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There Is a Digital Talent Gap

Wide chasm between expertise needed and available

For its report, The State of Digital Marketing Talent, The Online Marketing Institute surveyed almost 750 Fortune 500 and ad agency execs, and the results are grim: There's a vast gap between the digital marketing expertise needed by organizations and the talent actually available to them at every level. Across brands and agencies alike, there's insufficient focus on grooming talent, training and formally assessing skills. That might seem to spell a great opportunity for recent college grads looking for work. But think again: almost three-fourths of respondents say young hires suffer from an inflated sense of entitlement.     

Illustration: Carlos Monteiro

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