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September 3rd, 2014

NO LIMITS: WHM DOES VMWORLD 2014

Who felt the jolt over the weekend? While we at WHM can’t exactly take credit for the 6.0 earthquake in Napa on Sunday morning, we have had crumbling walls on our minds for the last few months as we designed the visuals and brand guidelines for VMware’s annual VMworld conference, which takes place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Talk about life imitating art.

VMworld 2014 brings together the best minds in tech—a little over 22,000 of them, actually. Over four geek speak-packed days, IT pros from around the world explore the seismic shift (yeah, we went there) happening in virtualization, hybrid cloud and end-user computing.  In other words, in the tech community, this conference is a pretty big freaking deal. Continue Reading

March 20th, 2017

WE’RE HIRING A TRAFFIC MANAGER

The world needs organization. Serious organization. Organizing schedules. Organizing deliverables. Organizing people. And that’s where you come in. You’re a team wrangler. You know how to navigate agency workflows like a pro. You can juggle 60 competing schedules with grace and charm. You are a master negotiator, smoothing out bottlenecks with ease. And you keep everyone on task 24/7, so the best possible work is delivered by a sane and happy team. As our Traffic Manager, you’ll function as the go-between that connects the account team with our creative department, matching work with the appropriate team members. You’ll oversee the milestones, check in on progress, and keep everyone informed along the way.

We’re WHM Creative – a small but mighty creative shop supporting some of Silicon Valley’s biggest brands on everything from digital campaigns and launch videos to identity development and app design.

At WHM, you’ll find all the people you want in your marketing sandbox: a team of creative strategists, visionaries, designers, copywriters, and account managers. A team that believes in hard work, creative genius, and happy clients. (Also Oxford commas.)

We’re nice people, and we only like working with other nice people. (Life’s too short, right?) So, if you have the experience, and the appetite, send your resume to jobs@whmcreative.com

Responsibilities:
• Define and own the process for resource planning and management
• Oversee the workflow of all client projects internally, ensuring all team members are following our processes and that work is following schedules
• Negotiate with internal teams to align talent with project needs/requirements
• Ensure proper distribution of workload
• Manage schedules of all production staff, including freelancers
• Work with our Creative Director, Design Director, and Copy Director to identify and maintain a steady bench of freelance help for ongoing assistance
• Determine whether teams have capacity for additional projects, and when new resources are needed
• Reconcile internal traffic jams and negotiate with account team to smooth out bottlenecks
• Provide estimated allotment of hours to the creative team and monitor time on projects to ensure accuracy of estimates
• Work to continually improve and optimize agency workflow and production solutions for new and existing clients
• Lead team status meetings
• Distribute daily hot sheets
• Display perseverance through pursuing duties with a positive attitude and drive—especially in the face of any resistance or setbacks
• Assist in managing select projects as support is needed

Qualifications:
1. A minimum of 3 years as an agency and/or in-house trafficking manager or project manager
2. Strong understanding of digital project workflow
3. In-depth knowledge of the creative development process and deliverable requirements for a wide range of project types (e.g., branding, websites, digital ads, content creation, etc.)
4. Experience managing multiple projects at once, resolving competing priorities, working swiftly under pressure, and meeting project deadlines
5. Insanely organized with a strong attention to detail
6. A die-hard work ethic and killer sense of humor is preferred
7. An ability to work calmly in a fast-paced environment
8. Proficiency in Excel, Gantt charts, and project management software (Asana, Wrike, Mavenlink, or the like). Experience with agency software (Workamajig, FunctionPoint) is a plus.
9. Bachelor’s degree

Position: Full-time, salaried.
Compensation: Based on experience and ability. Benefits include health, dental, vacation, 401k matching, and flexible work schedule.
Location: Oakland (steps from BART)

December 8th, 2014

GAME OF WHAT?

We think all of our clients are awesome – and sometimes, awards committees do too! One of our newest partnerships is with cloud security startup FortyCloud, who will be in SF this week as finalists for the Up-Start 5th Annual Cloud Awards. Continue Reading

November 12th, 2013

WE’RE NOT COMPETITIVE OR ANYTHING

Sometimes we fly all over the United States to interview VMware customers. And sometimes we get to run around downtown Palo Alto looking for a person dressed as a Hot Dog. Continue Reading

June 3rd, 2013

ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET

We told you back in March that one of our partners, Brad Hennig, was in the process of writing and producing his very own feature movie. Well now, the time for his red carpet premier is fast approaching. Continue Reading

March 15th, 2013

7 LOCATIONS. 2 DAYS. 90 SECONDS.

You’d think that a 90-second video would be a breeze to produce. A minute and a half isn’t that long, after all. If you do think that, you’re wrong. For this quick bit on Citrix Online’s GoToWebinar HD Faces features, we worked our team to the bone. Continue Reading

December 20th, 2012

SILENT NIGHT? I DON’T THINK SO!

Where the heck did 2012 go? All of a sudden, we’re on the eve of the end of the world, so we figured we should post our Holiday Party photos before it’s too late. Continue Reading

November 6th, 2012

A CLEVER PSA WRITTEN BY ONE OF OUR VERY OWN

Have you scheduled your annual mammogram yet? Why not? (Is it because you are a man?) Or is it because the word “mammogram” sounds scary? Well, it isn’t a scary experience. Continue Reading

October 4th, 2012

HIGHBROW / LOWBROW

This past week WHM helped produce an executive reception and dinner to launch the Ellie Mae Encompass User Summit at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Continue Reading

September 13th, 2012

WHM + GEEK SPEAK = AHH

With laptops outnumbering desktops, new mobile devices debuting daily and the App Market exploding, enterprise IT infrastructures are getting less and less relevant. That’s where AppSense comes in. Continue Reading