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Anyone work at the marketing arm? Saw an open role on the State Farm team and would love to pick your brain.

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Looking into city-like suburbs - are Evanston and Oak Park really the only “half-breeds” with interesting things to do and walk to?

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Are agencies going to walk back their RTW plan now because of Delta? Curious to see any thoughts so far?

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Any advice on how to meet people (friends or networking) while working from home? I moved to the suburbs from MO for my boyfriend in January and haven’t really had the chance to meet people through wo… more

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What’s going on in the DDB creative dept? Why has everyone left in the last two weeks?

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Do we think Lolla is going to make the city tighten covid restrictions again?

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Looking to move to Chicago from New York. Advice on neighborhoods between oak park and Evanston? We are in our 30s with a toddler and need gay friendly. Tricky part is I don’t know where I’ll be worki… more

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How is Havas Health? Anyone who has experience working there - please dish.

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Any associate producers or people wanting to make the leap into production looking for a job? DM me.

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Anyone got DM on LinkedIn from NewtonX? They ask me to fill the questionnaire anonymously and get paid for it. I’m afraid it was a scam.

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Production Director at Jack Morton Who has the intel? What’s going on there? Legit gig? Looking to possibly make a move, I know nothing about JM!

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Have you scheduled a call w a recruiter in town who disappears? Don't want to mention names, but...

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Award-winning, ego-less CD team seeking full-time gig. Hit us up.

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Thoughts on Ogilvy? Anyone have the inside scoop on life as a creative over there?

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Anyone in Chicago looking for a highly conceptual, ACD team with great books, big shop experience and can write for any medium?

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Companies in Chicago with in house media? ooooover agency life but everything I apply for externally is too competitive to get. Where I’ve applied: Molson coors, constellation brands, Walgreens, disco… more

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Thoughts on new Whirlpool agency?

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Salaries for Senior Digital Strategists in Chicago? Is $87k low or average? 3.5 yrs experience.

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Hi all, Reaching out - a lot of positions available at Spark Foundry within the analytics team - reach out if interested! A lot of growth here!

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I hear there’s a boys club at FCB…are the rumors true?

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Hey all, I'm currently looking to hire an Associate Director position on my Dev team. Managing in-house and freelance team members, overseeing projects from simple banner ads to native apps, conve… more

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What's Huge work on? Saw they're on the hunt

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I've been stuck in a design-focused role for a long while. Anyone hiring for roles that are more concept driven? I miss the big idea thinking

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What's the word on Pivot Design? They have some of the most enthusiastic Glass Door reviews I've ever read, but I always take those with a grain of salt.

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Heard DDB Chicago has forty positions open. And counting.

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Starting my first job in an agency next week. Any tips, do’s and don’t, things I should know before I start? I’ve been wearing a tshirt over zoom for so long now I’m not sure what to wear when I go in… more

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Anyone at The Escape Pod open to giving me a contact there? I already applied but hoping to get a little nudgie-nudge up the stack of apps. Thanks!

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I hear there’s a cannibal club at FCB…are the rumors true.

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What’s the word over at FCB Chi? They are hiring like crazy. What’s the culture like. CD level creative asking.

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Anyone move from ad agency to PR as a strategist or have had experience at a PR agency as an ad person? What’s it like? Pros and cons?

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Thoughts on strategy @ DDB?

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Anyone know what Energy BBDOs remote/wfh policy is looking like? Have they announced when they expect everyone to be back in office and are there any exceptions for people that may have moved?

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Does Digitas still have the whirlpool business??? Looking at a role there and wondering which account it's for. Also hearing whirlpool is taking a ton internal and hiring agency people 🤔 is it … more

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Who’s hiring copywriters?

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Best creative directors you worked with in Chicago? (ACD, CD, ECD) Would love a list on who to follow. 🙏

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What’s a good range for someone who just made the jump from ACD to CD in Chicago? Would there be a salary difference between a network agency and an Indy agency?

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Anyone looking for a mid-level art director? Currently not in Illinois but am more-than-willing to move. Current title is “designer” but have art director responsibilities (the title doesn’t exist pri… more

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Is 140k for an ACD in Chicago a little underwhelming?

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Thoughts on Digitas?

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Seeing a lot of copy openings at VMLY&R. Does anyone know which accounts?

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