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Does anyone have experience with the blogging/article writing/email marketing writing side of copywriting?

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I come from a background of script and creative writing looking to break into copywriting!

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Any Phoenix-based full-time freelance writers in here? Looking for someone to help me out with some upcoming work. DM me!

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From current market research, I’ve noticed that my salary is WAY under industry standards. I’m currently working as a Senior Copywriter & making $60K/year CAD. Is this the average from your experi… more

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Do you write outside of advertising?

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I’ve been working on my copywriting skills and am looking for book reccos :)

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Y’all ever get writers block? If so, for how long and what do you do to remedy it?

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Anyone officially using AI as a part of your job? If so, how? Concepting? Spinning out a bunch of iterations for display ads/social? Also, what tools are you using? I’ve played around a little with ChatGP… more

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When showing options, do you always say “reco” or do you ever say “preferred”? My boss always puts “preferred” with the “alt” under it. IMO, “reco” sounds like it comes from a place of expertise and f… more

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How do y'all feel about the application process coming with a required full writing assignment that is unpaid? One that would take you more than 30 minutes to complete...

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I’m currently the only copywriter at an agency that’s growing really quickly. For 8 months they’ve refused to hire an additional writer, despite my multiple attempts of asking for help. My mental health has been … more

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LA: hiring a mid-level CW (3-5 years of experience). Must be located in LA. DM me if interested!

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I've been working as a content writer for a while now. I recently got offered a job as a social media copywriter. On average, how long does it take to create a good Instagram caption of about 190 … more

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If you work at an agency, how do you handle proofreading? Is there an on staff proofreader or is there a proofreading service you use that you would recommend?

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I’m over tying myself to the pursuit of making creative work and chasing awards. I’m ready to sell out. Where can I go make the most money even if I’m writing boring shit? Anyone got the insight?

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Is it ever worth it to take a full time job working on paid social/media? Any bookworthy stuff actually come out of that? Coming from an agency background working on 360… only reason I’m considering i… more

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Hi there! I'm a recent grad with no agency experience. What's the best way to start working for one? I have a background in data analytics and social media marketing if that helps at all. Befo… more

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What are some of the best tips and advice you’ve received when it comes to writing manifestos for brand campaigns?

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A friend not on here is looking for help creating her online pharma portfolio. Best platforms? Any advice? Thank you!

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Say you haven't had any work published online yet but you have articles that you've written and you've added them to your portfolio. When you receive a message saying your application has … more

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Curious about the actual concern of wanting a clear career plan here.

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Can anyone who’s worked as both an agency copywriter and in-house copywriter tell me about their experiences? I’m currently at an agency and curious about what in house might be like. Thanks!

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Are there any other copywriters who encounter brand voice guidelines that just aren’t helpful? Most I’ve seen use adjectives as proclamations but don’t provide any real guidance.

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Classes/courses/bootcamps anyone can recommend for improving copywriting craft?

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Can someone please tell me they have experienced this before: I have always been a pretty good writer, hence the copywriting. Until recently.... All of a sudden I feel empty when I try to find ANY wor… more

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Have any of your brands mentioned using AI in your process (“to increase output”) or getting you involved with using it? I don’t know how to feel about this. Almost like training your own replacement…

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Just finished a checkpoint meeting with my job coach. He told me, quote: “competition is fierce for creative roles, especially copywriting. Unless you’ve written an Oscar-winning screenplay or a book on the NYT bestsel… more

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ISO: a mentor! Does anyone have any suggestions on how to find mentorship? I’m an agency CW looking for a role model to look up to 🤓

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I would like to make someone else feel better now that I can’t seem to do it for myself. I have been trying to get a copywriting job at an agency for 4 years now. On top of doing spec work to get noti… more

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I saw in another post that an expected salary for a senior copywriter role in a NY agency would be 90-130k.

Do you agree with this?

Would you have the same expectation for an in-house role? If not, where do you think that rang… more

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What do you consider the “typical” or “standard” creative process. I know it differs from shop to shop but I’m curious to see the key similarities and differences.

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Have you ever freelanced for the agency that laid you off? If so, how did it go?

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What’s one thing that has popped up in your perf. reviews more than once that your manager wants you to work on?

Work quality? Creativity? Speed? Organization? Proactiveness (shout out to all my introverted writers out … more

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Any advice for creatives who are really bad at networking and have been hurting their careers because of this.

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Copywriters: what’s the best advice, challenge or feedback you received earlier in your career by a mentor or senior creative?

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Any advice on dealing with burnout? My normal outlets are creative and that's just not doing it. I really don't want to start the year already running on fumes

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I currently work at an agency, but am starting to freshen up my resume and put feelers out for new opportunities. For those who also have agency experience, how did you include your work in your portf… more

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NYC copywriters - how much was your pay raise when you moved from mid-level to senior? I think a promo is right around the corner but I want to be realistic about how much I ask for. For context, I ha… more

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Freelance ACDs writers in LA. How much is your daily rate and how much do you find places are actually offering these days. I’ve been getting nothing but super low ball offers for day rates the past 8… more

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