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Drone-Delivered Doritos and Other Covid Innovations

By |July 2nd, 2020|Marketing Staffing|

As we consumers dramatically adjust our daily lives in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, businesses are also dramatically rethinking product innovation and customer experience. Plexiglas shields* installed at store checkouts, curbside pick-up from retailers and (incessant) video calls are now de-rigueur. DoorDash is one of the hottest employers in town, [...]

All Roads Lead to LinkedIn

By |May 29th, 2020|Marketing Staffing|

One of our clients likes to say “all roads lead to LinkedIn”. We couldn’t agree more. So much so that we recommend that our candidates spend as much time on their LinkedIn profiles as they do on their resumes. It bears repeating: spend as much time on your LinkedIn profile [...]

Moments of Giving

By |March 23rd, 2020|Marketing Staffing|

We, like many marketers, are struggling with how to strike the right tone as we try to stay connected with our customers and clients during this unprecedented time. We’ve seen companies capitalizing on people’s fears and brands that are surprisingly tone deaf, like the retailer who recently sent an email [...]

Was the Super Bowl Super?

By |February 4th, 2020|Marketing Staffing|

Another Super Bowl has come and gone. As in past years, while some people are interested in who wins the game, the vast majority of people are focused on the important parts - the halftime show and the ads. As always, the halftime show delivered entertainment or controversy (or both), [...]

I Just Go There for the Wings

By |January 20th, 2020|Marketing Staffing|

The idea of a “breastaurant” does not appeal to everyone. But the concept has thrived since 1983, when Hooters launched a restaurant chain combining basic bar food and waitresses clad in skimpy outfits. Other restaurants, with names like Twisted Kilt, Twin Peaks, and Mugs & Jugs, followed suit. But is [...]

Should Thanksgiving Be Sweet or Salty?

By |November 17th, 2019|Marketing Staffing|

Thanksgiving is arguably the holiday most shaped by marketing’s influence. It was first established as a national holiday in 1863 during the Civil War in an attempt to unite the country. The original holiday was held on the last Thursday of the month. But in 1939 during the Great Depression, [...]

Top 3 Reasons to Be a Marketing Consultant

By |October 13th, 2019|Marketing Staffing|

There are so many different ways to work today: traditional full-time roles, part-time roles, job-shares, gig economy, consulting … the list goes on. At Ceres Talent we specialize in helping companies find both exceptional full-time marketers and marketing consultants. We recently talked to a few members of our talent pool [...]

Do Marketers Need to Major in Marketing?

By |September 14th, 2019|Marketing Staffing|

By the time you get through college, September is permanently imprinted on your brain as “back-to-school time,” especially if you also have school-aged children of your own. Everyone from big-box stores to restaurants uses the excitement (and dread) of August and September as a marketing tool. Even universities themselves seem [...]

Marketing So Good It’s a Shame

By |July 8th, 2019|Marketing Staffing|

Plastic bags have been identified as a major environmental concern. One grocery store in Vancouver, Canada decided to take the situation into their own hands, or bags, as the case may be. In the process, they created both a marketing campaign that received international recognition and a new revenue stream. [...]