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Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched In the Mouth

One of my favorite industry articles is “The Power of No” by Dave Morgan. In it, Dave describes how the word “no” can be useful in business: “Learning how and when to use the word is a vital lesson. This is true whether you are in sales, client service or product development. It’s particularly true… Continue reading »

4A’s Singleton Beato on Cultural Diversity in the Advertising Industry

 Singleton Beato is the Executive Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Development for the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s). Founded in 1917, the 4A’s is the national trade association representing the advertising agency business in the United States. The Makegood recently spoke with Singleton about diversity in the advertising field and the future of… Continue reading »

Recruiters Behaving Badly

Given the demand for engineers and sales people, recruiting plays an essential role in the media and technology industry. Finding great people can be difficult and recruiters can help. But there are some recruiters—especially the younger, more aggressive tech recruiters—who act unprofessionally. Here are some examples: They annoying. Sometimes I receive multiple unsolicited messages from… Continue reading »

Don’t Quit on Me, Millennials

Millennials, those born after 1980, expect to change jobs at least every three years. That means that every few years—unless you’ve been fired—you will need to resign. This is especially true in media and advertising where change is constant and new opportunities come along frequently. Since you may need to resign more than a dozen… Continue reading »

Getting turned down? How to close the closer.

You have suffered through the name droppers and pretenders, spent hours and hours evaluating candidates, and you managed the impossible; You found someone that you are excited about!  You made it to the 1-yard line and it’s time to extend a job offer. Unfortunately, you don’t get points for making it to the 1-yard line.… Continue reading »