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I noticed VMLYR KC is on the permanent remote agencies list that’s been shared on Google Sheets. I work there and everything I hear is that we’ll be required to be back in the office part-time probabl… more

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I’m a JR. Is unethical to try to get a piece of the pie? I’m at a small agency, there’s a project going on that seems awesome, and I would love to be able to work on it so I can put it in my book.

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Dumb question.. what’s the proper etiquette for when you get a job through a recruiter who reached out to you first? A simple thank you email, a Starbucks gift card, etc?

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Anyone ever give a salary expectation ballpark number to HR, and had an offer come in higher? If so, how much higher?

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What do you do when you don't have any insights?

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Help! Does anyone remember a tv campaign that I think Droga put out for a snack or energy bar? It was a series of different characters talking to camera explaining why you’re going to need energy or … more

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Finally a P&G spot that is more predictable and not good enough to be clients reference even for banners 🙏🏻

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Looking to speak to a creative director for career advice. I’m a senior that was recently offered an acd spot (at a different shop) and am a bit nervous to take it and leave where I’m at right now. Th… more

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Who has the scoop on what’s happening with Gary vee’s NFT auction? He said he’s re-evaluating the tech but then also said he wants to give people some rest on his team... mixed signals.

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How would I go about transitioning from agency creative to marketing manager / client slide? Is a move like that even possible?

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Can someone explain pharma advertising? Like why does it always have to have happy people walking on the beach or doing mundane jobs ( clearly get the gazillion disclosures) and always ends with “ tal… more

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Zimmerman People! When was the last time you got a raise? It’s been quite a while for me. I know last year was a crazy year with furloughs and lay offs but I was way overdue before that. Is anyone get… more

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Do you ever see an opening at an agency and not apply because they’ve rejected you countless times, so why bother?

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Today must have been national rejection day. 3 emails and counting 🤣.

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I never thought I was going to hate my job and life. What bothers me is that I’ve done this for almost 15 years, and I don’t have other skills or interest than advertising/art direction. That’s all. I… more

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Are y’all sending “thank you for ghosting” notes? I appreciate you wasting my time.

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I’m looking for some new things to read or listen to — doesn’t need to be ad-related. Books, podcasts, whaddya got? I’m not really into fiction, but open to anything. Last books I enjoyed were Junior … more

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I just had my 90 day review and it’s wasn’t great but it wasn’t terrible. I got a meeting invite in my books with my direct manager and director called HOLD - placeholder time for Friday around 3:00. … more

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Have you ever sold a big/risky idea to a client, then right before production, they got nervous and brought in another agency to make it differently?

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Hi fellow fishies - loaded question but does anyone know of any agencies (ideally in NYC) that are open to visa sponsorship? I have a good friend and former coworker who is a KICKA$$ account lead and … more

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URGENT!!! I need immediate advice for "burnout syndrome." I have hella layouts tomorrow and need the inspiration to push through and finish. Hit me.

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Anyone here with Pfizer as a client, tell them that releasing the patent could be considered really, really good PR. Make a whole ad campaign based on it, too.

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Anyone know which Production house did the Apple ‘Mmmm Purple’ video?

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There’s an in-house creative recruiter that’s posted several roles on LinkedIn that she’s trying to fill but won’t accept any connections, so no one can DM her and she hasn’t added an email contact. E… more

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Recently started at a new agency with a step up in position and nice salary jump. That said, I find the client / vertical incredibly boring. My agency only does healthcare so switching account likely … more

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Anyone willing to help my partner and I with a few things we need to complete our visa process? Help a fellow creative out, come on

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When you think “stuffy” or sophisticated in a pretentious way, what’s the first thing that come to mind?

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Thoughts?

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Does your company practice the Agile way of working?

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What is your horror story interviewing a candidate for a role on your team/company?

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I’ve been steadily gaining weight while working from home and it’s making me really hate myself. Any tips on how to get out of this?

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I’m seeing so many graduates from the U.K. advertising schools with LinkedIn resumes full of 1-2 years of ‘Creative Placements’ at the big agencies. Is it really normal to intern for that long?

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Does anyone know if yellow shoes has ever done any really great work / where I might be able to see their work?

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What’s the ad scene like in Norway?

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