I truly feel blessed with a career in the creative world. To date, my career has been, and will always be about the creative first. And I’m most comfortable working in environments and with people that share that focus.
Your ability to post thought-provoking commentary, and build a large Twitter or Facebook following can influence an employer’s decision to hire you.
Part of this year’s new attitude around InSource is a more open and sharing environment. We will again resume a free membership model and continue to offer great programs and content to a more inclusive membership.
As the first quarter of the new decade comes to a close, I have seen a couple articles about innovation lately, particularly about Google and how its “angle’s” spread their wings. In the March 8 edition of “Business Week,” Spencer Ante and Kimberly Weisul wrote about how Google’s past employees have networked and invested in 200 fledging companies since 2005. They like to swap investment ideas and back startups together. They have taken an opportunity, put it through the innovation machine and come out on top with a new and improved model, shaping the wave of innovation. Why not do the same thing in your organization and your life in 2010? Read more about tips on how you, as creative professionals, might consider bringing innovation into the workplace.
We have just created two new forum topics; “Job Leads” and “Looking for work”. These forums are designed to allow registered InSource members to leverage the InSource community to find, or fill, open positions.
The forums are a great place to connect directly with other members of InSource. As a registered member you have free access to read, reply, and even ask questions of the many members in the InSource network. To get started just click on the “Forum” link in the site navigation above.
Has your department been affected by the economic downturn? Take this short opinion poll, and comment on your experiences.
We plan to post several case studies on the InSource Web site over the coming months. This an opportunity to showcase how you and your in-house creative team have tackled a challenge. It’s time for YOUR in-house team to be in the spotlight!
2010 is an important year for all of us but especially so for InSource. Why? In 2010, we’re making a promise to our members to get back to basics and that means a return to the very things our members told us they liked most about InSource. Glenn Arnowitz and Andy Epstein began with a vision years ago to bring inhouse creative leaders together around a table to discuss issues close to the heart of everyone. The funny thing we discovered by doing this: the issues were common across the board. These roundtable discussions yielded some great “best practices” that were found to be the real value of InSource. InSource was born out of this idea of sharing.
In this tongue-in-cheek article, Glenn John Arnowitz, InSource co-founder, changes the names to protect the innocent of those who violated their company’s logo standards. The article goes on to offer suggestions on how to help manage the corporate logo and/or identity standards.