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Paul Gumbinner
Worked at The Gumbinner Company for 25+ years
Attended Temple University
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Ten Misconceptions About Working With Recruiters
After 30+ years
in the business I realize that most people don’t have a clue as to what recruiters do
or don’t do or can and cannot do for them. Most don't really know how recruiters work.  I thought I would clarify by debunking ten misconceptions. 1      O...
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Sadly Ad Agencies No Longer Do Not Invest In Training Talent
Recently, Digiday ran an article entitled, “Paltry pay at agencies leads
to millennials moonlighting”.   It reported that 44% of those between 25 and
34 in advertising have second jobs.   That
is astounding, but not surprising. Entry level pay at ad agencie...
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Adventures In Advertising: Don’t Bring The Client Home
This is an amusing
story of what can happen with fees paid to an advertising agency.   It
is a true story of a client who was paying a fair fee to an agency. But first a
short background. Back in the late eighties, Robert Jacoby, then chairman
and CEO of Te...
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Adventures In Advertising: The Most Unhappy Office Holiday Party
Now that we are getting close to holiday party season. I
thought I would tell two holiday party stories, both pretty weird.  This is the first of them.  It is the story of a holiday party no one wanted to go to and is 100% true. I hope all of you have a won...
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Interviewing: Your Attitude Is What Will Get You Your Next Job Not Your Words
The best presenter I ever saw taught me something about selling.
It wasn’t his words so much as his attitude.   When he spoke he was excited, exciting and fun.   He totally believed in what he was
presenting.   He set up his presentation
so that he graduall...
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I’ve always taken the view that the account group is responsible for making the client relationship work. Here are my thoughts. http://bit.ly/2f4ym5W
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Three Things To Think About Agency/Client Fees
Everyone knows that fees have cut agency profits causing a
lack of bonuses and profit sharing, elimination of training programs and lack of
staffing.   But there are other, less
obvious ways fees have hurt the business. My dad ran a big agency.   Gumbinner-...
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Ad Agencies Often Fire Their Best Employees
Not long ago, a director of human Resources sent me a
person she called a star.   I asked why
should would be sending me such a high quality employee.   Her response was startling.   She said that this person’s account was
leaving the agency and she was so ...
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Adventures In Advertising: Getting Fired At A Christmas Party
 Because it is that time of year, I thought I would post two Christmas party stories.  One was a couple of weeks ago and was about a terrible party.  This is the second, but has a much happier ending. Years ago I worked at a great agency, McCaffrey & McCall...
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Insulting Candidates Is Not In The Purview Of A Recruiter
Recently, a senior executive candidate told me about a recruiter who
thought he/she was being helpful and, instead, was insulting.   The candidate had had the misfortune of
choosing the wrong company several times in a row and had three or four one
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Creative Is Still King And It Is An Exciting Time For Advertising
Advertising is advertising. Digital, broadcast,
out-of-home, it doesn’t matter. It makes no difference how the business has changed or moved or morphed, it is still one
hundred percent about selling products or ideas. It is a very exciting time in the busin...
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Adventures In Advertising: The Worst Client, Ever
I hear stories all the time about bad clients:   clients who are abusive, clients who call
unnecessary meetings at 4pm on a Friday, clients who won’t buy the work.   But this is a story about a client who went
way beyond all bounds. I was a young account ex...
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Passionate advertising executive. Advertising blogger. Great chef, photographer. Collector of glass. Lover of my wife, my kids and my grandchildren
Introduction
President of The Gumbinner Company, executive recruiters for advertising.  Glass collector.  Former Chairman of Urban Glass.  Blogger: www.viewfrommadisonave.blogspot.com;  Contributor to Ad Age and Adweek.
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Two really successful kids: Liz Gumbinner, EVP Creative Director of Deutsch and Jeff Gumbinner Founder of Gumbinner Davies Communications
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  • Temple University
    Marketing
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Executive Recruiter
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  • The Gumbinner Company for 25+ years
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