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What is the WFH equivalent of microwaving fish?

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can you go back to a recruiter after you signed their offer if another company countered with a higher offer?

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Anyone looking for experienced strategy directors on the west coast? Happy to share resume and work.

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People who left agencies for brand-side or tech, why did you leave and would you go back?

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Client fired us, then sent me a LinkedIn invite the next day. WTF is up with that.

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How many agencies that have spent the last year talking about Black Lives Matter/equality/diversity and then don’t do a very simple thing like closing in recognition of MLK Day?

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Hi I’d love to hear from any who’ve successfully started their own agency. Preferably those with creative backgrounds, but really any relevant experiences would be appreciated! ✨ - Which parts of you… more

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How’s Venables Bell and partners doing? Always liked that agency and the people who founded it. Haven’t heard much from them in the press in a while though.

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Me, getting an email this morning from accounts greeting me good morning, acknowledging it’s a holiday, still asking if I have the bandwidth to help with something “quick,” then seeing their email signature is an MLK quote. Yea, I’ll answer that email tomorrow.

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Considering a move to Raleigh (from NYC) for my husband’s job. What’s the ad market like there for senior Account Management roles? Welcome any advice, tips, insight, intel!

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Gosh appliances are such a dull category to work on

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MAL makes my heart hurt.

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Keep reading about how bad NYC has become during the pandemic. Fishes: do you feel safe eventually returning back to the office?

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"Our industry suffers not from a lack of talent, but the reluctance to hunt for it, take a chance on it, trust it, defend it and reward it." - Lee Clow And 'reward' does NOT mean &q… more

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I just inherited someone and made him a Creative Project Manager. He is naturally a good PM (but never did it officially), and is a great people person, but doesn't have any professional experienc… more

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Anyone got into the industry ready for the grind, willing to do what it takes to get awards and after only a few years of working couldn’t care less about any of that stuff? All I want is to get paid … more

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Is being an award judge the new winning the actual award?

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A friend of mine owns a small but quite famous brewery on the east coast and invited me to be his marketing director—something I could probably do remotely as a side gig. But besides doing their labe… more

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I started a new job 4 months ago. Have gotten lots of positive feedback. They keep increasing my workload, I am now 200% allocated so I flagged this with my boss before the break who was very receptiv… more

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If you’re looking to leave agency life what are some viable options other than just going client side? Looking for some inspiration in my potential next move. Any thought starters would be appreciated

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I’m a creative with a solid book but no awards. I’ve been getting into the final rounds of agencies and teams that are known for award winning work but I keep getting passed over because I don’t have … more

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What are signs to give up on being promoted at your company and just look for a new job instead?

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Got an email today from the building manager telling us that even though there's a raise in cases in the city we gotta come back and their new strategy was to keep safe areas so we can go to any o… more

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Don’t know why I get so nauseous when advertising publications or award show promotions ask someone “What does creativity mean to you?” Anyone else? Total wank, no?

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Anyone know of a good LinkedIn poem format? I’m trying to grasp for more straws here.

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How quickly does NPD typically take to respond back to report requests?

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Know this is a long shot but is there anyone that’s willing to temporarily provide access to GWI/Simmons/MRI? Looking to size an audience and work for a small startup that isn’t ready to carry an ente… more

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How often do you update the overall marketing plan? Also what about all the activations that gets done throughout the year? Are they all included in the marketing plan? There are tonne of marketing … more

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Best books or resources about restaurant marketing?

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When you get a Christmas family photo cards from people in the mail, do you find yourself wondering what to do with it after Christmas? Like do you keep it or throw it out? Do you feel guilty throwing… more

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I work at a small agency without any real PR arm. I'm wondering, how are publications typically contacted to write about campaigns? Like, pepeyes instead of pizza for example, it was on several pu… more

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I’m so completely exhausted by the constant recruiter-courting song and dance. having to be super upbeat and friendly while I get the run around. it’s honestly making my depression and anxiety worse.

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What brands have in-house production teams and how do I find those jobs?

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Would being open about my bipolar disorder hurt my career? I want to be more out about it. I'm medicated and it doesn't affect my quality of work but I'm afraid if people knew then they … more

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Random question but genuinely curious- at what age did you establish your signature? Like, the way you sign your name. For the life of me can’t recall when I went from writing my name to signing my na… more

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Is it reasonable to ask to discuss a salary increase after a 3 month contract getting extended? If so, what would be a fair percentage for me to ask for? I’m a junior and consider myself good with mon… more

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How did/do you deal with people/family/friends not fully understanding what you do? A lot of people in my life think I am “chasing my dream” of being an artist.

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Does Hill Holiday even look at applications?

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