August 07, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Seems that the drama and magnitude of ad-industry layoffs -- and stories of individual reinvention -- are the stuff of movies.
August 04, 2009
Whether because of a bad boss, a longing for more innovative and challenging work, or management decisions that have taken the fun out of their jobs, many employees have declared, publicly and in private, that all bets are off. The employer-employee relationship has changed for good. Here's why.
August 03, 2009
BEIJING (AdAgeChina.com) -- Iit seems like every week or so I get an e-mail and a resume from someone who is interested in finding work in China, and who wants to know what advice I might have for them in this quest. But what I have discovered is that few of the people who contact me are willing to come to China to conduct their search. They would rather stay in the U.S. or Europe and wait for the offer before packing a suitcase. I once thought that way, and it was the biggest mistake of my career.
July 13, 2009
Attract and retain customers. That's what advertising agencies get paid to do. But since the economy took a tumble, everything changed. Today, clients should be asking more of their agencies. The key to getting more output is letting your ad agency play a bigger role in all aspects of the organization that impact the customer experience. Let's start with your employees.
July 09, 2009
In recent conversations with executives in the technology and marketing spheres, I've found that most everyone agrees on certain key points that help resumes stand out. Whether you're unemployed, underemployed, or simply looking for an opportunity to grow and prove your professional worth, this is a climate you can and should take advantage of.
July 08, 2009
LONDON (AdAge.com) -- Wieden & Kennedy, London, is trawling the globe in search of the best undiscovered creative minds to take part in the launch of a new talent hub in September. The project, called Platform, will offer 12 people with backgrounds in the arts, science and technology the opportunity to work in a dedicated department, solving Wieden client business problems as well as taking on clients of its own.
July 06, 2009
Sure, there are still more job seekers than there are jobs. But the danger for agencies is to neglect the very best talent they have on staff, even in these torrid economic times.
July 01, 2009
Do you remember when, not long ago, volumes of articles, books and even conferences were springing up attempting to teach the "old-school" business community how to best manage our fragile self-esteem and fickle career decisions? I don't know about you, but it had me more than a little embarrassed. That's why I hope the current economy and accompanying hardships will do more than scare us. I hope they will knock a little sense into us too.
June 29, 2009
If you understand how your resume will be used when it is received, you will be able to create one which works well for you -- in any market.
June 29, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- If you're an out-of-work advertising professional waiting for the economy to turn around, there's one thing agencies will be looking for when things start picking up: traditional advertising skills.
June 23, 2009
Ariane de Bonvoisin continues her discussion of the nine principle of change. Here, she explains her third principle: People who successfully navigate change know they are resilient, strong and capable of getting through anything.
June 22, 2009
McCann's Leslie Long and Chris Cutone discuss how their agency continues to identify, follow and maintain conversations with the leading talent within the strategic planning, creative and digital disciplines.
June 19, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Talentworks nabbed some time with Zach Canfield, director of talent at Goodby Silverstein, to chat about hiring (or the lack thereof) during a recession, and some of the unique places he's found top talent.
June 17, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Every year for the past four, digital agency AKQA has run a student-focused contest at the International Advertising Festival at Cannes whose winners have gone on to land jobs at top agencies such as R/GA, Tribal DDB and Farfar.
June 15, 2009
It's tough looking for a job in advertising during the worst economic climate of our generation. But for those of you fortunate enough to have been involved in agency new-business efforts during your career, you've already got an edge. That's because the new-business tool set can be easily -- and effectively -- adapted to help. Here are some new-business best practices you can use to turbocharge your job hunt.
June 15, 2009
For agencies that are hiring -- and there are a number of them -- the glut of available talent brings with it both some good and some bad.
June 11, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The U.S. media industry has cut 87,200 jobs since the recession began in December 2007, according to an Ad Age DataCenter analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But one media agency that's in the enviable position of growing during this downturn used its good fortune to try to help some of those less fortunate in the business.
June 03, 2009
NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Work hard for four days straight without pay and you might land a job at the end of it. That's the offer on the table from Atlanta-based NYLO Hotels, an 18-month-old boutique chain that caters to the hip and modern, yet budget-conscious business traveler. CEO John Russell was so inspired by Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" that he decided to host his own version at the NYLO in Rhode Island.
June 01, 2009
Jobs abroad can be wonderful opportunities. But as exciting as they may be, there are pitfalls, especially when it is time to return home. If you are considering a job abroad, here are a few tips that will help to enable you to go away -- and come back -- with a minimum of angst.
May 29, 2009
Almost 30,000 advertising jobs have been lost since the start of this recession. With fewer people, agencies desperately need increased productivity. But how can they increase productivity in the midst of layoffs? One answer comes from a surprisingly obvious place: e-mail.