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[ 3 ] December 1, 2010

The Polls are Open…

The polls are open for registered members of InSource to elect the next team of executive officers of InSource for 2011-12. Please log in to register your vote below.

[ 3 ] December 1, 2010

InSource Opinion Poll: How do you celebrate the holidays and thank the staff for their hard work?

As the holiday season gears up and 2010 winds to a close, it’s time to assess budgets and reflect on the year’s accomplishments. How does your team recognize the staff for their contributions?

[ 0 ] November 21, 2010

And the Candidates Are…

Elections for the 2011/2012 executive officers term will begin on December 1 2010 and end on December 15. Polling will be open beginning at 8AM EST via the poll at the bottom of this page. The nominees for President and Vice President of Insource are Andy Brenits and Kevin Kearns. InSource members can review candidate bios below, by logging in to the site.

[ 0 ] November 15, 2010

Interactive Designer: Recruiting and Retaining the Right Talent for the Role

Throughout my career I have spoken to hundreds of creative leaders who have been challenged with finding the right Interactive Designer for their department. Hiring Interactive Designers is challenging because of the diverse and constantly evolving job descriptions, skill sets, and career paths that are associated with the role.

[ 0 ] November 11, 2010

Providing Instructive Criticism

If you manage a creative team, giving input on their work may feel like walking a tightrope: You don’t want to hurt feelings or crush spirits, yet you’re responsible for ensuring the final product is a success.

[ 0 ] November 4, 2010

Getting Your Foot in the Door—One Shoe at a Time

My office location recently changed and we relocated to a shared-office space. Prior to the move, my supervisor asked the senior marketing team to join her for a meeting. During our meeting, we talked about the new/revised dress code for our staff. Once finished, we were to share the information with our teams.

[ 0 ] November 3, 2010

Read This: Managing (Right) for the First Time

Creative Management Consultant David C. Baker founder of ReCourses, Inc. has been an adviser to hundreds of independent firms and in-house departments in the fields of advertising, design, interactive, and public relations. Typically working with 40 new firms every year. He has been a frequent speaker at nearly every industry conference, a frequent contributor to nearly every industry publication and author of two RockBench titles: Managing (Right) for the First Time and Financial Management of a Marketing Firm.

[ 0 ] November 2, 2010

World-Class Creative Services Teams Include Account Management

If an in-house agency is successful in contributing to its organization’s needs, there comes a point in its growth that the team will need to restructure if it wants to continue to increase its worth to the organization.

[ 1 ] November 1, 2010

InSource Opinion Poll: What Do You Feel Your Next Career Move Will Be?

As a creative professional, making the decision to work in-house rather than in an agency can be a big decision. Considering the stigma that comes with working in-house, many creatives find it a challenge deciding where to go next to advance their careers. What do you see as possible career paths for designers on the inside?

[ 0 ] November 1, 2010

Nominations for 2011/2012 InSource Executive Officers Now Open to All Members

As you may be aware, InSource is an all-volunteer organization, managed and operated by a team of creative leaders like you, who are dedicated to the in-house community and growth of our organization. Our official by-laws state that every two years we hold elections for two executive officer positions: President and Vice-President.

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