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A Note Regarding the Value of Placement at The Richards Group

One hallmark of a Richards Group career is the “total compensation package” – discussed at our annual profit sharing meeting, again at our annual year-end stairwell, and again (!) at each employee’s annual review. We’re constantly reminded that our base salary is merely a portion of our overall income. And for good reason: The company  Continue Reading...

The Best Advice I Have Ever Received

I must have sounded so naive. There I was, 22 years old and only a couple of months into my first job, at the NBA headquarters in New York City. Russ Granik, then the league’s deputy commissioner, asked me how things were going so far. My response? “It’s going well, Russ, but I’d actually love  Continue Reading...

Stay Curious and Keep Learning

“What is a college? An institute of learning. What is a business? An institute of learning. Life, itself, is an institute of learning.” – Thomas Edison I recently addressed a class at the University of Texas Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations. And while I only wish I were as succinct and insightful  Continue Reading...

Interning in The Peaceable Kingdom

For as long as I’ve known I wanted to work in advertising, I’ve known I wanted to work at The Richards Group. It is a creative powerhouse known for the amazing work it produces; there is incredible opportunity for entry-level employees; and I knew the opportunity to work under Stan Richards, the namesake of my  Continue Reading...

Mentors: From Stan Richards to Frida Kahlo

As we grow in our careers, we will inevitably find ourselves in need of advice, input, and guidance. Aligning ourselves with those who can shed unique light on the challenges we face is essential to making smart, well-considered decisions for our future. This concept may seem obvious, but in our fast-paced world, mentor relationships are  Continue Reading...

Life as a Senior Citizen Intern at The Richards Group

When Doug McKinlay asked, “Would your agency ever consider hiring a senior citizen for a summer internship?” we said, “Yes.” (After all, from my perspective, he’s not so senior.) Here’s Doug’s story as to why he asked in the first place. Yes, that would be me. I’m Doug McKinlay, and this past summer, I was  Continue Reading...

Four Words That Will Stop a Conversation

There are only four words you can say to me during an interview that will guarantee I will stop listening to anything else you say. And I will not hire you. Not in this business. Arguably, not in many. I’ll let you pick those four words from the choices below: I’ve done jail time. I’m  Continue Reading...

How to Market Yourself for a Marketing Position

Do Your Research First things first: Where do you want to work? A great way to build a road map for your search is by making two lists. First, list your ten favorite things to do. Then, list the top ten cities where you’d like to live. For each of your passions, there is a  Continue Reading...

Him and I Can Never Work Together

You’re in New York for the final presentation in the pitch for a major bank brand. The strategists, media experts, and creatives on your team have all knocked it out of the park in what just might be the best new-business presentation your agency has ever made. Only one speaker remains on the agenda: you.  Continue Reading...