Finding and retaining top talent has always been a key challenge for Adland and one that’s been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Now independent ad agency network Dawn is partnering with talent agency Monday Talent to address recruitment and other talent needs of its members.
The talent firm was formed in 2020 by recruitment industry veterans Jamie McLaughlin, Carly Mednick and Gillian Williams. It specializes in creative, marketing and communications recruitment. The agency also supports building diverse teams to achieve equitable and inclusive workplaces, a particular focus of the ad industry over the past two years.
“Dawn shares Monday Talent’s fierce commitment to building teams that are not only made up of talent across a diverse mix of backgrounds, but that put equity and inclusivity first.” said Williams.
Dawn was founded by former MDC Partners CMO Bob Kantor and Crossmedia two years ago. In December Canadian ad agency Rethink, which has a growing presence in the U.S., joined the organization. Other members include Active, Barkley, Bleacher Report/Playmaker, Co:Collective, Definition 6 and Main Street One.