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Why is it that whether you’re in agency world, or creative in any capacity, we’re expected to do more work? Longer hours, crazier hours, higher expectations for creatives than any other role. Is it be… more

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I’ve only sold one idea to client in my 3 years of working in this agency. The rest was by my CD (who technically is kinda my CW partner). Am I a fluke? It feels great to finally sold one but at the s… more

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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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What’s the right way to resign from a job, especially during a pandemic?

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If you work at W+K why are you even on this app?

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Who are the creative recruiters I need to connect with if I want to be up for opportunities in the EU?

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Anyone know anything about taking on freelance projects while full time? Totally illegal / contract breaking? Money is tight right now. Spouse lost their job. Could use a boost.

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Shopper creatives, what kind of projects do you work on specifically? What special skillz do I need to get that kind of gig?

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Moving to a new agency with my partner but they are on vacation this week. Give notice or wait till they are back? Want to have a couple days between gigs and that won’t happen if we tell when they re… more

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Time to play client. You get to hire an agency for some TV/Hulu commercials. Preferably independent, preferably small to medium sized, and preferably NYC. Who you gonna call?

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How far in advance do you ask for days off? If I’m planning a trip this summer (fingers crossed we can travel safely by then), when should I request them?

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A while ago someone shared a running total of creative position salaries. It was a google excel sheet and you could look at things by position and location. Anyone have that link?

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How often do you guys actually get to use your brains and create visuals that are smart or clever and have at least a good rationale, and how often are you just executing your CDs or clients ideas? I… more

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What's the best way to come up with Digital Activity?

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Fellow procrastinators: why are we the way that we are? Is it an innate fear of failure or do we really just not care anymore? 🥴

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Has anyone asked for a promotion recently? I know in these times of layoffs and pay cuts it’s hard, but i have really stepped up in my role recently. I would love to hear anyone’s experience in starti… more

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Holy crap. Is everyone else here as busy as I am? When do you draw the line?

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Does anyone else feel like they actually died of COVID last March and they've been living in hell ever since?

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Apple Or ASUS Pro Art display?

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CDs/ADs: Do you typically storyboard ideas for a pitch, or save that until you win the pitch and have a director/treatment picked out? (I’ve only ever done the latter. Pitch is general idea + moodboar… more

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Hello, I am actively searching for full-time / continuous contract roles within the Digital or Creative Studio for a creative brand. Anything within Media, Fashion, Entertainment, Art, etc. I am cur… more

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Ever thought of leaving the industry? What would you do?

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CD posts to LinkedIn looking for talent and encouraging folks to email or DM. They don't respond to either (clearly not intersted). Kinda rude or to be expected?

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I’ve heard Goodby Silverstein had a “how to work here” manual. Anyone know where I can get a copy? A PDF made up of shitty scans is fine too.

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Any reccos for animation/CGI houses like Man vs Machine?

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At my agency, the same people are always free to work on the fun stuff for a reason. They can’t be trusted to work on the day-to-day at all. And they barely “kill it” on these great briefs either. The… more

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copywriters how do y’all feel about writing tests? i’m interviewing for a freelance role at a women’s healthcare start up and they want me to take one without offering any pay, i’m asking for compensa… more

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After 10 months of standing by my agency while being underpaid, I’m ready to move on to an AE role at a PR agency with fair salaries. I’d love to work with non-profit or B2B clients.

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What’s a good salary to be making in SF as a Jr Creative?

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Any Art directors that have move from advertising to design/branding? Thoughts?

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Question: why do you think the “side hustle” become such a key thing for recruiters/CDs when interviewing creatives?

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*whispers* Does anyone else have a sneaky suspicion that the quality of their creative work has declined throughout the lockdown?

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Hey folks. I need examples of brands that are using 3D animation, specially on social media. Thinking of cabeza patatas or something more unique. Not pixar style and every xmas commercial.

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We’ve reached peak “use the dollar-bill shooting guns” for comedic effect. I know. It’s funny. But when 2 spots have the same gag in the same break it’s time to retire it...

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Okay what industry verbiage did you guys have to figure out what it meant? For example when I was a junior, I was asked to do something in-situ and I had no clue what that meant. I tried to search for… more

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I switch agencies like every 6 months. Don’t know what it is. Maybe a fear of commitment? Anyone else struggling or have advice on how to find a good place and stay?

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Shoutout to all of you. The hustle is real but all your collective work inspires me to be better and do better. That’s it. Cheers.

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How long did it take to have your book free of student work?

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Who’s gone from a huge, global agency to a smaller, indie one? What did you love/not love about your transition/experience? Considering an offer from a small shop I really love but weighing the pros a… more

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