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Working at a place with less then 10% POC total. Then watched as the majority of those folks left after less than a year. This virtual work environment has reminded me how much MAIP used to anchor me … more


Hello MAIP family!! How's everyone!?


How's our MAIP fam holding up?

This was incredible. Thanks to the Maip team and council for making this happen. Can’t wait to see you all soon.


Are we inviting these c-suite decision makers to our events? Are they showing up when invited?


Formerly at Ogilvy: What do I do when I don’t trust my HR manager, for any type of conflict?

How do you handle employee / work burn-out ? (Work + Life balance)

Shout out Walter & 100 roses from concrete!


As a junior/mid level employee, how do you balance leaving at a reasonable time (because all of your work is done) and managing the thoughts of those who are more senior and think you should stay late


Saneel, do you have any tips on how to leverage a media background to transition into brand strategy?


Do you have any tips/advise for someone who was laid off recently and early in their career?


Typically when someone brings a unique experience or skill to the table they’re compensated for it. surgeons/technicians.
Can we bring this structure to the industry in regard to ethnicity/experience


At what point does diverse creative become pandering, and how do you draw the line/explain that in meetings?


I’ve spoken to a POC who says DEI feels exclusionary in her opinion, because she wants to help everyone. Have you ever worked with a POC who are not interested in the DEI initiatives?


Question for Walter. In your Keynote you mentioned how being at MySpace when it was failing you learned a lot. Can you talk more about that experience and how you found it beneficial?


Thank you for making us feel less alone Walter ♥️

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Signing off now, but if anyone has any questions feel free to reach out on twitter, or IG @3rdgeers

See you all Monday. Promise it’s going to be some next level shit! Don’t miss it.


Ok folks...I’m supposed to be working, but instead I’m getting beat up and chased down by my daughter as I prepare to dig into some of these questions you all have. So... you ask...I’ll answer!

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does anyone know if maip selection is over? was a finalist + fellow last year and did not receive an offer this year but no correspondence whatsoever about what’s happening

I had a creative Director question my worth and said the only reason I’m in this industry is because of MAIP (as if it was a bad thing). I been unsure how I should handle it and would love advice❤️


Let’s talk work life balance: Why do people find it a point of pride to stay in the office late? My team looks at me weird for leaving by 5:30 everyday, but I get my work done soooo.


What are the biggest challenges the advertising industry is facing in 2020?


Anyone from maip class of 2018 in the house?


How do you stay motivated in an industry that is seemingly unimportant when put into perspective of other macro cultural trends and world events?


As a freelancer, is it better to work with a recruiter/headhunter, or should we hunt alone?


Serious question: What are the weekend moves before MAIP Summit? I’ll need a drink. 🥃🍻🕺🏽💃🏻


What is the best way to negotiate salary?

1.The Industry is changing! How do I go about adapting to this dramatic change where junior creative positions are scarce or not really needed as much. Which in house agencies do you suggest?

What are tips for best instilling cross department collaboration?


What are past successful workplace inclusion initiatives that you’ve seen or started? Esp ones that aren’t forced

I've noticed a lot of creatives have trouble transitioning from a Senior Creative role to Assistant Creative Director and Creative Director roles. What advice do you have for making that transitio… more


While in my job hunt, I notice there are much more open roles for mid and sr level creatives. What’s the best way for a jr to get their foot in the door.

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How do you build solidarity among all POC at your company?

1) How do you step in to challenge structure and workflows as a junior?

What are some things you can do when you feel like you aren’t fitting in with your team?


Compared to other departments it seems like creative often has the least amount of people of color. Why do you think this is and what steps can we take/are being made to get more of us in creative?


How can you discuss setting personal boundaries (and respecting them) with your employer/manager/team(s), when your well-being is not centered in the workplace?

#MAIPSUMMIT2020: We talk a lot about the things we are expecting to face as we enter the industry but what are some things you have had to tackle that took you by surprise?


#MAIPSummit2020 What are some recommendations for staying up to date with the advertising industry? Ex. websites, podcasts


After work, what are some ways you disconnect? I'm always thinking about deadlines and how I should be working instead of relaxing.

MAIPSUMMIT: How do you implement D&I strategies within a small (20 person agency), as the only person of color? How can you express the importance of this to your agency (especially w/ no HR team)

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