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.

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.

Culture @ Outcast: highlights from OC Connections, an internal gift-giving initiative

Keeping our connections — no matter what.

As we set up our home offices, dispersed to corners and kitchens across the world, we realized we had lost something we valued: our connection to each other, and the community we made together. Gone were the little chats in the break room, the impromptu team lunches, and gabbing about the latest bingeable shows. Since problem solving is what we do, we came up with a way to stay connected and share little bits of our lives with each other.

It started with one Outcast who purchased a gift from their local community, and mailed it to another Outcast. They in turn found something in their community to share, and the chain continued to grow — from each gift to each community, across the world — a simple way to feel a small connection to each other.

After all, we believe that no matter where you go you are always an Outcast.

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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!