It’s the start of a new year, and that means a surge in trendspotting. When it comes to careers and job placement, nobody does this better than The Creative Group.
What do they see in the crystal ball form the interactive, design and marketing fields?
The creative industry should see more hiring activity in the months ahead. One-third of advertising and marketing executives surveyed by TCG said they will expand their creative teams in the first half of 2015, up 21 points from six months ago. Following are the top five roles executives plan to hire for:
1. Web design/production – 28%
2. Social media – 23%
3. Content marketing – 19%
4. Brand/product management – 19%
5. Media services – 18%
For more information about the results, visit the TCG Blog.
Guest Post by Corina Ludwig, President, FunctionFox
Finding more time is the ultimate New Business Year resolution for anyone in the creative industry. In our fast-paced, deadline-driven world, it is hard to find an extra minute for anything but the next white-hot challenge. But to be successful long-term you need more time than that. You need time to reflect on past successes and failures, time to plan for current and future clients and to understand staff productivity, as well as time to keep on top of new markets and technology, get a feel for emerging trends, and develop better ways of doing business.
Guest Post by The Creative Group
What will you earn in 2015?
Here’s something to smile about: According to The Creative Group’s newly released 2015 Salary Guide, average starting salaries for creative professionals are projected to rise 3.5 percent in the coming year. Following are in-demand positions that are expected to see even bigger gains in 2015:
1. Creative Director (8+ years) – 3.9% increase
2. Web Designer (1 to 5 years) – 4.4% increase
3. Project Manager – 4.9% increase
4. User Experience (UX) Director – 6.8% increase
5. Mobile Designer – 6.8% increase
To download a free copy of the 2015 Salary Guide or calculate local salary ranges using our online salary calculator, visit The Creative Group Salary Center.
The Creative Group specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design and marketing professionals with a variety of firms. For more information, please visit creativegroup.com
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