How does a project manager role in industry look in terms of “prestige”, compared to Big 4 consulting? Applying to MBA programs and wondering what would look better in the eyes of the Ad Comm.

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I have a much-needed interview happening with a client side "Head of Growth." Anyone know what that role entails? Or it's equivalent in ad world?

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I work at a large ad tech company and my boss let me know yesterday that the leadership team is considering making the salary bands TRANSPARENT for each role within our larger department. Continued...

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Applied for a role and haven’t heard back. The description stated that the agency is looking for a CW partner for an AD. After mild stalking, I found out who the AD is. (1/2)

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Help please! 10yr agency vet, 8 months into my first client side role. How do I convince my leadership team that a Graphic Designer and Art Director are two very different jobs? (Cont.)

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Is anyone open to giving an aspiring art director advice on their book? I Have been on the job hunt a while and want to know what I need to do to get better and land a junior role in this city.

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Is applying for an ACD or AD role as a CD a viable option to widen the job hunt?

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Hi! I’m making the move from Chicago to NYC in the next few months. Looking for an AD/Sr. AD role. Any advice, leads, connections? Open to both agency and in house! Very excited & very nervous 😊

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What is the actual role of PR agencies when they work alongside ad agencies? What kind of content are they supposed to make?

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Does anyone know who is hiring AD and CW teams? We are willing and able to relocate?

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Might be starting at a small agency as a full time Junior AD soon, fingers crossed. It's my first full time position since WFH began. Other ADs who have transitioned to WFH, what equipment do I absolutely need in my at home workspace? And how should I bring it up? Thanks in advance! I currently have a 2015 MacBook Pro that’s running on fumes. An Wacom Intuos Pro. A mouse. A few external hard drives. And a second screen.

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Art director curious about the transition from advertising to branding and a true designer role. Any tips / thoughts / opinions? Grad school? Any expertise, experiences, or opinions appreciated 🙏🏼

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Ciao! Duolingo is hiring in NYC! We're looking for a Sr. Art Director and a Sr. Copywriter with experience in developing culture breaking ideas, impeccable detail to craft and passion to develop world class award winning creative. Help us spread the word of the most downloaded education app in the world as we try to make education freely available to everyone. Hit us up on our careers page!

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Looking to go onto the Brand side from an ad agency. I’m currently a senior account executive (4.5year exp) hoping to secure a position as associate brand manager. Should I aim higher, and how much salary range should I ask?

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Hiring in Toronto at AD and/or Snr AD level. Role sits in Toronto and reports to NY. Joining growing Canada based team that works from home when not on the road. 2-3 days of travel a week to US (eventually). Digital agency, large network, healthcare, specialist team that operates at a network level across clients. Digital agency experience required, health care / pharma a plus but not needed. Reach out if interested!

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Hey all - I currently work as PM at a NY agency. However, I went to school in Boston and my partner is from the North Shore. We’re thinking about making the move back to Boston early next year. Does anyone have an insight into the ad industry in Boston? What’s it like? Are agencies hiring? How’s the culture? If anyone has worked in NY as well I’d love to hear about how the two cities are different from an ad industry perspective.

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Looking for leads for an art director position - who was sponsored H1B by one of the biggest advertising agency in the world but didn’t get picked in the lottery last year. Would love all the help....

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so i’ve been freelancing and was talking about going staff until covid hit and they paused hiring. so i took a job elsewhere, lower pay, making graphics for social media. i’m prioritizing stability since i support my parents. but if you were me, what would be your plan? i was a little bummed by the role, i don’t mind production work but i was kind of in talks for art director and yeah, would it be bad to leave my new job in 4 months or so supposedly when things get better?

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If I take an entry level position at a pr firm in art direction, will it be harder for me to eventually get into advertising as an Art Director or do most people consider the skills transferable?

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Do you think having planning/strategy comms experience helps with ad creative/concepting role later down the track? 🤔

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Associate Creative Director vs Associate Design Director. What are the differences in terms of responsibility, role within the ad agency, and how each role fit within the career path?

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Looking to make the jump from agency to brand side at a large holding company. The position is titled designer but my experience is reflective of strong ad/senior ad. Could anyone provide a salary range of what that might look like? Also any advice when negotiating while making that jump? Thanks in advance 🐠

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Looking for a Sr CW + Sr Ad team. Positive attitude, initiative & hunger, conceptual 360 work in individual and/or combined book. Position in Chicago but relo may be option.

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I’m having issues with my partner. They refuse to compromise and make each thing a battle. I was nervous to accept this role after going to ad school with them but couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

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I’m looking at PR agencies for my first junior AD role. A lot of agencies now “do both”, does anyone have experience in PR as an AD vs a typical ad agency?

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Has anyone here switched from an agency art Director role into a brand design role (packaging, etc.) if so, how did you do it?

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So here it goes. I graduated this past May from a traditional University that had a creative ad program. I have a decent book, but not at the level I want it be. I started a role 2 months ago at CONT

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Art director curious about the transition from advertising to branding and a true designer role. Any tips / thoughts / opinions? Grad school? Any expertise, experiences, or opinions appreciated 🙏🏼

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Which is better, in-house vs agency? I came up from the media side and jumped to startups. Never worked in agencies before and a part if me feels like I’m missing out on the experience. On the other hand, recruiters and agency creatives I know advise me not to, and my position is actually a dream job for people being the client and all. Still curious though? What do you like and dislike about working for an ad agency?

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Anyone have a recent ad salaries survey they can share? Or a Planning Salary Survey that still hasn’t been shared publicly yet? Worked to the bone and underpaid ($120k as a strategy director with 10 years exp in Toronto, before a covid pay cut), and since no one seems to be hiring planners atm, trying my best to get paid (at least closer to) what I’m worth and any evidence of salary bands per title helps. Thanks

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Well, that Sr. AD position for the NYT Cooking sure hasn’t been taken yet.

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Looking for another AD position but agencies only want to hire me as a graphic designer... is my shit that bad or do agencies just need bodies right now? Hah

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I’m currently on the hunt for Sr. AD roles. I just got a recruiter reaching out from an industry i’m interested in for a short-term contract senior designer role. Is it a bad idea to pursue it?

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I’m a Jr AD and I will have my first interview for a Sr position in a healthcare agency at NY. If they ask me for my salary range, what should I said? How much should I expect to be offered? Thanks

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Advice pls - On a v. toxic team, miss being a CD, have an opp from a small tech platform in creative strategy. Worth it or should I aim for a true ad creative role? More potential in tech or agency?

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Questions you’ve been asked interviewing for AUSA position? If you got the job, how was your pay determined on AD scale in terms of which quarter you fell into? What state are you in?

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Anyone know of agencies hiring in LA? Ready to leave the NYC ad scene.

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LA agency looking for senior AD to partner with an on-staff senior writer. DM me for details. Auto experience a plus. Role is campaigns, broadcast, etc. Thanks.

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Anyone hiring for a paid social AD in NYC?

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Looking at an AD role in LA for $110K in paid Social. It that lowball?

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