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A newbie intern question, but who are full-length films made for?

One of the accounts at my agency just released a 18-minute brand film. I understand cutting it down to 15s, 30s formats fo… more

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My agency is giving super talented people promotions… but piss-poor raises. I’ve raised this numerous times, but the actions are often too little, too late. Anyone ever managed to convince their agenc… more

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I want to do freelance on my own time, but I’m not sure my company’s policy on it. Obviously it can’t be a conflict of interest. Is there a way to ask my HR the policy without it being weird? It’s not… more

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Recommendations on ways to earn a lil more for upcoming bills? Freelance? Restaurant? Dropship? Sports ref? Petsit? Affiliate?

Curious what other advertising/marketing/entry-level professi… more

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Anyone with brands associated with NWSL what’s the plan? When’s the action?

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What’s a typical percentage raise I should be pushing for every year?

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At one point this wasn’t a hot take, but I don’t think marketers should be made creative directors no matter HOW Senior they are. You’ve gotta mentor creatives and lead from experience. Yeesh.

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How's Dentsu Creative going in NYC and Chicago?

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How often should you be getting promoted? If not, at what point do you leave?

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Why do media companies keep giving Kanye a platform? He’s clearly very, very unwell.

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random q: is it an ad industry bonding exercise to poke fun at clients? I am going to guess yes?

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If a job was posted on LinkedIn months ago but it has the "actively recruiting" sticker, are they?

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So I got promoted! Yay! BUT It was definitely on the earlier end: the job hasn’t lived up to expectations set in the interview and they did it so I wouldn’t leave. I’m still open to sr cw positions (t… more

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Anyone have intel on culture/WLB at highwire?

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Yeah I'll get right on that.

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I’ve worked in account management for my entire career, but have leaned into Project Management when I worked on lean teams.

Im discovering that I like the process and organization side of… more

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A video game I love is launching end of this month. I’ve written a spec script for a fan-made launch video, another fan of the game composed an original score for the spot, I’m hiring a voice actor fo… more

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Trying to get a bit of freelance work going on the side of my 9-5 to make some extra $$.

Any suggestions on how to get started?

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Beware of that coworker who constantly has to point out what you do wrong (or what they perceive as wrong).

I have been polite because “professionalism” but that’s getting old. They have on… more

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I would love your thoughts here and some input into how other agencies are doing it. The way we generate our “fee” for pretty much every project is based o… more

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A great product advertises itself. So I believe improving the product beats great ideas anyday. But ideas that directly change the product rarely make it to the client. Because it's not the agency… more

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For creatives: Anyone work on Microsoft accounts? How would you describe your experience?

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Imagine the elbowing and snickering going on in the creative brainstorm. 🤷‍♂️ Also, do they come in pink?

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Don't just forward me shit. Breakout what I need to do and highlight the pertinent info. Don't send me 6 weeks of correspondence from a client title "FYI"

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I hear WK cares a lot about "side hustles". What does that mean specifically? Any non-work related project?

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Let me know if you’re “quiet quitting” and where, so I can start “quiet replacing you”

Fishbowl should have a section where you can post you’re quiet quitting so people can start quiet hir… more

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The second I know there are other teams working on a brief I only do about 20% of the work I’d do if it was just me and an art director.

More people doesn’t mean better work and I haven’t g… more

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Every agency needs a punching bag room.

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Have any over-achievers practiced “quiet quitting” here? How’s that worked out for you? What pushed you to do it? I call it the lean back.

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Remember the Grey photo booth? That thing made people look incredible. How can I take photos and achieve the same effect?

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After one year in - I’m ready to get out of agency life. Does anyone have recommendations for creative roles / paths with better work/ life balance?

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Have we shifted from an employee market back to an employer market due to the recession / inflation? My stress levels are at an all time high as the work piles up, and I can’t help but wonder if emplo… more

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Interviews are so stressful 😅

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What is your controversial take on something in the ad world?

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From AdAge’s article on return to office -

As one agency CEO put it: “You can’t build a career on Zoom.”

For those that are fully remote, like myself, do you feel like your gro… more

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Best creative Recruiters in LA? 🙏

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I know there will never be an equal, or even close, but on a relative scale, who is the industry’s next Dan Wieden?

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Q for CDs, ACDs and Copywriters of all levels in Canada - would you know what the salary range for a copywriter with 5 years of experience is? Asking for a friend.

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