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Direct Agents Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
2003
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Founded in 2003, Direct Agents provides a full-service, omni-channel approach to advertisers with the ability to engage and target consumers across multiple acquisition channels including programmatic, search, email, mobile, display, creative and ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be Independent, entrepreneurial, and diverse. We strive for our work to be creative, innovative and transformative.

Company Updates

  • "We’ve focused on developing our diversity, education, and development of a core company culture based on hard work, collaboration, and transparency,” - Dinesh Boaz, Co-founder of Direct Agents.

    Read more about the programs and initiatives at Direct Agents and recently being named one of Crain's 100 Best Places to work here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ3gc

    Direct Agents Wins 2018 Crain's Best Places to Work!

    We're thrilled to announce that we won Crain's Best Places to work! We're very proud to be part of this phenomenal list of NYC based companies. Crain's Best Companies dispatched surveys to more than 23,000 city employees. Each person answered a confidential 86-question survey, and the scores were combined with results from a separate 78-question survey completed by employers.

  • What are the essential brand and creative TO-DOs for your ad campaigns in 2019? Find out in our most recent blog post by Regina, our Senior Creative Manager!

    Essential Brand and Creative To-Dos for Your Ad Campaigns in 2019

    According to Edelman's 2018 Trust Barometer Report, 60% of people do not trust social media companies. What does this mean for advertisers? Brands now, more than ever, need to earn trust and value in order to not only acquire but to also retain their most valuable customers. Be authentic.

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Direct Agents – Why Work For Us?


The idea of 'DirectAgents' began as a conversation, an idea, and a strong belief that brothers, Josh and Dinesh Boaz, could start the agency on their own. 

Today, 15 years later, we're a talented and diverse team of seventy people across New York City and Los Angeles, with clients and partners we respect, and leaders in our field. 


What Sets DA Apart?

Direct Agents is devoted to developing and empowering every team member to create stand-out strategies and campaigns that dramatically impact our clients and their marketing returns.  We strive to be the best in acquisition marketing and experts in our craft while creating an entrepreneurial, supportive and fun environment where everyone’s ideas matter and can make a difference.  We are a passionate team of marketers and analysts, continuously learning and teaching, and we offer fast, personalized career growth.


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Professionalism

We've chosen to create and work within a community of respect; where all ideas are heard, we lead with positivity, and display and expect accountability.

Enthusiasm 

Ready to be a hand raiser? DA is a work hard, play hard atmosphere. Work, trainings and culture will come at you fast, so don't hold back. Get involved, ask questions! You'll soon see, you get what you put in.  

Collaboration

We're working within a diverse community of strategists, marketers, analysts and more; each with a different perspective that when brought together will elevate our end products. #TeamWorkMakestheDreamWork

Innovation 

We are always looking at what's ahead; for the industry, our company, and you. Through individualized growth plans, one-on-one's and quarterly reviews we look to help you grow, thrive and innovate in our continuous learning culture.

Passion

We love what we do and we're consistently looking for better ways to improve ourselves, our roles and our company. We're not only willing to roll up our sleeves and get in the weeds but we revel in the challenges. 

FUN

Enjoying time with our co-workers in a relaxed environment allows us to reboot and refresh! Whether it's through team building, happy hours, zogsports or just a coffee break, we relish in the laughter among friends. 

Our teams are made up of experts who are passionate, collaborative and entrepreneurial, fostering a culture of innovation, learning and fast paced growth.

Our award winning cross-channel customer aquisition solutions allow us to help transform brands like Time Inc, NBC Universal, Sony, BBC, IMG, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Shutterstock and more. 


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Learning and Development
We believe in a continous learning culture and we hope you do too. Through individualized growth plans, one-on-one's and quarterly reviews we look to help you grow, thrive and innovate in our continuous learning culture.

Flexible Hours
We understand life gets busy, so we offer flexible hours and work from home days.

Work-life Balance and Wellness
We make work life balance a priority. We offer gym and class pass reimbursement programs, fitness and wellness classes, and access to Health Advocate and One Medical.

Birthdays
Happy Birthday to You! Birthdays are extra sweet at DA with a day off in celebration!

Benefits Coverage
Benefits matter and we want to make sure you're covered. You'll have the option to enroll in health, dental and vision plans, including FSA and life insurance benefits. A healthy you, is a healthy us.

DA Unplugged
We want our employees to "unplug from their desks" so we offer lounge like work areas both in our NYC and LA offices. When life takes you on the road, but you need to send a few emails or need a quiet work space, our WeWork Anywhere program gives you access to a global network of office spaces.

DCL Creative Studio
Our employees have access to our in-house recording studio and video production suite, which allows for our employees to collaborate, create, play and make noise to unwind.

DA Anniversary Clubs
Your milestones matter and to mark the occasion you'll join the 1 Year Converse, 2 Year Steak, 5 Year Surprise and 10 Year Travel clubs each with special perks!

Dog Days
We love you and your dog! Lookout for special days when Fido is welcome too.

Check out the People of Direct Agents!

Here's Kelly Umberfield: 

We interviewed a handful of our employees that are celebrating two years at Direct Agents. Check it out to see what's it's like to be a part of the DA team!


Check out our interview with the Direct Agents LA office. Learn more about what the DA LA lifestyle is like and what our team is doing on the West Coast!

Direct Agents Reviews

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    Pros

    1. I'm not sure you'll find many other internships in the digital marketing space where you'll be trusted with as much responsibility as Direct Agents does with their interns, allowing you to learn so much. It really isn't an internship where you sit around, but they expect you to grow, take initiative, be proactive, and will give you all the resources that you need to succeed and learn. If you stay at the company, you'll always be growing and learning new things and if you choose to go somewhere else, you'll be more than prepared to be successful at wherever else you go. You're surrounded by very capable people who know what they're doing and what they're talking about.

    2. Everyone is very welcoming and willing to help. You never feel like you're ever bothering anyone if you have questions or want to ask someone for help with something or to teach you about a certain topic.

    3. They're very understanding that you're a student and understand that school comes first. If you need to take time off for school, they won't guilt-trip you or anything like that. You just need to communicate with them ahead of time and they're more than willing to give you the time you need to succeed as a student.

    Cons

    It would be nice to have more opportunities to interact and socialize with people outside of the work setting, It would provide opportunities for interns to grow relationships with people outside of their team and also find out how people are like outside of the work environment.

    More opportunities for interns to get close to one another. Company paid intern lunches, intern-only events, etc.

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Direct Agents Photos

Direct Agents photo of: DA's Totally Rad 15th Anniversary Celebration
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Direct Agents photo of: Tug-of-War - DA Field Day 2018
Direct Agents photo of: Field Day Kick Ball 2018!
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Direct Agents Interviews

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    This was hands down one of the best interviews I’ve had in my young career. I felt as though they genuinely enjoyed speaking with me. Felt like more of a conversation than an interview. What really stuck out with me was how everyone spoke so highly about one another, and the overall culture. It’s truly a place I can see myself growing.

    Interview Questions

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Direct Agents Awards & Accolades

  • Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC, Crains New York Business, 2018
  • DotCOMM Platinum Award, DotCOMM, 2018
  • Videographers Excellence Award - Direct Agents 15 Year Anniversary, Videographer Awards, 2018
  • Videographer Excellence Award - Direct Agents Company Culture: Drones and VR in the Workplace, Videographer Awards, 2018
  • Communicator Award of Distinction(Marketing Effectiveness), Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, 2015
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