Talent

Your crew. Your squad. The folks who’ve got your back. And they’re awesome.
But, we can turn them into superheroes.

Cultivating talented individuals is one of the most important, and challenging, aspects of the business. Whether it’s where to find good people to how to grow them from wide-eyed interns to savvy professionals, we’ve got the goods.

Our MAIP and High School initiatives offer practical experience to young people looking to get their start. The Institute for Advanced Advertising Studies and IPA Foundation Certificate programs give those with a bit more experience the push they need to get into the big leagues. And when they’re ready to take an even bigger jump, our ELP Program can show you how to lead.

So pick your troops and train them well.

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Human Resources

The 4A’s provides an extensive collection of material related to Human Resources, including wide selection of agency job descriptions.

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Salary & Compensation

The 4A’s provides an extensive collection of content related to Salary & Compensation.

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4A’s 2016 Employee Compensation Study

The 4A’s 2016 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May, 2016, has been published. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 279 member agency offices providing data on 28,000 salaries for 236 job titles in 19 job categories.

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Confidential Study of Compensation in Member Agencies Now Available

This confidential study compares the overall compensation of the highest-paid individuals in 94 4A’s member agencies with annual gross income up to $75 million.

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Recap of Part 1 of the Equity & Inclusion Congress

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Agenda (9/21 & 9/22):   Monday 2:10PM–2:30PM · Stage Congress Purpose – Industry Rallying Call (Kenya Rutland) Addressing the state of the industry and 4A’s vision to strengthen the advancement of diverse populations through intentional advocacy and collective action. Monday 2:30PM–2:50PM · Stage 4A’s Benchmark Data Release (Simon Fenwick, Matt Kasindorf) 4A’s Matt Kasindorf and Simon Fenwick […]

Award-Winning Marketing Shop Cashmere Announces New Partners For Its Social Justice Coalition, OneOpp, In Support Of Ending Police Brutality

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Read the original PR Newswire article here Quincy Jones Productions, G-Eazy, The Revels Group, The Art of Chase, David&Goliath, Concept Arts, Pitch 5 Productions, Friendly Vengeance, Gram x Gram and Alchemy Media Join Coalition Along with Center for Policing Equity and Color of Change Rock the Vote and 1 VoteCloser Unite with Coalition to Incite […]

New Ad Industry Diversity Data Provides A New Benchmark—And Room For Improvement

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Read original Forbes article here   While the advertising industry is still predominantly white, agencies are hoping to increase diversity through new discussions and actions.   A key advertising trade organization is hoping to use new survey data about diversity to improve the industry and foster dialogue. The results—collected by the 4As from 165 agencies representing […]

Talent Talk: Three Leaders- One Role

September 17, 2020 Three Leaders: One Role  In this conversation, Singleton Beato, Keesha Jean-Baptiste, and Simon Fenwick will take a look back at how the role of Talent, Equity and Inclusion at the 4A’s has evolved, what the role of the 4A’s foundation and 4A’s plays in the talent landscape and where the most impact […]

State Employment Laws and Tax Requirements relating to Remote Workers (Full-Time Employees and Independent Contractors) |

To all 4A’s Community Members, On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm the 4A’s Business Intelligence & Insight group hosted a Virtual conference regarding “State Employment Laws and Tax Requirements relating to Remote Workers (Full-Time Employees and Independent Contractors)”.  The discussion was moderated by two attorneys from the firm of  Frankfurt Kurnit, Tricia Legittino, co-Chair of the Litigation and Employment […]

Diversity: Brands Miss Big Picture When Choosing Images

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Read original MediaPost article here:     While companies have spent the last few months scrambling to add diversity to their marketing efforts, new research from Getty Images shows that when it comes to visuals, consumers have very different ideas about inclusivity than your typical art director. Nearly 80% of the people Getty polled around […]

Announcing 4A’s Foundation Vanguard Program

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Addressing Systemic Challenges Advancing Sustainable Change   Vision: Vanguard envisions an industry where amplifying and catalyzing the actions for Black employees’ achievement will build a future where they are seen for their limitless talent. Mission: Vanguard provides a platform for growth, impact and exposure of participants, leaders and organizations committed to preparing Black talent and […]

$8.3 Million Dividend to be Paid to 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program Policyholders

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2019 was another great year for the 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program, with covered payroll increasing to $10.8 billion, and insured employees increasing to 155,000 employees. The 4A’s Captive continues to enjoy a favorable claims trend while insuring more payroll for less premium again in 2019.  This overall reduction in the cost of insurance has provided […]

Talent Talk: Psychological Safety

July 21, 2020 Over the past month, we have all witnessed the killing of unarmed Black men, the country is standing up and saying “enough” Black Lives Matter. 2020 has been a year of challenges, Simon Fenwick sits down with Jason Rosario and talks about the importance of psychological safety, and how teams can come […]

Talent Talk: Accountability and Impact

July 16, 2020 As Talent Leaders, our influence on organizations, people, and structures is great, and so, therefore our responsibility. As influencers it is no longer ok for us to maintain the status quo, we must commit to being anti-racist and advocates for change, even when it means standing firm and making the hard decisions. […]

BIPOC Owned Media Companies Resource List

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We have curated a list of 350+ minority-owned media outlets (TV & radio stations) to make available to members and non-members. This list has been cultivated primarily from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, a division of the United States Department of Commerce), but will […]

Employee Social Media Policy Examples & Relevant Materials |

As more and more of the US workforce is working from home/remotely, the 4A’s thought it would be helpful to consider what pitching virtually may entail and reached out to the Agency Search Consultant community for any guidance they might have.

Talent Talk: What’s the role of the LGBTQI+ community in changing diversity initiatives in the agency world

June 29, 2020 There is so much going on the world right now, it is easy to forget that it is Pride month. The LGBTQI+ plays an important role in forming culture and leading change. The intersectionality between the Black Lives Matter movement and the Gay movement is intrinsically linked. In this discussion, Brian Vaught, […]

We’re Watching You | Consumers Demand Actions from Brands

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4A’s Research surveyed 500 White and 500 Black consumers to learn the actions consumers want to see from brands in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Talent Talk: Virtual Culture of Inclusion & Belonging: Communication and bias behind virtual walls

June 23, 2020 Covid-19 and the recent killings of unarmed black people have magnified the racial inequities within the black community. The most asked question in the industry is “What are actionable solutions to fix the issue?” This may be a complex question, but we do know that allyship has proven to be the most […]