It’s Usually the Best Sign When Ad Agencies are Hiring!

In the midst of such a long drawn out recession, it’s always good news when you hear of an ad agency that is hiring.

The best “tell-tale” sign that an agency is doing well is when they are having to fill staff positions due to new business.  Bob Hoffman, CEO of Hoffman/Lewis Advertising in San Francisco sent me a heads-up on a new post he had written for his blog, The Ad Contrarian.

Instead of using a “head-hunter” Hoffman/Lewis Advertising  is using Bob’s social media network to fill the following 12 positions:

  • Creative Director/Group CD (2)
  • Junior Copywriter
  • Junior Art Director
  • Edit Suite Assistant
  • Account Executive
  • Account Coordinator (2)
  • Director, Brand Strategy
  • Data Analyst
  • Sr. Media Planner
  • Administrative Assistant

Before you flood Bob’s inbox with email or tie up the agency’s phone lines, to be considered, there are some particulars to follow. Check out The Ad Contrarian’s article, “Yes, Someone is Hiring,” for the details. Tell them Michael sent you!

If you want to check out the Hoffman/Lewis website, it’s here.

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About Michael Gass

Consultant | Trainer | Author | Speaker

Since 2007, he has been pioneering the use of social media, inbound and content marketing strategies specifically for agency new business.

He is the founder of Fuel Lines Business Development, LLC, a firm which provides business development training and consulting services to advertising, digital, media and PR agencies.


  1. Wow, 12 spots, that is awesome for them! I’m seeing more small and mid sized agencies starting to look around. Our integrated marketing agency, thunder::tech, currently has 3 spots open with a couple more opening this Spring. Hopefully this all points to better times ahead.

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