Q&A with Cindy Gallop

Join industry legend and "The Michael Bay of Business" for an open and honest chat about life in advertising.

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Everybody - this has been fun! I think I’ve answered everyone’s questions so I’m wrapping up now.

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Does this format mean that you have now become Jeremy Bullmore?

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Ive been told I’m a bit of a “blow shit up” gal ... saying what everyone is thinking, not wasting time with the political dance and solving problems head-on (cont).

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What does mgmt know/think about Hispanic/Latinx struggle of joining GM agencies were they don't hug or kiss when greeting each other, basically different practices than Hispanic/Latinx community?

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Hi everybody! Toasting you w a martini at Legacy Records, where there will be a temporary hiatus on the Q&A while I dine with the fabulous Caroline Dettman of GolinGlobal and #haveherback - back soon!

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Who is Cindy Gallop?

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What do you tell clients who still need to be convinced that women comprise a strong and independent demographic of consumers and should be spoken to directly, not as + or as moms?

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Our CCO hand picks teams to work on proactive ideas for awards shows. They're always all dudes. Then those dudes get promoted based on awards. How do I sign up for that?

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Hi Cindy - Thanks for this chat opportunity. Do you know of programs like apprenticeships or accelerated training for transitioning senior career professionals? In advertising and/or tech.

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Please shine a light on an agency in Chicago where the male cco only hires male ehite executive creative director‘s and creative directors and just did it again. Won’t say the name here just in case.

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I’ve had male bosses that are outright sexist (telling me to make everyone drinks) and the latest string who are old fashioned/casually sexist. And the latter are the hardest for me! (continued...)

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I’m a believer in women being linked, not ranked....yet I’m finding myself dealing with a few mean girls. Doing the right thing can be exhausting....how do I keep myself motivated?

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Would you please help me figure out the best way to handle being a WOC in an organization whose team is understaffed, under paid yet gets the lead responsibility on key initiatives?

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What’s the best way white women can advocate for WOC at work when we’re not in hiring positions?

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What's your spirit animal?

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What advice would you give an entry level professional who is starting to pave her way in the marketing industry? What professional/interpersonal skills should she focus on developing and why?

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How do we change the perception of what people think a creative leader should be (egomaniac, condescending, charismatic) and make way for other leadership styles more natural to women and empowering?

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What advice would you give your 50 year old self?

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