Trump administration staffers are struggling to find their next jobs

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Today's news: Trump administration staffers struggle to find next jobs, a guide to hiring an Amazon agency, and the media free agents from WarnerMedia.

President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, after attending the casualty return at Dover Air Force Base, Del., for the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump administration staffers are getting snubbed while hunting for jobs. One recruiter tried to place six of them and couldn't land any interviews.

  • Departing Trump White House communications staff are getting the cold shoulder from some corners of the job market, report Claire Atkinson and Sean Czarnecki. 
  • One PR recruiter has been unable to place candidates, and Trump staff are viewed as lacking credibility.
  • Those who stood up to Trump might find an easier route than those who stood by the impeached president, though.

Read the full story here.

A delivery person pushes a cart full of Amazon boxes in New YorkThomson Reuters

The marketers' complete guide to hiring an agency to help them drive sales on Amazon

  • I talked with a mix of agency, brand, and tech sources about how to hire an Amazon agency.
  • The experts broke down what agencies charge and how much advertisers should spend on advertising, among other things.
  • As Amazon's ad business grows, more than 100 agencies have emerged to help brands with everything from advertising to selling.

Read the full story here.

WarnerMedia's ongoing shake-up has led to the exits of many respected execs. Meet 6 leaders who have left the company and are now free agents on the job market.

  • WarnerMedia's ongoing internal shake-up means some of its key leaders who helped the company through transformational moments have exited the company and are now free agents.
  • Ashley Rodriguez identified six respected former WarnerMedia execs on the market.
  • The list includes former WarnerMedia executives Kevin Reilly and Blair Rich.

Read the full story here.

More stories we're reading:

  • Lululemon has quietly snapped up an Uber and Headspace marketing vet as it pushes into e-commerce and connected fitness (Business Insider)
  • Tech firm iSpot is acquiring Ace Metrix to get ahead in the race to fix TV ad measurement (Business Insider)
  • Grubhub just hired a new head of corporate affairs to help the delivery app take on Uber and DoorDash (Business Insider)
  • Signal downloads skyrocketed 4,200% after WhatsApp announced it would force users to share personal data with Facebook. It's top of both Google and Apple's app stores. (Business Insider)
  • Axios wants to help companies write like its reporters—for $10,000 a year, or more (Wall Street Journal)
  • 'On a learning curve here': E-commerce platforms still struggling with hateful listings (Digiday)

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