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Need help or suggestions. I have started at a new place and it’s been 3 months. I have been an understudy of another art director who has been working on the brand for almost 5-6 years. On my first… more

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Not a lot happening with my brand at the moment. My CD told me to enjoy it while it lasts. But I want to try to make something good enough for my book with this extra time, since the brand I’m on just… more

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Hey VMLY&R, can you stop sending me your automated rejection emails? I applied for lots of open positions and since then got a job in much, much better agency. You just keep rejecting me. At this … more

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How many people do you usually interview with for an ACD role?

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So you go to Miami Ad School never write a single headline in school, get hired at a top agency, and your CDs have the patience for you to learn how to write from scratch?

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How does someone become a CD having only web mocks and logos in their book? My brain just busted looking at a book and realizing mine was way, way better. And I make 4 zillion dollars less a year. Dou… more

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Does anyone know anything about Bright Red in Tallahassee?

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team book or individual books? currently freelancing if that makes a difference.

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can a writer explain the new season of Dave to me?

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Are PR Firms like Weber Shandwick good for creatives? How do they compare to traditional agencies?

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When you have to use stock, what are your go-to’s for assets that don’t suck?

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Some helpful creative writing tips! 😛

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“I hate to art direct too much” says the person who’s about to art direct too much.

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If you had a big budget or well produced commercial — would you be willing to share a screenshot of the final script in comments? Interested to see the kind of writing that sells a big script through … more

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First time to work with a writing partner. Any advice on how to set us up for success? Context: I’ve never had a writing partner since I started working 3 years ago. In the coming weeks, agency will … more

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Anyone have the scoop on how it is working at Nike? (Not WK)

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Being communicating with an agency recruiter. Is it a bad sign for that agency’s work/life balance when you get most of the said recruiter’s replies at random hours like after 10pm and on weekends? 🙄… more

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I was cold approached by a recruiter for a reputable agency (though, one I’m not terribly interested in) for a senior role with a generous bump in pay. I’m currently a mid (3 yrs exp) at my agency and… more

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I get it now!

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I just noticed that an old ECD stole my resume bio (word for word) to put on their LinkedIn.

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Thoughts on when you hear people on your team say I v. We when talking through work?

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Starting a new role going from Senior to ACD. Will start having 1-1s with teammates soon. What should I ask them/convey to them?

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I was contacted by a California State University about joining the Advisory Council for their Digital Marketing for Executives program. I had a brief chat with the recruiter and they’ve extended an in… more

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Is it typical for agencies to ask candidates to build a mock client presentation? I’ve never been asked to do this before. Seems odd. What’s to stop them from using my ideas and still not hire me?

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You give an idea to another team at your agency and they produce it. Can you put it in your book?

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Password-protected portfolio: smart move or red flag?

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What is the longest amount of time you had to wait for a YES after finishing the interview process? From the last interview to the call telling you that you were selected. How long did it take?

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Anyone else making way better work somewhere kinda random than they ever did at namebrand major agencies?

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What are some solid questions to ask a potential creative partner in an interview, aside from “wanna arm wrestle?”

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My boss keeps overpromising to clients but I know we can’t deliver those 😫

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Weird question, but how other creatives sell spots without any dialogue? Like the Apple "Welcome Home" ad. How does something that conceptual and abstract get bought by client?

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Anyone have any tips on how to get a gig in Europe? My partner and I want to make the jump but are a little fuzzy on how to actually do it. Awards? Big name agency experience? Any and all advice appre… more

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Sent to me by a friend. Not really an ad, but great inspiration, definitely my new favorite thing. A+ on the writing

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How bad would dtc work at a health agency be?

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Just got an automated rejection email for a job at Ogilvy that I did not apply to, from a recruiter I’ve had multiple conversations with. New low for me or advertising recruiters?

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I am burnt out. I declined an offer to be an ACD because I can’t fathom having more to things to do and problems to worry about. I just want a 9-5. How does anyone keep going in this industry.

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How is the work culture like in GSD&M? Late nights? Creative driven?

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Now that Tombras is winning a lot of new biz do a lot of people want to work there?

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Can someone tell me the difference between a content director and a brand director?

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