I am elated to announce that I will be taking a marketing and new business development position at the media solutions agency, Hunt & Gather. H&G is a growing team of 15 professionals, established to create and implement strategic, creative, and technical communications through the internet. Their capabilities include internet strategy and execution, brand development, user interface design, mobile solutions and more. Smartistry, is the word they coined to describe the perfect balance of qualities they strive for with every project: calculation and creativity, form and function, smarts and artistry.
I first came to discover H&G as a prospective client and was immediately drawn to how they set themselves apart by demonstrating a real understanding for the individual brand. With a solid 15 year history and a client list that includes Bravo TV, Esquire Magazine, MTV Networks, Boloco and Puma, I am already salivating at the wealth of content just waiting to be utilized. I look forward to applying my skill set to help further grow their business.
On a separate note, it should be said that this is also a bittersweet moment, as it also means I will be leaving OSP/New American Paintings, a company that has afforded me a tremendous wealth of experience for nearly 10 years. I also say a heartfelt thank you to the president, Steven Zevitas, who has supported me personally and professionally, and helped me to achieve my career goals no matter where they might take me.
I encourage you to visit the Hunt & Gather site and I hope that you continue to follow me through this next phase in my career.
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Last year I made a resolution: to only read non-fiction for one year. I’ve always enjoyed reading and I’ve done a lot of it—I loved Swan’s Way, actually enjoyed Crime and Punishment, struggled through Infinite Jest, and nearly fell off the bed reading Naked, but I have never been much into non-fiction. Nonetheless, it seemed like a good idea and a fun way to further educate myself on topics I was already involved with and wanted to understand better. Little did I realize, however, is that what I really made was a resolution to change my life. Now, I’m not suggesting switching from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to the Wall Street Journal will revolutionize your life, but what I found is, if it is knowledge that you truly seek, you are bound to find what you are looking for.
Fueled by my experience with Sloane, and a desire to take my career in a new direction, I toyed with the idea of going to grad school. But, it seemed like an expensive risk in a bad economy where an MBA doesn’t mean as much as it used to. So, I decide to put myself through my own version of graduate home-school. I read lots of content marketing and social media books, business journals, case studies, consumer research reports, technology blogs, Futurist predictions, music blogs, the WSJ RSS feeds, and followed countless thought leaders on social media. It has given me immense satisfaction and reawakened my critical mind. So, if you haven’t considered a resolution yet, or worse—picked one you already know you’ll fail at—
I suggest you try a year of non-fiction.
Dad, this is for you.
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Tags: career, education, Futurists, goals, MBA, non-fiction, wall street journal