How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

pay rise, salaryWhen it comes to salary, we would all like to earn more and sometimes we need to be prepared to put ourselves out there to get it. If you have been working in the same role for a number of years and feel you are consistently performing above and beyond your role, or are being paid less than the market rate, there is no harm in trying to negotiate a pay rise.

However, it is important that you don’t just waltz into your manager’s office and demand more money or threaten to leave, you must take time to consider why you deserve a pay rise.… Read more

5 Mins With Digital Technical Director Jon Harvey

I5 Mins With Digital Technical Director Jon Harveyt is always interesting to find out how successful people have got to where they are, often their career ladder has parallels with your own. In this post I interviewed Cherry Advertising’s Digital Technical Director Jon Harvey to discover how he entered the digital marketing industry, what the challenges and responsibilities of his role involve, and most importantly what the rewards are.

How I Became A Digital Technical Director

How did you enter the industry?

I got digital marketing completely by chance; on a work placement during my last year of secondary school. … Read more

How To Stay Creative And Inspired In A Permanent Role

How To Stay Creative And Inspired In A Permanent RolePerhaps one of the biggest challenges for a creative in a permanent role is to keep those creativity levels high. Turning up to work, day-in-day-out, is not always conducive to staying inspired and innovative. Although many agencies go out of their way to design creative environments to keep their employees engaged, I’m not sure that creativity is something you can turn on or off.

Inevitably throughout your creative career there will be times when you feel unable to deliver ‘creativity on demand’, and whilst a freelancer might be able to take the day off and find inspiration by doing something different, the permanent employee may not have this flexibility.… Read more