Talent Pool: Are Specialists Endangered?

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In some of our past coverage, we've touched upon the changing nature of professional experience needed to form effective creative and marketing teams, how those teams should be structured and how agencies are reinventing themselves as the market has shifted away from the traditional agency of record model.

Add to that the notion of pi-shaped talent which, like T-shaped talent, describes a person with broad knowledge in all areas but adds capability for both left-brained and right-brained skills, and you have a dramatic shift in workforce expertise.

This shift toward a workforce that possesses a multifaceted skill set begs the question: are specialists endangered? I think not.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-18-13    
Topic: Agencies



Saatchi Aims to Curb Cyber-Bullying With Browser Plug-In

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BBR Saatchi&Saatchi met with 15 teenagers from the StartupSeeds organization -- a program for nurturing technology -- oriented youth, in order to try and find a solution to a national (Israel) and worldwide problem -- cyber-bullying. Boycotts, harassments and offensive messages have caused many children emotional damage which in many cases has pushed them to end their lives tragically.

Out of dozens of ideas, the agency chose to focus on the cyber bully just before they write an offensive message on platforms like Facebook, blogs and forum. The agency created a Chrome browser plug-in that detects offensive words, and replaces them with positive ones.

Hmm. Getting an actual bully to install an actual plug-in that actually stops a bully from bullying is, well, a bit of wishful thinking. Just saying.

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by Steve Hall    Feb-18-13    
Topic: Online



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