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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
617.526.8899 (office)  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)

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
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)

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
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 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)

many writers, designers and IA’s

wait for spring to come out and play.

like good ole St. Patrick

I’ll work me Irish magic

to drive the talent your ways!

 

This week’s lucky talent…

 

·         Bethany is a digital project manager with agency experience. She recently relocated from California where she spent the last few years managing key client relationships for both digital and print initiatives.

·         Colleen is an interactive designer/IA/web production designer who recently wrapped up a contract at a top insurance company. Her work includes e-commerce, corporate websites and software application interfaces.

·         Luke is a marketing specialist with experience in communications, sponsorships, social media and PR.

·         Amanda is a front-end developer with design skills. She’s proficient in HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, Joomla and Wordpress.

·         Courtney is a program/project coordinator with event experience. She’s skilled in Creative Suite, PowerPoint/Keynote, Dreamweaver and SEO.

·         Erica is an account manager with agency and non-profit experience. She has strong client-facing and communications skills.

·         Brian is a digital strategist with a web design/development background. He’s worked as an interactive producer at two top agencies and is experienced with web project management, strategy, SEO/SEM and web content migrations.

·         Deb is an email marketing specialist with strong project management skills. She has completed two long-term successful projects for TCG.

·         Bob is a senior graphic designer with strong production and photo retouching skills. He’s completed 10+ assignments for TCG over the past few years and has worked for several global brands and top agencies.

·         Davin is a marketing associate with experience in print collateral development, website management (using TeamSite and SharePoint), account management, PR and event coordination.

·         Bonnie is a traffic/print production manager with extensive retail experience. Throughout her career, she has succeeded in reducing costs and improving efficiency in prepress, scheduling and workflow.

·         Andrew is a web content manager/analyst with extensive experience in financial services. He’s not available until 5/1 but we expect to have him lined up for his next assignment long before that.

 

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)

follow me @ericdichiara
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The Creative Group | 125 High Street | 20th floor | Boston | MA 02110 USA | creativegroup.com

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

“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.

 

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After the “winter” storm we just experienced, you might think we’ve already turned the clocks back…but no such luck.

 

This Saturday night, it’s time (as they say) to fall back. So, don’t forget to turn your clocks back before you hit the sack!

 

And with shorter days in our future, couldn’t we all use a little extra help to wrap up any Q4 projects before we lose power again?

 

This week’s talent…

·         Paul is a web designer/developer with HTML5, CSS3 and Flash skills. He’s developed and designed web-based applications, UI interfaces, eTuturorials, Flash banners and a variety of web pages.

·         Kari is a senior copywriter with extensive agency, health care/medical and consumer experience. Her portfolio includes brochures, ads, collateral, email campaigns, e-newsletter, scripts and websites.

·         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.

·         Julie is an online/interactive marketing manager with experience managing email campaigns, blogs, social media programs, e-newsletters and paid search campaigns.

·         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.

·         Sam is a mid-level copywriter with agency, consumer product and professional services experience.

·         Jonathan is a bilingual marketing specialist with health care experience and strong project management skills.

·         Kathy is an award-winning graphic designer with 15+ years experience. She’s successfully completed a number of assignments for TCG and consistently delivers. Her outstanding portfolio includes a variety of print materials.

·         Jean is a senior traffic/project manager who spent the last five years at a top national law firm. She also has extensive direct mail and financial services experience.

·         Elisa is a bilingual junior account/PR coordinator with agency experience.

·         Bill is a senior production designer with 15+ years experience working at some of the top financial services firms in Boston. He has an appreciation for clean, crisp design and white space.

 

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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According to a new survey by TCG, the number one critique voiced by executives (32%) when viewing creative portfolios is that they fail to show value. Lack of organization came in second at 19%.

 

For the full survey results, along with tips for building and presenting a portfolio that demonstrates value, click on the link below.

 

http://creativegroup.mediaroom.com/portfoliopitfalls

 

I’d love to hear from you too…what do you feel is the single most common mistake creatives make when assembling a portfolio?

 

This week’s talent…

 

·         John is a web designer who just spent the past five years working for a top online retailer. There, he designed online promotions and managed production of high-quality images. He also has strong print design skills.

·         Alexandra is a marketing associate/digital marketing specialist with strong social media, SEO, blogging and copywriting experience.

·         George is a multi-media designer/jack-of-all-trades. He recently wrapped up two assignments where he created animations and Flash-based presentations. He consistently delivers on every assignment.

·         Pat is a web/UI designer with higher-ed experience. He is proficient in HTML, CSS, Javascript and jQuery.

·         Bill is a senior production designer with 15+ years experience working at some of the top financial services firms in Boston. He has an appreciation for clean, crisp design and white space.

·         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.

·         Richard is one of our best PowerPoint specialists and is seldom available…but he is available this week and he’s outstanding! He’s top-notch when it comes to new business presentations and branding.

·         Jenna is one of our go-to production artists. She routinely delivers for our clients regardless of the project and is particularly strong with Indesign production.

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

·         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.

 

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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