One Apprentice Leads to Another: Success at a San Antonio Agency

Posted by Brad Voeller on November 22, 2016

What happens when an apprentice is so successful an agency expands their operations to include more talent? They hire another apprentice.

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Topics: For Small or Medium Enterprises

Your Best Marketing Job Hire May Not Be a Marketing Major

Posted by Brad Voeller on October 11, 2016

This article was edited on January 11th, 2019

Think you need a freshly minted marketing major to fill that entry level marketing position? Think again. The marketing world today is very different than it was 50, 20 or even five years ago. So are the skills needed to succeed in this complex and evolving field. It’s time to stop assessing candidates by their degrees and to start assessing them by whether they've got what it takes to make a meaningful contribution in the challenging 21st century marketing environment.

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Topics: For Small or Medium Enterprises

So, what exactly is digital marketing?

Posted by Sarah Davis on September 27, 2016

We're always hearing how the marketing world is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge. Now that most marketing is digital, what does that really mean?

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Topics: For Small or Medium Enterprises

How do you create a culture of learning at your company?

Posted by Brad Voeller on August 23, 2016

You want to develop an organization that can grow, change, and learn over the years. In fact, it's a necessity. How can you bring people together to help your business succeed in the long term? Through developing a learning organization that's responsive to its surrounding environment. One of the best ways to do this is through apprenticeship and continuously developing your employee’s skills. Let’s explore what apprenticeship is and how it helps you create the learning organization that you need for your business to succeed.

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Topics: For Small or Medium Enterprises

Why your marketing team needs more passionate explorers

Posted by Brad Voeller on August 16, 2016

This article was edited on January 11th, 2019

Some people like to tread in others' footsteps. They want to know what to do and how to do it, and they're a stabilizing force at a company. These employees do their job competently and may have done it the same way for many years. Other employees come in like a whirlwind. They're driven to change things, both themselves and others - they’re your passionate explorers. While your business could play it safe with employees who maintain the status quo, you also need employees who love growth and change.

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Topics: For Small or Medium Enterprises

The DCI Apprentice Value - An Interview with Ryan Shutt, Apprentice Supervisor

Posted by Brad Voeller on June 28, 2016

We’ve heard from apprentice Samuel Mills on what it's like to be an apprentice and go through the training and mentoring. Now it’s time to hear from Sam’s manager, Ryan Shutt, on the experience as a client company and supervisor to an apprentice.

Sam started at Southwest Exteriors as as intern then worked his way to the full-time position of Internet Marketing Specialist and apprentice with DCI. Ryan meets with the DCI team quarterly to evaluate Sam’s learning objectives and evaluate his progress in the 12-month program.

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Topics: For Small or Medium Enterprises

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