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About


CULTURE & CAREERS

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About


CULTURE & CAREERS

 

About

We champion challenger brands.

The ones who wake up every day and turn new world constraints into big opportunities. The ones with relentless passion. The ones that understand they have to outthink – rather than outspend – their competition in order to acquire customers or gain market share from larger competitors.

How do you overcome being outranked, out-resourced or outspent? You have to outthink. And “outthinking” is exactly what we provide for our clients. As a full-service marketing firm with in-house media planning and buying, we consult with companies to arm them with the storytelling, activation strategies and reporting mechanisms they need to build their tribe and achieve their business goals. This is our mission and what drives our company culture forward everyday.  

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Broadcasting live from
downtown Austin.

We work with amazing clients across many industries – beauty, professional sports, technology, beverage, financial, healthcare, commercial development and more.

Our office is located in downtown Austin, a short walk from the flagship Whole Foods, Book People, the State Capitol and our beloved Ranch 616. We’re perfectly situated between the calming charm of Clarksville and the bustle and bars of West 6th Street.

 
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Our Values


OUR VALUES

Our Values


OUR VALUES

 

Outthink.

We help our clients achieve the impossible by delivering the unbelievable. We solve the problems they’ve identified and the ones they haven’t. Creative isn’t a department – it’s a mindset.

· Begin with the end in mind.
· Create solutions, not ads.
· Embody resourcefulness.
· Delight.

Honor the Golden Rule.

We do to others what we would want them to do to us. That means investing in people and partnerships and offering help at every turn.

· Cultivate relationships.
· Practice radical candor.
· Celebrate wins.
· Don’t be an asshole. 

Stay empowered.

We operate in a constantly evolving, trust-based environment where micromanagement is not an option. The only wrong action to take is inaction.

· Punch above your weight.
· Find beauty in constraints. 
· Collaborate freely.
· Do it today, not tomorrow.

Never stop improving.

We are FPO, always evolving, always getting better. Becoming the best means never befriending complacency.

· Identify blind spots.
· Fail forward.
· Seek progress, not perfection.
· Always be learning.

Seek what matters most.

We know a lasting legacy is not rooted in the awards or accounts we win, but in the impact we have on each other, our clients, our partners and our community.

· Always bring your true self to work.
· Work smarter, not longer.
· Pay it upward and onward.
· Stay grateful.

 
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Giving Back


GIVING BACK

Giving Back


GIVING BACK

 

We are a fortunate bunch. Business is good and we get to live and play in one of the best cities in the world. We always want to be doing something large or small, public or private to help others. We’re never too busy to feed our soul.

From our brand work for the Austin Humane Society to our campaigns for Austin Habitat for Humanity, we have a long legacy of donating our time and talents to help improve our greater community.

To support Foster Angels of Central Texas, we created the Austin Skipathon. This annual event takes place at Mueller Lake Park and raises funds (and knees!), directly benefitting more than 3,500 children in the Central Texas foster care system. We also support the organization during the holidays by purchasing gifts for foster children whose wish list would otherwise go unfulfilled.

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In addition to team outings and initiatives, our staffers are directly involved with local non-profits, serving to make an impact on causes that mean the most to them. Whether its serving as a “Big” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas or working as an active board member for a local 501(c), our team is passionate about making an impact on those around us.

 
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Careers


CAREERS

Careers


CAREERS

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Work at Door Number 3

We are committed to building our agency into one of the best places to work in the industry. To that end, we offer:

· Medical and Dental Insurance (90% paid by employer)
· Agency profit sharing
· 401K
· A paid week off over Christmas
· Summer Fridays
· Team lunches
· Quarterly events
· Professional development
· Client and employee referral programs
· Surprise and Delight: Chair massages, holiday contests and more


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When you get to spend your days surrounded by smart creative people working on meaningful projects you care about, it hardly seems like work.
— Ines Morel, Senior Art Director
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Internships


INTERNSHIPS

Internships


INTERNSHIPS

 

Door Number 3 is always on the lookout for interns — year-round. We offer college students the chance to work on real accounts and gain real experience in their discipline of choice. Some of our interns have even gone on to win at the One Show and work at shops like Goodby, Wieden and mcgarrybowen. One even went on to marry our copywriter. So yes, an internship with Door Number 3 can change your life.


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At Door Number 3, you’ll get the great joy and even greater challenge of rolling up your sleeves, digging in and figuring it out as you go (with the continued support of the team). You’re not just an intern who gets assigned errands or throwaway tasks the client will never see—you’re a member of the team with a valued opinion.
— Cara Schwartzkopf