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AJ Is Hiring: Account Director, Business Development

by August Jackson

 

Are you a busines development rockstar? AJ is seeking an Account Director to join our Bethesda office. Check out the job description after the jump and give us a shout at careers@augustjackson.com if you think we should meet you!

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AJ Welcomes Marshall Bice as Vice President, Creative Practice Leader

by August Jackson

 

August Jackson, the Communications Design agency, has hired Marshall Bice as Vice President, Creative Practice Leader.  
 
Bice brings more than 25 years of agency experience to the position. He will lead the creative discipline in August Jackson's Chicago and Lake Bluff offices, with a focus on developing concepts and campaigns that drive exceptional client value.
 
"Marshall is an incredibly talented person, and he will be an integral part of shaping our creative vision moving forward," said August Jackson Managing Partner Bill Bunkers. "His experience speaks for itself in terms of his creative abilities, but he also brings energy and a unique perspective that will without a doubt benefit AJ and all of our clients. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team."
 
Bice is an industry leader in consumer and business-to-business communications, with a background that includes work for clients such as GM, Allstate, eBay Motors and Sprint. His key focus has been on live experiences and working with brands to extend their reach across large audiences through breakthrough creative work. Bice's work has earned him numerous accolades, including receiving P&G's highest honor, the Marketing Excellence Award.
 
"Being in this industry for so long has allowed me to see and work with companies of all shapes and sizes. August Jackson has a fantastic culture filled with top-notch talent. When you combine those elements, the opportunities are endless." said Bice. "I'm incredibly excited to be part of that kind of team."
 
Bice received his Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Telecommunications from Michigan State University. In 2006, the University named him an Honorary Professor of Promotions.
 
 

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AJ Is Hiring: Producer, Meeting and Events

by August Jackson

 

Join the work hard/play hard team at August Jackson! AJ is seeking a Producer of Meetings and Events to join our Bethesda office. Check out the job description after the jump and give us a shout at careers@augustjackson.com if you think we should meet you!

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AJ Is Hiring: Project Manager

by August Jackson

 

AJ is seeking a Project Manager of Communications Plans to join our Chicago office. Check out the job description after the jump and give us a shout at careers@augustjackson.com if you think we should meet you!

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Interns Wanted

by August Jackson

 

In addition to hiring across the board for full time positions, we're also looking for our next group of fantastic summer interns! Below you will find a bit about us and our internship program.

Summer Internship Position:

August Jackson is a communications design agency that specializes in internal and external marketing campaigns and solutions for clients seeking to enhance the way they communicate with their audiences. We work with our clients to design messaging strategies and implement their application across a wide spectrum of platforms to influence and motivate the people who matter most to their brands.

We are now accepting applications for creative, account management and digital internships for the summer of 2014 in our Washington, DC and Chicago offices.  Daily responsibilities will range from administrative functions to creative and execution assignments on project teams for clients.  Applicants should be proactive and eager to work in a collaborative environment.

Ideal candidates will have had exposure to the agency world and will be rising seniors this summer. The positions will provide experience working with a diverse set of clients and projects, and will also serve as a chance for the candidate and August Jackson to evaluate each other with the possibility of a full time position for the intern after graduation. These will be paid positions.  The dates are flexible, but we’d like interns to spend 10-14 weeks with us. 

Those interested should send a resume and cover letter to internships@augustjackson.com by Monday, February 10. We will contact those selected to move to the next round to schedule in-person interviews.

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We're Hiring!

by August Jackson

 

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We're Hiring

by August Jackson

Can you leap tall buildings in a single bound? Do you create great work? Are you the perfect teammate and a thoughtful problem-solver? And while we have you, do you play bass?

We're August Jackson: a creative community all about helping our clients solve their challenges through communications design. We bring our business acumen, creative skills and passions — music, film, theater, sports and more — to our colleagues and clients daily.

Interested? If so, tell us about yourself, and send your resume to: careers@augustjackson.com

 

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Giving Technology a Story

by August Jackson

 

Art and technology are two separate disciplines, right? Think again. Google Creative Lab's Robert Wong just released this video sharing his perspective on how creative arts and technology can connect to produce incredible results. In addition to learning a few things in the video (did you know Star Trek inspired the creation of the cell phone?), Wong brings up a great point that science alone isn't always enough. People desire a story to help see how technology can be applied to their everyday lives. 

The compelling story component helps enhance the technology and shape the way people perceive the product. Think about any commercial that shows a product in action—laundry detergents, cars, cell phones, sports drinks. But, Wong's main point is that it doesn't always happen in that order. What if the story comes first and the technology follows? Even abstract and fictional stories can paint a picture for a possible reality. Don't limit your ideas to only those you know are achievable—storytelling is a lesson in dreaming big. When you pair technology and art, they can influence each other in ways we may not have considered possible.  As Wong says, "At their best, technology and art add beauty to the world and to our lives--imagine, when they do it together." 

 

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Mapping it Out

by August Jackson

 

In communications design, we're well aware that there are times when content alone cannot provide the context necessary to make a message resonate. Sometimes, you need to see it to believe it.

Now, let's take that and think of it on a global scale. A map of the world is a universally understood tool. Maps at their core help visualize information by showing various georgraphies and locations, but these visuals are static. The Washington Post published an article with 40 fascinating maps that explain the world as it relates to things such as literacy, emotions, perception of the United States and social issues. It's a brilliant way of turning static into dynamic.

This is worth the 15 minute read during your lunch break. If you have extra time, each map links to more information around the data. You don't have to be a geography buff to think this is pretty great.

 

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AJ Welcomes Steve Bono

by August Jackson

 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, August 12, 2013  -  August Jackson, a leading company in communications design, announced the appointment of Steven Bono to the position of Senior Vice President, Communications Strategy.  Bono brings more than 35 years of experience to the role and will be responsible for driving August Jackson's communications strategy and audience engagement practice nationwide.  

"Steve is a proven performer in his field. Time and again, he has demonstrated the effectiveness of his concepts by generating real world results," said Frank Andrews, CEO of August Jackson. "His dynamic models and methods will enable us to better serve all our clients in the years ahead."

During his career, Bono has been responsible for a wide array of successful initiatives to drive performance, strengthen corporate culture, and accelerate learning and change.  While holding senior communication and public affairs positions at R.R. Donnelley, AT&T and the ServiceMaster Company, he served as advisor to top leaders while developing new media and multi-faceted campaigns to reach large, distributed audiences.

"I am thrilled to be joining the August Jackson team," said Bono. "Together, our intention is to use strategic insight, audience alignment and proven engagement techniques to help companies more quickly and surely achieve their business objectives."

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