Hey there! I work in a mid-size full service agency with a growing marketing team. We currently don't have a CD due to our size and current client portfolio, but that's a role I'd love to step into when the time is right and my management is on board with that. Any advice on how to prepare for that kind of role without changing agencies? Or anyone open to mentoring me? I'd love to learn from a CD or ACD to see what they're doing and what I can bring without leaving my team!

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Just overseeing check-ins? Working on it yourself? Writing set-ups? Owning the deck? Does the CCO/ECD get involved?

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Moving into an ACD role and being asked to lead the team, and feel like I’m getting my first lesson in dealing with difficult creatives. I’m trying to help get a project over the finish line and the creative is extremely difficult with taking feedback.

I’m trying to put myself in their shoes - the new ACD who used to be my peer is now suddenly making recommendations and providing feedback, but holy hell. Any tips?

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Hey gang, what's a fair salary for a Sr. Writer moving up to an ACD role in San Francisco?

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Got promoted to ACD. Didn’t realize how little creating there would be. Mostly managing people and thinking about timing and writing emails. Yuck. Is this consistent with the role or more circumstantial?

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I'm working at an agency that doesn't have the ACD role. On paper that means I'm a Sr. Creative. That said I was an ACD at my previous agency, I'm being paid like an ACD now, and the role is that of an ACD. If/when I leave how unethical is it to say I was an ACD here - just for the sake of optics on LinkedIn/elsewhere.

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Stay for the mentorship or leave for the money?

I'm a Sr. copywriter getting underpaid at a network agency. I've been talking to recruiters, and it seems like I could get a 25% raise if I seriously applied myself and made a lateral move - most likely to an indy.

However, my current agency has been explicit about training me to be an ACD. They love my work and make no bones about saying that they see me in that kind of role.

What would you do?

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ACD interviewing with agencies for CD/ACD role. Then some brand recruiter emailed me about an Art Director position. Huh? 🤔 Do they even look at your resume or portfolio before reaching out?

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What NYC-based consumer agencies are hiring (or willing to chat)? Every time I go on LinkedIn and search for available ACD/CD Art roles, the same health agencies show up (no hate, just not the type of work I like).

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I got interviewed for a role in a different group at my current agency, and it went great. But it’s taking like forever to negotiate a salary (I pushed back and asked for a bit more over a month now). Every time I ask about the status, they say, “we’ll get back to you soon.” At this point, I feel they’ll go with a lower-salary candidate. So, If you’re looking for an experienced ACD/Art in NYC, hit me up. I think it’s time to look for other opportunities outside my company.

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Job Description: Sr. Copywriter, 5-8 years of experience
Me: 9 years as copywriter, references, book, awards, etc.
Recruiter: "We're actually looking for an ACD level person to fill this role."
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Lyft has had what seems like the same ACD Writer role open for months now. Just yesterday, I saw that CCO post it with a note on LinkedIn.

How have they not found anyone yet?
Should this be a red flag?

I've applied myself and haven't heard a peep, but I don't for a second think I stand a chance. So, I'm just curious if anyone has any light they might be able to shed as to the persistence of this open role. I know it's hard to find the right fit, but this is weird...

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How does your agency structure its Engagement/Activation/Digital Strategy dept, as far as titles/roles go? It doesn't seem as defined as other depts and, from what I can tell, it also isn't uniform across agencies. For example, in our Copy dept, the succession is:

1. Junior Copywriter
2. Copywriter
3. Sr Copywriter
4. Copy Supervisor
5. Copy Group Supervisor
6. VP, Copy Group Sup
7. VP, ACD
8. SVP, ACD
9. SVP, CD
10. SVP, ECD

As a Sr Digital Strategist, what's the next logical role for me?

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If you are hiring, what would you prefer:

- An experienced ACD that makes 190k?
- Or an not so experienced CD that makes 190k?

The point I’m trying to investigate is: I think the fact I am an experienced but expensive ACD is taking some opportunities away from me.

What do you think?

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Starting a new role going from Senior to ACD. Will start having 1-1s with teammates soon. What should I ask them/convey to them?

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I have an interview tomorrow for an ACD position I really want, however, I want to ask good questions to get an idea what the work/life balance is. I know people at the agency, some with kids, and they say it isn't horrible, most days it's not bad hours, just occasionally you'll have to pull a 10 he day for a pitch or tight deadline. Totally get that. I don't know anyone on this specific team, though, so drop me all your smart workflow questions.

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Anyone looking for Sr/ACD team in London?Partner and I are currently the go-to creative team at the agency but looking for new opportunity. Lots of production experience. Some awards. Some experience managing Jr teams. Who’s hiring?

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Pay range for an ACD role at apple in LA?

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In Chicago for the second time and I love this place. Anyone hiring an ACD writer so I can move here and live here?

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Senior Copywriter here, looking for either another senior role or ACD position.

Hit me up!

Or don't. You do you.

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