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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
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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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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.

 

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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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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