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should we start a new agency

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PSA- please do yourself a favor and do NOT work for Ten 35. This agency is the new Commonground. They fired everyone via email in December ( yeah merry Xmas) due to bad financial management. I wouldn’… more

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Who’s the creative recruiter at VML Chicago now?

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Looking to hire a copywriter (part-time/freelance) ~10 hrs a week concepting / ad copy / scriptwriting / messaging strategy We’re a growth marketing firm that works with venture funded consumer tec… more

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Anyone knows how the dynamic is of the State Farm team at OMD?

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I know it’s been well over a year but I couldn’t stop thinking about this all night. Does anyone know what happened to that giant mural on the 21st floor for We Are Unlimited with the bear mural?

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Creative recruiter at 50,000feet?

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Anyone comfortable networking with each other on LinkedIn? Looking to know more creatives around the industry outside my immediate job DM if so :)

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Anyone have an in at any of the AD openings at Dentsu McGarryBowen?

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Just started applying. Is the industry coming back in Chicago? I hear some people had 300 applicants. Should I just wait another few months.

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Any insight into 50,000feet and why they can't seem to fill a copywriter role?

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Curious if anyone who works at Digitas Chicago knows if you’re going back to the office soon? I have an interview coming up but I’m currently based out of state. Is it looking like remote work is a po… more

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Doing some career convo prep and would appreciate your help. I’m seeking to understand what the average salary is for a top performing AE at a large agency on a path towards AS in a year with 2 years … more

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Any suggestions on health insurance planes for a freelancer??

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Hey Chicago, where can I get the Pfizer vaccine today?

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Any strategy departments hiring? Not seeing much out there right now.

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I went to Mariano’s for the first time in a long time (I usually go to Jewel) and their produce is just disgusting. Aging, rotting, sparse fruits and vegetables... I thought Jewel was bad. I remember … more

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Any places hiring production right now? Freelance or in-house. Been applying to anything I see out there in the public but would love to have any leads!

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Doing some spring cleaning, I have over 60 issues of Communication Arts ranging from the early 2000s to 2018 that I need to get rid of. If anyone’s interested in them hit me up. I’d love to give these… more

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Any one else nervous about going back to work?

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Hey gang. I’m spending my weekend advertising brain helping out a local non profit in Chicago called 826CHI - a program that’s dedicated to upskilling CPS students creativity and helping teachers insp… more

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What’s arc like these days? Arc Worldwide

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Anyone in Chi looking for an ACD writer? Asking for an (imaginary) friend...

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Hey Chicago fishies, sorry to be nosy but can I ask what you all are paying in rent? I’m apartment hunting for the first time in a few years and am trying to get a feel for what’s “normal” these days.

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Any financial advisers (fiduciaries) you’d recommend?

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Has any one else find it really hard to start a job remotely and feel like you’re not doing enough or producing the results you anticipated? In my last role I was praised for all my hard work and now … more

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We are discussing flexible schedule, where we work at the office 2-3 days and the rest is from home. Anybody else discussing the same idea? What is your schedule?

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Moving to Chicago for a June-through-August internship. What’s the best thing I could do for 3 months of furnished living that doesn’t involve crazy prices or shacking up with strangers?

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Best Chicago-based companies for B2B website development. I have a wireframe. I want someone make it better and then make it live. Go.

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Which office has (had?) the best view?

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Any recommendations on resume writers? Someone who understands the marketing/ advertising space.

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Brand Strategist salaries in chicago?

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Every person I know, creative and non, who works with Kraft Heinz in any capacity is miserable. How are they allowed to continue to treat agencies the way that they do? Where does it stop? I know mone… more

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Overly used buzzwords in 2021: federated, democratize, cohorts, machine learning....anything else?

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How are things at EnergyBBDO right now?

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Looking for strategy opportunities in Chicago with 1.5 years of experience under my belt. Would love any leads!

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