Over 40 in Advertising

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Still working, creating and not even close to burned out.

Anyone ever consider learning a trade at this point as a backup? Half joking, but as I watch senior people get let go (a glimpse into my future), I feel like it’s not the worst idea I’ve had.

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I will be let go within 6 months due to my cost aka salary. I’ve generated untold amounts of revenue and profit in my tenure. It’s frustrating I’ll take a pay cut and work in TV instead.

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My position was eliminated, due solely to not meeting financial goals. Within 24 hours, company was interviewing for same role, just at a Director level. I’m over 50-How do I get a new job now?

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Last week to apply for CreativeComeback our free returners program. Gain new skills for a week and then work on 2 live briefs from Diageo. Pitch back and you could be placed in top tier agency.

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I was told that my portfolio won’t get past millennial gatekeepers because my reel has a lot of work in SD instead of HD. Anyone else here can’t show great work because low res makes it look old?

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If you put Triscuits in milk would it be Shredded Wheat?

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After working as a Creative for 17 years, I’m starting to feel that it’s time to leave adland. Any advice on which companies to pursue? I’m ready to stop chasing metal and start chasing stock options.

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Have you ever thought of branching out and creating your agency or consultancy, and what has prevented you from dong so?

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My current job is a dead end. No salary increase no growth. I have a phone interview with another company & aside from asking the usual questions and giving them answers, when do you ask about salary?

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Over 70 in Advertising??

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I don’t know how to feel. I am 52 and hired 2 creatives both at least 5 years older than me. It felt good to add depth to a young team, but on the flip side, these guys had to accept rather low wages.

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Are men and women in their 50s equally discriminated against when it comes to age or is it much worse for women?

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I’m having a tough time in the job search and looking for an executive coach / headhunter to help me troubleshoot: Resume assistance, interview coaching, etc. Any recommendations? (Cont below).

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Took a gig at a start-up (all things under one roof). No surprise, 18 months later, I’m unemployed. Learned a ton, but I’m a 52 year old Acct person looking for my next move.

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What’s a good salary range for SVP roles in strategy or account? For media agencies.

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