NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sq1 today was named one of the 40 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media by Advertising Age. Sq1 was among 40 companies selected based on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design. Nearly 20,000 people were surveyed as part of the selection process.
Sq1 is a digital advertising agency on the leading edge of conversion optimization and technology, whose strategic and forward-thinking ideas are what brands flock to for all their digital needs. Unique to the agency's culture, Sq1 offers employees bring your dog to work days, bicycle friendliness, treadmill desks, meditation rooms and recharge areas in the agencies Dallas, Houston and Portland offices. Each office location features inspiring art, open workspaces and meeting rooms which are reflective of the agency's core values: Fearless, Curious, Strategic, and Creative. Sq1 retains top talent by empowering employees to make their own career choices, hiring smart and well-rounded people and encouraging an open-door policy within the company.
"With hundreds of companies applying and going through the rigorous employer and employee survey process for the 2014 Ad Age Best Places to Work list, the competition was tough. The organizations that rose to the top are incredibly deserving," said Natalie Zmuda, deputy managing editor at Advertising Age. "In today's dynamic business environment, talent is a key differentiator. The leadership teams we've honored have perfected the art of recruiting, developing and retaining talent, setting their firms apart from others in the advertising and media world. And they've carefully, thoughtfully crafted a culture and a work environment that anyone would be lucky to be a part of."
"Sq1 is more than just a great place to work, it really is a state of mind. We laugh, we play, and, yes, sometimes we even fight," said Ernie Capobianco, Sq1 founder and CEO. "Just like any big, crazy family would, we go out of our way to support one another and get the job done. Sq1 is an exciting place to work for a fast growing, innovative company. The energy here is incredible due to our young, smart and creative staff who are passionate about our clients and the quality of work that is delivered."
Submissions were evaluated by Advertising Age research partner Buck Consultants LLC. With nearly a century of experience in employee and human resource consulting, Buck crafted two surveys to help Advertising Age find the companies with the best benefits and most-engaged employees. The employer survey contained about 100 questions, including questions about pay, promotions, health care and other benefits and hiring practices. The employee survey contained about 50 questions. It measured aspects of the workplace environment that contribute to an engaged staff, including matters such as fairness of pay, vacation time, relationships with management and co-workers, career development and other workplace issues. Any agency, ad tech or media company with more than 40 full-time employees in the U.S. was eligible.
Sq1 continually engages customers along the entire consumer lifecycle and purchase funnel, using conversion optimization to drive higher sales at a lower cost. Our customer-centric approach applies data and analytics to every interaction helping our clients maximize customer profitability and optimize customer experiences. Designed to adapt with our clients' ever changing consumer bases, we take the guesswork out of marketing. We are a privately held corporation headquartered in Dallas with additional offices in Houston and Portland.
About Advertising Age
Advertising Age is recognized as the leading global source of news, analysis and intelligence for the marketing and media community. Advertising Age includes ongoing coverage of strategic topics for marketers from mid to large companies complemented by breaking news and a database of the world's best creative. The 84-year-old publisher produces more than 15 original rankings each year, including the 100 Leading National Advertisers and 100 Leading Media Companies lists, the Digital A-List, and the annual Agency Report.