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Just a piece of advice if you are young CD: If you have to supervise the work of older writers or Art Directors, keep in mind that many of them might not have advanced in their careers for reasons tha… more

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I’m sure this subject has been talked to death but here goes: At what point is it time to throw in the towel and try a new line of work. I’m a 53 year old Creative who has worked at several hot shops.… more

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I’m in various stages of interviews with a few shops. Instead of hitting refresh on my email all day, I went paddle boarding. On a Wednesday. That is all.

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I’m 51 years old. For many reasons that would make this post too long, I’ve had a very slow profesional growth. I am finding myself more and more isolated as I see that most of my coworkers are much y… more

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After over two decades in advertising I’m considering leaving the agency world for a job at a creative consultancy. It pays less but I’m excited about the work and the company (and it’s fully remote.)… more

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I’m one of the oldest creatives at my agency and I have difficulty dealing with having my work scrutinized or filtered by ACDs who are much younger than me. They are talented and smart, but I also hav… more

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Feeling my age today.
That’s all.
Thanks for listening.

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Thoughts on adjusting Linkedin profile? Old recommendations?

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Los Angeles job hunting checklist in the 90s. Lol. (Spring cleaning!) Its like a grave yard.

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Hi everyone, I would like to hear your opinions about dealing with age when you have had slow career growth. I am 51, still a Senior Art Director (I haven’t been able to move up in the ladder) and now… more

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Anyone move their 401k to an IRA after leaving a place? And who/what banks do you recommend? I’m pretending/trying to be a responsible grown up.

Omg. All the kids "pinching" their speaking voices, using the cadence of Alexis from "Schitts Creek" makes it so hard for me to concentrate on what they are saying. 🤮

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I’m 51 years old. I thought I was done with a career in advertising but decided to send my book to a couple of independent agencies whose work I respect and to my surprise, both are interested in talk… more

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Hey fishbowlers, I need a piece of advice. I have an interview this week which an agency I really like and I don’t want to f^%ck it up. Any words of wisdom? I sent my book thinking they would never ca… more

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Hey everyone - made the move to client-side and pretty darn happy about that. But, I'd like to see what's out there. Does anyone here have recos on client-side creative recruiters? My experien… more

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I replied to a post in the Advertising bowl using only ’90s Beastie Boys lyrics and the OP didn’t get the reference

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Hi everyone,

I am a Senior Art Director/Designer who wants to slow down a bit as I’ve been doing this for years. Do you guys have any recommendations for in-house or agencies that offer a g… more

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Talk to me about your resume. How many pages is it? Do you provide and overview page and then go into more role detail? I’ve received conflicting advice.

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Have you dropped any of your earliest roles or lied about years of experience? How old were you/how many years experience and what was the trigger? Kind of feeling like I need to reset the narrative a… more

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Who's working for a company where personal growth is prioritized & you don't feel exhausted and empty inside after 2+ years of service? Am I looking for a unicorn or do these places exist… more

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With the talent crunch in advertising out there, I wonder if ageist barriers might start to crack. If so, maybe we think about starting an information sharing thread here in places that are more open… more

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Anybody here have long-term care insurance? What carrier did you go with? Any advice for choosing a policy?

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Some thoughts. I am 50 years old. I did not go as far in my career as I thought I would, nor I made as much money as I wanted to. I don’t blame anyone. I went as far as my talents and capacity were ab… more

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Ready to level up at work and need to figure out what's next. I've been gifted the opportunity to have meet and greets with various senior executives. It's a chance to introduce myself and… more

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Is it possible to ever make it in this biz over 40 as a freelancer if you’re not “amazing”? On a scale of 1–10 I’m a 7. Am I doomed?

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I need a senior AD/AC/CD partner who can concept on TV scripts with a hot book to prove it. Week-long gig, maybe more. DM me your book for details.

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I know this is Over 40 “in Advertising” but I’m wondering if there are people here in ad-adjacent fields (branding, marketing agencies, digital design etc) and if so, do you feel that ageism is any le… more

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Ever have a boss / senior leader make a snarky comment about your age? How did you handle it?

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Lots of dialogue about ageism of late. Interesting discussion—one person railing against the bias; alt view from a headhunter, “it’s not ageism, it’s salaryism (us older types too damned $$$). I can… more

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Anyone considering teaching after they get aged out of the industry?

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I turn 40 next month. Y’all throwing me a party? Also, is there some type of hazing event?

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Anyone else find it amusing that agencies don't want permanent employees who are over 40, but when hiring consultants they want people with the most years of experience? I was forced into retirem… more

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Remember when there were superstars in advertising? Campaigns you drooled over? CCO’s you’ve actually heard of?

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