Creative Directors

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Do you have doubts about your leadership style? (Cont)

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Looking for film/edit reference. Anyone know of a commercial or video where a person is walking and the environment changes rapidly around them but they remain constant? Or anything close to this?

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Hi I’d love your thoughts on dealing with a creative recruiter. Recruiter reached out to us, interviewed with us on the phone, we interviewed with the ECD on the phone. He said we were the perfect team that he wanted to work with on this freelance project. And look forward to working with us. And it would kick off this week. And then radio silence. We followed up with emails to both the ECD and the creative recruiter and more radio silence. Do you just walk away?

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Has anyone dropped out of judging an award show? I’ve been told I should set aside 6 hours for one of the two I’m judging.

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Any epic resignation/walkout stories? Asking for a friend.

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A recruiter I made time to speak stood me up. I have a good job so all I lost is time, but now Im in the mood to hear your recruiter nightmare stories. Any really bad ones?

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As time ticks on most of the freelancers I know are CD level and often out of budget. Does anyone know awesome junior and mid-level freelancers they recommend? For my list, not a current project.

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What do you do when you realize you don’t want to do this anymore? Can you freelance?

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What’s the one small, specific CD skill you’re okay at but wish you were better at?

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Favorite books that aren’t about advertising that make you better at advertising. I’ll go first in the comments.

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When pitching, do you find that clients are more interested in the big idea, the cool films, the hard-working stuff, or you just never know?

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Is the rest of the world as enamored with the Moldy Whopper as the ad world?

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Creatives, what hard and soft skills in an Art Director are the most important to you? Are there any deal breakers for you in terms of managing or partnering?

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What to do when your most talented people don’t get along? Major friction. Separating them might be difficult. Any successful conflict resolution experiences out there?

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Do you talk politics at work, and do you censor yourself? Please state your political affiliation, gender, and age.

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Wish I could go back to senior writer...

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Thoughts on automotive accounts? Bad idea? Good idea? Any advice?

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Curious, money and org chart aside, if given the opportunity, would my fellow CD’s prefer to continue being full time creatives, or do you prefer the role of CD (more guidance of creative?)

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I had a creative splain to me what Saved By The Bell was. I’m not Kimmy Schmidt. I try to make ego take a backseat but sometimes take issue with teams thinking I know nothing because I’m in my 40s.

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Does anyone have a good Tax Accountant they’d recommend? Ideally someone who pushes it a bit 🤑

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