Fred Bateman On Promotion

If You Have to Ask to be Promoted Than You Probably Don’t Deserve It (feat. Fred Bateman)

Double Forte CEO and Everything Speaks host Lee Caraher talks to Fred Bateman, CEO and founder of Bateman Group, a successful PR firm in San Francisco and New York. Together they talk about running an agency and why it is good business to always prioritize relationships over the bottom line.

Key takeaways:

  • Don’t get hung upon titles. Titles vary from company to company. Experience matters more than titles.
  • If you have to ask for a promotion, you probably don’t deserve it.
  • Slow down and appreciate the experiences and the people who you work with.
  • You will always work if you master your craft.
  • Keep reading. Your job is to stay informed.
  • Hone your writing skills. They are critical.
  • It’s okay to leave a company and then return – as long as you do it on good terms. You may found out you appreciate your first job more.
  • No one understands you as well as your competitors do.
  • Pay it forward.

Resources: Bateman Group

Twitter: @fredbateman