When you walk into McKee Wallwork + Co., you might see a copywriter armed with a Super Soaker, two Account Coordinators debating the merits of Home Alone IV, and a vice president rocking out to some 70s pop. We already knew this kind of environment is great for producing award-winning ads, but apparently it makes for a pretty great place to work, too.
We already knew that, because we work here. But it’s nice when somebody else recognizes it. Especially when that somebody is the leading publication in the industry.
That’s right. Advertising Age just named MW+C as one of its 2016 Best Places to Work. As in, in the country. Each year the publication honors the best employers in the marketing and media industry. And this year, they caught wind of all the great things happening inside our walls, and high-fived us for making life a little bit awesomer for the brilliant, caffeine fueled, and more-than-a-little-weird people who work here.
The award completes a trifecta for MW+C. Within the last 12 months, our agency was awarded Advertising Age’s B2B Campaign of the Year for our work with Fortune 100 company International Paper, as well as named Ad Age’s Southwest Agency of the Year.
“The companies on Ad Age’s Best Places to Work represent the cream of the crop in marketing, advertising, media and ad technology,” explained Advertising Age Deputy Editor Judann Pollack. “In these highly competitive fields, these 50 stand out for their best-in-class benefits, salaries and hiring practices, but also for creating a compelling culture in which employees are engaged, encouraged and valued. Talent has never been more important in marketing, and our Best Places to Work companies have proven that they can attract and retain the best in the business.”
“This is big honor for our company, our culture, and our incredible team,” said MW+C President and founder Steve McKee. “When we started the agency almost two decades ago, we not only wanted to create great work, we wanted to create a great place to work. Having been recognized for both by our industry’s leading voice is really gratifying.”
Companies from across the United States participated in a two-part survey process to determine Ad Age’s Best Places to Work. The first garnered information about employers’ offerings, and the second was an employee survey to measure the workplace experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Any agency, ad tech, media company, or marketing division of a brand that’s been in business for more than one year with more than 15 full-time employees was eligible. Public, private, for-profit and non-for-profit businesses could all participate.
Everyone at MW+C is honored by this recognition and is humbled to be included alongside such admirable companies. To see the full list of Ad Age’s 2016 Best Places to Work, click here.