Do work that matters to people, to build brands that matter to people, in an environment where people matter. That’s our simple operating philosophy. And over the course of more than 35 years in business, we’ve found that it produces some incredible results for our client-partners and for our people.
If that notion appeals to you, check out our current openings. Or continue reading to learn more about the values we aspire to practice every day.
When you empower your people, your people do amazing things. They create advertising that grows businesses and affects culture in positive ways. They build relationships that endure in an industry that’s far too often a revolving door. And they thrive professionally while having the time to flourish personally and pursue the passions that make our people so darn lovely.
Putting People First doesn’t work unless all people are included and represented equally. And that can’t happen if we don’t recognize and address the social injustices that keep our industry from representing our society. RPA Represent is our people-powered diversity and inclusion initiative, a coalition of task forces actively addressing everything from recruitment and advancement to cultural education and awareness. At the last count, roughly one out of every six RPA Associates is actively involved in RPA Represent initiatives.
Our first job is to help our clients grow their businesses. But we’re also passionate about supporting our Associates in their professional growth. We want peoples’ time at RPA to be the most valuable of their careers. Because next-level Associates create next-level work. Partnerships thrive. Careers flourish. At RPA, we pride ourselves in helping people reach the next stage of their craft and propel their careers.
Our priority is the safety and comfort of our people. So we’ll be working from our home offices, cabins, couches, backyards, and wherever else for the foreseeable future. And though we miss the happy hours and Pub Talks, the workshops and summer concerts, we know that RPA is so much more than the walls around our offices. We’ll see you back at the office when things change. In the meantime, social distance only makes our hearts grow fonder.
In for 13 is an initiative calling on advertising agencies to commit to the diversification of leadership in the advertising industry—specifically Black leadership—by signing a pledge. Currently, less than two percent of leadership positions industry wide are filled by Black professionals. The goal of In for 13 is to increase that number to 13 percent by 2023. RPA has signed the pledge and is committed to taking action.
RPA diversity numbers as of November 2020 are:
People of Color
(African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander/Native American)