Medium-Sized Omnicom-Owned Shop (Where I Once Toiled) Is Now Better Than Good, According To An Institute That Knows

Great Place To Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management named The Integer Group 9th best medium size company to work for. They also named Bridge Worldwide 9th best small company to work for. Matt Bergantino, a contributing writer here, and a friend, works for Bridge. I used to work for Integer, twice.
The old Battleship on 6th Ave.
First, allow me to congratulate Matt for working at a great place. He tells me they’re always hiring, so they must have somethin’ goin’ on. Now, for Integer’s part, it’s clearly a good place to work. Some days. Others, not so much. But any day of the week, Integer is in Colorado, so it’s never all bad.
I owe alot to my experience in Lakewood, I’ll say that. Without a doubt, I am grateful for the chance I had to learn the promotional side of the business on Coors’ brands. I had all the makings of an ad snob coming in, and it took a lot to break that down. Years of painful growth, to be exact. Now, I see how freeing it is to be on the marketing services side. Once you let go of little squares where ads go, you can begin to connect with people on a more enduring, human level.
POS is little squares. Don’t get lost in my hopefulness. While some inside Integer, especially account executives, might see the agency as great, for me personally, the place was not creative, nor nimble enough. I like to work on a lighter ship. A gunner.
Be that as it may, I’d love to see Integer take more chances and do better work that brings mountains of coin and a dose of respect to their doorstep.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.