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When the suits tell you "to just do it because the client said so"

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5 months into my first job. Been given a lot of responsibilities here. Rose from intern, to Jr, to Jr with actual responsibilities leading pitches and overseeing production and all that stuff that I d… more

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i spoke with an agency recruiter, and now as a next step, have to walk their global CSO through some past work examples... is this common? this seems like a final round ask to me, but this is only my … more

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Looking for legit NYC/property advice. Our neighbor owns the most expensive real estate in Lower Manhattan (35MM+) The parents are always gone, and the kids literally have the loudest raging parties… more

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I support Tom Goodwin (original posts, not the subsequent sh*t show where he lost his cool). He was right factually. Plus I am very concerned with companies persecuting people for their personal view… more

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Anyone notice how agencies are using LinkedIn to promote their recent POC hires? Obviously good to see given recent events, but it feels less of highlighting the new employee/their background and more… more

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It has been a while since I posted some Oatly OOH. Look at this update! 😍about time they branched out.

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What’s the creative advertising field like over in Washington DC?

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Vent: Does Microsoft purposefully thwart their UX to irritate right brain people? Is this b/c Jobs got laid more than Gates? If you study CX, Teams is infuriating, the worst UX of 3 products in 1!😂

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At what point do you know that it’s time to leave a new position? I have always excelled in my previous jobs and left a cushy position for this agency. But since day one, I have been struggling to adj… more

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Is 72&Sunny still investing in Hecho Studios or has it been put on the back burner this year?

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Can I get a vibe check on Publicis Seattle? What’s it like working there?

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Had a super random interview yesterday. Got emailed in the morning and we were on a call shortly after. It seemed really promising. How long should I expect to hear back if at all? I’m desperate here.… more

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What do you do if you are genuinely afraid to tell your boss you’re quitting? I’m terrified of what their reaction is going to be and don’t know how to tell them. They have been a great boss, I just g… more

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Looking for a Talented Digital Designer who doesn't bitch about creating kick-ass Creatively driven Presentations as 60% of their role. Will do other creative as well. $70-$80K. If you love MMA / … more

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Well well..

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What’s your WFH status...Have you been told you’ll be remote until 2021? How big is your agency?

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Have CMOs (at major brands) always been as seemingly self absorbed with their own personal brand as they are today? I don’t know if it’s always been that way or just amplified by social, but it strike… more

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Is anyone mandated to be back in the office anytime soon or is your agency wfh through the rest of 2020?

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Had a couple of final interviews. Should I wait to hear back? Or apply pressure with a follow-up? Does that even work? I don’t want them to feel relaxed and continue to interview other candidates, sin… more

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Is anyone making anything they’re proud of? Or just trying to get through this year?

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Who’s hiring right now?

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What are your most effective tactics for escalating when scope vs. staffing levels are not aligned? Senior management is aware but taking weeks to resolve with our client. My team is severely under st… more

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I find it offputting when people reach out to me to connect, and then send me a link to their calendar and say sign up for a time. Is it just me?

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Habitual apologizers: it is exhausting to work with you and tiptoe around your emotions. Please stop apologizing for everything.

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Looking for creative examples of brands making people question their existing choice, or examples of brands that break distrust in a category?

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Does anyone else have a problem with the privacy invasion that comes with Authenticator apps? My company no longer offers work phones, but requires my phone to be in complete control of some IT guy. W… more

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So, I used to write for Sports Illustrated and I’m trying to get into copywriting. I’ve also done copywriting for small businesses over the past two years. I don’t exactly have your typical portfolio … more

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The more | Brackets and slashes | You have | in your LinkedIn headline | is correlated to | how much you’re on the market

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Looking for YouTube channels that could help me become a better manager/leader. Any suggestions?

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Do News orgs have a deal with pharma that they will never talk about preventative health & diet? Ie I’ve never seen 1 newscaster recommend improved diet & getting healthy as a way to prep for … more

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Has anyone here switched jobs within advertising before? Designers who became writers? Strategists who become producers? I wanna hear about it! I feel stuck.

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For people that were let go from one job due to a bad culture fit or management problems, how do you answer that in interviews without seeming like you’re blaming anyone?

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