MEC Global

November 16, 2015 11:17 ET

MEC Named One of Advertising Age's 50 Best Places to Work

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 16, 2015) - MEC ( today was named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media by Advertising Age, among a carefully selected group of forward-thinking companies investing in talent. This is the first time MEC has been named to the list and is among only one other media agency recognized.

Commenting on the announcement, Marla Kaplowitz, CEO, MEC North America, said, "We are honored to be in such great company on Ad Age's Best Places to Work list. We focus on building a strong and collaborative culture where people thrive and ideas flourish. We are lucky to have such a talented, passionate and engaged group of people in our business. I'm truly proud of what we have achieved together and the fact that we are on the list. It's a testament to everyone's commitment and dedication to make MEC a great place to work."

This prestigious honor is in recognition of the agency's vibrant culture and innovative approach to talent management. MEC invests a great deal in changing behavior and the way it attracts, retains and develops talent offering unique learning experiences focused on both personal and professional growth such as happiness workshops, vision boarding and best-in-class digital training opportunities. Additionally, and as importantly, employees have access to health and wellness initiatives such as wellness fairs, mindfulness sessions, and massages. MEC is also reinventing the way it recruits top talent with the launch of MEC Live Hire and enhancements to the candidate experience.

"As always, the competition was tough. Out of the hundreds of companies who applied, we're calling out more honorees than ever before. Fifty big shops, independents, agencies, ad tech, and media companies earned recognition for being leaders in recruiting, retaining, and cultivating talent," shared Ken Wheaton, editor of Advertising Age. "At the end of the day, all these organizations are in the talent business and they're doing it right. They're finding interesting, relevant, and often unexpected ways to create cultures and work environments that keep employees engaged."

Best Places to Work submissions were evaluated by Advertising Age research partner Buck Consultants LLC based on criteria such as hiring practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks, workplace environment and design, inclusive of an extensive survey of the company's employees.

To see more on what we do and who we are, MEC's Instagram page can be viewed at @mecideas.

About MEC

MEC is committed to growth. Growth for our people, our clients and our industry. MEC pushes the boundaries of what's possible in order to thrive in ~ Ad Ops ~ Analytics ~ Brand Partnerships ~ Content Marketing ~ Data ~ Insight ~ Integrated Planning ~ Mobile ~ Multi-cultural ~ Performance Marketing ~ Planning & Buying ~ Programmatic ~ Search ~ Social ~ Sport, Entertainment & Cause Marketing. Our 5,000 highly talented and motivated people work with category leading advertisers in 93 countries and we are a founding partner of GroupM. To find out more, visit us at #dontjustlivethrive.

About Advertising Age

Advertising Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for the marketing and media community. Ongoing coverage of strategic topics like CMO Strategy and data-driven marketing is complemented by breaking news on digital, social media and more. The 85-year-old media group also produces original rankings including the 100 Leading National Advertisers, 100 Leading Media Companies, and Agency A-List.

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