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#MarketersBreakfast - Cultivating Quality Marketing Talent

It’s a tight talent market. Cultivating talent is a struggle all too familiar to marketers in every industry. More than ever, hiring managers are facing tight hiring timelines, loss of quality candidates to competitive salaries/benefits packages, and candidates “ghosting” companies during the interview process. Needless to say, the finding that perfect fit is not an easy task.

To address this concern, AgencySparks hosted our quarterly #MarketersBreakfast at the Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center to discuss solutions and recommendations to marketing leaders. Read what marketing leaders had to say…

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How to Evaluate Your Agency Partner’s Performance

The average agency-client relationship lasts less than three years. Agency “breakups” generally happen when an advertising agency fails to communicate, respond, or provide results to their clients. However, sometimes clients stay with an underperforming agency. This is because hiring a new agency is a labor-intensive (and sometimes costly) process that involves countless pitches, endless planning, and tedious RFPs.

How can marketing leaders most effectively navigate evaluating their agency partners?

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The Role of a Marketing Intern

When it comes to the summer season, marketing students look for full-time jobs or internship opportunities...and companies methodically craft their job descriptions with hopes of attracting top talent.

What qualities make up a good intern candidate? How does a company simplify the search and interview process? There is so much to consider when looking for an intern prospect…let AgencySparks guide you.

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The Different Types of Marketing Agencies

There are a number of paths a marketing executive can take when determining who and what will guide a marketing strategy. Choosing a marketing agency partner can depend on multiple variables including team capacity, capability, and situation. Though the rapid growth and evolution of marketing has blurred the lines of different “agency” types, it's still helpful to note the key differences between them.

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Setup Offers Marketing Recruiting

Matchmaking between brands and agencies has always been our bread and butter… but we are often asked for help filling marketing job openings or connecting marketers with potential jobs. In one sense, we have always been amateur recruiters, so it is time to formalize the offering.

To fulfill our promise to brands as a go-to marketing resource, AgencySparks is now offering recruiting as a service.

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The Different Roles within Marketing Agency Departments

Just like how a marching band has multiple sections to sound good, a marketing agency has multiple departments to function properly. Navigating the different roles and purposes of each department can get confusing and overwhelming, however.

Here is a simple breakdown of some typical agency departments (and the roles within) for those interested in working in/for a marketing or advertising agency.

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5 Tips to Prepare Marketers for an Annual Performance Review

Whether you are a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), a content marketing manager, or social media specialist, you are going to have an annual review with your superior.

This is an opportunity for self reflection and professional development: Are you meant for this job? Are you meant for this company? Are you meeting expectations? Are you exceeding them?

Here are five tips to keep in mind when preparing for an annual performance review…

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The Five Marketing Agency Compensation Models for Brands

If a brand is considering hiring a marketing agency, it is important to set aside appropriate budget. Depending on the scope of needs, some financial plans are more necessary than others but, ultimately, it is up to the client and agency to decide how they will price fees during their agency-client partnership. Read more about the pros and cons of different compensation models in the agency-client relationship.

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Bridging the Gap in Marketing Talent

How can companies leverage the experience and skills of employees when there is a distinct age/experience gap between the two? Growing up in different times in different generations can lead to barriers in a workplace. With purposeful communication and teamwork, however, forces can unite to create good work.

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How to form the Perfect Team from the Masterminds behind Google, Pixar, Apple, and Tesla

The founders from Google, Tesla, Apple, and Pixar walk into a bar...what do they all have in common? Successful companies, yes, but, more importantly, fantastic teams.

Forming a cohesive team seems simple enough, yet, why do companies struggle to maintain employees and effective strategies? There is no question companies like Google, Pixar, Apple, and Tesla have reached momentous success in their industries. How did they do it?

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