Creative Directors

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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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Is the industry norm for CDs to have a partner and “do” work in addition to mentoring and guiding other teams?

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Anyone have any experience with photo shoots in Singapore? Was it possible to find good talent? And did you save money for the client by taking your production there? TIA.

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CD’s (and up) ... I struggle with what level of ownership I can take over my team’s work. I guide & make the work better (I think) but then don’t feel I can put any of it in my book as my own.

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When you review a brief before teams get kicked off on an assignment, what are the things you look for? I have my things but I’d love to learn about what other CDs look for too.

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Recently promoted from ACD to CD, to fill in a retirement. No compensation increase, which is demotivating and feels like a temporary measure. Any recourse, advice, or resume tips?

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New CD here. Noticed a senior team blatantly disrespects my partner. It’s awkward and rude. He’s male, they’re female. He’s one of the nicest people- a real advocate. I want to say something. Should i

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How much of a pay cut would u take for a CD role on a big account at a small award winning agency if it was super close to home and allowed remote working? My alternative is VP ACD in NY 2 hours away

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