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Can someone please tell me why agencies haven’t figured out a way to not give weekend work to creatives? Why are we like this? I just really don’t believe it’s necessary in our industry.

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Is it just me, or does it feel like we have more leverage than we think we do? Executive leadership is either lost or on the defense. If I feel it, everyone else must feel it too. Juniors out there:… more

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Question for the moms out there. This will be a little long. Sorry. My wife and I are about to have a baby. We’re due any day now. I have the ridiculous Omnicom paternity leave which is 2 weeks and my… more

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Honest thoughts on the 4A’s IAAS (institute of advanced advertising studies)?

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I worked on some of the biggest brands as a freelancer over the years... yet I can’t put anything in my book because it was the initial idea I worked on or developed someone else’s but never made the … more

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Do people actually get briefs for Super Bowl spots/activations? Like an actual full on brief or is it the equivalent of bs awards crap where anyone just brings in proactive ideas throughout the year l… more

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Translation >>>

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Started a job in fall of last year. I was paired with someone I never met, and it’s remote...okay we’ll make it work. Tried to connect and bond on multiple occasions, met without much reciprocation, i… more

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Know there’s the salary doc where I can look up what strategy directors make but the range is so wide- curious about what NEWLY minted strat directors make in NYC?

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Presenting a script today featuring a gay couple. Can't wait for the client to tell me that gay people don't buy blenders or something. The joys of working in a developing country 🙄

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How does your agency/team strike that balance between pulling in people, including specialists, to collaborate on work without having just a herd in every meeting?

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Thoughts on the agency 21GRAMS? Feels sketchy?

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$GME 🚀 🚀 🚀

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Can anyone provide insight into FCB health? Office culture, work/life balance, management etc. thanks!

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What’s NYC 2021 like? I moved out over a year ago to raised a fam and hear crazy shi like 5-months free rent now!?! My paycheck to paycheck LES friend lives in FiDi with a doorman now?!? WTF is going on and do y’all prefer the New New York, or not so much?? Btw, Baby Kai says “Howdy!” 🤠

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Looking at transitioning from agency side to client side. What should I refer the “client side” to when talking to recruiters so I don’t sound so agency lol

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Anyone work at the agency, Cheil? Would love to chat with you.

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How long after starting a new gig can you request PTO? Started this month but planning a trip in June.

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who wrote this and why?

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How long does it typically take after a verbal offer to receive a written offer? At what point is it okay to follow up?

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Any agencies focused exclusively on doing good, purpose drive. Stuff or non profits as clients etc? Any agencies you know about in this general area?

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Looking for agencies that work for beauty & health, luxury, or lifestyle (museums, hotels) clients. Any agencies out there?

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Am I the only one who isn’t judging an award show this year? According to LinkedIn, yes.

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Has this whole thing changed anyone’s perception of advertising and left a bad taste in your mouth? Not gonna lie I swing between a state of bottomless despair and ... well ... another state of botto… more

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I have an issue as an-house designer. 1. Not qualified for jobs my level (mid) 2. Qualified for jobs way way above my level, but then pass over me because I'm not experienced enough. Tips? I t… more

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Folks at TikTok, how do you like it?

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As Jerry Seinfeld would say, “Yikes. Good luck with allll that.” 😬

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Anybody from BBDO down to look at my book? I’d really appreciate it. Lemme know and I’ll DM it to ya.

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If you’re placed on PIP at a company, are you not allowed to move to other companies under that holding company?

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This may be controversial. I’ve been digging McDonalds work from TBWA EU over W+K. 😬😬

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What’s a good salary hike from Acct Director to Senior Acct Dir?

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Can we *please* agree to stop putting “shit hot” in job ads.

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Looking for recommendations for an upcoming, remote real people production. Multi day shoot of real people, 6 - 10 interviews across the US, likely to require drop kits for self filming (interiors an… more

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What are the key role differences between a Senior Copywriter and an ACD Copywriter? When is one “ready” to be promoted from one to the next?

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Had a phone screen for a client finance position last Tuesday the 19th, haven't heard anything since. Is it too soon to follow up via email, or should I just let the interviewer ghost in peace?

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Recently started a job. Really like it. I’ve found out they currently don’t match 401ks. Any tips on how a 20-something can keep up her retirement account? Is it as simple as contribute more of my pay… more

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Has anyone (particularly in account or strategy) gotten an MBA? How was it helped your career/would you recommend?

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Screw you Glassdoor!!!

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