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If you sign an NDA with a client as an independent contractor, do you think you can hire another independent contractor on your own for helping you out by signing an NDA with him/her?

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Does anyone else think it’s weird that advertising is ageist considering most prominent fashion designers, architects, novelists, and fine artists remain relevant and work until they die?

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Saw the new “Launch it” campaign from squarespace LA office. Well, it’s a 3 min ad so I scrubbed forward after 30 seconds and not sure what’s it about. Does a real consumer really have time to watch a… more

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if you work at w+k, where did you work before that?

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Does going in-house narrow down your future opportunities? If you go in-house, is it harder to come back to agency?

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How do other freelancers deal with the overwhelm when all of your work/feedback/ clients circle back to you at once?

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JL what's good?

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Has TBWA NYC made anything besides average Nissan work in the last year? If so, don't hesitate to share a link.

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What are the most important components of a creative presentation. It seems like everyone should have their own style but outside of being clear and charismatic what are the most important boxes to ch… more

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Can anyone explain the concept of a “walk and talk” style ad?

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May be being dense but can someone please explain what exactly a creative commerce/shopper marketing agency is, and what kind of work they do?

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Is there anyone I can talk to for advice on work dynamics and how to stay a little sane. I’d just blurt our my problem here but it seems too specific my bosses might see

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I need a mid-level brand designer helping me out on a project through the month of October (should be strong in building layouts with a branding focus). A workload of 4 hours each day. If you are inte… more

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How much do you get paid at a startup that just got their series A funding?

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Art directors, is 32 GB of RAM necessary for a new MacBook Pro? I don’t use After Effects or Premiere Pro, but more focused on photoshop, Illustrator, InD, etc., wondering if the 16 GB will suffice.

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Is there an elegant way to reject the 1st hold BS? Are agencies working with holds open to not have it for a particular case or is it a strict policy for them?

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I swear my CD is either losing it or he’s trying to make me lose it. He has gone back and forth on his feedback five times now and gives me examples but then says no don’t do that. Absolute madness.

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Excited to start hearing from out of touch clients on how to do stories for their instagram pages now that they’ve started playing with them on LinkedIn 🙄

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100% of the work I created in consumer was garbage and I hated. How much worse could health be?

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Who's winning biz and hiring these days?

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Hey folks- Cross posting for you. Ask A Recruiter Happy Hour Session September 30, 5pm ET. Links and signup deets in comments below. There are some LEGENDS joining us this session. Don’t miss.

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What are some expectations that are important to convey to the people making a narramatics film? For example: tone, speed, high impact moments. What else would you convey to achieve the best results?

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Would any senior creatives be interested in giving a presentation to some students at UT Austin? There’s a bunch of freshman curious about finding their way in advertising and what it’s like working a… more

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Anybody with coding chops want to team up for a quick project? Related to the ad world. DM if interested

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If you’re a finalist for Effie, does that mean you won an award? Or are you just the first loser? Lol

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Should I feel bad for leaving a job during a busy month? I work for a small agency and there is so much work in the pipeline and my company really relies on me but I’ve been there for 5 years and my s… more

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Anyone happen to have an example W+K brief?

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32 years old. 6 years in as a creative. Still haven’t produced anything noteworthy that I’m proud of. Feels like I’m not getting anywhere and the window is closing on opportunities. Anyone else feel… more

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where do you work right now? and did they approach you or did you approach them? trying to see something

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Looking for a competitively priced high end animation company for slick,cool, realistic and some fantastical 3D work. Can be out of the US, or new startup. Ie Brazil, South Africa. Would appreciate any ideas. (Ref below)

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Quick question. Is there a great template for creative briefs? I’m trying to draw actionable information from the client and could use a little help. TY

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Please help. I'm trying to search an ad, but despite all the details I remember, I've had no luck. It's for a candy like Starburst or similar, it's got the typical wacky Skittles-like … more

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When I’m procrastinating and start going through everyone’s google calendars at the agency

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What would you say to a client who made you this offer?

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Are you eligible for unemployment if you quit because you started having heart palpitations due to stress? This job is killing me but I’m afraid to quit.

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who did this? please stop.

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What is your favorite ad/stunt you’ve seen recently?

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Anyone pitched on Lilith games Rise Of Kingdoms, any idea who won it ?

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Man, Terri and Sandy are hiring a ton this year.

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Can you think of any TV spots that used mostly still images? (Only have photos to work with, and need some ideas.)

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