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A senior freelancer has taken over the account I’m on by being the loudest, most senior strategy voice and it looks like scope will only be able to afford one strategist moving forward. I’m being left… more

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How would you change your resume for a CSO role?

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Any success stories of setting boundaries with a micromanager? Tell me how you did it!

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Hey friends! I am a freelance strategist based in Sydney looking for some work. My main areas are brand, creative and content. Ex-TBWA, Howatson+Company and SGK. Would love to connect if you have relevant o… more

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Anyone else stuck with a project management system they absolutely hate? We're on Monday and I can't stand it. Thinking about proposing a switch, although I doubt much will come of it.

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My fiancé and I are looking to potentially move out of state next summer or the following. When talking to a recruiter to potentially accept a position (current state) should I ask if there's flex… more

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Be honest, where do you even see yourself in this field in 10 years?

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Anyone here move on from agency work and do their own thing doing freelance strategy and research? If so, what did you wish you knew when you started. How’s happiness/quality of life now that you’re o… more

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What's the best way to respectfully shut down an executive's terrible idea?

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Hi - anyone happy to share their salary as a senior strategist - 7-8 YOE. Canada wide. Thanks!

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How many clients are you working across right now? I have 1.
Up until 2019 I was always working across 2-3 clients at nyc agencies.

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Start-Ups, when it's time to launch your GTM strategy and build a sales and marketing team/system, don't go full boat with the team (unless you have more than 24 months of runway). Start with … more

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Hey there! Does anyone know how much the average day rate is for a Senior Strategist with 6 years of experience in Australia? Cheers!

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New member here. I asked for help with connections to places that I was interested in from recruiter. Instead I got a laundry list of places, some of which aren’t in line with what I’m ISO. Don’t have… more

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For creatives that transitioned into strategy, what was the hardest thing you had to learn/adapt to in your new role?

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Hi Everyone! Interested in a few Strategist positions that are currently open at VML. Heard great things about the company, can anyone speak to the experiences they had there and would mind giving a r… more

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Does anyone know of any London based agencies hiring entry level/Junior talent in Strategy? Or internships (either across multiple departments or specifically in strategy)?

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Hi! Does anyone know what agencies are still hiring remote working? Thanks!

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How can a mentor help in forging the career path when you are switching careers ? And what’s the best way to find one?

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How do pay and growth opportunities at market research firms compare to creative agencies? Currently making 70k (1.5 YOE) and would definitely make the switch if I could earn comparably

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I’ve noticed newer clients tend to dismiss me and only talk to my bosses. I think it’s because I look younger than I am and they think I don’t know much; this is really only a problem with new clients… more

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Hi my brother is a senior and looking for a summer internship in strategy and planning. Does anyone know of any? We live in Chicago. Seems like most big agencies anyway are doing fewer interns this su… more

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Real talk. How valuable is a masters degree for becoming a CSO? Feels like people reflexively dismiss graduate degrees in the ad industry and yet you see tons of people with them leading departments.

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Any (especially Chicago-based) strategists at Digitas in here who would be willing to DM with me for a few questions? 🙏🏻 TIA!

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How’s the strategy team at Siegel+Gale (NY)? See some strategy openings and am interested…

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Any other planners struggle with ADHD? I believe I have it. Sometimes when I get knees deep in a project I produce work that is clear and thoughtful. Sometimes I am incapable of thinking straight or e… more

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Curious to understand how other agency strat teams work. How many people are in your team? Is it too little or too many? Also, do you work in a vertical with juniors supporting seniors or each have re… more

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Is anyone hiring in strategic planning or Media planning for pre sale, preferably remote. For some reason, I'm not seeing a ton hiring for these roles, and with the mass layoffs, the job market is looking bleak.

Here are some roles that w… more

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Any great recruiters that specialise in finding B2B tech decision makers?

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Anybody know any agencies hiring junior strategists? I am actively looking

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Need some advice. I was laid off a couple months ago. I am a group strat director. A recruiter reached out to me about a strat director opportunity. I would be making a step back and get a cut of 80k … more

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Does anyone have an account manager at WeTransfer for paid media opportunities? I am not getting bites on LinkedIn messenger or direct outreach on their site.

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need some advice 💡 would you leave your current agency (big name clients, quite successful considering the economy) for a small startup agency (2 years old, >10 employees)?

the small agency is offering $40k mo… more

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Anyone having success in freelancing right now? Got laid off about 5 months ago and I'm really needing a way to make some money while I try to land a new position.

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I am looking to transition from planning to product marketing ideally at a startup. Any of you fellow fellow planners looked into it?

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Any agencies you have heard of hiring GSDs in NYC?

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Hi all - I’m curious if anyone has tips on keeping your head clear in the middle of primary and secondary research. Lots of great inputs but I’m starting to lose the light at the end of the tunnel (ak… more

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What are some exit options out of Strategy and Marketing? I don’t mean going clientside - I mean leaving Marketing / AdLand as an industry altogether

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Redscout is hiring. I know they're small but does anyone have insight into how things are recently?

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