Civilian has been named one of the Ad Age Best Places to Work 2024. The annual ranking showcases companies that lead the industry in factors ranging from pay and benefits to corporate culture and leadership. In announcing the rankings, Ad Age commended this year’s winners for overcoming the industry’s challenges of an unsettled economy, changing media market, and tight talent pool.
As one of only 25 small agencies selected for this accolade, Civilian received their scores based on an analysis of questionnaires submitted by employers and survey responses submitted by employees.
“We are so proud to be recognized in this way. We have been focused on creating a strong and positive workplace culture from day one and have leaned into this even more so in recent years,” said Civilian’s President and CEO, Stacey Nelson Smith. “This award is a reflection of what’s important to us and how much we value our incredible team members who come to work every day ready to make positive change in the world.”
Ad Age’s scoring system is based on employee responses on topics in seven core focus areas, including pay and benefits (75% of the score) as well as company policies and practices in work/life balance, recruitment, and training and development (25% of the score).
“The 2024 Best Places to Work winners demonstrate the value of giving employees competitive pay and benefits and designing optimal workplace practices to ensure great talent can do its best work,” said Dan Peres, president and editor-in-chief of Ad Age. “Companies will face more challenges in the new year against an uncertain economy, but winning workplaces know that taking care of employees drives business success.”
Ad Age, which was created in 1930 to cover a burgeoning industry with objectivity, accuracy, and fairness, produced Best Places to Work 2024 in partnership with Best Companies Group, a research firm specializing in identifying and recognizing great places to work. The competition was open to agencies, ad tech firms, data and research firms, brand or corporate marketing departments or groups, and in-house agencies of marketers.