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According to TCG’s Hiring Index for Marketing and Advertising Professionals, hiring is expected to continue rising in Q3. Fifteen percent (15%) of marketing and advertising executives interviewed for the report plan to add full-time staff in Q3.

 

Those companies looking to hire are still having difficulty finding skilled employees, according to the report. Fifty-one percent (51%) of those polled face recruiting challenges. This is up 10 points from Q2.

 

This is where TCG comes in! TCG Boston is now eight 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/Q3-2012Hiring

 

This week’s talent…

Amber is a UX/interactive designer with an outstanding portfolio. She recently spent three years designing dynamic websites for luxury and hospitality clients. She’s expert level in Creative Suite, HTML and CSS. She’s also comfortable in Flash, Javascript and jQuery.

 

Sam is a mid-level copywriter who is wrapping up a long-term contract on Friday at a top consumer products company. He also has experience writing for agencies and professional service firms.

 

Mark is an account executive/copywriter with experience wearing many hats within a small agency environment. His copy experience includes website, emails, white papers, ads and press releases. He is also fluent in four languages.

 

Jim, our go-to PowerPoint presentation specialist is back available after wrapping up another successful TCG assignment. You can’t go wrong with Jim!

 

Rory is a junior copywriter who also has experience uploading content to websites using content management systems. His copy experience includes web, print and direct mail.

 

Michelle is a graphic designer with web and print skills who recently wrapped up her third TCG assignment and she continues to receive great reviews.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.

 

Jared is a marketing/editorial assistant with financial services experience. He has a strong communications background that includes writing for websites, HTML email campaigns, e-newsletters and social media.

 

Chris is a junior web designer with great exposure to a variety of technologies and tools. He has been doing freelance for the past few years for clients across many industries. He has extensive knowledge and experience with Wordpress.

 

Pete is a web/UI developer with agency and financial services experience. He’s proficient in HTML5, CSS, jQuery and Wordpress. He recently completed a two-week assignment for TCG and the client raved about his skills and attitude.

 

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.

 

Greg is an account/marketing coordinator who is just wrapped up a very successful, three-month contract for TCG. He assisted our client in the production of online ads, working closely with sales reps, advertisers and the production team.

 

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
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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)

Who can afford to work just one night a year?

·         Dasher is a speedy account coordinator with strong client-facing and project management skills.

·         Dancer is a digital art director who’ll do whatever it takes to deliver presents and projects on time. She just completed a new business pitch for a Boston agency and our client said she was “a great find.”

·         Prancer is a self-starting web project manager who just wrapped up a contract working for an international consumer brand. His experience includes content migration, copy production and email marketing.

·         Vixen is an online marketing manager who can turn on a dime. Her background includes retail, health care and insurance.

·         Comet is a digital art director/multimedia designer who never misses a day of work. He just wrapped up a quick Flash project for TCG at a Boston ad agency and received great reviews. His portfolio includes websites, direct mail, animations, Flash-based web tools, video-based presentations and Flash banners.

·         Cupid is an art director with strong leadership skills. He has agency experience and has worked on general advertising, direct response, digital and customer relationship marketing.

·         Donner is an email marketing/web content specialist who takes direction well. She also has experience strategizing, drafting, testing and executing web page and email content for an online B2C company.

·         Blitzen is a senior graphic designer known for his quick turnarounds. Blitzen has agency experience and has worked on general advertising, collateral, environmental, editorial and web design.

·         Rudolph is one of our go-to web production artists and can cut through dense fog. He’s completed 50+ assignments for TCG over the past few years. He’s proficient in Photoshop, HTML and CSS.

*Not available 12/24. Need Sundays off for reindeer games.

 

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.

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

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Our new 2012 salary guides are out and the research suggests that professionals in creative fields can expect average starting salary gains of 3.5%in 2012. Those with interactive skills, such as user experience (UX) designers, are especially sought after as firms look to improve their web presence and transition many of their marketing programs online.

 

Call me to schedule a time to hand deliver a salary guide and I’ll throw in a coffee on me. (I won’t physically throw in a coffee but you get what I’m saying.)

 

This week’s talent…

 

·         David is a senior copywriter/copy director with e-commerce experience. He’s worked for several top brands and his portfolio includes promotional email campaigns, landing pages, catalogs, ads, branding, product, packaging and radio copy.

·         Karen is a web content manager with extensive financial experience. She’s written copy for email drip campaigns and managed content development for site redesigns.

·         Stephanie is a project/print production manager with agency experience. Her projects have included brochure design, direct mail campaigns, print ads, tradeshow graphics and new business pitches.

·         Alexie is one of our go-to web production artists. He’s completed 50+ assignments for TCG over the past few years and just wrapped up another one working on Flash banners. He’s proficient in Photoshop, HTML and CSS.

·         Jim is our PowerPoint guru and he just wrapped up another successful TCG assignment for a top Boston agency where our client once again raved about his work.

·         Elizabeth is a graphic designer who recently relocated from CT where she worked for an A/E/C firm on print and email campaigns. She’s also comfortable working on RFPs and RFQs.

·         Christian is a marketing/PR coordinator who is wrapping up a long-term contract for TCG on Friday. For the past eight months, he’s been assisting with web articles, social media postings, press releases, press conferences, talking points, pitches and media buys.

·         Kerri is a marketing communications manager with Marketo, Google Analytics and Wordpress experience.

·         Divya is a marketing assistant with social media experience and solid graphics abilities. She’s also strong with market research and cold calling.

·         Tim is a senior marketing writer with experience in technology and financial services. He has significant experience writing web copy, product copy, press materials and collateral.

·         Thai is a studio artist with agency experience. He just wrapped up a quick assignment for TCG and received rave reviews. He’s particularly strong with mechanicals and versioning.

·         Deb is a web project manager/marketing communications specialist who recently wrapped up a long-term assignment for TCG managing a monthly newsletter and related website.

 

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
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Under pressure to complete your Q4 creative production and design projects? TCG has the highly skilled copywriters, graphic designers, project managers and other creative professionals you need for:

 

·         Annual and corporate reports

·         Holiday marketing campaigns

·         New product launches

·         Branding updates

 

We can help you stay on schedule and on budget!

 

Call me today with an assignment that is 40+ hours and I’ll give you one day free!

 

This week’s talent…

 

·         Brandon is a front-end web developer with web programming and application development experience. He has worked with HTML5, jQuery and CSS3, and he recently built a content management system used by over 4300 clients.

·         Zachary is a production designer who recently relocated from Seattle and is wrapping up a contract at a top biotech firm. In Seattle, he worked for several design studios and communications firms. He is proficient in CS5 (on both a Mac and PC) and is competent in Quark, HTML and CSS.

·         Kevin is a copywriter who is well-versed in interactive, collateral and consumer advertising. His experience includes automotive, medical, mortgage and entertainment.

·         Robin is a web content specialist who has experience working with several content management systems. She’s also a skilled proofreader which helps in eliminating mistakes when posting content for the world to see.

·         Ben is a jack-of-all trades with copywriting, web design and print design skills. He recently wrapped up a contract at a top agency.

·         Deb is a web project manager/marketing communications specialist who recently wrapped up a long-term assignment for TCG managing a monthly newsletter and related website.

·         Deb is a copywriter/copyeditor with experience writing and editing catalogs, ads, emails and web content.

·         Jordan is a junior flash developer with experience working on Flash animations and web banners.

·         Paula is a web marketing manager with experience managing email campaigns, writing web copy, updating websites and producing print collateral.

·         Lauren is a hybrid web and print designer who also has packaging skills. Her portfolio includes websites, brochures, posters, packaging and book designs.

·         Jill is a marketing coordinator/specialist with financial experience. In her most recent role, she planned and executed events, updated and maintained the company website, maintained the CRM database and wrote press releases.

·         Laurel is a senior marketing communications manager with financial experience. One of her references called her a “breath of fresh air and brings great energy” to any project.

·         Charlotte is a marcom manager who just wrapped up a long-term contract for TCG. In this most recent role, she worked on webinars, electronic ads, direct mail, emails, white papers, sales collateral and flash/video projects.

·         Arthur is a project manager/production coordinator with financial experience. He has worked with key stakeholders to produce printed and electronic communications, negotiated costs with outside vendors and proofread bluelines to ensure accuracy.

 

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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Fall is a time when not only the leaves change, but also when many people look to change jobs. You can either ply them with cider donuts or click on the link below for tips!

 

http://www.creativegroup.com/KeepingTopTalent

 

This week’s top talent (in case someone does leave)…

 

·         Roksana is a marketing coordinator with social media, content management, and PR experience. She has written and edited copy for e-newsletters, press releases and action alerts and also has knowledge of SEO, HTML and CSS.

·         Scott is a senior interactive designer (NH-based) with experience designing for websites, mobile devices, emails, and multimedia. He is skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS and Javascript.

·         Lexie is a web content specialist who is wrapping up a year-long contract with a top publisher. She’s currently managing their 200-page website, coding new pages, writing content and troubleshooting any issues.

·         Stephanie is a senior communications specialist with financial and publishing experience. She’s written, reviewed and edited various communications including news releases, pitch letters, media alerts, web content and by-lined articles.

·         Craig is an award-winning senior copywriter with agency experience. He’s written copy for some of the top brands out there and his work includes print, broadcast and interactive.

·         Holly is an award-winning communications manager/portal manager with financial and corporate experience. Her claim to fame is her ability to create and manage intranet/portal news channels for large companies that include articles, messaging, customer success stories, employee profiles and video series.

·         Sarah is a marketing project/account manager with strong communications skills. She has experience managing vendors and budgets, writing copy for marketing communications, managing monthly e-newsletters and coordinating tradeshows and webinars.

·         Alexie is our go-to web production artist/front-end developer. He’s completed 50+ assignments for TCG in Boston and NYC. Most recently, he was coding HTML emails and uploading content using a content management system.

·         Jim is one of our go-to PowerPoint specialists and Richard is another. Both specialize in new business pitches and rebranding efforts. And both are repeatedly called back by our best clients for more work.

·         Debbie is a graphic designer who is proficient in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. She recently wrapped up a long-term contract as a top financial services firm.

 

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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…could you?

 

This week’s top talent…

 

·         Ryan is a web designer with coding skills. Over the past three years, he’s completed more than 10 assignments (many of them long-term) and consistently receives outstanding reviews.

·         Jane is an account/project manager with agency, health care and financial experience.

·         Nestor is an art director/graphic designer with agency and magazine experience. He’s completed nine assignments for TCG over the past year and consistently delivers. One of his references said Nestor is great at understanding and explaining creative ideas and works well with others.

·         Kristin is an account coordinator with graphic design skills as a bonus. On the account side, she spent a year developing social media strategies (including Facebook, Twitter and blogs) for several clients including a top resort.

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

·         Tim is a senior marketing writer with experience in technology and financial services. He has significant experience writing web copy, product copy, press materials and collateral.

·         Joshua is a corporate communications specialist with financial experience. His portfolio include quarterly reports, white papers, speeches and articles.

·         Alyson is an account supervisor with 10+ years agency experience working on integrated marketing communications planning and execution for the insurance, travel, telecom, automotive and financial industries.

·         Kristen is a marketing manager with 8+ years experience working in health care. Her experience includes collateral development, advertising, public relations, events and social networking.

·         Candice is a desktop publisher with strong Indesign, Quark and Word skills. Candice has completed several assignments for TCG over the past year and our clients have praised her hard work and ability to meet deadlines.

 

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.

 

Thanks,

 

Eric

 

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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Because you are a valued client, I want you to be among the first to know the results of Robert Half’s Professional Employment Report. This survey of more than 4,000 U.S. executives provides information on anticipated hiring in the creative field, including these key findings:

  • A net 20 percent of advertising and marketing executives interviewed plan to increase staffing levels in the fourth quarter.
  • More than half (57 percent) of advertising and marketing executives said it’s challenging to find skilled creative professionals, up 15 points from Q3.
  • Web developers/designers, user experience (UX) designers and online project managers are the positions in greatest demand. 

To learn more, download a snapshot of the Q4 hiring trends specific to the creative field, or get the full report by visitingwww.roberthalf.us/per.

This week’s top talent…

·         Rebecca is an interactive art director/designer who just relocated from NYC where she worked for several global brands and top agencies. Her beautiful portfolio includes online, print and videos.

·         Lisa is a junior interactive producer/designer with agency experience. She has managed project development including kick off, information flow, wireframing, and specs.

·         Sam is a copywriter with agency and professional services experience. He is wrapping up this week at a top agency.

·         Thai is a production designer with agency experience and exposure to global brands. Thai is proficient in AfterEffects, Indesign, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, CSS, HTML, and Javascript.

·         Barret is a web marketing specialist with SEO and social media experience. He has developed and managed web marketing programs for professional service, health care, and B2B companies. He’s also developed and managed SEO and PPC for national health care clients.

·         Jessica is a marketing specialist with health care experience. In her most recent role, she was responsible for project management of member acquisitions, welcome engagement, retention activities, communications and outreach.

·         Kerri is a marketing manager with email and product launch experience. She is skilled with Marketo, Google Analytics, SEO, and blogging.

·         Jim is a video producer specializing in branded online content. His video work has included employee testimonials, driver trainings, tourism, and product promotional.

·         Rami is a social media/marketing manager with experience developing marketing initiatives, campaign development, copywriting, and video production. Rami’s online experience includes social media as well as organic and paid searches.

·         Kathy is an award-winning graphic designer with financial and A/E/C experience. She’s completed several assignments for TCG and consistently receives rave reviews.

·         Heather is a marketing programs manager with financial experience. In her most recent role, she developed and executed communications materials and managed internal and external creative agencies.

·         Janelle is a marketing manager/specialist with financial and A/E/C experience. She’s looking to get back into the A/E/C space and enjoys working on proposals and client presentations.

·         Jill is a consumer products and services marketing manager with experience in email marketing, online advertising, social media, PR, and direct mail. Jill has worked for several top consumer brands.

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.

Thanks,

Eric

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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Last week’s survey highlighted how employers are increasingly using Facebook to hire and fire employees. But don’t fret! Here’s an outstanding tool that will surely help you navigate the choppy waters of business etiquette in the digital age!

Our free guide, Business Etiquette: The New Rules in a Digital Age, offers etiquette tips when using:

LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter

Email and instant messaging

Mobile devices

Phone, video and web conferencing

BONUS: Sticky Etiquette Q&A 

This week’s top talent:

1.    Beth is an interactive producer with agency experience. She has worked on traditional and digital brand communications for clients in a variety of industries.

2.    Jason is a flash developer with experience working for a top financial services firm in Boston. There, he was responsible for creating online web tutorials, converting live presentations into online formats, and developing online marketing animations. He’s proficient in Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro, and DVD Studio Pro.

3.    Amanda is a marketing specialist with email marketing experience. She’s also used Google Analytics, Constant Contact and Lexis-Nexus. In her most recent position, she used research programs to prepare and analyze marketing demographic and statistical information for company-wide usage.

4.    Nicole is a creative/art director who recently spent the past 8 years at a global software development company. There, she designed UI and web/digital assets, developed branding for a variety of products, and created materials for tradeshows and events. She also has agency experience and has worked on several top brands.

5.    Phaedra is a graphics specialist with print, online, and packaging skills. Her experience includes emails, web banners, tradeshow graphics, marketing collateral, and packaging graphics.

6.    Jason is a marketing communications specialist with strong writing skills. He has 5+ years experience working for a top university here in Boston where he worked on marketing materials and campaigns, wrote and edited an alumni magazine and internal e-newsletter, and wrote copy for marketing projects, feature stories, and press releases.

7.    Tim is a senior marketing writer with experience in technology and financial services. He has significant experience writing web copy, product copy, press materials and collateral. He recently wrapped up a two-year long contract for TCG and received rave reviews.

8.    Witney is a graphic designer with experience in the technology and financial arenas. Most recently, she designed proposal graphics, PPT presentations, one-sheeters, brochures and HR materials. She has her Masters in Communication Design from Pratt Institute and her references said she was very easy to work with, always came up with creative ideas and routinely provided multiple options to any design challenge.

9.    Pavithra is a web developer/programmer with HTML, Flash, ActionScript and Javascript skills. She recently wrapped up a contract at a top agency here in Boston.

10.    Lisa is a content marketing manager/copywriter with experience writing copy and online content for B2B, B2C and retail networks. Her experience includes email campaigns, e-newsletters, sales promos, landing pages, direct mail, webinars, collateral and presentations.

11.    Tom is a studio manager with his project management certification. He has agency and non-profit experience and is also a former client.

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.

Thanks,

Eric

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

Eric DiChiara
Senior Account Manager
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According to a new mindshare.com survey, roughly 45% of employers are now using social media sites to screen potential employees. While that might not shock you, it might surprise you that more employers are looking at Facebook rather than LinkedIn as a means to screen. Check out the link below for the full story.

http://tinyurl.com/44w4r68

Next week, I’ll pass along TCG’s Business Etiquette Guide (the new rules in the digital age)…in the meantime, be careful what you post!

This week’s top talent: 

1.    Ryan is a graphic designer with experience working on catalogs, flyers, media kits, digital displays, conference materials, email templates, and web graphics. He’s proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Quark, and HTML. 

2.    Ramon is a front-end web developer/web production artist who has completed many assignments for TCG over the years at some of our best clients. He has cross-browser testing experience and is proficient with HTML, CSS, and Photoshop.

3.    Meg is a junior marketing coordinator with 1+ years experience.  This experience includes social media, PR, media analysis, and communications. She is also comfortable working in Indesign and PowerPoint.

4.    Chris is a senior designer/art director with a wide range of experience and clients. He’s worked for several top brands during his career and has experience with web design, package design, POS, trade shows, and strategy.

5.    Sharon is a user interface designer with agency, financial, and technology experience. Her portfolio includes mobile designs for iPhone and Android platforms, websites, intranet sites, web apps, sitemaps, wireframes, icons, and logos.

6.    Ray is a senior graphic designer/art director with 10+ years experience working for a top publishing company where he designed marketing/promotional materials, special supplements, and magazine inserts.

7.    Randall is a creative services manager with his certification in project management. His experience includes direct marketing, catalogs, e-commerce, and packaging.

8.    Julie is a content manager with experience writing e-newsletters, maintaining site content, PR, and social media. She’s available as of 8/15.

9.    Kevin is a multimedia designer with experience producing online courses for continuing education, including interactive Flash materials, hand-coded HTML and CSS educational materials, and PowerPoint presentations. Have any new training programs you’re looking to develop for the fall?

10.  Karen is an account director/supervisor with agency experience servicing a number of top brands across a variety of industries. Her expertise includes strategic planning, media planning, project management, budget analysis and allocation, and relationship management.

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.

Thanks,

Eric

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

 Eric DiChiara

Senior Account Manager

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