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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

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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)

It’s a wonderful time of year-

 

·         We gain an hour of daylight this weekend when we turn the clocks ahead (don’t forget).

·         It’s going to be 60+ degrees this week. I’m totally wearing shorts to work.

·         The Sox are in Florida for Spring Training.

·         Clients are busier than ever with new projects and increased hiring. Yea!

 

And, as always, we have great talent available this week…

·         Ron is a senior graphic designer with web and print skills. His strong portfolio includes emails, websites, direct mail, sell sheets, brochures, info graphics, ads and logos. In addition to CS5, he’s also skilled in Quark, HTML, CSS and Dreamweaver.

·         Alvona is a marketing communications coordinator who recently wrapped up a contract at a top biotech firm. Her experience includes events, social media, proposals and coordination. She also speaks Spanish and French.

·         Carlton is a graphic designer with higher-ed and publishing experience. Comfortable with concept through production, his portfolio includes brochures, direct mail, flyers, posters, signage, web banners and emails.

·         Jason is a multimedia producer who just wrapped up a contract at a top agency. His experience includes sites, webcasts, Flash banners and emails.

·         Bailey is a junior project manager with experience developing websites, e-newsletters, promotional campaigns and strategic marketing programs for several top retailers.

·         Will is a senior marketing coordinator with AEC and travel experience. His strength is project management, whether it’s marketing and promotional campaigns or proposals and presentations.

·         Lori is one of our go-to production artists/presentation specialists. She just wrapped up another successful PowerPoint assignment and is also skilled in Indesign, Quark, Photoshop and Word.

·         Onix is a graphic designer/production artist who just wrapped up a six month contract at a Boston agency where he was working on Flash banners and a variety of print production assignments.

·         Alexie is a web/print production artist who is particularly strong with HTML emails. He’s also one of our go-to consultants and is consistently asked for by our best clients.

·         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.

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
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…think of all the work that could get done!

 

Check out the TCG talent available this week to help with your lucky Leap Year projects…

 

·         Lee is a web/print production artist who spent the past four years at a top retailer. She has experience designing web pages, slicing and optimizing images for the web, creating templates for catalogs and collateral, and expediting workflow.

·         Dara is a senior graphic designer with agency, financial and non-profit experience. She has worked on web and print projects and is a certified usability analyst.

  • Ingrid is a marketing manager who spent the past six years in the energy industry. Her skills include vendor management, direct mail, email, print collateral, telemarketing and online campaigns.

·         Rebecca is a senior web/interactive project manager with agency and financial experience. She also has strong copywriting skills.

  • Bonnie is a senior copywriter with B2B and direct response experience for high-tech, healthcare, environmental and education clients.
  • Chris is a studio artist with 10+ years working in several of Boston’s top agencies. His references spoke very highly of his skills as a mechanical artist and his ability to handle large volumes of work on a daily basis.

·         Jean is a senior marketing communications specialist with outstanding design skills. She recently wrapped up a four-month contract for TCG where she managed all aspects of a new product launch for a health care organization.

  • Stacie is a senior marketing professional with experience in non-profit, education and healthcare. Her skills include strategy, branding, communications, events, social media and media relations.
  • Elisa is a junior account/marketing/PR coordinator with her MBA. She has strong communications skills and is  bilingual in English and Spanish and even knows a little French.

·         Jill is an award-winning copywriter with strong headline writing skills. Her experience includes retail and healthcare.

·         Liz is an account director/production manager with agency and publishing experience. In her most recent role, she managed strategic and design projects for over 20 clients.

·         Lou is an art director/creative lead with experience working in a variety of professional service environments. He has experience designing collateral for annual events, new business pitches, ads, POP displays, microsites, CDs and reports.

 

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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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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Bill Belichick understands the value of contractors and interim solutions. How else do you explain Patriot’s safety Ross Ventrone being brought back nine times this year alone?

 

Like many of my best clients, Coach Bill has his core team that is almost always on the field. But then he brings in certain skill sets as needed to compliment this core depending who they’re playing.

 

Look where it’s gotten him…

 

Check out our super talent available this week…

 

·         Jared is an interactive producer with extensive agency experience. His projects have included ads, sitelets, microsites and videos.

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

·         Lee is an internal communications manager with health care and non-profit experience. He recently relocated to Boston from North Caroline where he worked for a national health care firm.

·         Smith is a copywriter/copyeditor who just wrapped up another successful contract assignment for TCG at a financial services firm. Our client has repeatedly called him back for more work and extended his assignments several times.

·         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.

·         Jordan is a junior Flash designer with agency experience. He is skilled with Flash banners and modules and clients rave about his work.

·         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.

·         Alison is a web content manager with technology and higher-ed experience. She recently completed a content migration plan and is comfortable HTML, Wordpress, CMS, Photoshop, Google Analytics and salesforce.

·         Kate is a marketing communications manager/specialist with experience managing marketing communication efforts, including marketing collateral, ads, conferences, press releases, corporate communications and direct mail campaigns.

·         Wenwen is a junior SEO/interactive marketing coordinator with content generation and Google Adwords and Google Analytics experience. She is multi-lingual and also has PR skills.

 

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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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.

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Secure one of our contractors for a contract assignment and I’ll personally deliver an iced coffee (or tea) to your office!

 This offer expires 8/31.

 Please hurry, I’m thirsty and need to get out of the office!  :)

Check out some of the hot talent available this week:

1. Jill is a seasoned interactive marketing communications manager with a background in web-based lead generation, project management, branding and strategy development, email marketing and marketing analytics. Jill just came off assignment where she developed and executed a multi-step re-branding email campaign. The client was thrilled with her work and found her to be an indispensable resource.

2. Jason is an interactive designer who just spent the past year at top agency in Boston. He has worked on websites for a number of premium brands as well as several iPhone apps, working on the user interface and the HTML coding.

3. Alexie just wrapped up a web design/production assignment for us at a top retailer. He has completed 50+ assignments for TCG in NYC and Boston. He’s skilled in HTML, Illustrator and Photoshop and has worked on emails and landing pages. In addition to retail clients, he’s also completed assignments at several Boston agencies.

4. Meg is a graphic designer with agency experience who has designed promotional pieces for print and web including POP, in-store product displays, collateral, print ads, logos, signage, event booths, web banner ads and email blasts. She is highly creative and has a great eye for design!

5. Winifred is an online marketing associate with experience in Google Adwords, web metrics, social media and Search Engine Optimization. She has grown companies’ social media accounts tremendously, garnered sales leads through Twitter and is skilled in search marketing.

6. Robert is a senior copywriter/copyeditor with a focus on the financial and technical industries. He has worked for a top financial services organization for several years and has written a variety of pieces including annual and quarterly reports. He also has experience in press releases, blogs, white papers, email marketing and educational articles.

7. Jim is an art director/graphic designer with over twenty years experience in the automotive, aerospace, sports marketing, health care, and most recently in the past twelve years in the food and beverage “spirits” industries. The brand promotions were national in scope, across multi channels, and often partnered with other national retail chains, supermarkets, and club stores with retail POS mass displays, packaging, VAP packaging, end isle header cards, case cards, isle violators, danglers, IRC and MIR coupons, FSI, cold case stickers, banners, posters, trade and national magazine ads.

8. Bryon is an experienced interactive producer/designer. His clients include law firms, healthcare companies and non-profits. He is skilled in CS5, HTML, XHTML and CSS. In addition, Byron is also skilled in information architecture and wireframes.

9. Kathy is an award-winning graphic designer who has 20 years design experience. On her last assignment at a top engineering firm, the client raved about her work and kept her on for 9 months. Kathy is Mac and PC based, an expert in CS5, and has experience with all forms of collateral, annual reports, direct mail, POP, trade shows, and large format signage.

10. Julie is a skilled website content and social media manager. She has done web content, social media, e-newsletters, writing, editing, web metrics and a variety of public relations work as well. She is skilled in Adobe Suite, Flash, Digital Video and Wordpress.

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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