Jack Morton welcomes first IPG Spark Fellow in Boston

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July 14th, 2017 By Jack Morton

This summer, Jack Morton – along with Hill Holliday and Weber Shandwick – will be participating in the IPG Spark Fellowship Program. Previously known as the InterAct Fellowship Program, it was launched in 2004 to recruit, retain, and develop a multicultural pool of outstanding talent. After years of success in New York City, IPG decided to bring the program to Boston.

It’s no secret that the Boston area has struggled to attract and retain a diverse population of candidates and employees within the industry. Having the fellows in Boston will help us achieve greater diversity, adapt new points of view, and create an internal pipeline of rock stars that can fill open positions and grow within the company.

Ultimately, we’re recruiting, retaining, developing, and growing not only the future leaders of IPG…but the industry in general. No big deal.

The two-year program has each fellow working a six-month rotation at different IPG agencies in Boston, with the intention of giving them hands-on experience in various roles. On August 1st, Jack Morton will welcome Samantha Green as a Strategy Coordinator and we’re eagerly awaiting her arrival.

After spending time with the new group of fellows at the program’s orientation in New York, and the kick-off luncheon at Hill Holiday, we couldn’t be more excited to host the program for the next two years. The room was full of passionate, excited, and spirited young women and we can’t wait to see what they bring to Jack and IPG!