Culture @ Outcast: members of the Outcast team relaxing, reading, and collaborating

Work with purpose

We believe in...

Our values are the foundation of our culture. But they're not just words. It's how we apply them that defines who we are.

Outcast Outside — Celebrating our 25th anniversary

This past June, we were lucky enough to bring our entire US team together to celebrate our 25th anniversary in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA. It was a much-needed opportunity to (finally) meet teammates we’ve only ever seen virtually, reconnect with friends we’ve known for years, reflect on our company’s values and commitments, and spend time appreciating each and every person who makes Outcast, Outcast. 

While on the offsite, we held team-building activities, discussed our vision for the future, and put our heads together to brainstorm ways to continuously improve our work — and had fun while doing it. The sense of community we get from coming together is invaluable and helps us all in being deliberate about how we build the next 25 years of Outcast.

Culture @ Outcast: meet the mosaic team

Meet Mosaic.

A better world is possible, and we're dedicated to working towards it.

We want Outcast to be a place where everyone is valued, encouraged, and supported. Mosaic, our dedicated diversity, equity, and inclusion team, brings together passionate employees from all areas and levels of Outcast to chart our course of continual progress.

It’s a key piece of our leadership and culture, and steers every part of our growth.

Mosaic is the driving force behind our DEI efforts, leading trainings, developing resources, and facilitating company-wide forums on how we can better support each other and our communities.

Our goal: to provide a workplace in which everyone has an opportunity to grow and lead. As integrated marketing professionals, we have a responsibility to find and amplify BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized voices, and to uplift brands challenging injustice and fighting for a better tomorrow.

Our Commitments

Our commitments guide us toward a deeper understanding of the challenges facing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world, and remind us to be a company that reflects the kind of reality we want to live in. Over the past year, our pillars — Talent, Training, and Advocacy — guided our actions and progress. While we’re excited about the opportunity to continue learning, growing, and empowering our community, we recognize that this work doesn’t have an endpoint. It constantly evolves, and we’re motivated to continue identifying ways to ensure everyone at Outcast is seen, heard, and valued.

PTO: Philanthropic-Time-Off

Volunteers don't get paid; they give their time freely in order to advance a cause they believe in. Essentially, that’s how it's always worked. But at Outcast, we’re guided by the idea that each of us can be a part of the big things that lead to big changes in the world. Volunteering for meaningful causes is one way to do that.

We call it OC20. Every year, the agency gives every Outcast 20 working hours they can dedicate towards volunteering for any of the passions or nonprofits they choose — fully paid. In 2021, several Outcasts partnered with national innovation and research center Impact Justice on media outreach and social content to promote the first-ever national examination of food in prisons. This report shows how inadequate prison food damages incarcerated people and our entire society, and provides recommendations for a positive path forward.

With hundreds of hours logged at organizations like Impact Justice — including Rise Against Hunger, Tipping Point, The Humane Society, and Reclaim Our Vote — we believe Outcasts are making a real impact.

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Ask an Outcast

“Ask an Outcast” is a video series that features different team members to highlight our areas of expertise and what makes working at Outcast so special. Each month, we select a member of the agency to answer questions about the types of things they've done in their time at Outcast, share stories or advice, and give viewers a deeper look into our practice areas. You can keep up with the series on our LinkedIn and Instagram pages, so check out what they have to say!