jawbone Jambox!

Top TCG talent for the week…

Alwyn is a UX designer with experience working on web and mobile projects. In his most recent role, he made UX improvements to the company’s website and worked on IOS/Android apps.

Kathryn is a senior designer/art director with experience overseeing all aspects of trade show concept, design and production for projects ranging from corporate collateral to trade shows. She is proficient in Creative Suite and PowerPoint and has working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Scott is a senior writer/editorial director with extensive financial services experience. In his most recent role, he directed editorial content for an investment firm’s global marketing initiatives and communications.

Michelle is an event manager/planner with 10+ years of experience. She has managed internal and external events from the planning stages through post event follow up. For the past year, she has been managing meetings and webinars for internal employees.

Laura is a junior graphic designer who is wrapping up a long-term contract for TCG this Friday. Her work includes marketing collateral, promotional materials, posters, annual reports and banner ads. Laura is proficient in Creative Suite, has experience using Flash and Dreamweaver, and is also comfortable with PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

Jennifer is an event manager/planner with 5+ years of experience. In her most recent role, she managed all aspects of event operations from pre to post production for corporate conferences in the US and for a major week-long event.

Diane is a desktop publisher/production artist whose most recent contract involved creating interactive forms using Formbridge, uploading them onto the company’s Sharepoint server and proofreading/QA-ing the web version to make sure it looks and functions correctly. Prior to this contract, she has processed, formatted and styled documents in Word.

Kelsey is a junior designer with web and print skills. She is skilled in Creative Suite, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Wordpress, HTML and CSS. Kelsey just wrapped up a quick assignment for TCG and received great feedback.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                  

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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Visit us at blog.creativegroup.com,your destination for career and management tips and the latest trends in the creative industry!

Counteroffers are becoming more common, new research from The Creative Group indicates, but they can be a double-edged sword.

Many companies are willing to pull out all the stops to retain their best people in this talent-short market, but counteroffers are often counterproductive.  Twenty-eight percent (28%) of executives said they would question the loyalty of an employee who accepted a counteroffer, and another twenty-one percent (21%) said they worry the offer might not address the issues prompting the staff member to leave.

Use the link below to see the full survey results along with five key questions TCG recommends employers consider before extending a counteroffer.

http://creativegroup.mediaroom.com/counteroffer

Top TCG talent for the week…

Dan is a senior graphic designer with print and web experience. Dan just wrapped up a successful assignment for TCG where he produced banner ads. Our client said he was “a machine” and helped them out tremendously. On the print side, he has designed ads, mailers, inserts, invitations, presentations, signage and billboards.

Tricia is a web content specialist/front-end developer who just wrapped up a successful TCG assignment. In this most recent role, Tricia edited content in multiple content management systems, updated Javascript as needed, created new pages and modified code to adhere to strict legal and accessibility standards. She is expert-level in HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Michael is a web content writer who just wrapped up a successful TCG assignment. In this role, he was generated web content, blogs and social media. He also has an ongoing freelance gig where he writes full features and news stories for a bi-monthly e-magazine with readership of nearly 40K.

Patricia is a marketing/project manager with strong writing skills and extensive health care experience. Over the past few years, she has managed corporate communications projects, devised content strategy for websites, served as editor for publications and communications, and managed vendors.

Ed is a graphic designer with print and web experience. Ed also just wrapped up a successful TCG assignment where he designed tradeshow materials and sell sheets. Our client said he was “very versatile and produced quality work.” On the web side, Ed has designed Wordpress, Dreamweaver and Sharepoint websites.

Mohammed is a web content specialist with experience using Sitecore CMS and Sharepoint. He has experience updating and maintaining web content and providing QA on migrated content.

Deb is a graphic designer and production artist with extensive financial services experience. Deb is proficient in CS6 and has working knowledge of Quark and Word. Her work includes brochures, collateral, direct mail, newsletters, ads, and large-format graphics.

Traci is a marketing specialist/project manager with a successful track record through TCG. In her most recent position, she managed the production, design and distribution of collateral, white papers, case studies, training videos, and ads. Traci is skilled in Microsoft Suite, Adobe Suite, Salesforce, Exact Target and Sitecore.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                     

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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Visit us at blog.creativegroup.com,your destination for career and management tips and the latest trends in the creative industry!

Make sure you don’t get burned this summer!

Whether you run a small creative agency, manage a large team within an organization or head up a four-person startup, it’s challenging to stay on target while employees are out, especially during the summer months when people are prone to take a work hiatus. As summer approaches, keep these tips in mind to make sure you’re set no matter who’s out of the office.

http://blog.creativegroup.com/3-temporary-staffing-tips-to-prepare-for-summer

Top TCG talent for the week…

Alexie is one of our go-to web production artists/web content specialists. He just wrapped up a long-term contract where he published a daily e-newsletter and created web content for clients. He’s completed dozens of assignments for TCG and is particularly strong with HTML emails, Flash banners and content integrations.

Belinda is a graphic designer with very strong Powerpoint skills. A recent client said, “She absolutely killed it!” on a recent project. She’s completed 15+ assignments for us over the years and has always been one of our most consistent contractors.

Denelle is a director of marketing and advertising with experience developing strategic cause marketing partnerships, customer acquisition and retention programs to enhance company brand and sales. She has experience managing all aspects of media planning and buying, including digital, television, radio, print circulars, direct mail, outdoor, mobile trucks and social media.

Lori is a graphic designer who just wrapped up another successful TCG contract where she designed and produced membership materials for a top health care firm. She is a strong graphic designer and mechanically sound production artist who has web/print skills and has worked on everything from data sheets and direct mail to Powerpoint and website design.

Eva is a graphic/production designer who has worked on everything from marketing collateral and presentations to labels and packaging. She has experience with pre-press and pre-flighting and is skilled in Creative Suite and Powerpoint.

Harold is a senior web content manager who recently relocated to Boston. He has proven and consistent success as a web content manager, user interface expert, social media director and event planner.

James is a social/new media specialist with experience with SEO, SEM, PPC, SMM, lead generation, web analytics and market research. He has strong communication skills and excellent organizational skills.

Chris is a marketing coordinator with strong communications and design skills. He has designed brochures, managed social media channels, managed web content, and written copy for print and email campaigns.

Kristina is a marketing coordinator with a strong design background. In her most recent role at a health care organization, she organized numerous trade shows, designed marketing collateral and executed email campaigns. She’s proficient in Creative Suite, Salesforce and Constant Contact.

Lisa is a creative services project manager with 10+ years of experience in agencies and in-house, including several top retailers. She has extensive experience working with clients, internal project coordinators, designers and writers to deliver a variety of projects.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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We recently asked a simple question on our LinkedIn company page: “What’s one thing you love about your job?” The responses rolled in – and it was quite uplifting.

http://blog.creativegroup.com/i-love-my-job-because

Why do you love your job?

 

Top TCG talent for the week…

Kate  is an award-winning senior digital producer with agency experience. She has worked on a variety of projects, including iOS apps, Android apps, Drupal websites, graphic novels, interactive comics, animated shorts and online Flash games.

Colin is a senior copywriter with agency experience working for pharma, health care, automotive, higher-ed and consumer goods clients. His work includes digital, broadcast, social media and print.

Rachel is a senior designer with web and print experience. Her strength is in creating design solutions with business objectives and user experience in mind. She is proficient with Creative Suite, Balsamiq, HTML and CSS.

Daniel is a junior online marketing specialist who just wrapped up a three-month contract. In this role, he was responsible for uploading and maintaining web content, analyzing marketing data, and preparing e-newsletters. He is skilled in SEO, Google Analytics, Sharepoint, HTML, email marketing programs and video editing programs.

Lisa is a Mac-based studio artist with experience working for some of the top studios and retailers in Boston. She specializes in producing ads, direct marketing materials, packaging, and marketing collateral. She also has experience press checking and releasing files for print.

Shannon is a marketing manager with 6+ years of experience in a variety of industries. She has planned and promoted events for up to 50K attendees, managed social media outlets, helped increase membership/customers, and cultivated partnerships with local businesses.

Witney  is a graphic designer/presentation specialist with financial services experience. In her most recent roles, she was responsible for the creation and management of all marketing presentations. She also has experience designing marketing collateral such as brochures, newsletters, and sell sheets.

Laura  is a marketing communications manager/specialist with strong writing skills. She has proven success in delivering marketing, communications and public relations initiatives that increase public awareness and support sales efforts.

Heather is a senior designer with 10+ years of experience. Her portfolio includes magazines, book covers and interiors, newsletters and marketing collateral. She is proficient in Creative Suite and has extensive knowledge of print production, photography, typography, photo research and art buying.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

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While some employees are working for the weekend, many executives are working on the weekend, a new survey by The Creative Group suggests. Sixty-two percentof advertising and marketing executives interviewed said they bring work home at least one weekend per month, with 12 percent reporting they do it every weekend.

Click on the link below for the full survey results along with five tips to avoid working weekends.

http://creativegroup.mediaroom.com/working-weekends

Top TCG talent for the week…

Donna is a production artist with 15+ years of experience. She is highly skilled in the production of packaging and marketing collateral and has worked closely with print vendors to ensure files meet the proper specifications and brand guidelines.

Emily is a marketing coordinator with strong writing, social media and graphic design skills. In her most recent role, she worked with 100+ vendors to increase their sales through social media. She is proficient in Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Magento and Volusion.

Caitlin is a marketing and public relations specialist with extensive experience planning and executing marketing campaigns. In her previous role as a public relations account executive with a large PR firm, she focused on developing content for external communications, including blog posts, bylined articles, white papers and social media.

Lisa is a production designer with pre-press skills. Her portfolio includes collateral, packaging, manuals, newsletters, publications, presentations and other documents. She is proficient in Creative Suite, Flash, Dreamweaver and Acrobat.

Nacera is a media planner/buyer who recently wrapped up a contract with a top agency. Her skills include research, digital strategy and campaign management.

KC is an account supervisor with agency and client-side experience. She has experience in social and traditional media and delivering projects with a creative eye.

Chris is a graphic designer with web and print skills. His client lists include some of the area’s top companies and his portfolio includes collateral, websites, emails, packaging, print ad and environmental graphics.

Eurides is a marketing communications specialist with strong writing and design skills. She has experience managing and implementing marcom and design projects for healthcare and government organizations. Eurides is skilled in Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Wordpress, Drupal, and HTML.

Jahim is a production artist with agency experience. He has worked on banners, emails, environmental graphics and other marketing collateral.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half, our eight lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting/finance and legal.

The Creative Group. An Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com.

If you prefer not to receive future general email broadcasts from The Creative Group, please reply to this email and put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Thank you.                                            

Eric DiChiara
Vice President
617.526.8899 (office)  |  617.345.0016 (fax)

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Connect with us: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Google+ | Pinterest | Instagram 

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