Creative Talk With Corrie Dark, Digital Comms Specialist

Creative Talk this month we talk with Corrie Dark, a digital communications strategist freelancing across Australia and New Zealand.

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Creative Talk With Thea Farrant Adam, Dave Clark Design Associates – Sydney

Creative Talk with Thea Farrant Adam, who is taking the helm of the Sydney arm of the Australasian Digital and Design agency – Dave Clark Design Associates. We talk about the friendly competition across the pond and what challenges and expectations are ahead for Thea and the team.

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Creative Talk with Michael Ellenor from Sweeney Advertising

Creative Talk this month talks with Michael Ellenor, a busy Creative Services Director at Sweeney Advertising. Running the creative department for the agency – managing creatives, timelines and client expectations. No mean feat!

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Creative Talk with Bram Stevens, Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu

Creative Talk this month talks with Bram Stevens, Head of Digital & Customer Experience at Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu who had quite a journey here, and hasn’t looked back since. We talk to Bram about the challenges and highlights of his journey so far.

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In’s and Out’s of Booking Freelancers

Creative Talk this month talks with Louise Lawton and Alaina Virag – who work across freelance at The Creative Store, Sydney – on the in’s and out’s of booking freelancers.

Read the In’s and Out’s of Booking Freelancers.

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Salary Survey 2017

Our salary review is a guide on how the industry is performing – a gauge on the Australian market.  Figures are based on the candidates we meet, their current salaries and their skills vs salaries.  This combined with our client salary expectations, gives an overall market expectation.

View our Salary Survey 2017.

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Creative Talk with Fox & Co

This month we talk with Phyo Thu from Fox & Co, a Wellington based creative motion studio – working with international clients, and very proud to be based in Aotearoa.

Read our Q&A with Fox & Co.

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Creative Talk with Darkroom

This month we talk with Bruce Ferguson from Darkroom. They are creative experts in experiential motion design, located in Warkworth, north of Auckland, New Zealand.

Read our Q&A with Darkroom.

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Creative Talk with Lezlie Mearns

This month we talk with Lezlie Mearns, who has worked within the brand and design industry for several decades. Yes, that’s right – decades. We talk to Lezlie to find out about her journey, the ups and downs and yes – the future. Let’s talk, a freelance digital communications strategist – a lover of customer-centric digital solutions and behavioural change specialist.

Read our Q&A with Lezlie Mearns.

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Creative Talk – Andy Bennett Q&A

We asked the very talented Andy Bennett, the lucky winner of our ‘Win a Trip to New York and Intern for a Week at Pentagram’ competition (which we ran in conjunction with Semi-Permanent) – to talk us through his top times in New York. Andy was quick smart getting on a plane shortly after winning, and spent a week in December with Pentagram.

Read our Q&A with Andy Bennett.

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Creative Talk with Dave Clark, Principal of Dave Clark Design Associates

Dave is a long standing veteran of the New Zealand design industry.  In this Creative Talk we find out a little more about Dave’s journey, how he started his career, and where to from here.

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Creative Talk With Simon Pengelly

Simon Pengelly has the incredible task of running the largest New Zealand agency studio at FCB Auckland.  We ask Simon how he manages to stay calm and in control, even when the heat is on.

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When do you really know it is time to look for a new role?

We have all been there – those days at work where you feel like shouting at the top of your voice where they can all go!  For 99% of us though, we will internalise this frustration and think ‘what’s the point, no one is listening’, and carry on.   Does this sound like you? Here are the top 5 common reasons people look for a new job.

When do you know it is time to look for a new job

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The importance of checking your contract

Put your hand up if you have actually read your employment contract.  Majority of people see the 6 -10 pages of small complex copy and think oomph, I am sure it will all be standard, and they proceed to sign away without a second thought.  Until it’s time to get out of it.

The Importance of checking your contract

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Mediation and employment law

You may find yourself at some stage in an employment situation where you need to seek legal advice. Perhaps you have been treated unfairly, or there are company issues that are having an adverse effect on you and your performance.  Has your employer set unprecedented demands on your role, work hours, salary, that is not in your contract?  Do you feel you have been unjustly dismissed from your role?

Mediation and employment law

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Social Media rules for your office

Does your company have a social media policy in place? If you don’t, then I recommend that you have one implemented quickly.

Social Media rules for your office

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Congratulations, you have graduated….  Now what?

Your adventure is about to begin.  As a graduate looking for a new role, you may feel like you are beating your head against a brick wall!  I would like to think that your university or place of study will have well prepared you for the job search and equipped you with the skills.  Perhaps you missed that lecture!  If so read on and you will find one or two helpful tips to get you going.

Graduate information

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Titles are a-changing

What do you call yourself?  There seems to be a title revolution going on at the moment, and no industry has been left untouched.  I have seen it especially prevalent in the creative industries – and the digital age is mixing up roles and titles so fast, I feel sorry for students about to start studying.

Titles are a-changing