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Now that we’re into the summer months (seriously, we are…I swear!), you’ll be hearing more and more about vacation requests.

 

Are you staffed appropriately to allow your employees time off to recharge their batteries?

 

If not, that’s where TCG comes in!

 

We can find the interactive, design and marketing talent you need to keep your business going when your staff takes off, whether it’s for a day, a week, or a month (yoga retreat?). And, because of our unmatched candidate prequalification process, we can have top consultants lined up for you as quickly as the next day (same day, if needed).

 

This week’s talent…

 

David is a senior copywriter/social media strategist who has experience developing and executing social media/digital marketing campaigns for global B2B and B2C clients.

 

Mary is a UX designer who just recently finished a contract where she created wireframe prototypes for e-learning and online presentation portals. She also recently revamped and redesigned a local college website.

 

Michelle is a graphic designer who recently wrapped up her second stint at a top retailer.She has a broad range of experience including print, social media and web design. Projects have included special events collateral, hi-end brochures, logos, identity, trade show materials, packaging and catalogs.

 

Dana is a junior digital account/project manager. She recently relocated from Florida where she managed portfolio of 6-8 digital accounts, built positive relationships with clients and employed digital strategies to ensure that clients utilized leading technologies, such as PPC campaigns, QR codes and mobile apps.

 

Mary is a copywriter with financial and agency experience. She just finished a long-term contract assignment with a top financial services firm.

 

Paul is a junior web designer who just wrapped up his first TCG assignment to rave reviews. He is skilled in HTML5, CSS3 and web app wireframing. He also has working knowledge of Javascript and Ruby on Rails.

 

Kevin is a senior interactive producer. His client’s include some of the top agencies around. He has managed multi-million dollar campaigns and will not disappoint!

 

Adam is a UX designer with an account background. Adam brings a very interesting background and is transitioning to UX design. He is a UX consultant for Boston agency, where he has been responsible for several high-profile campaigns.

 

Bill is a senior copywriter who just wrapped up a nine-month contract at top digital agency where he wrote all the copy for a 400+ page site. Bill has extensive experience in many industries and ad agencies.

 

Becky is an advertising copywriter who just finished at a top agency where she was responsible for writing website and mobile site copy. She graduated from Miami Ad School and is a highly-creative copywriter.

 

Greg is a junior copywriter who recently wrapped up at an online company wherewrote and edited digital copy for numerous sites. Greg also spent time as a brand intern for a top agency.

 

Melissa is an account manager who recently relocated from Michigan where she spent the past two years working on the agency side. She was responsible for managing multiple client projects with budgets ranging from $72K to $3.5 million.

 

Jim is an award-winning senior copywriter with strong agency and direct mail background. He recently wrapped up at a well-known internet/ecommerce company.

 

Brian is a junior web designer/developer who just wrapped up a two-month contract at a global retailer where he designed landing pages using their brand guidelines. He’s also comfortable with banners and emails and is skilled in HTML, HTML5, CSS and Photoshop.

 

*Bonus Robert Half Technology (RHT) candidate of the week*: Tony is a web developer with six years of industry experience. He recently wrapped up an assignment where he was part of the Ruby on Rails development team. He was able to pick this technology up extremely quickly and with virtually no hand-holding. Prior to that, Tony worked on projects where the technologies spanned from Front End UI development to ASP.NET and C#.

 

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half International, 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.

Eric DiChiara
Senior Account Manager
617.526.8899 (office)   617.943.9957 (cell)   617.345.0016 (fax)

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Robert Half International again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, ranking #1 in our industry. (March 19, 2012)

Not only has TCG been as busy as we’ve been in years, our sister division, Robert Half Technology, has also seen huge demand for highly-skilled technology professionals on a consulting and full-time basis. RHT places web developers, software engineers, network admins, QA specialists and IT support professionals, to name just a few.

 

Let me know if you or someone in your organization could use any of the following skill sets.

 

Kianosh is a UI Architect with 10+ years experience. Kianosh recently finished up a contract where he set up the framework, established standards and created proper documentation for the entire organization as well as supervised the entire development process. He can do the architecture work as well as the actual development. Kianosh is proficient with front end UI development tools, Object Oriented Programming/Design, AJAX and MVC Framework.

 

Tony is a Web Developer with 6 years of industry experience. Tony recently wrapped up an assignment where he was part of a Ruby on Rails development team. He was able to pick this technology up extremely quickly and with virtually no hand-holding. Prior to that, Tony worked on projects where the technologies spanned from front end UI development to ASP.NET and C#.

 

Ned is a Software Engineer with 18+ years of experience. Currently, he is finishing up an assignment where he has been working as the Principle Software Engineer. He is at an expert level with Microsoft Development including VB.NET, ASP.NET, C#, and .NET Web Controls. Ned has worked as an architect as well as an individual contributor and is comfortable at any level.

 

Chinmay is a Software Engineer with 3+ years of experience. Currently, he is wrapping an assignment where he created a commercial website using ASP.NET, VB.NET, and JavaScript on SQL Server 2005. Chinmay has also been doing some work with C# on his own.

 

Christopher is a Software Engineer/Web Developer with over 10 years experience. He prides himself on his excellent development ability with  ASP.NET, C#, AJAX and MySQL. Christopher is extremely intelligent, driven and has tremendous work ethic.

 

Frank is a Web Developer with cutting edge technologies under his belt. Recently, he rolled off a project in New York where he was working as a back end UI developer with Ruby on Rails as well as JavaScript/jQuery and some HTML5.

 

Zahir is a Software Engineer with 6 years of industry experience. Zahir is proficient with Java/J2EE and also has concrete experience with PHP. He is finishing up his Master’s on May 21st but is able to start part time until after graduation.

 

Etienne is a Web Developer with ample experience in the industry. Currently, Etienne is finishing up an assignment where he is working in an open source environment using HTML5, CSS 3, PHP, Java/J2EE and Zend Framework. He also has solid experience with .Net/C#. He is available to interview immediately and start as soon as May 7th.

 

James is a Windows Systems Administrator who has managed and administered Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007 & 2010 in an Active Directory environment of Windows 2003 & 2008 servers. James has also supported over 100 virtual Windows servers in a VMware environment and configured Windows 2008 servers in a VMware ESX 4 environment.

 

Armando is a Microsoft Certified Engineer who recently completed an email migration to Microsoft Office 365. Armando was entrusted with migrating all user accounts to the cloud as well as providing all the desktop support throughout the project. Our client recently said that Armando was able to come in and seamlessly handle not only the migration project but also the day-to-day issues and would highly recommend him.

 

Jon is a Help Desk/Desktop Support professional. In his last position, he worked with active directory. Jon is proficient with Microsoft products and has experience with Windows 7 Enterprise. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

 

David is a System Administrator professional. He has six years of experience working with Windows systems, Exchange, Network Monitoring and Network Security. In previous positions David has worked with Sharepoint, VPN and Active Directory.

 

Michelle is a junior Client UI Engineer with 2 years of experience. She graduated with a BS in CS and also worked an internship in her time in Michigan. Most recently, she was a Client UI Engineer and her primary responsibilities were implementing user interface in Flash, manipulating components and cell renderers, and utilizing Object Oriented Programming (OOP) techniques in AS3. She also has extensive experience working with Action Script 3, Java, C/C++, Yacc, Lex, Cobol and Lingo.

 

Megin is a Web Designer and QA Tester. As a web designer, she had added content and graphics, updated client web sites, later designing sites with input from clients she wrote articles for their websites. As a tester, she was responsible for testing software for bugs and the majority of it was manual testing. She has extensive experience with 3D studio max 6.0, Photoshop Elements 8, Illustrator, Premiere 6.0, Front Page, AfterEffects and Go Live.

 

Sailaja is a Technical Project Manager who has 15 + years of experience delivering complex projects with proven customer, technical and communication skills. Most recently, she was in Texas where she was a project management consultant and her primary responsibilities include planning, tracking and managing off shore projects for clients in web and client server technologies. She was also responsible for establishing change management methodologies, operating procedures and processes for clients in e- commerce, web 2.0 social networking applications. Her technical skills include: SQL, VB, C,C++,Pascal, Fortran, Ingres, Foxpro, Oracle and J2EE.

 

Dmitriy is a QA Engineer with 10+ years of experience and has extensive experience with manual and automated testing. Most recently, he was writing SQL queries to extract necessary records from SQL server database. He also wrote stored procedures in SQL for data integrity checks and verified and uploaded data as needed. He also was responsible for updating Share Point with reports and graphs. Prior to that, he was responsible for reviewing and verifying functional specifications, assembled test cases, performed black box manual testing of Government auctions internet application built on .NET with SQL server back end and reported defects in Excel. Some of the technologies he has used include: SQL, VB, MS SQL Server, iSeries, Share Point 2010, Silk, Win Runner, Quality Center, Track It, Star Team, Silk Radar and Test Director.

 

Junior is a Software Developer with 2+ years in the industry. He recently came off assignment for us where he used PHP to implement a payment gateway. Prior to that, he developed a number of web applications utilizing PHP and OOP. He also is proficient in HTML and has some light experience in Java.

 

Curtis is a Senior Desktop Support professional. He has experience in Exchange 2003/2007, Active Directory, VPN, and OS. He prides himself is a skilled hands-on problem identifier and troubleshooter who is able to pinpoint and resolve errors in early stages to avoid time or cost expenditures. Curtis is available to interview and start immediately.

 

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half International, 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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Eric DiChiara
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Robert Half International again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, ranking #1 in our industry. (March 19, 2012)

Every once in awhile, I let the talent speak for itself.

Foley is a digital producer who just wrapped up at a top Boston agency where he worked on a five-phase program that included a website, mobile, email and banner campaign.

Nadine is a project manager/internal communications manager with pharma experience. In her most recent role, she developed and implemented strategic global communications programs, managed the global internal newsletter and intranet, drove global news flow and served as creative lead for the company’s corporate ID.

Richard is one of our best PowerPoint specialists. He has 15+ years experience, has completed many assignments for TCG over the past few years and consistently delivers.

Hannah is an art director/senior designer who just wrapped up a two-month contract for TCG and the client raved about her skills. She’s a SCAD graduate and, prior to joining TCG, spent three years working for a health care agency on a broad range of concept advertising, sales promotion and collateral pieces.

Colleen is a junior account coordinator with experience managing B2B advertising accounts. She’s comfortable prospecting, cold calling, working with CRM databases, coordinating with internal marketing/creative teams and serving as the day-to-day contact for clients.

George is a multi-media designer with experience in Flash and AfterEffects. He’s also completed numerous assignments for TCG and consistently receives great reviews.

Meira is a senior account executive/creative services manager and former client. She has extensive experience managing a variety of traditional and interactive projects for health care/pharma clients.

 

John is a senior copywriter with agency, retail and higher-ed experience. He’s written copy for interactive and print and has completed 10+ assignments for TCG over the years.

Mary is a senior copywriter with financial and agency experience. Her portfolio includes online, print, video, direct mail and social media.

Allyson is a junior copywriter with agency and travel experience. She’s written copy for direct mail, catalogs, email and web.

Sunny is a marketing/account manager with 10+ years experience, much of it in the financial services and benefits industries. She is skilled in project management, creative development and client relationships.

Jean is a marketing manager with outstanding design skills. She has experience designing collateral including sell sheets, trade show brochures and banners and sales support materials.

Thai is a studio artist with 3+ years experience in several of Boston’s top agencies. He’s completed several assignments for TCG and has been very solid.

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half International, 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
Senior Account Manager
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Robert Half International again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, ranking #1 in our industry. (March 19, 2012)

Unlike professional baseball, most businesses don’t have the luxury of a 162-game season to get things right. (I’m looking at you, Red Sox!)

 

TCG can help make sure you field the best team every day!

 

This week’s starting 9…


 

Eric DiChiara
Senior Account Manager
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Robert Half International again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, ranking #1 in our industry. (March 19, 2012)

We all want to be liked, but a majority of businesses may be willing to pay more for the distinction, a new TCG survey suggests.

 

Fifty-three percent (53%) of advertising and marketing execs interviewed said they expect companies to increase their investment in Facebook this year. Respondents also anticipate more marketing dollars to be channeled toward Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

For the full news release, go to:

 

http://creativegroup.mediaroom.com/social-media-spend

 

What about you? How do you plan to keep pace as social media platforms evolve? Are you properly staffed? Will you be adding new social media positions this year? Do you like me?

 

Contact me if you’d like a copy of TCG’s 10 Questions to Ask When Staffing for Social Media or our Social Media Job Descriptions. They’re must reads!

 

This week’s top talent…

 

Paul is a junior web designer with front-end development skills. He is skilled in HTML5, CSS3 and web app wireframing. He also has working knowledge of Javascript and Ruby on Rails.

 

Jim is our go-to PowerPoint designer. He’s completed dozens of TCG assignments and is routinely called back by top agencies, financial service firms and retailers. He can help with a new business pitch, merge several existing decks or troubleshoot a deck.

 

Rory is a junior copywriter who just wrapped up a long-term contract and has agency experience. He’s a tremendous junior talent with outstanding references!

 

Andree is an award-winning, senior graphic designer/creative director with experience designing print and online ads, collateral, websites and integrated marketing campaigns. Her clients include consumer, health care, financial, high-tech, pharma, real estate development and non-profit.

 

Juliet is an account/project manager who is wrapping up a long-term TCG contract in higher-ed on 4/4. Her day-to-day responsibilities have included managing advertising efforts and a variety of other projects. She also has agency experience.

 

Andrew is a PR account manager with agency and non-profit experience. His skills include writing press releases, managing social media channels, securing press coverage, writing media alerts and blogging.

 

Tom is a production designer who just wrapped up a month-long contract for a TCG client and received rave reviews. His experience includes retail, energy, financial and insurance. His portfolio includes promotional materials, ads, annual reports, packaging, collateral, trade show materials, web banners, email blasts and digital books.

 

Liz is a junior graphic designer with higher-ed and non-profit experience. She’s comfortable working in both Mac and PC environments and is skilled in CS5 and MS Office.

 

Laura is a marcom specialist with AEC and consumer experience who is just recently back available for contract work. Laura has worked for TCG in the past and always delivered.

 

Joe is an award-winning, senior-graphic designer/art director with design studio experience. His work includes collateral design, logos, ads, catalog and direct mail.

 

Justin is a production designer with production management experience. He recently wrapped up another TCG contract in higher-ed but also has corporate and publishing experience. Justin can do a bit of everything and consistently delivers for TCG clients.

 

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half International, 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.

Eric DiChiara

Senior Account Manager
617.526.8899 (office)   617.943.9957 (cell)   617.345.0016 (fax)

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Robert Half International again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, ranking #1 in our industry. (March 19, 2012)

According to TCG’s Hiring Index for Marketing and Advertising Professionals, hiring is expected to continue rising in Q2. Thirteen percent (13%) of marketing and advertising executives interviewed for the report plan to add full-time staff in Q2.

 

Those companies looking to hire are still having difficulty finding skilled employees, according to the report. Forty-one percent (41%) of those polled face recruiting challenges.

 

This is where TCG comes in! TCG Boston is seven strong, with two account managers focused solely on direct hire opportunities and all with extensive industry experience. Contact me today to learn more about how we’re partnering with top organizations in your industry.

 

For the complete release along with a list of the areas expected to see the largest increases, click on the link below:

 

http://creativegroup.mediaroom.com/Q2-2012Hiring

 

This week’s top talent…

 

Rob is a visual designer with clean design aesthetics and proficiency in Photoshop, Indesign, HTML and CSS.

 

Mark is an account manager with interactive and traditional experience. He’s worked for several local agencies and his references could not say enough great things about him.

 

Sunny is a marketing/account manager with 10+ years experience, much of it in the financial services and benefits industries. She is about to wrap up a three-year contract and is skilled in project management, creative development and client relationships. She’s available as of 4/4.

 

Alisa is a proofreader with agency and financial experience. She’s also comfortable with Indesign.

 

Jean is a marketing manager with outstanding design skills. She recently wrapped up a 3-month contract for TCG and received rave reviews. She has experience designing collateral including sell sheets, trade show brochures, banners and sales support materials.

 

Chris is a studio artist with 10+ years working in several of Boston’s top agencies. His references spoke very well of his skills as a mechanical artist and his ability to handle large volumes of work on a daily basis.

 

Smith is a copywriter/copyeditor with financial experience. He’s successfully completed several TCG assignments and has  consistently received great feedback.

 

Allyson is a junior copywriter with agency and travel experience. She’s written copy for direct mail catalogs, email and web.

 

Alan is an award-winning art director/senior designer with a ton of financial experience. He’s skilled in both web and print design and comfortable with concept, design and production work.

 

Bonnie is a senior copywriter with B2B and direct response experience for high-tech, healthcare, environmental and education clients.

 

Erik is a web content manager who spent five years at a global software company. There, he was responsible for the end-user online experience for the company’s extranet.

 

Cisco is a production designer and one of our go-to contractors. He’s successfully completed dozens of assignments for TCG over the past few years, has worked in a variety of industries and is proficient in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

George is a multi-media designer with experience in Flash and AfterEffects. He’s also completed numerous assignments for TCG and consistently receives great reviews.

 

Thomas is a graphic designer who spent the last eight years at a manufacturing company working on ads, brochures, logos, packaging, catalogs, data sheets and other collateral. He’s proficient with Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Acrobat and Word.

 

Karen is a senior graphic designer with extensive health care and financial experience. She has some of the best references I’ve ever obtained, saying she always nails it right out of the gates and requires very little direction.

 

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just interactive, marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half International, 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.

 

Eric DiChiara
Senior Account Manager
617.526.8899 (office)   617.943.9957 (cell)   617.345.0016 (fax)

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Robert Half International again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list, ranking #1 in our industry. (March 19, 2012)

We understand web projects can be complex. Fortunately, staffing the project doesn’t have to be when you work with The Creative Group and Robert Half Technology. We can provide you with a full range of skilled professionals for your next web project. From concept to execution, we’ve got you covered.

 

Call me to learn more about how TCG and RHT can staff your next web project!

 

And check out some of the top web/digital talent we have available this week…

 

·         Chris is a junior interactive designer who just wrapped up a year-long contract at a global retailer. He’s proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Flash, HTML, CSS and Dreamweaver.

·         Craig is a senior interactive art director with agency and consumer experience. His work includes websites, mobile apps, CRM program pieces and direct mail.

·         Ann is a senior web designer/art director with a ton of financial experience. Her work includes websites, microsites, Flash animations, user interfaces and multimedia.

·         Christine is a senior interactive art director and a “great find” according to one of my clients after completing several assignments for them. She has a strong agency background with outstanding references.

·         Brian is a digital strategist who comes from a web design and development background so he truly understands how web sites and applications work. Brian has mostly recently worked as a web project manager and has experience with SEO/SEM, analytics, content management systems and content migrations.

·         Mike is a senior project manager who recently wrapped up an award-winning iPhone app project for a national financial services firm.

·         Steve is a UX/UI/art director who has recently completed contract assignments as several top agencies in Boston. He also has a background in video and film production.

·         Rory is a senior IA/UX designer with agency, consumer, financial and healthcare experience. She has a proven ability to integrate usability practices, build relationships and manage complex projects in order to create successful online experiences. (She’s available for a full workload but only able to work two days a week onsite.)

·         Stacy is a community marketing manager/marketing associate with experience in community management, campaign building, email marketing, events and blogging.

·         Eunice is a marketing communications manager who has experience with SEO/SEM, Google AdWords, collateral development, market research and PR.

·         Alan is an award-winning art director/senior designer with a ton of financial experience. He’s skilled in both web and print design and comfortable with concept, design and production work.

·         George is a multi-media designer with experience in Flash and AfterEffects. He’s also completed numerous assignments for TCG and consistently receives great reviews.

·         Erik is a web content manager who spent  years at a global software company. There, he was responsible for the end-user online experience for the company’s extranet.

·         Kim is an award-winning senior art director with agency and big brand experience. Her portfolio includes print, direct mail, microsites, online banners and emails.

 

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

 

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

Eric DiChiara
Senior Account Manager
617.526.8899 (office)   617.943.9957 (cell)   617.345.0016 (fax)

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“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

 

(I thought that was an appropriate quote after the Patriots’ championship run ended.)

 

So, now tell me who…who’s it going to be…

Who of the talent below, is going to make you call me?

 

·         Jennifer is an interactive project manager/creative services manager with experience managing online and print projects including emails, videos, banner ads, blogs, microsites and direct mail.

·         Dot is an award-winning senior creative director with a ton of agency and big brand experience. Her portfolio includes broadcast, print, online POS, interactive, brand promotions, social media and out-of-home.

·         Kathleen is a brand project manager who recently relocated to Boston from NYC where she worked for a leading beauty industry company. Her experience includes marketing and creative communications, product development and marketing promotions.

·         Hannah is an art director/senior designer who is also a recent addition to Boston from NYC (what’s up New York?!). She’s a SCAD graduate who spent the last three years working for a health care agency on a broad range of concept advertising, sales promotion and collateral pieces.

·         Craig is a senior interactive art director who spent the last 13 years at a top agency where he concepted and designed websites, Facebook apps, email campaigns, mobile, direct mail and catalogs.

·         Jose is a marketing coordinator who is wrapping up his second successful TCG project at a top AEC firm. For the past eight months, he’s been helping to write, develop and coordinate RFP’s. He is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

·         Gail is a graphic designer with experience across many industries, including financial, consumer, publishing and health care. Her portfolio includes reports, brochures, ads, logos, icons, custom charts, newsletters and PowerPoint presentations.

·         Lee is an associate community manager/producer with experience managing private and public online communities using social networking, market research, surveys, online discussions, chat and brainstorming sessions.

·         Kathryn is a digital communications/project manager who spent 10 years working for a global consumer products company where she saved more than $1M by building a global employee portal, orchestrated an award-winning global blog and collaborated on 20+ digital projects.

·         Kim is an award-winning senior art director with agency and big brand experience. Her portfolio includes print, direct mail, microsites, online banners and emails.

·         Jared is a digital producer with 5+ years experience working for several top agencies. He’s proficient in MS Project and has helped produce online ads, sitelets, microsites and videos.

 

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

 

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


Eric DiChiara
Senior Account Manager
617.526.8899 (office)   617.943.9957 (cell)   617.345.0016 (fax)

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Have you ever found yourself thinking, “if only I had another meeting today…that would be awesome!”

 

Didn’t think so…and you’re not alone!

 

In fact, 45% of managers polled by Robert Half felt that employees would be more productive if their companies banned meetings one day a week.

 

Donna Farrugia, executive director of The Creative Group, offers up a few easy tips to consider next time you feel the urge to plan a meeting.

 

http://inhowse.howdesign.com/contributors/donna-farrugia/hold-the-meetings/

 

And here’s this week’s talent:

·         Judson is a UX designer with mobile and e-commerce experience. He’s worked in a variety of industries, including travel, hospitality, luxury, AEC and healthcare.

·         Julie is visual designer with web and print skills and extensive agency experience. Her recent work includes interactive banners and landing pages for a national brand.

·         Leslie is an experienced copywriter with a ton of financial experience. She’s written copy for both print and web and has written copy for shareholder materials as well as internal and client communications.

·         Joie is a marketing manager with 10+ years experience working in the AEC industry. Throughout her career, she’s been responsible for RFP, promotional materials, client presentations and strategic communications.

·         Chris is a senior copywriter/creative director with a extensive experience in branding, direct mail and multi-channel marketing across a range of industries, including retail, technology and media.

·         Patricia is a senior electronic publishing specialist with financial experience. In a recent role, she managed, edited and produced an award-winning newsletter for 1K+ employees. She’s also worked extensively on federally-regulated mutual fund annual reports.

·         Dave is a copywriter with 10+ years experience working in a variety of agency and retail environments. He recently wrapped up a year-long contract where he wrote packaging copy for 20 products, produced in-store materials and edited thousands of online product pages.

·         Traci is a marketing specialist who is wrapping up a long- term contract at a national software company. She also worked for TCG at a health care company and received great feedback. She has experience with media planning, advertising campaigns, marketing projects and e-newsletters.

·         Cisco is a production designer and one of our go-to contractors. He’s successfully completed dozens of assignments for TCG over the past few years, has worked in a variety of industries and is proficient in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

·         Sarah is a production artist with web and print skills. She just wrapped up a successful assignment for TCG a top online retailer and received outstanding reviews.

 

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

 

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Eric DiChiara
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With Turkey Day just a few days away, it’s time to give thanks.

 

Here’s a plateful of what I’m thankful for this year (in no particular order):

 

·         my wife/best friend

·         electricity

·         the health of my family

·         my job

·         3 days off next week (yea!)

·         screened-in porches

·         Burdick’s hot chocolate

·         Yoga

·         traditions old and new

·         gluten-free beer (Redbridge) at Fenway Park

·         twitter (follow me @ericdichiara)

·         Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues (album)

·         every single day

 And in honor of Thanksgiving, here’s a side dish of talent:

 

·         Mike is still my hottest candidate again this week but is pending for several opportunities. He is a digital art director/multimedia designer with strong front-end development skills. His portfolio includes websites, direct mail, animations, Flash-based web tools, video-based presentations and Flash banners.

·         Julia is a graphic designer with a ton of consumer packaging experience and has worked for several global brands.

·         Bruce is a Flash/web developer with strong ActionScript and HTML coding skills.

·         Michael is an online marketing manager with 10+ years experience. His experience includes ecommerce, SEO/paid search, lead generation and social media.

·         William is a graphic designer with extensive higher-ed experience. His portfolio includes viewbooks, brochures, web pages and history books.

·         Cynthia is a marketing coordinator with A/E/C experience. In her most recent role, she was responsible for RFPs/RFQs, marketing collateral, events and social media.

·         Katherine is a communications manager with higher-ed experience. She has managed the development of marketing communications, managed relationships with external agencies and directed the redesign of the development office website.

·         Joanna is a graphic designer with agency experience from NYC where she worked on the “Got Milk” campaign. She has an outstanding portfolio and is available as of 11/18.

·         Jacob is an account executive/director of media operations/senior marketing program specialist with 10+ years experience working for several top global brands. His experience includes implementing and executing integrated marketing programs, sourcing and procuring vendor services and managing creative operations.

·         Alexis is a junior graphic designer with web and print skills who recently wrapped up a long-term contract at a top financial services firm in Boston. Her experience includes brochures, white papers, enrollment materials, emails, pocket folders, Flash banners and Flash videos.

 

Don’t forget, TCG can help with all of your staffing needs, not just marketing and creative. As part of Robert Half International, our seven lines of business offer full-service staffing solutions in the areas of technology, administrative and office support, accounting and 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
Senior Account Manager
617.526.8899 (office)   617.943.9957 (cell)   617.345.0016 (fax)
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