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Q&A

At TribalVision, we know that in order to get the right answers,
first you need to ask the right questions.

Information is an essential component of what we do, and it’s important that we’re as transparent as possible—with our clients, partners, vendors, employees, interns and candidates. Here are some answers to questions you may have:

1 How is TribalVision different from other firms?
TribalVision is unique. We’re not a traditional ad shop or a conventional marketing agency. Instead, we’ve shaken up this agency model by putting the client at the center and aligning our interests with theirs. And we’re not simply a consulting firm, because we’ve extended this model to include implementation and measurement. Until now, client interests have been trumped by the firm’s best interests. But TribalVision’s fresh approach keeps us accountable for our recommendations and our results. Highly collaborative and team oriented, TribalVision is a dynamic resource for small-to-midsized businesses looking for a cost effective way to market better, smarter and more effectively.
2 What type of client work does TribalVision typically do?
TribalVision delivers expert marketing support, whether functioning as a complete, outsourced marketing department or executing a specific project from start to finish. Because of our interest-aligned approach, we’re able to support and vertically market clients from a wide range of business sectors. Our capabilities are diverse but targeted, from writing comprehensive marketing plans to developing innovative go-to-market strategies – from overhauling website message to strengthening brands through social media. If it has to do with boosting market share, TribalVision can deliver solutions.
3 Does TribalVision focus on any particular industries?
At TribalVision, we work where we can make a difference and our client base extends across a broad range of industries. By not focusing on any one particular industry, we expand our knowledge base and maintain an environment where learning and innovation prevail. The diversity of our clients broadens and deepens our scope. Through our commitment to continued learning—researching, analyzing, and investigating—we keep ourselves flexible and responsive, never settling for the conventional wisdom and always keeping our eyes open for the next opportunity for our people, our firm, and our clients.
4 What is a typical career path at TribalVision?
At TribalVision, there’s no set career track. We value our people, creating an environment that encourages collaboration and interaction. We recognize and reward results, and feel successful when our team members grow and advance within the company. We have two areas of focus – Strategic and Tactical. If you’re looking for direct and sustained client interaction, hands-on project management and relationship building, then our Tactical Team is a good fit. For those looking to make their mark behind the scenes, creating business plans and analytics that are the foundation for all we do, our Strategic Team affords you a chance to do just that.
5 What can I expect in my first 12 months at TribalVision?
While we don’t have a set career path, we don’t just throw you out there to figure it all out on your own. When you join TribalVison, you join a collaborative team of highly motivated individuals who support each other and work together to conquer challenges. As a new team member, you’ll have a mentor who will guide you through the ins and outs of everyday life at our firm, helping you develop skills and insight. As you become more comfortable and confident, the more responsibility you will be given. And as you become more familiar with the way our firm works, you’ll have the chance to step up into a client-facing role. We want everyone to be successful here, and we will work with you to make that happen.
6 How much travel can I expect?
With our regional focus and strategically located offices, most of our work is accomplished right in our own backyard. Of course we’re plugged into the latest collaborative technologies, conducting meetings via webchats and video conferencing. The way we see it, the less time we spend traveling, the more time we have to focus on our clients. Most of them are here in New England, so when travel is necessary, it’s often by auto, without the hassle of hotels, airports and car rentals. But sometimes hopping on a plane is necessary, because there’s still no substitute for sitting down with a client, face to face.
7 Do I need to have a business or economics major to apply?
If you have a business degree, that’s great. If not, there might still be a place for you here. At TribalVision, we’ve built a team of talented people from diverse business and educational backgrounds. What matters most is that you’re a good fit for our Tribe, that you have the right DNA – that you share our values, understand our vision and bring a set of intangibles like passion, intelligence, likability, curiosity and leadership to the table. To succeed in our interest-aligned environment, what matters most is your willingness and ability to learn and use that knowledge to help our clients succeed. We’re not looking for someone who is satisfied doing things the old way, but innovators willing to forge new ground.
8 What is the interview process like?
It begins with a conversation, like most great relationships do. Let’s talk about your résumé, credentials and goals. Tell us what makes you tick, what drives you, what interests you and what bothers you. Our everyday workplace environment is highly collaborative, so it’s crucial that you connect, both personally and professionally, with the rest of the team. So we may ask you to come back and talk to those you’d be working with. We might walk you through a case study, then ask for your thoughts. And what questions will you have for us? Communication is a two-way street and we’re happy to answer them.
9 When will I have direct client interaction?
One of the truly unique things about TribalVision is that soon after your hiring date, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with clients. When it all happens depends a great deal on you and your comfort level—we don’t rush into it and we want to be sure you’re ready. Working with your mentor and the rest of the TribalVision team, you’ll develop your skills and prepare to take on the responsibility of direct client interaction. For most people it happens within a year, but if you’re ready, we encourage you to jump in and make a difference for our diverse base of clients.
10 How many hours is a typical workweek?
At TribalVision, we don’t watch the clock or work rigid schedules. Most days you can find us in the office between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., but if a client has a pressing issue, we roll up our sleeves, dig in and get the job done by working late or on a weekend. But we try to keep that stuff to a minimum. The bottom line is, we understand that everyone shines differently – some are earlybirds, some are nightowls. We value the work/life balance, and encourage our team to work in ways that yield the best results.