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Overview

Wondering what makes a great place to work? Foosball tables and free happy hours are not the answer.  Creating a great workplace requires a lot of thought, planning and work. The industry leaders are those who craft company culture manifestos, have well-thought-out benefits and perks to take care of their people and foster employee growth.  
 

Ad Age Best Places to Work seeks to find the companies that are quantifiably ahead of the pack when it comes to factors that really matter. For the second year, Ad Age is partnering with Latitude Research to rank the top 50 companies in advertising, marketing and media. Interested in participating? In order to be eligible for Ad Age Best Places to Work, your company must be in the marketing, media, advertising or adtech industry for more than one year, be headquartered in North America  or have a North America headquarters or main office if your world headquarters is outside of North America and have a minimum of 15 full-time employees. To confirm whether your company is eligible, please take the pre-qualifier survey.

New this year

The industry talks, and Ad Age listens. The growth of internal agencies is skyrocketing so this year, in-house agencies are eligible to enter for Best Places to Work 2020.

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How it works

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The survey

The Ad Age Best Places to Work ranking is composed of two surveys – the company survey and employee survey. The surveys will not only distinguish the best companies in the industry, but also identify the aspects and characteristics in a workplace that matter most.  

The company survey is designed to help Ad Age collect some basic information about your company as well as additional detail to help us analyze which factors set apart those who rank highly as a best place to work. The survey should be completed by a member of senior leadership, HR or someone who has access to information including primary offerings, approximate total revenue, benefits and company policies. 

The second survey is designed for your employees. Ad Age wants to understand what matters to employees in the workplace these days, to what degree and how your current employer rates on the things staffers care about. Employee participation rates are dependent upon the size of the company.

  • Companies with fewer than 50 full-time employees require 50% participation
  • Companies with 50-100 full-time employees require 40% participation
  • Companies with more than 100 full-time employees require 30-50 employees to participate

Employee responses are strictly confidential; no identifying information will be shared with employers.


The process

Signing up is easy. Enter via the site and once payment for your entry is complete, you’ll receive an email with custom links to your company and employee surveys. 

Participating companies will have the opportunity to receive one of three in-depth reports with data and analysis specific to your organization. See our pricing section for the information on our report package options. You do not have to purchase a report to enter, and you can always choose to add a report later on. 

So what separates your company from the rest? Get the process of telling not just us, but the whole industry, started today!


Requirements 

In order to be eligible for Ad Age Best Places to Work, your company must be in the marketing, media, advertising or adtech industry for more than one year, be headquartered in North America or have a North America headquarters or main office if your world headquarters is outside of North America and have a minimum of 15 full-time employees. To confirm whether your company is eligible, please take the pre-qualifier survey.

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PRICING

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Entries

Early pricing: $325 per entry. Ends 11:59 p.m. EDT July 17

Regular pricing: $350 per entry. Ends 11:59 p.m. EDT August 8

Final pricing: $400 per entry. Ends 5:00 p.m. EDT September 9

Final deadline

The deadline for entries is Monday, September 9 at 5 p.m. EDT

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Reports

We are offering three report package options available for purchase in addition to your entry. Remember, you are not required to purchase a report to enter Ad Age Best Places to Work 2020.

Report package sale! Receive a discount on your report when you purchase by September 9.

Enhanced report package sale : $1,125

Enhanced report package: $1,307.45

Premium report package sale: $1,350

Premium report package: $1,564.95

Please note: all purchases are non-refundable.


Report packages

Ad Age is offering two company report package options providing in-depth data and analysis specific to your organization as well as industry trends including an Enhanced Report and Premium Report. For details on what the reports include, please review the report package options document below.

Didn’t participate but interested in the industry-wide trends? Check out our new industry report:

The 2020 Best Places to Work Industry Report will uncover the DNA of Best Places to Work Leaders and will contain a summary of key trends and emerging themes from data we’ve collected in our partnership with Latitude Research. This report is designed to synthesize key learnings from across interviews with top company leaders and their employees to translate insights into actionable steps. Industry report sale: $3000 through September 9, 2019.

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CONTACT US

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