Creative Directors

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Poll: I have a junior team that's fantastic. They knock out concepts quicker than more experienced teams that I manage. Once budgets are normal I plan to promote them, but with Covid there isn&#… more

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Had an interesting conversation, what do you all think? In a post Covid agency structure, do we still need account management? If the clients speak to their creative directors , and the creative dire… more

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More than a few ECDs and even CCOs tell me that the skill of writing a script, for TV or social, has disappeared among younger copy writers. At ad schools they are trained to do 360 case studies but t… more

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Why is it that every single idea coming from juniors and mid-level creatives nowadays begins with “we partner with...?” Influencers and celebrities aren’t ideas. Not being saucy, just confused. What a… more

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We are going to be adding a mid-level team to my group soon. Wondering what experience everyone has had finding a team that already works together. Seems like there would be a lot of pros, especially… more

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AKQA Portland is hiring ✨

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What are the etiquettes for brainstorming over hangout/zoom with creatives for you? Personally I find it really hard to keep everyone’s energy up.

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Ever get the feeling that everybody hates you?

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Why is there still a cover letter portion of a creative director application? Doesn’t the time we poured into our portfolio website cover us?

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I have a couple strong AD’s on the team that could use some on line leadership training, EQ training, feedback training, etc. It seems like there isn’t anything out there specifically built for Creati… more

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I was just promoted to Creative Director and I'm having a hard time transitioning from doing the work. Any tips on getting out of the day to day?

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Setting up a new team, everything from process with PMs to management of creatives and production partner relationships and process. Couple years into the CD role but this much freedom is new - intim… more

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I’m getting a temperature read. Is hiring picking up? Are clients briefing? Are we turning a corner or are we still in a holding pattern? I’m outta work and trying to get a gauge on the job market rig… more

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An intern kicked off her first day of her 2-month internship saying she was stressed out because she needed a job. I’ve since been slightly unimpressed by her performance (it’s not creative - other st… more

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My secret for leaving art is only because I haven’t found the right company culture regarding creative work environments. Deep down, I hate puss!3s- my drive for bold, controversial statements are as … more

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If you were asked to volunteer for a 10% salary reduction for 5 months to help avoid more layoffs, would you?

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What would you do: in discussion with a small agency to potentially work full time. They wanted to do a 60 day engagement first to see if its a good fit. Kick the tires from both parties makes sense.… more

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Does anyone love their team so much as if they were their own children? I keep talking about 2 people to my life partner as if I was a proud parent. 😬

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I’m applying for a job and the online application requires my portfolio as a PDF attachment instead of a link to my site. Has anybody encountered this before? I despise the idea of giving away my work… more

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