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Fast paced, speed over precision

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Former Contractor - Senior Designer in Boston, MA
Former Contractor - Senior Designer in Boston, MA

I worked at Digitas as a contractor (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people working at Digitas are bright, well-educated motivated people. The clients that Digitas works with are all A-class brands and this lends to some of the fun of working with well-known established brands. The Downtown Boston location is very convenient and lively.

Cons

Digitas is not really a creative agency. It is more like a money-driven advertising industry, so there is pressure to crank out a large volume of work. That is what the clients pay for so it should not be too much of a surprise.

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    Account Driven

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    Former Employee - Associate Director Interaction Design in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director Interaction Design in New York, NY

    I worked at Digitas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, very central and near everything. The building is also nice, even thought the offices are minimal.

    Cons

    The Culture (Account management driven) and the crazy hours. The lack of knowledge of Project management - financial planners are hired as Senior Managers, without any online experience, only budget.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Creative and IA departments.


  2. Big brands, without the branding

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Digitas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large, impressive client roster. Great people, great friends - mostly specialists with deep knowledge in specific subjects or capabilities. Very forward thinking within new media and technology.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to create (vs maintain) brands. Company succeeds mostly with smaller, tactical, or purely functional work reliant on vendor or content partnerships to bring to life. Limited campaign work. Account team lacks deep relationships with clients to be able to sell more meaningful creative.

    Advice to Management

    1) The current creative leadership (mostly content writers) favors safe and functional over bigger, original ideas. That emphasis trickles down from marketing leadership. To become a creative agency, that must change - but it would not seem there is a desire to be a creative agency within leadership. If not, be more forthcoming with that team.

    2) Strengthen your web development team or eliminate completely and partner with a strong vendor - your internal team seldom hits their goals, and is hesitant to innovate. Overall, learn to outsource what you do not do well.

    3) Teach your account team (includes several members of senior leadership) how to build relationships with clients and get better opportunities for the company.


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