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Did you know that independent businesses re-spend two to three times more of each revenue dollar locally than their chain competitors, resulting in more jobs and community benefits?*
Have you ever felt frustration when Milwaukee-based companies shop out-of-state for creative services rather than tapping local ad agencies and marketing firms? C2 knows that feeling.
Milwaukee’s ad shops, marketing firms and in-house agencies have choices when sourcing freelancers and temporary talent, many of them using national creative staffing firms. C2 wants a shot at winning that business.
Consider spending a few additional minutes including C2 in your search for creative talent. We’re happy to go head-to-head with ANY of the other firms servicing Milwaukee (but who are headquartered in Boston, Chicago or Menlo, CA). But we can’t win if we don’t get the call.
Copy that same email you sent to our national competitors and send it to Shout@C2gps.com, or call 414-431-0062.
There’s only one risk in excluding C2 from your search: You won’t see the best-screened, best-matched and guaranteed talent for your print, web or video need.
You’re always going to choose the best talent of the submitted candidates – we contend they’ll come from C2. It costs nothing but a few minutes of time to see our talent, and all you have to lose is the best candidate possible.
Another benefit of working with C2: We put our money where our mouth is, investing our profits locally since we launched 11 years ago.
We spend locally! Here are just a few of the ways we invest in our local economy:
– bank with Park Bank
– order pens and other premiums from Bungee Promotions
– print with Burton & Mayer and DigiCopy
– subscribe to M Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine and BizTimes
– order delivery from FlavorCycle & Ian’s Pizza
– use Ritz Holman for accounting
– park our employees and clients in the Third Ward BID garage
In addition, C2 sponsors, hosts meetings or have employees who are members of and/or serve(d) on the board of:
- 414digital (formerly MIMA)
- Ad2 Milwaukee
- Adobe/Graphic Design Meetup
- Creative Alliance Milwaukee
- Drupal Meetup
- Eisner Creative Foundation
- Historic Third Ward Association
- Local First
- PHP Meetup
- United AdWorkers
- WordPress Meetup
We make donations to local charities like:
- Wisconsin Humane Society
- Journey House
- Milwaukee Soccer Development Group
- Sojourner Family Peace Center
- St. Aemilian
- Next Door Foundation
- Stars & Stripes Honor Flight
- Hope House of Milwaukee
We speak and do portfolio reviews for students at:
It would be incredible if the national creative staffing firms serving our region would show that level of commitment/investment in our creative economy or city.
C2 can grow our local investments by growing our business. When we win, you win! You get the best talent AND C2 continues to invest in Milwaukee’s creative industry and economy.
Go for the WIN, let C2 pitch on your next creative talent need.
C2, Milwaukee’s only locally-owned training and staffing firm, exclusively serves the creative industry and bears the distinction of being Wisconsin’s only Adobe Authorized Training Center. C2 offers professional development to enhance efficiency or broaden skill-sets, places qualified creative and technical print, web or video talent for projects or leave coverage, as well as sourcing top-notch creatives for permanent/direct hire.
* stat provided by American Independent Business Alliance via Local First Milwaukee: http://localfirstmilwaukee.com/shift-happens/pledge/#.VYrZWmDhEQ4