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True Talent Group will host the first Marketing and Creative Leaders Summit on Thursday, March 2nd to bring together 100 local leaders to discuss challenges, share best-in-class solutions and inspire leaders to gain new insight and network with the best and brightest in the industry.

“We’ve been asked countless times to create and host a summit that would bring together a wide network of the best talent in the Twin Cities to dig deeper into topics that marketing and creative leaders encounter every day,” said Stacey Stratton, President and CEO of True Talent Group.  “We already host Marketing and Creative Leader Roundtables for a dozen director-level and above leaders throughout the year; after each event, we get asked to host a larger half-day seminar.  So here we are–bringing together the best of the best for our first Marketing and Creative Leaders Summit.”

To learn more about the event, and to register, go to:

True Talent Group Named Honoree in 65 Best Places to Work by Minneapolis/ St. Paul Business Journal

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The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal named the winners of its annual 65 Best Places to Work earlier this summer. True Talent Group was recognized as a top place to work and will attend the award ceremony at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Founded in 2008, True Talent Group, a boutique staffing and recruiting agency based out of Minneapolis matches top talent with jobs they love and provides companies with the best talent to solve their challenge.

“At True Talent Group, we pride ourselves on building unmatched lasting relationships with our talent and clients, and we’re thrilled to be an honoree of this great recognition,” said True Talent Group President Stacey Stratton. “We are proud of the work we do in Minnesota, and are continually committed to being a best place to work each and every day.

The 65 Best Places to Work is an award hosted by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal and is granted to Minnesota employers that have proven to be good communicators, leaders, and have cultivated a desirable company culture. A research partner conducted surveys with the employees at all companies that applied to gather the needed information. The winners were then categorized into four categories depending on their size and announced on June 24, 2016 via the Journal’s website. True Talent Group was one of the winners in the “extra small” category.

For more information on the recognition, please visit:

Dress for Success Twin Cities. One of True Talent Group’s True Causes.

Dress for Success is one of our True Causes. This amazing non-profit empowers low income women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire and development tools to help them achieve long-term economic sustainability.

Our True Talent Group team recently attended the annual luncheon to support this great cause. To learn more, or to volunteer, go to

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True Talent Group is Growing

It’s an exciting time for True Talent Group and we want to introduce you to our new Director of Marketing and Talent Nicole Armstrong. This newly created role will be one that Nicole – a veteran in the marketing and creative world – will work to continue to connect our talent with jobs they love and to support our clients with the best talent to meet their challenges at hand.

Nicole is an award-winning marketer who has been recognized as an energetic and creative thought leader in the Twin Cities. Prior to joining True Talent Group, Nicole was a key member of the senior leadership team for business units of two Fortune 500 companies where she was responsible for marketing and creative services teams.

We appreciate that Nicole’s strong background is a perfect fit to understand our clients’ needs and challenges. She will be a great addition to the team and we’re thrilled for you to meet her.

Please join us in welcoming Nicole!

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True Talent Group Partners with Post-it® Brand to Motivate Work Force

EDINA, Minn. March 21, 2016 – True Talent Group and Post-it Brand from 3M have joined forces to create a new social media campaign that is set to launch in March. The campaign’s focus will be to inspire working professionals with career advice and innovative ideas to get through the workday.

True Talent Group, a boutique staffing and recruiting agency, has partnered with 3M to share inspiring content that will span across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. The True Talent Group community rallied together to generate original quotes that inspire each of them on a daily basis.

“At True Talent Group we have the opportunity to inspire and help marketing and creative professionals find their dream job on a daily basis and our partnership with Post-It is right in-line with our business,” said Stacey Stratton President of True Talent Group. “Post-it Brand is a great Twin Cities brand and we’re thrilled to partner with them to offer the Twin Cities career advice and innovative ideas.”

The campaign will involve seven social posts consisting of Post-it Notes that offer inspiration, career advice as well as show how to use Post-it Notes at work to create motivation for reaching certain goals and completing work projects. will feature an article on the partnership and additional inspiring content.

“We are looking forward to sharing the fresh and inspiring Post-it Notes with our community,” said Jen Stoltenow, Marketing Communications Manager at 3M. “True Talent Group has been a great resource for inspiration.”

To view the Post-it Notes please visit the associated social media platforms. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

About True Talent Group

True Talent Group is a boutique staffing and recruiting agency that matches true talent with true opportunity. We match top talent with jobs they love and provide companies with the best talent to solve their challenge. We believe that successful relationships are built in person — not from behind a desk. We’re smarter about connecting the right person to the right job because we know what makes our talent tick, and we understand the challenges our clients need to solve. Today, our company has grown over 2,000 percent since its founding in 2008, and we’re proud to provide our clients with the best marketing, creative and interactive talent.

About 3M
3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

3M and Post-it are trademarks of 3M.


Minnesota Business Magazine Announces 2016 (Real) Power 50 Awards

Stacey Stratton, President of True Talent Group, has received the 2016 (Real) Power 50 Award from Minnesota Business Magazine. These awards honor leaders in the Minnesota business community, who are in the habit of getting things done — and make a distinct difference as they do.


Our next Think and Drink is on Tuesday, February 9! Get your ticket now!

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Enterprising Women Magazine Announces

2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners

Stacey Stratton, President of True Talent Group, named one of the 2016 winners!

Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs

RALEIGH, N.C. Dec 7, 2015 – Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, has announced the winners of the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Honorees will be recognized at the 14th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration & Conference, Sunday, February 28 to Tuesday, March 1 at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida.

The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders of the key organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.

“The recipients of the 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award represent an amazing group of women entrepreneurs from across the United States and as far away as China, Egypt, South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom and Portugal. We could not be more proud to recognize their accomplishments as CEOs of fast-growth companies, community leaders, and role models and mentors to other women and girls. We look forward to shining the spotlight on them at our 14th annual awards event in late February,” Monica Smiley, Publisher/CEO of Enterprising Women, said.


Our next Think and Drink is coming up on October 28th. Join us!

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True Talent Group End of Summer Bash the Biggest Yet!

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The biggest event of the summer is coming. Food, music, and an awesome celebration. It’s all here. Don’t miss the bash! #TTGEOSBASH


True Champions Club


Congratulations to the winners of our True Champions Club contest:

  • Jacqueline
  • Megan
  • Heather
  • Lou
  • Brant
  • Sue

Way to go all!


Opening New Doors

After six years of being virtual, True Talent Group moved their office to Edina effective March 1. Our easy-to-access location has allows us to host our clients and employees for meetings, education classes and other fun TTG events.

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True Talent Group Supports Dress for Success Charity Event

A proud advocate of Dress for Success Twin Cities, True Talent Group was honored to support the organization at their “Sweet Success Fundraising Luncheon” in April. The annual event celebrated area women who have overcome tremendous challenges in life in order to achieve self-sufficiency.

Learn more about the charities we support.

Dress for Success

True Talent Group is proud to be the platinum sponsor of a brand-new Twin Cities resource for creative job seekers and sourcers—Hello New Job.

Hello New Job scours the web to feature the very best in job openings in the creative, marketing and interactive industry—from internships to executive level. One of the most exciting features is the opportunity to post your job opening at no charge.

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The 2014 Talent Forecast is here!

In other exciting Twin Cities news, the 2014 Talent Forecast is here. Request your free copy to read up on trends in the creative, marketing and interactive industry and how they will affect you. Also included: National pay rates, national and local job demand and news on the effect of the Affordable Care Act on the industry.

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