The Richards Group Internship

 
The Richards Group Internships
5.00 out of 5

27 review(s)
Headquarters:
Dallas, TX
Employees:
600
Annual Interns:
20
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The Richards Group

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 5.00 out of 5
27 Intern Reviews
Avg The Richards Group Intern Salary: $10.42 per hour
24 Intern Salaries
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The Richards Group Internship Program Information

The Richards Group offers paid internships in brand management, art, copywriting, brand planning, interactive, media, production, and public relations.

About The Richards Group

The Richards Group is the largest independent branding agency in the nation, with a staff of over 600 and annual billings above $1 billion. Creative is our passion, but we do have another love – independence. With zero absentee owners or outside investors, we’re free to focus solely on our work. Which is good, because there’s a lot of work to focus on: advertising, interactive, relationship marketing, retail, brand, business-to-business…there isn’t a form of branding at which The Richards Group doesn’t excel. Clients include Amstel Light, Bridgestone, Chick-fil-A, Fruit of the Loom, The Home Depot, and Motel 6. The Richards Group can be found at richards.com. Specialties:advertising, interactive, relationship marketing, branding, marketing, social media, public relations, sports marketing, promotions, Hispanic marketing, urban marketing

Internship Resources & Links

The Richards Group Internships: here
24 The Richards Group Intern Salaries
Brand Management Intern: $10/hour
Digital Project Management: $10/hour
Brand Planning Intern: $10/hour
Brand Media: $10/hour
Account Planning Intern: $10/hour
Art Direction Intern: $10.00/hour
Brand Management: $10/hour
Brand Management : $10.00/hour
Digital Strategy Intern : $15/hour
Intern: $15/hour
Richards Partners Consumer Intern: $10/hour
Brand Planner: $10/hour
Brand Planning Intern: $10.00/hour
Digital Strategy Intern: $10/hour
Brand Media Intern: $10/hour
Brand Management Intern: $10/hour
Brand Creative: $10/hour
Brand Planning Intern: $10/hour
Brand Creative: $10/hour
Brand Management Intern: $10/hour
Brand Creative Intern: $10/hour
Art Direction Intern: $10/hour
Brand Management Intern: $10/hour
Brand Planning Intern: $10/hour
27 The Richards Group reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"A very rewarding and challenging internship"
Position: Brand Management Intern
Location: Dallas, Texas
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 8/7/2014
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Pros:

I loved my internship at TRG. My team was great to work with. They made sure to thoroughly explain all of my tasks and answer my questions along the way. They gave me real assignments, that actually went to the clients and contributed. I felt like a valued team member at TRG. The internship program also requires that you give two presentations, these certainly helped to make me a better presenter and to get to know my team better.

Cons:

None.

Interview Questions & Process:

I submitted my resume and cover letter through 2 connections at TRG and on Sign Me Up, Stan. I was called to schedule an interview 2 days later, and received an internship offer the following day.
 
"Awesome Advertising Internship Program"
Position: Digital Project Management
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/28/2014
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Pros:

They treat interns like new full-time hires. You get real experience and work. Everyone around you is willing to talk with you and help you no matter what role or position they have. They all just want you to learn as much as you can while you're at the company.

Cons:

Stigma between the digital and traditional side of the company.

Interview Questions & Process:

I had a preliminary interview with a recruiter and then interviewed with different project managers the following weekend.
 
"For the Love of Learning"
Position: Brand Planning Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 8/1/2013
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Pros:

Fantastic Work Environment; Great Company Culture; Wonderful Learning Experience

Interview Questions & Process:

Several Phone and In-Person interviews with HR/Recruiting and Group Heads
 
"Great Experience, Not So Great Atmosphere. "
Location: Dallas
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 8/1/2013
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Pros:

I gained real work experience and worked on real projects that helped me grow. After working at other agencies, I can say with confidence that their internship program is top-notch. They really prepare you for working at the agency and give you invaluable experience and knowledge in your discipline. Also they have great accounts to work on.

Cons:

Atmosphere. It can be really rigid. They don't always create or even encourage a social atmosphere. It's mostly dry and serious. It can be stressful to work there with very little escape. Not your typical ad agency.

Advice for other students:

Go here for an internship, to learn and better yourself and work on great accounts. Go somewhere else if you want to enjoy going to work.
 
"Gets your foot in the door..."
Position: Brand Media
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Review posted on 7/31/2013
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

I started out as an intern and ended up hired on full time here. Definitely an internship is a huge asset if you think this agency is somewhere you'd like to start your career. In my short time with TRG (now almost 1 year), I learned more than I learned in 4 years of school and in 3 other internships/jobs.

Cons:

8:29:29 sign in, and whoever claims they left by 5:30 probably doesn't work here any more. Hours are long and fairly inflexible, especially in media where we run very lean. 5 or 6 accounts to a person is very common. If you're the job, this is the place for you.

Interview Questions & Process:

I had the opportunity to interview at The Richards Group twice - both times were 2+ hours with 8 different interviewers in teams of two or three at a time. Don't plan on asking standard questions - "what is a typical day like?" is about the most boring thing you can ask and they'll tell you that! Do your homework!

Advice for other students:

Do your homework. It pays to know what the agency is about ahead of time. This isn't the place for everyone - if you're looking for beer cart Fridays, find another agency. But if you're looking to top notch work with very smart and driven people, you've come to the right place.
 
"Paid to learn"
Position: Account Planning Intern
Location: Dallas
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 20 weeks
Review posted on 7/31/2013
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Pros:

You get to experience what working at an ADV agency really is like. People at TRG are professional and respectful which sometimes its hard to find at other agencies. They give you the opportunity to succeed and if you work hard they will most likely hire you. Also you will not get stuck with stupid jobs like running errands or getting food for people.

Cons:

The culture is not what you would expect from an advertising agency. It can get pretty dull in there.

Interview Questions & Process:

Getting internships at TRG is pretty hard but I got lucky to have known a Director as my professor in college.

Advice for other students:

TRG is a great place to learn, where people really do care about your experience as an intern and where you will get many opportunities to shine and prove yourself. You will not be taken for granted here. APPLY!
 
"The first step to a dream job"
Position: Brand Creative
Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: 9 weeks
Review posted on 7/30/2013
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Pros:

Amazing environment that only instills the want to better yourself and seek improvement. Surrounded by humble, quick-to-advise veterans is nothing short of the best education you can get.

Cons:

No cons.

Advice for other students:

Read Stan's book before interviewing.
 
"The Richards Group is an Awesome Place for an Internship"
Position: Brand Management Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/30/2013
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Pros:

The Richards Group has a great company culture and everyone is so helpful. You get to be involved in real client projects.
 
"Your internship is basically an entry-level position"
Position: Art Direction Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10.00/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/30/2013
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

You are treated as an entry-level and given campaign assignments, rather than just doing lowly intern work. I have pitched to clients and even collaborated with a creative director as my copywriter because I was the available A.D. around. You get the chance to show the agency what you're made of constantly.

Cons:

There is a fine line between working too much and too little. As an art director, your job takes longer but sometimes you are encouraged to go home instead of staying late.

Interview Questions & Process:

I interviewed once, but had an ongoing relationship with a creative director here and took all the advice I could get on my portfolio before applying.

Advice for other students:

Speak up in meetings and act confident, everyone values your thoughts here. Always step in to help if asked, because small tedious jobs always put you on the radar to do bigger campaign work if you do well.
 
"Incredibly informative and rewarding. "
Position: Brand Management
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 7/30/2013
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

As the New Business intern, I was able to work closely with multiple clients and departments within the agency. I learned from a wide variety of professionals who have industry-wide recognition and credentials. The ability to hear the input and thought process of these industry leaders such as owner Stan Richards was the most rewarding experience I could have ever asked for.

Cons:

Very strict tardy policy and often very long work days on the New Business team.

Interview Questions & Process:

First round: Two 15-min interviews with recruiters.
Second round: Six 30-min interviews with brand managers.

Advice for other students:

Be as proactive as possible: get your work done before it's due, always be on the lookout for ways you can help before someone asks. Introduce yourself to as many people as possible. DON'T BE LATE!
 
"Taught me what a university class could never teach "
Position: Brand Management
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10.00/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 6/3/2013
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

An amazing culture. Great, smart people. Exposed to many areas of an advertising agency. Ability to work directly with clients. Always real world work, no busy work.

Cons:

A little overwhelming at first. Overload of work some times.

Interview Questions & Process:

Know you strength and weaknesses.

Advice for other students:

Be confident.
 
"Gained great experience"
Position: Digital Strategy Intern
Location: Dallas
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 18 weeks
Review posted on 5/8/2013
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

Enhanced portfolio, stronger resume, stronger larger network, real world experience

Cons:

Office politics

Interview Questions & Process:

I interviewed with 4 people, about 30 minutes each. 2 from HR and 2 from Digital Strategy
 
"Grow your ad experience in a top agency in Dallas"
Position: Intern
Location: Dallas, Texas
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 4/7/2013
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

It is what you make of it.

Cons:

It is what you make of it.
 
"Richards Partners- The PR division of the Richards Group"
Position: Richards Partners Consumer Intern
Location: Dallas, Tx
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 14 weeks
Review posted on 3/25/2013
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My boss treated me with respect:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

My major was public relations and this is the field I wish to work in. I was a bit skeptical at first (TRG is known as an advertising agency) but I soon found the advertising/PR fusion to be very desirable and appropriate for an internship since they are supposed to be for learning. The agency offered "intern seminars" that involved meetings of all of the interns and presentations from the principles of different parts of the agency. I learned so much at these and was able to make a solid decision on how I want to continue my career path.

Cons:

Like with any other internship, the work you are given makes you wish you worked full time so you could take on bigger and better projects. Patience is a virtue.

Interview Questions & Process:

Look for a connection at your university to the Richards Group. This is a better foot int he door.

Advice for other students:

Apply!
 
"Interns treated like full-time employees, not second class citizens."
Position: Brand Planner
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 21 weeks
Review posted on 3/25/2013
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My boss treated me with respect:
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The work I performed was interesting:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

Real work, great culture, legendary community of brand planners, compelling brands, and an intern program that fosters a tight-knit group of people.

Cons:

Most people will point to the structure of the agency (8:29 sign-ins, daily timesheets, etc), but research this con yourself (talk to an employee, read Stan's book) and then ask yourself if it's worth it to pass up on such a great learning/career opportunity from this fantastic agency.

Interview Questions & Process:

signmeupstan.com > follow-up with examples of work > interviews > three-month internship

Advice for other students:

If you want to be considered as a planning intern, make sure you send examples of what you can do after you receive the follow-up email. Know what a "stairwell" is.
 
"Hands on experience, interesting work"
Position: Brand Planning Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10.00/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 3/25/2013
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The work I performed was interesting:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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"Great internship at great company"
Position: Digital Strategy Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 3/25/2013
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My boss treated me with respect:
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

Treated as full-time employee. Lots of work to be done and opportunities to work with really smart people. It is what you make of it.

Cons:

Staff is so busy that you can easily be forgotten about if you don't make yourself known. Not much direction so it's easy to get lost if you don't ask enough questions and learn the culture.

Interview Questions & Process:

I talked to five people during the interview process: four phone interviews and one Skype interview (I'm not from the Dallas area). Each interview was about 30 minutes long. Everyone was very nice to speak with. They didn't ask many traditional interview questions which helped the call be more conversational and relaxed.

Advice for other students:

If you're interested in advertising, apply! This is a great environment to work in and you have the opportunity to learn from some of the smartest in the industry.
 
"It's great to be busy."
Position: Brand Creative Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 6/29/2012
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

I didn't have time to vote for TRG on this site yesterday... because I was so busy, doing real work for real clients. As a creative, I've gotten to see it all- commercial production, client meetings, internal reviews of work, agency-wide meetings, you name it. Everyone is very inclusive and they put you to work from the start brainstorming thoughts for your own campaigns projects for clients.

Cons:

Like I said, you're thrown into the work immediately, so the learning curve is fast. This internship isn't for people looking to relax. Also, TRG is a HUGE company. Although I've never felt lost in the mix, it can be intimidating and not as laid-back as other agencies.

Advice for other students:

This is a great internship if you love what you do. If you don't love the idea of coming here then it's probably not for you.

Show some tenacity. Be assertive here.
 
"Got me my job!"
Position: Brand Media Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 6/26/2012
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

Lots of real hand on experience. During my internship, I realized how much I love digital media and thats where I am today! It landed me a full-time position at another agency in Dallas.

Cons:

Because of the size, it's hard to have deeper relationships with people your working for.

Advice for other students:

Do everything they give you right the first time and keep that up. Don't be afraid to ask questions. But pay attention so you get it right. After about 2 weeks if you can handle more work ask for it. Also ask to attend meetings. You learn SO much. Take notes all day, every day. Eat on floor 11 with other interns. Say hi to Jaime and talk to her, she's super nice. Say hello to Stan your first day. Write thank you notes to everybody you worked for your last day.
 
"We should be paying them!"
Position: Brand Management Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 6/26/2012
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My boss treated me with respect:
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

+There are about 40 other interns, which leads to great camaraderie and sharing
+Every week, experts in various disciplines give intern seminars
+Interns get to do a summer project, working with teams of creatives, brand planners, brand managers, PR, and media planners
+Within the office, interns are treated like fellow co-workers, not measly interns
+Great office culture-- a lot of office pride for structuring things "differently" and more "efficiently"
+Relaxed dress code
+Nap rooms (though I don't know if they're actually used)

Cons:

-You MUST sign in by 8:29:59am and leave at 5:30pm, even if you do not have work to do
-This ad agency is a bit more "strict" then other ad agencies. You won't see kegs and wine on Fridays, and the ping pong table is getting dusty
-Because the agency is very large (700 employees), there is more of a business vibe in the office, rather than a relaxed, creative feel

Advice for other students:

Read The Peaceable Kingdom, Stan Richards' book, which tells you everything you need to know about this agency
 
"Foot in the door, Sweat on the Creative"
Position: Brand Creative
Location: Dallas
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 6/26/2012
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Pros:

-See a complete cross section of the agency wherever you sit. Creatives next to Account types next to Production gurus. You respect the effort everyone gives, and you push harder because of it.

-Opportunity to produce work for amazing clients.

Cons:

-They want you to be home by 6, it that can really be called a con.

Advice for other students:

Do your best you can and, when you apply, hope the person looking at your book is having a pretty darn good day.
 
"Great experience with a good company"
Position: Brand Planning Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 16 weeks
Review posted on 6/25/2012
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Pros:

They expect a lot out of you, and you gain the experience of an entry level employee. No fetching coffee.

Cons:

Don't get the collaborative environment you would at a smaller agency, and some people are difficult to get along with

Advice for other students:

Show that you are eager and willing to learn
 
"Amazing experience"
Position: Brand Creative
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 6/25/2012
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Pros:

Treated as an entry level hire, my work will actually be put into production, made great connections, incredibly productive group of people, amazing company culture

Advice for other students:

Apply to intern here! It's an experience unlike any other.
 
"Dream accounts - Chick-fil-A and Fruit of the Loom"
Position: Brand Creative Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/30/2011
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Pros:

- Dream brands: Chick-fil-A and Fruit of the Loom.
- Flat out incredible people at The Richards Group.
- Real client work.
- Variety of mediums. I was able to work on billboards, online display, print, and other collateral.
- Events.

Cons:

I was involved in a little bit of the new business process and I loved it. Would have loved to got more experience in the pitch process.

Advice for other students:

Have a solid portfolio and make an impact when you get there.
 
"Felt like part of the agency family from day 1"
Position: Art Direction Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/29/2011
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- The Richards Group has an independent culture that I just don't think you can find in other agencies (or so I've been told by my friends who have worked at other shops).
- Worked alongside creative teams and got to know a couple creative directors prety well.
- Felt like part of the family.
- Cool office.
- People.
- Interesting brands like Honeybaked Ham, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, and Summer's Eve.

Cons:

Some people say that the creative is more traditional rather than cutting edge.

Advice for other students:

Know who in the agency is making the hiring decision and craft your application based on that. Overall, I loved the Richards Group.
 
"Home Depot account at Richard's Group"
Position: Brand Management Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/16/2011
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Pros:

- Incredible experience.
- I've never experienced a company like the Richard's Group. Everybody there seemed to really have passion for the company.
- I worked on the Home Depot account and got to see all parts of account. I helped out with planning, media, and creative coordination. I put together competitive decks and social media recommendations - I was able to present these to Richard's Group senior management.

Cons:

Be passionate about the agency's business. I think each ad agency has a different culture and perspective.

Advice for other students:

Don't just spam out resumes, get to know people at agencies.
 
"Unbelievable culture at The Richards Group"
Position: Brand Planning Intern
Location: Dallas, TX
Pay: $10/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 9/18/2011
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Pros:

- I really connected with the people at The Richards Group. They were incredibly nice, giving, and taught me how to think about marketing.
- I worked on some big brands like Home Depot, Summer's Eve, and Fram.
- Gained experience with focus groups, social media monitoring, and other consumer insights techniques.
- Cool office.
- Loved the new business process.

Cons:

none

Advice for other students:

The Richards Group is incredible. My advice is to know media and be observant to culture.
 
 
 

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