A Time for Heroes

A Time for Heroes

Since our company’s inception we have recognized Labor Day as a special holiday ˗ a time to thank and honor American workers and especially our own clients and talent.

Our mission is to match the right talent to each client’s work opportunity for the success of both. This year is no different. On the other hand, this year is the most different and difficult year we’ve experienced.

The Freeman+Leonard team believes it is time to pitch in and help each other out. It is time to share encouragement, to support each other in every way possible and to keep moving forward, if only an inch at a time.

We believe it is a Time for Heroes.

This Labor Day we are kicking off our Time for Heroes program.

We are offering small business owners the opportunity to meet virtually with a team of Freeman+Leonard marketing and advertising specialists.  We will provide the platform for this brain trust of marketers to solve a problem, address an issue or suggest an idea to help a small business deal with an issue brought on by this difficult economic time. These recorded exchanges will be shared with you throughout the upcoming year.

If you would like to join us in this Time for Heroes, here are some ideas for being a Hero for others: 

  1. Surprise someone with an unsolicited endorsement on LinkedIn. It’ll stay on their profile and help them win opportunities for years to come.
  2. Create a post on LinkedIn singing the praises of a co-worker, an out-of-work colleague or a company where you had a positive experience.
  3. Send a note to someone who has impacted your career and share how much it has meant to you.
  4. Be a mentor to new graduates looking to join our industry. Offer to have a 30-minute meeting or two each week to share advice and ideas. Calendar scheduling tools like Acuity and Calendly make this easier than ever.
  5. Attend virtual networking events and conferences. That helps keep our great organizations and industry groups intact and strong.

Please join us in honoring each other this Labor Day and in helping each other during this challenging time with encouragement and support.

With Labor Day thanks to all the real heroes — our clients and talent,

The Freeman+Leonard Team

Breaking the rules: Why I left advertising in search of something better, by Kathy Leonard

Breaking the rules: Why I left advertising in search of something better

By Kathy Leonard

I’m not really a rule breaker.

In fact, I think rules are generally good, even though I’m occasionally compelled to push the edges of the ones that annoy me.

So when I began to question the status quo of how advertising agencies and marketing departments are structured, I was stepping outside of my own norm.

Because although agencies (and marketers in general) like to think of themselves as creative rule-breakers, the fact is, for decades these organizations ran on a set of tacitly accepted, unquestioned practices.

Enter: the Great Recession.

Until, of course, 2008 and what’s known today as the Great Recession.

It’s generally understood that marketing budgets are the first to be slashed when a business or industry experiences a financial downturn. This happens even though all evidence indicates that in times of crisis or change, communicating with customers is most critical.

The fall-out of the decision to pull back on marketing, of course, is that agency partners lose important income, necessitating layoffs. Then, in-house marketing departments begin their cuts, ultimately trimming not just ad spending, but their own staff as well.

Experiencing the Great Recession firsthand, I remember being surprised at the depth of job losses suffered by my peers in marketing and advertising.

But this was not the only change taking place.

At the time, digital had just begun to make its mark in the Marketing Communications space. Clients liked digital media because of its speed-to-market and ability to reach targets with custom messaging at relatively low cost.

Agencies, on the other hand, had a tough time monetizing digital while illustrating to clients they knew the medium and could do it better. So while a new technology was arriving on the scene with massive impact on our industry, agencies were slow to realize the financial value.

As a result, the beginning of 2009 saw arguably more experienced marketers, advertising executives and talented creative people in the market for work than ever before.

And, oddly, many of them weren’t eager to go back to traditional offices and agency roles. They enjoyed working from home and, if they could make it work financially, freelance and contract roles suited them well.

This spawned what became known as the Gig Economy.

The perfect storm. The perfect partnership.

As an ad agency executive myself, I was both horrified by the number of out-of-work MarCom people and intrigued by the resilience of many in finding ways to deliver their skills and talent outside of traditional on-site, in-office, department-led, hierarchic-structured organizations.

What if, I began to wonder, all of these factors were converging to create a perfect storm?

What if the time were right for a new approach, one that solved multiple challenges:

  • Access to talent: Clients could access highly experienced and talented marketing and advertising professionals they could never hire nor find on their own;
  • Flexible, scalable solutions: Cost-effective and right-sized marketing solutions could be delivered to clients of all sizes by creating on-demand resources that could be scaled up or down as needed.
By removing the costly overhead of traditional on-site staffing and retained agencies, it ultimately could be possible to create interesting and unique approaches to getting the work done.

But having an innovative idea or approach is one thing; executing it, as always, is quite another.

Creating a new way to deliver MarCom services required breaking from the traditional agency model, and embracing a model that is uniquely attuned to identifying and managing talent: Staffing.

Applying an experienced marketing and advertising team to a staffing business model became our vehicle to deliver marketing solutions in an infinitely more flexible, scalable and creative way.
And thus Freeman+Leonard was born.

Longtime staffing entrepreneur Valerie Freeman brought the staffing business experience. As co-founder and CEO of Imprimis Group, Valerie had built one of the largest independently owned staffing companies in Texas, serving over 1,000 customers a year.

And I brought the marketing acumen with my 25+ years in advertising, including executive leadership roles at TracyLocke and The Integer Group.

With this combination of background and skills, we set off to create something new.

Building the solutions I always wish I had.

We began thinking about marketing services as a series of products.

With access to talent at every skill level, background and experience, we had the opportunity to be extremely creative with how we would provide that talent and those services to clients large and small, in B2B and B2C and almost any category or industry.

And so, we built the solutions that, as an advertising executive, I always wish I’d had.

You want an executive-level marketer? We can provide an on-demand CMO for a day, for a month or interim full-time, or available annually, quarterly, or however often suits you.

When you’re challenged with strategic direction, business/product innovation and C-Suite leadership, our Game Changers are ready with marketing consulting expertise from brands the likes of P&G, PepsiCo, Disney and Microsoft.

You’d like to access a stable of writers, art directors and illustrators? We can identify them, pre-vet them and train them on your brand standards and have them on-call as the need exists.

We can even put experienced producers onsite to manage your in-house production team.

Need a big idea? We built Imagine Nation™, a group of creative ideators from around the country experienced with every major ad agency and every major brand. They quite literally “knock your socks off” with everything from brand positioning and ad campaign ideas, to promotion concepts and more.

These award-winning creative thinkers and brand-savvy professionals will provide a fresh approach to creatively market your brand.

Want your own customized agency resource? Freeman+Leonard builds a team exactly as any top-caliber agency in the country would. The only difference: You aren’t paying the retainer nor the overhead of such an agency, though you get the same skills, experience, leadership and better-than-great creative.

Need this custom agency to work alongside and cooperatively with your other retained agencies? We’ll happily do that, too.

You’ve never had it so easy!

Freeman+Leonard will even payroll your own in-house staff so you keep your own team but don’t have to carry that expense as overhead.

The options are endless, customized and scalable. The quality of work is amazing, exactly as you’d expect from the experience and backgrounds of the talent.

Déjà vu, all over again.

What began out of necessity — as most new ideas and business concepts seem to do — easily became part of a comfortable routine as the economy improved after the free-fall of 2008.

Companies rehired and traditional staffing seemed the acceptable norm. Freeman+Leonard provided their clients with on-demand staffing solutions: generally on-site talent to fill permanent positions and contract roles.

And, occasionally, a risk-taking CMO would tap into the on-demand talent options that delivered amazing creative solutions for brand positioning assignments and advertising messaging.

But this year has brought stunning events, most significantly a global pandemic that sent so many home to work from bedrooms and kitchens and in other creative home-office solutions.

Again, the economic fallout has cost many marketers their full-time jobs.

This time around, however, hiring managers realize that marketing and advertising resources can be customized more than ever before to fit not only their brand and messaging but also their operational needs.

Making the pivot to a more successful business strategy has become such a focus for companies these past few months that the term itself has begun to produce eyerolls.

But no matter the buzzword du jour, finding new and innovative ways to deliver marketing services should always be in vogue.

And the creative opportunities on the delivery side of the MarCom field are what truly have always fascinated me. So in that sense, it was probably inevitable that I would find myself here, on the cusp of a new era in marketing, breaking old rules and making new ones.

As our industry, economy and lifestyles continue to evolve and change, Freeman+Leonard will be here to help clients and talent find more creative and mutually beneficial ways to get the work done.

Use the contact form below to reach out and start a conversation. We can show you more ways to find and use the nation’s best marketing and advertising minds.

And it costs you nothing to explore that opportunity.

Get in touch with a Freeman+Leonard consultant today:

Marketing leaders: 5 smart moves to make now for post-COVID success

Marketing leaders: 5 smart moves to make now for post-COVID success

By Kathy Leonard

It's a different world.

When I think back to January of this year I am often fascinated by my own stunning naiveté. Or call it blissful ignorance. Either way, nothing could quite prepare me, or any of us, for what was to come.

In early March, we were all thrust into a world that has caused virtually every organization to rethink what they do and how they work. It’s likely forever changed the way we all do business, not to mention live our lives and perform our individual jobs.

That is, those who still have one.

What had been one of the lowest unemployment levels in years has climbed – with unprecedented speed – to 14.7%. Millions of Americans have been laid off, furloughed or hit with significant compensation reductions.

As is often the case during times of economic uncertainty and turmoil, marketing departments and agencies are some of the first and most significantly impacted.

While we’ve yet to see COVID-19’s ultimate effect on the industry, most experts predict an overall decline in ad spending for 2020 between 10% and 15%. And that doesn’t even address all other marketing cuts.

It’s not surprising that brands and agencies have had to adjust their staffing models to compensate for lost revenues.

While all of this certainly is devastating for our industry, it does provide a unique opportunity to rethink the future of work in a fast-evolving world and the makeup of the workforce that will best position all of us for success.

Consider these ways to turn this disaster into a positive for your organization.

1. Deepen your bench strength.

As you reevaluate how to move forward with fewer resources, think about what skills are missing from your team and how different talent or experience would enhance your marketing effort and message.

Treat this as if you were creating a wish list of talent and MarCom and MarTech resources. Then use this time to line up those resources.

You or your colleagues may be able to identify individuals from your own past jobs and experience. But there are companies that can do that for you, and you don’t actually pay until you engage the talent.

Freeman+Leonard has a larger pool of creative and marketing talent than even the largest client or agency in the nation. Our network of professionals covers every area of expertise needed for today’s marketing environment – from strategy, project management, executive leadership and creative teams to digital planning, UX design, programming, and online media planning and buying.

These people can be identified, vetted and trained in your brand standards to be ready to go when you say jump.

Start your wish list now!

2. Upgrade your in-house team.

Here is the hidden opportunity.

You now have the perfect excuse to trim the fat from your team — even those who have been good enough, but maybe not as great as you’d like — and replace them with who you know could be a stronger, more ideal talent solution or team member.

Before this crisis, many marketing departments had become stagnant, perhaps having to rely on outside resources to deliver new skills and solutions.

Now is your chance to meet those needs with new “internal” people, while eliminating often-expensive ongoing relationships with outside professional partners.

Look within your own network, but also consider a partner like Freeman+Leonard to deliver fresh, new résumés from people you’d never meet on your own: talent with all levels of brand-side and agency experience.

Whether as an onsite addition or working in a virtual capacity, our talent solutions could immediately increase the value of your internal team by adding new skills and expertise – while eliminating the bloat and inefficiencies so common with many outsourced solutions.

Not every qualified candidate will be a good fit for your team, though, and social distancing can present even more challenges to the vetting process.

That’s why we provide all clients with a predictive performance assessment to ensure that new hires will succeed in their defined roles. This amazing assessment tool can predict a person’s ability to perform successfully in a job at a 98% level of accuracy! No other job success predictor on the market does this. Use this tool and don’t risk making an unfortunate hire.

3. Break out of your own box.

Corporate marketing and agency staffing are no longer about hiring permanent employees. They’re simply about getting the best talent to deliver the best work.

The more you feel the need to bring people into permanent roles, the less you allow yourself access to amazing talent.

It’s time to rethink that.

On-demand solutions provide access to remarkable talent with a variety of skills – skills and expertise you can tap as needed, and scale down as business needs change.

Think of how much more efficient and effective your own marketing machine could become with that level of flexibility and access.

Freeman+Leonard was created to give clients and agencies access to on-demand talent for variable needs. With our diverse talent pool and variety of ways to access that talent, organizations utilize the right people and skills to solve any size and type of marketing challenge.

The need might be simply for a single project, such as the redesign of a website, or more complex and seasonal, say, for a fully integrated brand advertising campaign or a retail sales promotion. No matter, we have experienced individuals and established teams that can tackle any project, large or small.

4. Go ahead. Reach for the stars.

Perhaps when you hear “staffing” you think primarily of entry- or mid-level talent. Think again.

One result of embracing a more flexible staffing solution is that now you can access more senior-level marketing talent.

Many extraordinary leaders – from Marketing Directors and CMOs to Account Directors and Creative Directors – currently seek opportunities to contribute their talents for companies that could benefit from senior leadership and depth of experience.

Freeman+Leonard has relationships with seasoned marketing experts, leaders and consultants who’ve had tremendous success and experience throughout most every industry.

And many of these invaluable resources are currently pursuing both traditional and non-traditional ways to engage with new organizations that face new challenges.

Regardless of the specifics of the particular need, companies today can access more-senior talent in more ways, so they can not only survive, but thrive in today’s climate.

5. Diversify. Now.

It’s time, more than ever before, for organizations to commit to having their workforce better reflect the diversity of the world around us.

Freeman+Leonard values, seeks out and promotes a diversity of talent to benefit any organization. We hope that our commitment to change within our industry can not only solve specific client problems, but also help solve larger systemic problems that can be eliminated only through action.

We are committed to that. We want to use our talent resources to help you do that, too.

Feel free to reach out to our leadership to discuss certain needs of your organization and how, together, we can make all of our teams stronger.

Do yourself a favor.

Our world has changed significantly, so we are working hard to give clients access to more amazing talent and innovative ways to use that talent.

And on the other side, we want to provide top-performing talent with interesting ways to engage with clients and deliver creative, blow-you-away thinking.

Use the contact form below to reach out and start a conversation. We can show you more ways to find and use the nation’s best marketing and advertising minds.

And it costs you nothing to explore that opportunity.

Get in touch with a Freeman+Leonard consultant today:

End On A High Note: Strategies & Tools To Help Marketers Turn 2020 Into A Success

End On A High Note: Strategies & Tools To Help Marketers Turn 2020 Into A Success

These are challenging times to be a marketing leader. From a public health crisis and ensuing economic challenges to racial justice and civil rights movements, each day seems to bring new changes to how brands engage, interact and connect with their customers.

Ultimately, these upheavals have a real impact to your marketing plans and priorities. Now is the moment to take a beat and consider the strategic pivots you need to make today to drive success for your organization in 2020. What are the right messages to deliver? How is your media plan working for you, given the shifting sands of consumer focus and confidence? In this webinar, you will gain strategic planning tools to use today to refocus your marketing efforts, so that your business can thrive in 2020 and beyond.

These strategic planning tools will guide your messaging in terms of not only what you say, but how to focus your spending based on your audience and business needs. We will also provide a diagnostic tool you can apply to determine how your media spend is working for you today, and what adjustments you might need to make. You will also walk away with a brief checklist of actions to make immediate changes in your marketing efforts to drive success.

Enjoy this webinar from industry expert, Kristine Stebbins, on how to end 2020 on a High Note!

Presentation slides here.

How to survive a COVID-19 related layoff as a recent grad

How to survive a COVID-19 related layoff as a recent grad

Many recent graduates, interns and entry-level workers have suddenly found themselves out of work, laid off or furloughed as a direct result of the coronavirus.

Fighting for an early foothold in your chosen career can be difficult enough without a global pandemic (and resulting economic fallout) thrown into the mix. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, know first of all that you’re not alone, and your disappointment or frustration is understandable.

In fact, this is probably the most difficult time you’ll endure in your career, and maybe your life – so take heart in knowing that if you can make it out of this, you can face anything.

At Freeman+Leonard, though this environment is new and unusual in many ways, this isn’t our first experience with a recession, and we’ve coached many junior creatives and marketers on how to recover from job losses.

Following are four action steps you can take now to regain your professional footing and get back to work: 

Treat your search like a full-time job.

You may have heard this one before – but treating your search like it actually is your job doesn’t necessarily mean devoting 40 hours a week to sifting through job listings and submitting endless applications.

What it actually refers to is creating structure and routines, and holding yourself accountable to daily action.

Tap your inner project manager (even if you’re creative, you’ve got one!) and use tools like to-do apps to track daily progress against your goals. Though your ultimate goal is to land a new role, be sure to celebrate mini-milestones like reaching out to a certain number of people in your professional network each day.

“Stay organized, and keep a spreadsheet of the companies you have applied to and the companies recruiters have presented you to,” says Ashley Allen, Sr. Manager, Talent Solutions at Freeman+Leonard. “Take the extra step and follow up directly with the hiring manager or recruiter who posted the opening by sending them a LinkedIn message.”

If you haven’t already, prep your digital and analog workspaces, keeping your computer files organized with various résumé versions for different role types.

Pour your productive energy and focus into finding the right next move and commit wholeheartedly to the job at hand.

Focus on thriving industries and markets.

Some industries are more impacted by COVID-19 than others, like travel and hospitality. Meanwhile, some are thriving.

“Many industries are still in high demand and are hiring, like Mortgage, Banking, Healthcare and Food Manufacturing,” says Allen.

Just like many brick-and-mortar small businesses are pivoting to serve their customers in new ways, it’s just as important that job seekers stay flexible and open to new opportunities – and new markets.

“Many junior candidates we’ve spoken with are accepting internships outside of the industry verticals they were once targeting, and being more open to widening their breadth of skills post-graduation,” says Rachel Runnels, Director of Talent Solutions at Freeman+Leonard.

Pay attention to verticals and even specific companies that seem to be doing well despite (or even because of) the pandemic. Nearly every type of business needs marketing, creative, communications and technology experts. That means rich opportunities for those who are willing to be flexible.

Position and market yourself for the job you want.

As a marketer, how you communicate your talents and the value you bring to a company is your proof of concept. Even if you have little experience, you have qualities and talents to showcase.

Not sure where to start? Use LinkedIn to research the work histories of people currently in roles you find interesting. Where did they start, and what were their own stepping stones? What skills did they strengthen? What professional organizations did they join?

Use this as inspiration for your own LinkedIn profile and résumé refresh. How do they describe themselves? What industry keywords are important to include?

And once you land an interview, “Be prepared to speak confidently about your specialty and what sets you apart from other applicants,” suggests Allen. “Make sure to do your homework on the company and have good questions prepared for the hiring manager.”

Take your career into your own hands instead of waiting for the right opportunity.

Think like an entrepreneur and design the projects you’d like to lead. If your portfolio is slim, build it out by creating your own passion projects or taking on pro bono work.

“We have heard from several design talent that they are helping friends and family outside of the creative realm to craft original résumés and bios while also working on their own branding,” says Runnels.

If you’ve thought about creating a podcast or YouTube channel, or publishing a blog, there’s never been a better time to make it happen. Whatever you create, find a way to weave it into your professional storyline so that it supports your long-term goals. Whether it’s an asset you can include in your portfolio or simply a passion project that allows you to explore a topic you’re curious about, it never hurts to demonstrate initiative and creativity to future employers.

Finally, creatives and marketers know it’s important to never stop learning.

Use your extra time to take courses, especially those that lead to a credential you can add to your LinkedIn profile and résumé, like a HubSpot or Facebook Blueprint certification.

And if you can, seek out and build relationships with people in roles that intrigue you. “Find a mentor in your industry early in your career who you can go to for career advice,” says Allen.

Difficult times can bring out the best in us, if we let them. So don’t be afraid to stretch your skills and shift your focus.

But whatever you do, don’t lower your expectations out of fear. Business is still being done, and companies are still hiring. Though the landscape is changing, all of this change is creating new opportunities for those ready to seize them.

Make the most of this time to build a bridge to the life and career you want.

From contract to full-time roles, Freeman+Leonard has over 25 years of experience placing marketing, digital and creative talent. Click here to submit your résumé and to be considered for future opportunities.

Need for Speed: Assessing and Building Your Brand’s Digital Agility

Need for Speed: Assessing and Building Your Brand’s Digital Agility

If you had a digital transformation plan in January of 2020, it probably looks very different today.
COVID-19 has taught us that digital agility is more important than ever. The new business reality means your 5-year digital transformation roadmap has likely been condensed down to 5 months – or in some cases, 5 days! This webinar will give you a practical guide with tools to evaluate your overall digital agility and the steps necessary to advance your brand’s digital capabilities – and quickly.
You will also learn about organizations that have rapidly adopted and embraced agile planning methods to engage their customers through digital channels – while simultaneously building out those capabilities. Learn about how to keep these activities moving while also staying on track to realize your long-term digital transformation vision.
Kristine Stebbins is a leading industry expert focused on Digital Transformation. Kristine lives in the nexus between marketing and technology, and works with companies to take their digital experience vision and make it a reality through practical guidance and pragmatic planning. She has worked with companies on this quest for the past 20 years and led global transformation efforts for Microsoft and IBM and complex transformations for Citibank, Mastercard and Hawaiian Airlines. She has also led digital transformation efforts for world-class retailers such as Nike and Nordstrom.
If you want to share today’s presentation with your team or you missed it, you can access the webinar replay and presentation slides.

Thinking to Create Certainty in Uncertain Times

Thinking to Create Certainty in Uncertain Times

We would like to share with you a webinar Freeman+Leonard hosted. We will keep you updated on future webinars that we host and hope you find this event informative. You can view the final presentation here: Acts Not Ads.

Design Thinking offers a valuable toolbox for building insight-driven solutions that connect with consumers, end-users, and influencers. At the core of Design Thinking is an open-minded agile approach to problem solving that is built to anticipate and create change. It is about getting to the core of what a company does, not what they may be saying. Acts versus Ads. An interesting concept for those of us in marketing and advertising!
Join Creative Brand Strategist, Jennifer Small and Freeman+Leonard, to learn how 5 techniques of Design Thinking can serve to create certainty in uncertain times. Find out how the future success of all business will depend on the ability and willingness to embrace this innovative and thoughtful approach.
Jennifer Small, has been a strategist, creative collaborator and chronicler of human experience for the past 20+ years. In that time, Jen has leveraged her background in photography and design to bring the power of observation into the art and science of brand, product and experiential strategy. She has been fortunate enough to work with some of the world’s biggest companies and most beloved brands.
Design Thinking and methodologies are the foundation of Jen’s approach to strategy; she believes that the most powerful question a strategist can ask is “why?” and that relentless curiosity about people is the quintessential skill that transforms a nice idea to a killer strategic and creative solution to her clients’ business and brand challenges.

Don’t Go Dark! Social Media Strategies During COVID-19

Don’t Go Dark! Social Media Strategies During COVID-19

We would like to share with you a webinar Freeman+Leonard hosted. We will keep you updated on future webinars that we host and hope you find this event informative.

Megan will discuss relevant social media strategies and how brands can communicate effectively during these unusual times and emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

Megan Van Groll is an award-winning digital strategist that has led social media strategy for several national and global brands in both corporate and agency roles, including digital crisis communications for The Salvation Army during her time at The Richards Group. Other notable clients include AAA, Reunion Tower, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Parkland Hospital, Uptown Dallas, Inc., Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Reily Foods, Discount Tire, Sabre Corporation, Subzero/Wolf, and Mr. Cooper Home Loans.

Career Advice: Land a job by mind mapping your network

Career Advice: Land a job by mind mapping your network

Have you ever heard of mind mapping? We know you are familiar with career networking but if you have never used a mind map for career networking then now is the time! A mind map is an easy way to brainstorm thoughts organically without worrying about order. The idea allows you to visually structure your ideas to help with recall. With so many people currently out of work and looking for a job, we wanted to share this simple (and free) career networking exercise that can easily be done at home while you are social distancing.

Most people start their job search by aimlessly applying to positions online and scrolling through job boards. Our advice would be to start with your network first. Networking is such a valuable way to land a job. It’s how I landed my job here at Freeman+Leonard thanks to a friend that knew I was looking for a new opportunity. Experts say that the average person knows 150-300 people. That’s a lot of people! So why not leverage those relationships.

How to create a Mind Map for Career Networking:

Step 1: Write your target job in the middle circle and start branching out in several different directions. Each direction should include one of the following groups of people from your life. Anyone you know probably falls into one of these groups. When we think of career networking, we usually only focus on people in our industry. But the list below should help you brainstorm all the major areas of your life where you know people and have connections.

  • Family Members
  • Friends (current friends, former college classmates and social club connections)
  • Former Employers/Colleagues/Mentors
  • Recruiters & Staffing Agencies
  • Customers/Vendors/Suppliers
  • Professional & Alumni Associations
  • Former Professors & College Classmates
  • LinkedIn & Facebook Contacts/Groups
  • Religious Organizations (your church)

Step 2: Start filling in names of all the people you know in each category.

Step 3: Reach out to all your contacts and write a professional note to each one. (Don’t forget to spell check and proof before hitting send.)

We would love to hear from you as well so feel free to send us a note and your updated resume so our team can keep you top of mind during your job search.




An Insider's Guide

An Insider's Guide

Welcome to DFW

Here at Freeman+Leonard, we are always working with talent, companies, and agencies across the country to offer the best solutions. As a Dallas-based agency, we place quite a bit of talent here in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. So, our staff collected a few of our favorite shops, restaurants, activities, and much more to introduce you to the place we call home. Whether you’re a local, or just relocated, you’re sure to discover a new part of DFW. Below you will find a link to our downloadable PDF file Welcome to DFW: An Insider’s Guide for you to print, share, and explore.

We hope you enjoy! And, please, let us know if you love it or find anything we just have to add: ctuckness@u9h.b42.myftpupload.com

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