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ECD’s when you lose a pitch:

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What’s the biggest red flag you’ve ever seen in an interview (as interviewer or interviewee)?

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How’s Vayner’s strategy department?

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Is it weird that I think “Midwest nice” is actually the complete opposite?

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Did you or do you know anyone who decided not to have kids because of the demands of this industry even though you might have wanted to? Did you feel like you had to choose one or the other?

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How are things going with H&Ms digital team rn?

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Hey GSW Cbus - put creative reviews back in the hands of creative directors, not operations. It’s not working.

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When I graduated college, I got a job in a flyover state at a small agency. I kept saying to myself “I NEED TO MOVE TO NYC.” But without a job, that was hard, so stayed, saved cash and then... 1/

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Which english speaking cities/ agencies around the world have a great advertising scene? (Outside of the US)

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Dammit. Bagel Mondays are now Bagel Fridays. I guess I have to change my weekly celebration of French Fry Friday (wherein I get to eat fries) to something else. What should I do?

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Agencies are officially dead. In-house is the future. Statistical proof inside.

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The end of Ogilvy has come. The name may live on awhile longer, but the company is gone. It took roughly 30 years from acquisition by wpp to demise. But the rot didn’t really set in until the 2010s.

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What’s the advertising scene like in Toronto? Anybody have a good recruiter there?

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Doing fun stop motion stuff while job hunting. Not too fancy, no elaborate narratives, just visually appealing snippets. Is this kinda thing substantial enough to post as personal projects in my book?

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Big brag thread. No humblies. Share how many likes you got. Don’t cheat. Or if you cheat make it outlandish.

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Can you be a professional without being stuck up about it? I’m sometimes unsure of how I’m coming off. Am I not caring enough, or caring too much? Doing just fine or oblivious? How do you really know?

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Just curious....in your current position....what is your appt/sale ratio? Out of 10 appts I typically close 1-3. I’m curious if that is average.

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Do you have any book recommendations on how to be a better communicator in business/life? Strategies for working with others and the like - e.g. How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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What was your best job ever? Worst? And why

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