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Creative Channel Services Overview

Los Angeles, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Omnicom
1995
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Creative Channel Services (CCS) wants to help its clients close the deal with retail consumers. The company provides online and on-site sales training (like product knowledge training) and employee development programs to retail and manufacturing companies in the technology ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission: To make retail better and improve people's lives through informed and inspired shopping.

Our Vision: To be a great organization, which is universally respected and admired for our unique people and culture, our creativity and ... Read more

Creative Channel Services – Why Work For Us?


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OUR STORY

Started with a 'Big Idea': The People that Inspire and Inform Shoppers at the Critical Moment of Purchase.

Who's helping the people who help shoppers?

It was 1995: Hootie & the Blowfish was topping the charts, Toy Story was amazing kids of all ages and the ‘Rachel ‘do’ was forever imprinted on our collective memory.

These times also brought an explosion of technologies that were becoming truly accessible, everyday ‘consumer electronics.’ And that meant consumers were being given a lot of choices, but not enough information to make the right decisions. Enter the need for expert advice - and the importance of the recommendation at the moment of purchase.

Working in the retail distribution channel at that time, CCS’ ambitious founders saw the future, realizing that though these ‘retail pros’ - geeks, gurus, experts, sales associates - represented an incredibly powerful tipping point for shoppers, brands and retailers, they weren’t being given the proper attention they needed and deserved.

With the unique philosophy and strategy of serving the ‘people at the point of purchase’ at the heart of the vision, we came together with two goals in mind. Our mission was to make retail better by educating and elevating the effectiveness of ‘retail pros’ who have the power to connect consumers with the right brand and product. And, of course, we were inspired to build a truly great, enduring company that is good for business and good for people.

Fast forward to today. We’re very proud of the millions of retail pros who we’ve helped better serve consumers, the hundreds of global brands and retailers whose businesses we’ve made stronger, the thousands of CCS teammates we’ve worked side-by-side with, and the countless millions of shoppers we’ve helped pick the right smartphone, TV, dishwasher, tires, notebook, power tools and thousands of other products.

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Our Mission: To make retail better and improve people's lives through informed and inspired shopping.


That's Our Mission today, and it was when we began in 1995: for the better part of two decades, we've been inspired to collaborate with our brand and retailer partners, for the purpose of connecting consumers with the service and support they need at the critical moments of recommendation and purchase. 

  • Track Record of Success: Over the past 18 years, Creative Channel Services (CCS) has built the world's most successful network of Retail Pro Influencers, connecting hundreds of leading brands (including 13 of the top 40 Global Brands), with hundreds of thousands retail store associates and millions of consumers.


  • Strategic Retailer Partnerships: Our exclusive partnerships with the world's largest retailers, such as Walmart, Best Buy and Sears, along with our proprietary engagement model, power our ability to target and mobilize hundreds of thousands of influential retail pros.


  • Best In Class with Global Capabilities: An Omnicom Group Company (NYSE: OMC), the world's leading advertising and marketing communications company, providing world class services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.



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Mission, Vision, & Values


"Vision 2020": Our three Core Beliefs that clarify why we exist, our desired future state and what we stand for

Our Mission:

 To make retail better and improve people's lives through informed and inspired shopping.

Our Vision:

 To be a great organization, which is universally respected and admired for our unique people and culture, our creativity and innovation, and our extraordinary impact.

Our Values:

 Each unique member of our team shares in the leadership of the organization and has a responsibility to:

  • Make a difference for our clients and community
  • Communicate with openness, honesty, and humility
  • Empower our teammates for growth, success, and fulfillment
  • Create a fun environment that inspires learning and innovative solutions

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    Awesome company to work for. Great training and benefits.
    Room for growth. Knowledgeable management staff. fun company to work for.

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    There were no real cons to the company during my time there. My reason for leaving had nothing to do with being unhappy at my job. Management position became available.

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    Promote from within. Some of your best leaders are those who raised themselves through the ranks. They have the ability to bring a perspective that can help the business continue to grow.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Creative Channel Services in November 2016.

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    Actually recruiter called me about the position and did phone interview and then regional director called me for second phone interview. Later Regional manager emailed me and wanted me to complete "project" over the weekend where I would visit Best Buy and Bed, Bath & Beyond and critique Roomba iRobot products. Went to 2 locations and took pictures, interviewed sales associates and submitted report on time. Regional Director never gave feedback on report. Finally got an email from HR that another candidate was selected.

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