For advertisers working In-House (aka for a Brand) and the bliss and challenges that come with it.

What conferences would you recommend that focus on brand, marketing, and design? How Design Live and AIGA's national conference are both on my list of potential options, however, I am wondering wh… more

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The ESP we’re using somehow took more than a day (server issues??) to send out scheduled email campaigns- so what was supposed to send out Thursday got released on 12:01 AM on a Saturday. I’m horrifie… more

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Anyone here work at a company with decent WL balance? If so please share, want to be more mindful in which companies i apply for and not just seek out big names. Thanks!

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Thinking about 2 job offers: Head of Brand at a series A - Less than 20 employees, hire your own team, build from scratch or Brand Lead at a series C more established startup - 200ish employees, 1 e… more

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What level of dysfunction is normal in a company? I know every place has its share of politics and weaknesses; I’m feeling demotivated by a lack of vision, chaos in how work gets approved, vague brief… more

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Anyone know of any recruiters that specialize in brand side placements? Currently part of an in-house agency at a major brand and wondering if there are any recruiters who can help navigate/advise on … more

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Got an offer for a great brand side role. Great compensation. Interesting company. Should open doors in the future. but the title is very Junior. I shouldn't dwell on that, right? It's t… more

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Is it ok to share an offer from another company with the company you want a higher offer from and to actually work for? Both companies asked me about each other.

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Does anyone have any suggestions for getting their brand verified on IG? We’ve submitted our utility bill/ files of incorporation with no luck.

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Currently a consultant with opportunities in brand management (general manager/p&l type role less so brand marketing) and growth/digital marketing. More interested in the brand management role b… more

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As a designer/marketer how do you help facilitate adoption of new brand guidelines across departments?

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Are there any brands with in-house production departments based on New York?

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After trying to make the shift from agency to in house for years, I just got offered a full-time digital marketing manager role at a tech company in the Bay Area! In researching salaries, the range se… more

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Hello! Im an executive assistant looking to make a career change into brand strategy. I’m currently interning with our internal brand team and I’m learning a lot, but I’m not sure this will transition… more

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I’m interviewing for an in-house brand position at a tech company... after 10 years in the agency world. Any big things to watch out for or ask? Thanks 🙏🏽

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Need recommendations please! We’re looking for a good affiliate marketing agency... not happy with ours. Looking for recs from brands that are currently using whoever you are recommending.

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Interviewing for a brand job with 3 years of experience on the agency side. Currently making 63k + quarterly bonus. Looking to get advice on salary. Should the range be 65-70k?

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Is brand/creative strategy considered too generalist for in house? I keep getting feedback that I'm not specialized enough. I have a good 8-10 years experience (did switch over from a non-strategy… more

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Have an interview with brand side (country comms) after several years with a local agency. Any tips/advise on what kind of questions should I be prepared to answer?

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What skills do you need to highlight for an associate brand manager? No MBA

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Does anyone else experience bouts of creative apathy after going brand-side? Big, meaty campaign ideas are either given to our agency (understandably so) or wither away from poor internal management.… more

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Media supervisor (strategy and digital) with 6 years experience trying to make the jump client side - what type of marketing roles should I be looking for? Trying to get into marketing not just media

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Do you need a cover letter these days?

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About to accept a position on the brand side after years in agency (media). Hesitating bc I have loved being on the agency side- ideas, learning and selling what's next. Anyone bounce back to age… more

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Is it normal for brand side to be less process focused? Genuinely think agencies I’ve been at prior had to function like an assembly line in some way for accounts to be justified. But I liked this, ho… more

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Looking to make the jump to brand side after 10 years at agencies. What’s a good place to start looking for brands who have in-house production. I’m based in LA!

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Help! I’m a Creative Director who joined an early stage tech startup a couple of years ago and I need to figure out my new title. I’m doing more than Creative, also working on strategy, partnerships, … more

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New in-house role managing a creative team. Reporting into the VP of Marketing. Any advice on reporting into a marketing person who doesn’t “get” creative vs. an ECD/CCO?

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Salary expectations for pharma senior copywriter in the US and Western Europe?

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Thoughts on digital certification/boot camp programs? Recently learned my position will be eliminated and have been actively applying to roles and many ask for digital background/experience

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I'm a Senior Strategy Director looking to take a 6 month contract role brand side for the first time (leaving the full time world). Any tips on how to best calculate my rate/worth? How does (or sh… more

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The one thing that I can’t get used to after being brand side for two years, is the amount of duplicate work I’m responsible for every quarter. I am currently updating slides that have identical inf… more

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how do you deal with people who aren't creative telling you how to do your job? for example dissecting design work or copy despite having zero experience in creative. said people are above my posi… more

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Unpopular opinion about working on the brand side (vs the agency side)?

Is there anyone interested in a career move? My company is a military marketing agency with two published assets. We are looking for a Brand Director to lead the audience for two prolific brands. R… more

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Is it worth a pay decrease to make the leap from agency to brand? I’m looking into a brand manager role but it’s $10-20k below my current base and nearly $40k below with incentives. Obviously a person… more

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I’m brand manager and strategist with 5 years of agency experience working on a broad range of clients (no single vertical of specialization). What type of brand side role makes sense for someone like… more

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Has anyone within pharma advertising (account) been able to move into client side? And not necessarily within pharma side of the brand..? Trying to get out so badly but I feel trapped!

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Are tech companies requiring design tests as part of the interview process these days?

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