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Advertising is all about the work. Every headline we write is just a starting point. Where we take an idea depends on where we want it to go. In the following examples, you’ll get a small glimpse of how we breathe life into good ideas. And you’ll also discover something else we’ve known for a long time: the better the work, the shorter the case study.

Price of Gold
AARP Driver Safety
Superhero

Great Work. It's what put us on the map.

As our clients’ revenues and brand presence continue to grow, so do we. Which helps us keep our handshake/email ratio exactly where it should be. We’ve got fully staffed offices in key markets all across the country, so we can be there when you need us.
Literally.

Leadership

Our blueprint for success has been simple: how we accomplish our mission is just as important as the mission itself.
It takes brains, talent and passion. Everything this team takes the lead on.

Dave Thomas

Principal Chief Executive Officer

Sharon Rask

Principal, Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Olsen

Executive Director of Creative Strategy, Account Services

Anne Wood

President, Principal Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Thomas

Principal, Multimedia Director

Troy Thomas

Chief Creative Officer

Lance Oscarson

Executive Director of Creative Services

Tom Scandaliato

Principal Managing Director, New York

Brad Nordgren

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Pratt

Executive Director, Creative and Business Services

Board Members

Our Specialties

Great work gets you noticed. And great companies notice why. To inspire confidence in our clients, we continually need to hit the mark on a target that’s always moving. And how do we do that? It’s simple.  We evolve. And then deliver our signature product: thought, well executed.

Business Strategy
Creative
Content Marketing
User Experience
Social Media
Research & Analytics
Media Planning
Public Relations
Interactive Development
Branding

A Few of Our Clients

In all our years of advertising, there’s one thing we’ve continually stressed to our clients: you’ll do more for your brand by breaking the rules than by following them.
Listed below are a handful of incredible companies we’ve been fortunate enough to work with—You’ll quickly see why their campaigns are also our latest success stories.

How We Work

Without a good execution, a strategy is only a plan — something you intend to do. We call ourselves problem solvers because that’s what we do. And we’re really good at it. We can spot opportunities where others can’t. And it’s probably because we have more “a-ha” moments per capita than anyone else.

Problem
Problem

Ever wonder why some businesses don’t grow as fast as expected or why their profit margins are so skinny while their competitors are thriving? We sure do. And that’s where we start our focus.

Insight

Once we’ve identified the relevant problem, we spend a lot of time trying to understand it, to gain a new perspective of it. This usually happens after we’ve looked at it from a million different angles and turned it upside down and inside out.

Insight
Validation
Validation

Just like any smart researcher, we do our homework. We run tests. We gather analytics. We test those analytics. We poke and prod and shake our insights to see if there are any holes. And once we’re satisfied, we let the magic happen.

Solution

This is the toughest part of the process. It’s also the most satisfying and rewarding. Arriving at the big idea can transcend any strategy. And that’s what we’re after. Something brand-new and completely unexpected. Something that really moves the needle for our clients.

Solution

Portfolio

It takes artistry and know-how to create a memorable campaign. And of course, just the right amount of magic.

Zions Bank
Honor
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Zions Bank
Playing the Branch
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VSP Vision Care - Insurance
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Superhero
Superhero
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Ken Garff
Hyundai World’s Worst Negotiators
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'A Really Soft Bargain'
'A Really Soft Bargain'
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'Tips By Tots'
AARP Driver Safety
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Tips By Tots
AARP Driver Safety
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Zippy Shell
Zippy Shell
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What can we do for you?

It’s true that good ideas can come from anywhere. But ThomasARTS is a great place to start.

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Our Offices

The teams that know how to win big are the ones who can take it coast to coast. Stop by one of our national offices and say hello.

California

CA

3070 Bristol St. Suite 340
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Office: 714-375-7800

Utah

UT

240 South 200 West
Farmington, UT 84025
Office: 801-451-5365

Minnesota

MN

11000 Prairie Lakes Dr., Ste 275
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Office: 952-252-1900

Washington, D.C.

DC

1300 L St. NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20005
Office: 202-450-1843

New York

NY

55 Broadway, Suite 1801
New York, NY 10006
Office: 646-572-7500

It’s Not a Franchise Without The Players.

Everybody here is in the game. There are no sidelines. If you’re looking for your next big job opportunity, this is it.

Director of Web Development

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The role of Web Development Director is to lead the agency’s digital development efforts from client guidance and solution finding to specific management for a team of developers and partners. The candidate will understand development and user trends for leading the vision in digital best practices. The person will guide a team of developers in creating online/digital products and services. This role has overall responsibility for all client web development activities, staff, vendors and processes in order to ensure that solutions are efficiently developed and supported to agreed costs and quality standards. He/she will help shape the overall structure of TA’s digital offerings and be accountable for the team’s deliverables and managing their success.

Duties & Responsibilities

·        Defining solid digital solutions for client problems with pricing, scope and technical deliverables.

·        Overall management and mentorship of a team of developers

·        Translation of complex functional and technical requirements into individual task assignments

·        Work with the product team to determine the optimum feature sets for products

·        Adept at vendor management to bring external resources for specific digital projects, negotiating price and timing deliverables while assuring quality.

·        Definition and continued refinement of the development and delivery processes

·        Maintain current technical knowledge to support rapidly changing technology, always on a look out for new technologies and work with management and development team in bringing new technologies

·        Prioritize multiple competing projects in a fast-paced environment

·        Maintain standards for quality, maintainability and productivity

·        Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements

·        Plan and contribute to project features and functionality

·        Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management

·        Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the development team and between development team and other agency teams

·        Motivate development team and help to provide a positive work environment

·        Act as primary liaison between development team and other agency teams

·        Other duties as assigned

Project management duties including:

Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders

Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion

Set and continually manage project expectations with team members, clients and other stakeholders

Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

Track project milestones and deliverables

Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals

Estimate and recommend pricing for all client web development projects

Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary

Manage project development from beginning to end

Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path

Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans

Skills Required

Prefered Qualifications

·       At least seven years of web development or related experience

·       B.S. in computer science, information systems or equivalent experience

·       At least three years of web development managerial experience

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Digital Account Supervisor

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The Digital Account Supervisor’s role is to serve as the liaison between the agency and the client. It is similar to the Account Manager but will serve larger clients with larger budgets, a specific emphasis on digital marketing and include more strategic thinking. The Digital Account Supervisor represents the agency’s point of view in making recommendations to the client and represents the client’s point of view within the agency in order to facilitate the creation of effective strategies and work. The Digital Account Supervisor must become familiar with the client’s business and brand in order to understand how strategies will affect their business results. They liaise between the client and a range of agency staff in order to coordinate the details of advertising campaigns.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develop digital marketing plans with strategies that will enable the campaign or agency work to meet the client’s objectives. This may include creative and media briefs to direct the internal teams’ work for the client.
  2. Work closely with clients to understand business opportunities and how the agency work will impact their business.
  3. Develop digital budgets for the client projects that meet the requirements of the programs and provide adequate agency income.
  4. Lead the development of the agency’s recommendations for clients or prospects using internal service areas and departments.
  5. Forecast and monitor the profitability of accounts, analyze results and approve billing.
  6. Presentation of agency work or capabilities for current and prospective clients.
  7. Lead planning and execution of digital marketing tactics on behalf of the client, including but not limited to ongoing email marketing campaigns, website design and development projects, content and social media campaigns, and paid digital efforts such as paid search or targeted digital advertising. No media buying, design, development or writing will be required, but an understanding and expertise of all of these tactics is necessary in order to provide strategic direction to the client and to work with internal teams to fulfill client requests.
  8. Manage employees and work closely with other service areas and teams diplomatically to ensure expectations on quality and timelines are met.

Skills Required

  1. Proven leadership abilities
  2. 5+ years of experience working in Digital Marketing, including but not limited to email marketing, automation platforms, content marketing, content management, website design and development, and paid digital media (preferably in an account management or strategy role). 
  3. Strong marketing and business knowledge
  4. Project Management skill set
  5. Team facilitation and strong interpersonal skills
  6. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point as a minimum
  7. Ability to think and communicate strategically and conceptually
  8. Agency and financial services experience preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, and on the basis of disability.

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Data Coordinator

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The Data Coordinator’s role is to assist the Data Administrator in managing various data sources and data processes.  Their primary responsibility is to prep data received from various sources to be used in automated marketing communications and in Tableau for visual reporting and analytics.   Specific tasks and responsibilities are highly dependent on the individual project but may include data cleansing and organization within Excel, loading data into relational databases for complex data hygiene and aggregation, or maintaining and adjusting established processes to fit the current needs of the project.  The Data Coordinator may occasionally be required to perform other responsibilities including working with the development team to create web interfaces for data management, setting up stored procedures, or running periodic processes to keep ongoing databases up to date.

Duties & Responsibilities

·      Assist Analytics Team with Tableau data setup, updates and issues, including combining data from multiple difference sources

·      Prep raw data files for loading into database, for use with ThomasARTS one2one tool, or for sending to client

·      Perform cleanup, deduping, and suppressions on data

·      Maintain and ensure integrity of data through transformations and cleansing

·      Maintain workflows and scripts used to automate data tasks

·      Create new workflows and scripts to automate repetitive data tasks as projects require

·      Work with various teams and various clients on other projects as needed

Skills Required

·      Must excel at using logical reasoning in solving complex problems

·      Must love working in a dynamic fast paced yet fun environment

·      Proactive individual with strong sense of urgency will fit well

·      Highly proficient in Excel

·      Must have some combination of the skills below and an eagerness to learn new skills as projects require

·     Understanding of relational database principles – data normalization, data types, relations, keys, constraints, stored procedures, DQL, DML, DDL, ETL, OLTP vs OLAP

·     Understanding of software coding principles – variables, arrays, operators, control flow statements, class objects and methods

·     Understanding of principles relating to raw data – file types, file encodings, delimiters, line breaks, escape characters, special Unicode characters

·     Familiarity with SQL, Java, Tableau, Visual Basic, XML, JSON, PHP, Talend Open Studio

Prefered Qualifications

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Senior Account Manager - Washington D.C.

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ThomasARTS is a dynamic, full-service creative marketing & advertising agency, with locations in California, Utah, Minnesota, New York and Washington, D.C. The Washington, DC office is looking for an incredibly talented and driven Senior Account Manager to manage a growing base of client work, as well as new business efforts. This position is based on our Washington D.C. office.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • ‍Leads mid-level relationships with clients and agency players.
  • ‍Works with office head on new business development including expanding new work with existing clients.
  • ‍Demonstrates an understanding of assigned clients’ market and business and their specific challenges and opportunities.
  • ‍Maintains existing business relationship with assigned clients by staying closely connected to internal project teams, monitoring progress of ongoing client projects, as needed, and helping to address and resolve promptly, accurately, effectively, and to the client’s satisfaction, any issues or problems that may arise.
  • ‍Partners with the client, the Account Team, and project teams to resolve identified project issues.
  • ‍Effectively coordinates client-specific projects throughout the lifecycle, as appropriate, including estimate creation, selection of appropriate projects and sub-projects, assignment of resources, monitoring project progress, and generation of the client/project invoice.
  • ‍Partners with Client Integration and the Account Team to ensure a smooth transition for new clients; attend pre-integration and planning meetings as needed.
  • ‍Demonstrated success managing projects profitably from pricing to team management.
  • ‍Must be a “self-starter,” able to work independently to manage client relationships with little direct supervision
  • 5 to 7 years professional client relationship management experience, including agency experience in advertising and marketing as well as a knowledge of creative processes and techniques

Skills Required

  • ‍College degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts) or equivalent degree within appropriate discipline such as Business, Communications, Graphic Arts, Marketing, Advertising, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job required.
  • ‍Demonstrated problem-solving Skills
  • ‍Diplomacy and persuasive selling skills
  • ‍Self-starter with initiative and assertiveness
  • ‍Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ‍Attention to detail
  • Team player

Prefered Qualifications

  • ‍‍Leads mid-level relationships with clients and agency players.
  • ‍‍Works with office head on new business development including expanding new work with existing clients.
  • ‍‍Demonstrates an understanding of assigned clients’ market and business and their specific challenges and opportunities.
  • ‍‍Maintains existing business relationship with assigned clients by staying closely connected to internal project teams, monitoring progress of ongoing client projects, as needed, and helping to address and resolve promptly, accurately, effectively, and to the client’s satisfaction, any issues or problems that may arise.
  • ‍‍Partners with the client, the Account Team, and project teams to resolve identified project issues.
  • ‍‍Effectively coordinates client-specific projects throughout the lifecycle, as appropriate, including estimate creation, selection of appropriate projects and sub-projects, assignment of resources, monitoring project progress, and generation of the client/project invoice.
  • ‍‍Partners with Client Integration and the Account Team to ensure a smooth transition for new clients; attend pre-integration and planning meetings as needed.Demonstrated success managing projects profitably from pricing to team management.
  • Must be a “self-starter,” able to work independently to manage client relationships with little direct supervision5 to 7 years professional client relationship management experience, including agency experience in advertising and marketing as well as a knowledge of creative processes and techniques.

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Systems Engineer

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ThomasARTS is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer who is well versed in AWS, Automation, Log Management (LogRhythm), monitoring, infrastructure orchestration, configuration management with experience in work in working in a fast paced environment.

You will help lead or co-lead all aspects of systems administration of our core web servers including: deployment, configuration, administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of Linux compute, logs, storage, security, and networking servers, and network attached appliances. Further responsibilities include researching, documentation, and project-oriented tasks. The candidate must have proven experience and must be comfortable working closely with other engineers and security personnel as well as maintain professionalism while under pressure.

Duties & Responsibilities

·       Assist/Lead on Configuring, designing, and troubleshooting key applications in a timely manner, such as: AWS, LogRhytm, Zerto, Nagios, Nessus and Power Broker.

·       Identify, remediate, and document all events that negatively impact business.

·       Create process changes to avoid recurrence or document correct action as required.

·       Identify single points of failure in the server environment and assist in strategy to minimize or eliminate.

·       Capitalize on opportunities to contribute- integrate ideas and collaborate well with others.

·       Take on new projects to research, test, prove, and implement new ideas and solutions.

Skills Required

·       Experienced with AWS infrastructure (EC2, SES, S3, RDS, VPC, OpsWorks).

·       Experienced with logging (capturing, reporting, alerting) from variety of devices (switches, firewalls, AD, Servers etc). Experience with LogRhythm a plus.

·       Strong understanding and best practice on web hosting including supporting sites that are built on variety of platforms such as PHP, Ruby, Drupal, Magento, Angular, Word Press, Ubuntu, Linux, Apache2.

·       Experienced with working in MySQL, SQL and Mongo Databases.

·       Experienced with working in the command line including shell scripting.

·       Experienced with the following technologies: Ubuntu, CentOS, Windows Server.

·       Experienced in automation procedures in regards to web hosting / code deploys

·       Strong understanding of GitLab and GitHub

·       Strong ability to multitask and work well under pressure.

·       Strong ability to effectively learn new products/software suites.

·       Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.

·       Automation experience with tools such as Chef, Salt, or Juju a plus

·       Experienced in or strong understanding of any of the following: PCI/ISO 27001/2, HIPPA Compliance in relation to all aspects of local network, web hosting and databases a plus.

·       VMware experience a plus



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Proofreader

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The Proofreader is responsible for reading content for spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and brand, and for validating the accuracy and completeness of changes and content, as well as overall consistency in copy and design/formatting.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

·       Will be part of the Engineering Operations service area under the QA/Proofreading team. Requests will be submitted mostly by the account team and sometimes other areas of the agency.

·       Validate the accuracy and completeness of changes to all documentation produced by the agency.

·       Provide precise and timely review of marketing materials for accurate use of logic, composition, style and brand.

·       Must be able to check, monitor and maintain brand consistency

·       Must be able to provide copy refinement recommendations when appropriate or necessary.

·       Assist in maintaining consistency and standards in language and format by working with the account teams and other members of the QA/proofreading team.

·       Must be adept at managing and prioritizing a high volume of work under tight deadlines.

·       Maintain solid relationships with team members, as well as internal clients and others in the agency.

This position will require overtime including weekends and sometimes holidays to meet client deadlines. Busiest season is typically June through October.

Skills Required

 Required Skills:

·       Familiarity with Associated Press Stylebook

·       Exceptional attention to detail, and ability to focus for long periods

·       Excellent command of the English language, coupled with an ability to recognize proprietary writing styles

·       Significant knowledge of layout, design and typography

·       The ability to electronically markup PDFs with changes

·       Service-oriented and focused on satisfying the needs of the greater department

·       Sound judgment and decision making

·       Excellent and clear communicator

·       Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Prefered Qualifications

·       English or related degree or equivalent experience

·       Minimum of 2 years proofreading experience, ideally in an advertising agency or health care, financial services setting

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