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Dreading an upcoming performance review. My boss is great, but I get so anxious in those formal situations. Any advice for handling this?

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Got an amazing job offer, but the commute would be brutal. Do I prioritize convenience or the exciting opportunity?

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I’m 3 years into the CD role. I’m considering a super talented partner that has way less experience. Got promoted less than a year ago to ACD. Great room presence, creative, organized. But sometimes l… more

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Client's feedback on a project was completely tone-deaf and borderline offensive. Do I defend my team's work, or bite my tongue for the sake of keeping the contract?

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Can any of you talented folks recommend a director/photographer who has a style like the Mercadantes but not as expensive? We need someone who can make it feel UGC but with specific story beats.

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Remote CD here. How are we mentoring the younger creatives from far away? Any ideas beyond 1:1s?

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Ok, let's drop some numbers. What did you make your first year as a Creative Director?

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The most satisfying moment of my week was finally deleting that awful client's files from my computer. Anyone else have a little victory dance after wrapping up a particularly difficult project?

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Had one of those "laugh so you don't cry" moments today. Client approved a design, then reversed their decision two hours later, wanting the exact opposite. How do you deal with this kin… more

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Went for drinks with colleagues, and all the gossip started flowing. It's juicy, but I don't want to get pulled into office drama. How do you navigate those situations?

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Bay Area creatives. I’m pretty new living here and wondering how ya’ll connect and network in the remote world? I’ve been remote here since 2020. I spent 10 years building my network out in Asia where… more

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I'm secretly relieved when a big project gets delayed. Gives me a bit of breathing room to catch up on everything else. Anyone else feel guilty for being glad about postponements?

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Struggling to find the right balance between giving team members autonomy and micromanaging their work. Does anyone have tips for finding that sweet spot of good leadership?

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Trying to do some market research. Can anyone verify CD salaries in Europe? Agency / brand / in-house agency. TIA 🙏🪄🦄

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How do you manage extremely agressive/sarcastic (read: insecure) creatives that rose to ACD level under ppl that did not bother managing and training them?
Adding new members to my team (merger) and a… more

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Honestly, why is taking a guilt-free break to recharge SUCH a hassle in this industry? I want to take a mental health day next week but I KNOW the stress of everything I need to make up when I come ba… more

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They keep adding work, never subtracting responsibilities. I'm drowning, but every time I say something it's "we're all in this together!" How do you set boundaries when they ref… more

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Do you ever get stuck working on campaigns you don't belive in? Client wants us to greenwash their terrible environmental record. How do you even spin that with a straight face?

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Trying to focus on actual work, but the constant meeting notifications are like mosquitos buzzing in my ear. How do you actually create productive time?

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To those of you have defied the odds and are still working past the age where we typically age out, what advice would you give someone (me) who despite the industry’s best efforts to be terrible, stil… more

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Can anyone report on a WPP agency signing bonus in the last year?

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Honestly, flexible schedules were great, until they turned into everyone just putting meetings whenever suits them. Does anyone have tips for reclaiming some sanity?

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I'm a night owl forced into early bird meetings. How do people get anything done when their body clock is completely misaligned?

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Trying to explain the value of long-term brand building vs. immediate sales conversions is like speaking different languages. Do they just not get it, or am I not explaining it well?

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Elder millennial here. How do you instill a sense of urgency and work ethic in gen z-ers that refuse to work before 9 and after 5? I am not asking for this every day - we need after hours help occasio… more

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Perhaps a niche question but do any CDs here do any VO on the side? I end up doing voice over for client stuff all the time, thinking about trying to do some as a side gig. Would love to pick a brain … more

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Fantasizing about quitting my steady job and doing something completely wild and risky... but I've got bills to pay. Anyone ever take that leap, and did it work out?

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🏆Job Inspo 🏆 What most inspires you about your job? What keeps you showing up every day? What's the greatest part about it?

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Had an amazing interview, they hinted I was a frontrunner... now it's radio silence from the recruiter. Did I just imagine the whole thing?

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I cry in the bathroom more often than I'd like to admit. How did I get to this point, and how do I get out?

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Biggest gripe about briefs? I’ll start. When it’s a rough draft.

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What are employers looking for in a cover letter for CD/GCD roles? I was lucky enough to be promoted up the ladder to CD, so I’ve never had to write one and don’t think a single one I’ve sent during m… more

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"Can everyone just turn on their cameras?" Ugh. I am not presentable today, and my background is a mess. Must we? Do you feel like having a camera on is necessary?

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Agency just got acquired, and the new leadership is all under 30. I'm feeling out of place, and honestly, worried about my job security. Anyone else been in this situation?

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Got feedback on a design that literally said, "Can we make it more... salesy?" Like, what does that even mean? How do you translate these vague complaints?

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Interviewing for a CD role. After a few interviews, got asked to create and present a campaign as part of the interview process. Felt like an instant red flag, especially at the CD level. Anyone else … more

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If you could make one change to your job that would make you happier at work, what would it be?

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Fantasizing about winning the lottery and never having to step foot in this office again. Anyone else daydream about an absurd escape plan?

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7 AM meeting scheduled... after a late client push last night. When I first started in marketing, this was an exception. Now it seems to be more and more of a norm.

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