Interviewed for a senior strategist role and as we were griping about how clients can be, I said “oh yeah well the dream job is to never work with clients again right?!” And the recruiter just got back to me that “the role requires client interaction so that’s a dealbreaker”. I feel so dumb for getting comfortable during an interview to joke like that.

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Any advice on those of us trying to push into a strategy director role? Currently a senior strategist with plenty of experience, but every time I try and step into a director role (on smaller accounts/when the director level is short staffed) my anxiety hits 100 and impacts my performance. It’s starting to get to me, and I wonder if anyone has been in this position before... thanks in advance!

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How long did it take you to get into a senior position (e.g., senior strategist, senior art director, etc.)? Please include all years of experience including internships.

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I'm up for a promotion to Senior Strategist, is it reasonable to ask for a bump from 65k to 105k? Was supposed to get a raise last year but covid salary freezes happened. Glassdoor & real agency salaries show low 100k as avg for the role, but never heard of anyone getting anywhere near a 62% bump without jumping shop... NYC, 5 yrs exp (3 agency, 2 media)

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I have a lead through a friend who knows a recruiter looking for a senior strategist at a brand/advertising agency. Salary is 150k.

That’s all I know so assume the role is remote or NYC.

If you are interested DM me your LinkedIn and I will pass it along .

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What's the best way for a senior Strategist in a Media agency to switch to a Marketing (not Media) role client side?

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Opinions on pre-hire assignments? I’m in the final stages of interviewing for a senior strategist job and they’re asking that I put together a robust presentation to refresh a program. They want me to think through messaging, channels, competitive, measurement, etc. I then have to present my strategy in an hour long meeting with the hiring manager and higher ups.

Is this normal? I’ve never been asked to complete something so comprehensive for an interview process.

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I’m in house at a DTC company and my title is “Marketing Senior Strategist”. I’ve taken a lot of new responsibility and would like to ask for promotion... but I’m unclear on what title change to ask for. I’m a part of a small team so I don’t have any role models for this. Advice?

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Salary of a strategist vs. a senior strategist role

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Senior Strategist looking for opportunities in NY. Lmk if you're hiring or know somewhere that is. Full time and project-based are welcome! 🙏

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Does anyone have a connection at Leo Burnett? I'm super interested in a Senior Strategist position posted on Siftly, but I can't find the job listing on their career page, LinkedIn, etc.

Havas Chicago - thoughts? Am speaking to them for a senior strategist role.

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What are the key differences between a mid level and senior strategist other than years of experience?
Offered a role and want to understand what to expect as a senior strat

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Anyone work at Instrument’s PDX office? Just applied for the Senior Strategist position. Have both UX and Brand experience. What’s it like to work there? Looking to move back to the PNW!

Hiring for a Senior Strategist in Santa Monica at RED!

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Was offered a promotion to Senior strategist, but the wage increase is below expectation/agency average. How should I structure my argument to effectively ask that they pay me more for the position?

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How different is the skillset of a retail/shopper focused strategist vs. a brand strategist? E.g. Could a senior strategist on a retail account easily transition into a senior brand strategy position?

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Anyone hiring a senior strategist? We just lost a big account and my manager did not respond to a catch-up I scheduled. I’ve given it my best shot for this client, and I’m ready to move on.

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I'm currently a programmatic analyst in NYC, but soon I will start my Master in Business Analytics this fall.
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would you accept this offer:

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$160K base, 10% annual bonus, $20K sign on bonus, $80K RSU vesting at $20k/year over 4 years, no 401k match, 100% free Healthcare, hours unknown, 100% remote


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Any trips for a 30-45 min first call with a McKinsey recruiter for associate position? Currently have 6 yoe

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Would it be seen as a downgrade to go from agencyAD to presentation designer?

I’m wondering if I’m in the wrong position. I thought I was used to throwing out a fuckton of ideas + animating them + getting shot down a ton, but I’m only getting more and more miserable as time passes.

I feel like my energy is getting wasted and would be happier focusing on slides and presentations only, but I’m afraid it’ll hurt my career trajectory. But I also heard presentation designers make a lot. Thoughts?

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How is the Deloitte MATS group? Hiring in nyc/pay for a senior 1?

Any insights to in-house hiring process? Is it typically longer than agency? Seems like every step has taken 2+ weeks. And now I’m going on 3 weeks since our last communication with no reply...

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I am a experienced manager in transaction advisory services (financial due diligence), thing about going to industry but I am also wondering if staying in the firm till senior manager or director will get a better exit opportunity. Any advice? I have no interests in accounting type jobs and my current interests are in strategic finance. I am really curious what exactly should be the best grade to jump.

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Currently SM. Would it be a downgrade to go into solution architect role?

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I am interested in pivoting from an agency into a traditional business consultancy role. I have start-up tech experience and four years of Strategy experience for media clients. Are there any projects folks in consulting would recommend I take on to add to build on to a resume? From the outside looking in, it seems like there is an overlap in the core competencies of a strong strategist at an agency and a consultant.

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I have been working as an internal auditor for the last 2.5 years, and am contemplating on whether to consider moving roles into middle / front office or take a VP role art a peer bank. Any thoughts?

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