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What’s the campaign you most wish you could have worked on? Not just your favorite work, but the work that most closely resembles the work you wish you did, shared a voice with, or come back to for in… more

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Gearing up for an interview for an ACD (Copy) role in NYC. What's the salary rate these days? Under a holding co., about 200 employees in NYC, has global offices.

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Anybody currently work at Barbarian? Or recently work there within the past year? What's the pandemic culture and (dare I ask?) work-life balance like?

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Have two art directors, mid level and senior, who write placeholder copy all the time with the intent to present. Sometimes they even write the VO explanation on the storyboards, without asking me for… more

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I’m going to be teaching Intro to Copywriting at a university this fall. What are some things you liked and disliked about the writing courses you took?

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Do you use a comma in email salutations and sign-offs? Hi XYZ, or Hi XYZ Yes, I’m having a super busy day today. 😆

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Does anyone subscribe to physical creative magazines or annuals or the like? Looking for suggestions.

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Looking for a copy supervisor and senior copywriter to join my team at Area 23. Non-pharma client, consumer TVC, and the chance to do literally great work. That’s the whole sell. DM your book!

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I've been working at a company for 3 years and I still don't have a lot to put on my book. I keep telling myself that new opportunities will be just around the corner if I just chip away at it… more

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Least favorite words clients won’t ever let go of....

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Who who decides what gets capitalized, bolded, etc? CWs or ADs? Interestingly, not everyone at work agrees.

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Just out of curiosity… For those of you who kept your jobs in the last 2008 recession, how did you do it?

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Should one be concern when your ad agency is losing employees every week? 🤔Do I need to run ?

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I had a quick freelance job and am now invoicing. Do you itemize each portion of the project? E.g., About page - X hours, product descriptions - Y hours? Or just “All your stuff - ZZ hours”??

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What does anyone know about Juice these days? Was approached and I'm thinking about it.

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Any of y’all pursuing screenwriting? Unfortunately only took one course in college and I just graduated. Wish I experienced more of it. Any suggestions or insight from your own experiences?

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Freelancers beware! Watch out for Publicis—specifically Digitas. After a few weeks there, and a a couple of quiet days (client is taking their time w/comments, etc) I was told that even though I was b… more

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Area 23 is looking to hire writers. Maybe you’ll want to be one of them. I spent the better part of a year wondering if I should be one of them. I didn’t know if I wanted to work in healthcare. Or, i… more

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Anyone else have pandemic burnout? 🔥 Work at my agency has been very intense for the last 18 months and I feel like the adrenaline has long worn off. I'm performing as normal, but amongst the nev… more

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Ideal word count for a manifesto? (Note: I understand this depends on the brand/mood/idea, but IDEALLY, where do you land? What’s a good rule of thumb?)

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Are puns always bad? I like them as cheat codes for making boring things slightly more entertaining. I don’t want to spend hours thinking for a line for a social post we are just doing to fill up a c… more

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Junior struggling with my confidence in my abilities. I’ve always loved expressing myself in writing and I think it’s definitely a strong suit of mine. I’ve realized I don’t think I’m great at long fo… more

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My art director has been exporting banners for over 2 weeks now and does not have time to help out on any creative concepting or visual ideas on other projects, is this normal?

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Is “make it more impactful” specific enough feedback from your CD?

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Curious what you all think of this line from Health and Human Services. Regardless of what you think about the vaccine itself, is the "viral" reference clever or tone-deaf considering how bizarre this whole virus/vaccine situation has been? I’m personally rolling my eyes, but maybe I’m thinking too far into it lol.

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Anyone know of going freelance copywriter rates in Tennessee?

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Any mid-level copywriters looking for work? We had another writer leave and are looking to fill the position. It's a small shop with incredible creative leadership and fun food accounts. Trust me,… more

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Did you have trouble balancing between chasing better work/agencies and finding peace where you were at when you were new? I’ve been freelancing (at some great places) since ad school got out in March… more

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Why are copywriters better conceptual thinkers than art directors?

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Saw Leo Burnett praise their new McDonalds work as “impactful”. It’s just another way to show they deliver using the Golden Arches. I feel it’s so plaid out. Very on brand, but getting so old. Thought… more

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What is the going rate to write one page bios for a few Executives at a $15B firm? Thx in advance!

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Hi, I've been in Public Relations for 20 years, what is the best way to pivot into Copywriting? I've done a lot of PR writing (press releases, pitches, backgrounders, etc), but not Copywriting… more

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What books have you read that really changed the way you write? I don’t mean necessarily non-fiction or ‘how to’ books—but writing that influenced your writing or prose that inspired you.

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Periods at the end of brand taglines: Yes or no? Sentence case or title case? Just wondering what the consensus is lately.

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Copywriters, what books, articles, Ted Talks, etc have helped you level up your brand films/spots? Would love to share your recos with my Scad students. Thanks so much.

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I work as a salaried employee for a large holding company under a team dedicated to one client. I have been here just under two years. I never work. Like NEVER to the point that it’s become a bit of … more

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Have you ever been fired for performance, but felt like you were giving it your all? Putting in the late nights, weekend hours, being a team player, etc, but somehow you are fired. After being let go … more

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Any tips on being a good mentor for junior writers?? First time having someone under my wing.

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