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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Is 190k a fair salary for an ACD role in NYC? Im experienced and borderline about to be promoted to CD at my current shop

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Any bigger Chicago agencies hiring ACD writers? I feel like everyone in town wants mid-level and I’m tryna make moves here.

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My friend is an incredible ACD (art) and is pretty miserable/stuck at his current gig. He’s got a great book, experience, and super down to earth with a a great attitude. Anyone hiring??

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What salary would you ask for: Currently making 120k as a senior at a big shop. Moving to ACD role in small shop. Six years of experience + portfolio school. NYC. Where is my reasonable range?

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As an ACD for a Chicago agency, how much should I be making? Keeping in mind that I've been hired in a permanently remote role and live in Orlando (for now). If it matters, it's a biopharma agency of about 250 employees.

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I had first and second round interviews for a specific role at a company—and even discussed salary range with the recruiter during first round—then I get an email from the recruiter saying the SVP and ACD I interviewed with loved me and thought I’d be a great fit, and that she’d be in touch when a position opens up that matches my skills and level. Has anyone ever had something like this happen? I’m so confused, because the role was for my skills and level.

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Strategy Directors, advice needed: What top 3 qualities do you look for when a candidate is from a creative background? I am an ACD/Copy with some awards (include a gold lion) who also worked as brand/ marketing manager (in different countries), wants to switch career to strategy. Additionally: What position do you suggest would be more realistic to start with? Thank you!

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Strategy Directors, advice needed: What top 3 qualities do you look for when a candidate is from a creative background? I am an ACD/Copy with some awards (Gold lion and etc) who also worked as brand/ marketing manager (in different countries), wants to switch my career to strategy. Additional question: What position do you suggest would be more realistic to start with? Thank you!

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Senior Copywriter position at Droga5 coming from an ACD role (note: no ACD roles at Droga). What do we think the salary bracket is?

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What are the key role differences between a Senior Copywriter and an ACD Copywriter? When is one “ready” to be promoted from one to the next?

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Big shout out to BSSP for having the same ACD Team role(s) open for two years.

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Would it be inappropriate to apply for an ACD position with my title currently at mid level? I have the years of experience to qualify but haven’t been able to get any title promotion, not even to senior, at my current agency for the same reasons I’m looking for a new position. I’ve been looking for senior opportunities and I’m seeing a bunch of ACD positions opening up. Don’t want to look like I don’t know what I’m doing for trying to hop a level.

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I just moved country for my husband’s job and am talking with an agency for CD role. I had a great chat with both ECD and MD and now they asked for more information about the team I was managing in my previous job. But, there was not a solid team structure at that agency and I just worked with designers / art directors chosen by the account directors. Could be one or several creatives. I was in this freestyle cross agency position as ACD without a partner as well. (Cont)

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Is it true that Fallon has eliminated layers in creative department to CDs and general creative? If so, if you’re more ACD level does this hurt you in the long run? Context: Being hit up for position with sr level pay but I’m on the cusp of an ACD promotion at my current shop.

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Has anyone ever been promoted to ACD only to feel like they were much happier at the Senior CW/AD level? I’m going through that right now and wondering if it will pass with time as I get more experience in the role. Or, if it doesn’t, what do you do about it? Would it look horrible to eventually take a job somewhere else back at the Senior CW level? I’ve always loved being the maker - focusing on writing and concepting. Having a lot of anxiety that this new position isn’t the right path for me.

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Been working as a Designer with a focus in brand design for the past 4.5 years, being primed to move into an ACD role. What steps do I need to take to eventually become a Brand Consultant?

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CWs who became ACDs: how do i do this? i work at a small agency, so there's no real track toward the role. what can i be doing to prepare for ACD and how do i show that in a portfolio? thanks!

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After interviewing with ACD and CD a month ago (felt it went really well but who knows) I haven’t heard anything... They said there was no immediate timeline, and I was definitely reaching in terms of experience but definitely felt like I could step up to the challenge and do a great job- is it hopeless yet? ALSO, just had a recruiter for a ~dream job~ reach out to me for a position but haven’t heard anything further on that yet, is it bad? This comes after a year of totally brutal rejections.

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I’m curious how long everyone worked as a senior creative before getting their first ACD role. I imagine there is quite a range, but want to find the ballpark. Bonus points for sharing your starting ACD salary if it’s recent enough to still mean anything.

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Hey, amazing recruiters, I would love to have your input. I’m someone that has always been paid above my position level. I make the equivalent of a CD. Mostly because I have a good reputation of overdelivering and few awards. And I like being an ACD. But with covid, I wonder if it’s better to be a cheap CD than a expensive ACD. What do you think? In your experience, do you have more CD positions or more ACD positions?

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Been an art director for 12 months but grown in my role significantly & my boss told me my next promo was “political”. I’m managing well over 1.5M a year, 9 brands. Functioning with little to no oversight on a day-to-day basis, w/ only strategy checkins with my CD. 100% client facing. I’m managing 1 direct report and from 2-8 copy and art freelancers at any time. I feel like all my stretch goals are ACD focused. Yet still need SAD before ACD. Does this sound like an art director? Pharma agency.

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Anyone make the jump from agencies to tech? Any advice on what salary you’d request for an ACD (or CD) role at a Bay Area tech firm? They tracked me down and have been pretty aggressive about moving things along, so I may have some leverage.

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Anyone experience this during the interview process.. I’ve met with the ACD and CD, so far so good, got the impression that they thought I’d fit right into the role (which would be a title bump). Now I’ve been asked to have a follow up call with the ACD. Any thoughts on what they would want to discuss? Not sure what I should be prepped for.

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Anyone at Saatchi NY have info on the ACD team position they are hiring for? Or the recruiter to reach out to? Thanks in advance!

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How many years does an art director need to be considered for a senior art director role or ACD role? And how much should they ask for in NYC? Also should they accept a lower pay during covid?

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trying to switch from ACD/UX lead role at an agency to product design and it has not been smooth even though i'm already doing UX.

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Know it’s a long shot, but looking to transition to an ACD role and don’t see the opportunity at my current agency any tome soon. Anyone looking for ACD art in NYC?

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What’s the current salary range for an ACD role in San Francisco? (I found some answers in a previous thread, but it might have changed with COVID...)

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Was offered an ACD position at a good company but wanted the CD role. Have been a CD for 3 years historically. Need a job so I don’t feel super comfy holding out for something else. Should I negotiate a review in 6 months to re-evaluate? Any advice for navigating this?

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I’ve outgrown my title/position in my current company. How does one convince the next place that this true? Anything above ACD is log jammed at the current place.

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If you don’t think you’re ready for an ACD role... should you take it if you have the opportunity? Don’t have much “leadership” experience but aren’t we all faking it til we make it?

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