NEW YORK, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to industry-wide challenges, Communo, the platform that matches highly-vetted talent with marketing agencies looking to staff projects or positions, today announced that, effective immediately, it is offering a free membership for all freelancers. It is also providing one month of credited membership dues to agencies for every contract, project or full-time employment position awarded to any Communo members on the platform. The company is offering this unique opportunity as a way to help our talented creatives find work during the COVID-19 crisis. Freelancers interested in learning more can visit https://cmno.rocks/Free-Communo-Membership.
"The Coronavirus is crippling businesses, and the marketing industry will be one of the hardest hit. Already, brands are canceling or pausing market budgets and agencies are announcing widespread layoffs as a result," said Ryan Gill, CEO of Communo. "At Communo, which has always been a paid subscription for access to the best vetted talent in the industry, we are opening our virtual doors to do our part to help people find projects, full-time and part-time work. Our goal is to leave no none behind."
Since its founding in 2018, Communo has facilitated deal flow valued at over $40MM, with an average job size of $30K. Each job request has resulted in an average of 13 matches with compatible, qualified professionals, with time to hire as quickly as three days.
More than just a "job app," Communo is an online community dedicated to bringing people together to do the work they love. That's never been more important. As a member of Communo, the benefits go way beyond just jobs to include:
- A professional profile to help freelancers get discovered by over 400 agency members.
- A thriving professional community of 40k+ freelancers representing over 72 areas of expertise in the advertising, marketing and creative services industries.
- Jobs hand-curated for marketing, advertising and creative professionals.
- Industry, community and networking events to keep freelancers connected.
- A growing list of discounts and offers on tools that freelancers and agencies use.
- Agencies can source industry-leading talent 10x faster than traditional in-house recruiters, staffing agencies or other online talent marketplaces at a fraction of the costs.
"What's happening to our society is an incredible tragedy, and this abrupt stop has caused collateral damage, which affects not only organizations but also the wonderful, creative individuals that make the work happen," said John Winsor, founder and CEO of Open Assembly, and visiting executive at Harvard Business School. "The only way forward for every organization, especially agencies and brands, is for leaders to begin to build a new organizational model that's based on open talent and remote work, using platforms like Communo that match the best people to the tasks to be done."
"We have been forced to work differently than we have previously, and Communo has proven to be the perfect solution for all ad agencies facing this new reality," said Frank Palmer, Partner at Elevator Strategies (formally Chairman of DDB). "Having gone through a number of client campaigns using the Communo network, the results have proven to be very effective."
"I have seen the marketing agency model of the future and its name is Communo," said Blair Enns, founder and CEO of Win Without Pitching. "Smart agencies that recognize the trends shaping the way they staff, run and grow their firm are capitalizing on Communo's unique platform to scale their business. Their offering could not be more important for all agencies in today's challenging marketplace."
Communo is the online Talent Optimization Platform that brings together freelancers and agencies in the creative, marketing, advertising and PR industries to do the work they love. Founded in October 2018 by veteran marketing executives Ryan Gill and Chris Kneeland, Communo's mission is to create a thriving system of communities connecting every professional across the entire industry through compatibility and compassion. For more information, please visit: www.communo.com.