AdAge Names Acadia a Small Agency of the Year

Today we are proud to share that AdAge named Acadia a Small Agency of the Year in it’s prestigious award ceremony held last night. When founding Acadia, my co-founder Sean Belnick and I had a belief that there was a need for an agency that would focus on the mid-market, focus on growth marketing services…

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A New Beginning. Launch Day!

Today is a big day. Today, August 17th, 2021, we launch Acadia as an elite digital marketing platform that helps mid-market companies scale. Acadia has proudly brought together three incredible companies, founders, and teams via acquisition, including Techwood Digital, Nicely Built, and Imagine Media. It launches with 65 employees, servicing challenger-oriented growth clients such as…

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The Single Most Important Interview Question You Can Ask

If I had only one question to ask on an interview, I would use it in order to figure out if the candidate had HUSTLE in them. I deeply believe you can teach soft skills like trust building, persuasion, and active listening. I have seen you can teach folks statistics, digital media, copywriting, finance, welding…

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Why You Should Hire for Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm will be a big asset to you in your career. —Jim Warner, Former President of Razorfish, CBS Networks. Merkle Advisor. In the services industry, enthusiasm is not a soft skill; it’s an indispensable skill and your most consistent weapon to deal with the pace of change. Jim Warner, president of Avenue A (shout out…

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Find Your Team’s Superpowers During Review Season (Not Weaknesses)

Organizations tend to emphasize the negative in employee reviews. Don’t follow that path. Great leaders realize there is more leverage in accentuating the great. Every person you lead has a superpower, some signature strength, that makes them amazing. It’s your job to figure out what that superpower is and nurture it and get optimal value…

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