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Hello! Coming from a small shop and just got an offer with an 80 page (!?) handbook that I have 2 days to sign along w the offer. It verbatim says “Employees should understand they have no right of… more

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Producers, Where do you find commercial directors / Production Companies?

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Remind me is it typical that Royalty Free stock footage gets licensed in perpetuity? Or not necessarily varies vendor to vendor?

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3 days until cannes results. I know for many of you this isn't that big a deal as you either have awards or hate them. But my team is up for one and I'm absolutely thrilled.

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Welp, I think my dream agency ghosted me. After my interview, I was told I’d hear back. It’s well past the date they mentioned and after a couple of follow-ups, just silence. How do you deal with hand… more

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Why does DDB always have so many open positions? Have they won something big recently?

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Hey! Do you remember a campaign in the 80s or 90s where there were testimonials from people with car names? Does anyone know what brand is or has the link to the videos? I would like to send it as a r… more

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Cannes predictions thread: choose only 1 GP, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze.

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What’s the best feedback you’ve ever received?

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Whose agency is bragging that they’re closed for Juneteenth but still have people working today?

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Where are you on priority attendees for a shoot? Should ECDs and assorted account folks get priority over the creatives who actually wrote and carried the spot to fruition?

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I’m at the high end pay as an ACD. How much do I ask for a bump to CD? The usual salary websites show CD salaries starting lower than mine, and I don’t want all the extra work for a small pay bump. Do… more

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Has anybody ever had to work on a holiday that the whole agency has off? I’m new and just found out we have a long week off for the Fourth of July. I was kicked off on not one but two projects and now… more

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I fought for and landed added scope with a client to fund a temp position. My company never filled it and I did the job on top of my regular responsibilities. Where does that money go? Is it back to t… more

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I got a 2nd job offer after formally accepting another (both start in 2.5 weeks). Job Offer 2 salary is a few grand more than Offer 1(already acceted) AND pays 100% of health/dental/vision premiums, w… more

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so I feel like even asking this question is my answer but uh ….. how do you know when your workplace is toxic and/or you need to jump ship? 🥲

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Shoutout to planners and account people who goes into a client presentation with you all pumped and excited about the work and when it did not do well with the clients, turns on you very quickly.

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Y’all, can someone tell me why influencers are always looking off to the side and in the middle of the street in every post? Must be their good side? So cliche. Lolz. What are they looking at?!

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Freelancing at an agency and partnered with a full time creative who’s not doing so well. Their last partner left them and took all the good projects they were on, their team doesn’t respect them, doe… more

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What does a CD mean by saying their Jr. is grinding away in relation to work load?

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Why do so many brands think they should spend 3 quarters of their budget on email marketing, collateral, and banners? Do those type of mediums really garner more business than above the line execution… more

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What would be your dream client right now? Not only for good work but brand you admire. It would be Chobani for me.

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Anyone on the Colgate account at Ogilvy? How’s the team? How’s the client?

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When you add your ideas to a deck, add them at the bottom. You don’t get to show up at the buzzer and put your ideas in the deck near the top.

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Advertising Friends!!! What partners have you guys been using for lead gen?? Ideally looking for a display partner that we can leverage programmatically. Verizon has some oops but on o&o only!

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Help needed: What mid-sized agencies with an NY office have a strong media department? Trying to avoid the +1,000 people agencies but it’s hard to find solid mid-size with media.

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Thinking of making a move to Account management. Any account folks willing to chat with me about it?

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Account led agencies 🤦‍♂️. So much disorganization and indecisiveness.

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Do most agencies have Juneteenth off?

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Hiring a bunch of freelance teams right now. I need senior level (sr AD/CW and above) conceptual creatives with proven experience and strong activation expertise. I need at least 2 teams to start next… more

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Who chooses the Cannes jury? Is it attribution of the event organization? Or are the positions distributed among the holdings? Does the president of the jury have any influence on this? I'm curiou… more

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Is anyone building out a gaming and esports department at their agency or specialized roles in those fields?

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What are your thoughts on consulting firms such as Lippincott and Vivaldi, and would anyone be able to provide a referral?

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Seriously, what's the deal with headhunters these days? I'm a fairly successful creative. Worked at really good agencies. Have won some international awards. Not on any "Top 30" list… more

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I love the Cannes jurors post: Do Not Disturb I’m Judging as they are literally not judging but scrolling LinkedIn.

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[end of pre-pro call] client: I just want to reiterate how important it is that this spot needs to be the best thing it can be. agency: most definitely. client: like, everyone on their A-game. age… more

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What if I don’t want a promotion... v happy with my work life balance and compensation rn, don’t want more work

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Worst situation you have experienced while WFH? Client issues, oversleeping, missed meetings, firings, etc. Lay it on me.

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Any one else having a really hard time communicating with recruiters during the interview process lately? I’m getting ghosted, ignored and/or given misinformation about timelines and next steps. I’ve … more

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