Job Opportunity! NO CALLS, PLEASE. Wednesday, Feb 10 2010 

Lawrence Group is currently seeking a marketing services coordinator to

join their team. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to handle

multiple projects and meet tight deadlines. Responsibilities would include

production of marketing collateral for proposals, qualifications,

interviews, award submittals, etc. Excellent computer skills, including

Adobe CS, required. Bachelor’s degree, 1-3 years of related

experience preferred.

NO CALLS PLEASE!!!! Send resumes to michelle.yates at thelawrencegroup.com

Michelle is short staffed and requests that all contact be by e-mail.Thank you for your understanding.

I have no additional information—I am only the messenger!

Copy writers & designers: Can’t we all just get along?!? Wednesday, Jun 3 2009 

Copy writer in thought

Copy writer in thought

I am a copy writer. I wish I had a $1 for every time I’ve worked on an ad, or a brochure, or some marketing materials where my succinct, clever copy was slashed and burned with the comment, “Well … nobody’s gonna want to read that … .” It seems that for many people the “visual” is the message.

Graphic designer at large

Graphic designer at large

It took me a long time to understand and accept that some people primarily get their information from pictures. I can say now, “That’s okay,” and mean it.

In my perfect work, the visual (and auditory) learners would return the favor and say that they realize a lot of people, in fact, do get their information primarily from the written word.

I have two resources to share that might just bring the competing sides together. One is a book. The other is a Web site (blog.)

The book is called Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures. Reading that book (and several years of psychotherapy) changed my life.

The blog is called Copyblogger: Why Copywriting is the Key to Successful Online Marketing.

Maybe there is hope for peace, love and understanding between the designers and the copy writers. Or, as one of my co-workers here says,

Peace! Love! Marketing!

PEACE

PEACE

Copy writer image by Orwellsvision on Flickr.com
Typographic Style image from GilesBowkett.com
Peace symbol from allposters.com

Temp agency for marketing and advertising people Saturday, Feb 28 2009 

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The Creative Group is a good resource, if you’re in need of immediate work and cash flow. Often these temp jobs lead to permanent positions, i.e., temp to perm, and this resource is worth investigating.

It’s a Robert Half International Company with offices in most major metro areas.

I’ve referred people to them in St. Louis and heard good things back.

Remember: Outsourcing goes up when the economy contracts and companies layoff permanent staff.

Their Web site is very interactive. You can register, upload your resume, check out the other portfolios, etc.

Creative Group link 

St. Louis Contact Info:

211 N. Broadway
Suite 1250
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314.621.1121
Fax: 314.621.4621
Email: st.louis@creativegroup.com