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Recently accepted a role a junior role at a small shop. Although I’m thrilled, a couple key members of an already lean strategy team just announced their departure from the agency. If they’re expecting me to fulfill the duties of a mid-level strategist can I bring up a salary review? Don’t wanna ruffle any feathers considering how new I am but also wanna be valued for the work I’m doing :/

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Is the account strategist role at google a good role? Not interested in strategy exits anymore

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Would you be willing to take a demotion for more money? My boss keeps saying cryptic things that has me feeling like I am at risk of being laid off. Funny enough, today a friend reached out to me about an in-house position at her company. It seems ok and there is a chance I would be able to get a $5k or so raise in pay, but the position would be a huge title demotion for me from a mid-level strategist with 6 yrs experience to more entry-level coordinator role. Is it worth it?

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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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Have a strong lead for a sr social strategist role on a sweet auto brand if anyone is lookin. DM me if interested!

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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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Any thoughts on the associate account strategist role for small business sales? Any ideas on TC? I am an undergraduate, graduating soon, with big tech experience and other offers on the table.

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Is it normal for a Jr Strategist to be the only Strategist on a project? I’m on a small team strapped for time/resources and 8 times out of 10 in this position, most of the time without any strategic oversight (unless I express needing help/support). I pull a lot of weight and my work gets great feedback from the Account team/clients - I can’t help but think that maybe I’m being taken advantage of by being paid a Jr salary

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Anyone know anything about the deployment strategist role at palantir?

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Strategist VPs, what was your title prior to VP, and what were the most significant changes you had to make in your new role? Also curious what skills truly prepped you for that promotion. Thanks!

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Hello! I’m new at fishbowl and would love to use this platform to grow more professionally through active listening and advice. That being said, I’m a strategist with the resume of a media person. Can anyone help me with better positioning myself as a strategist? I really want to start a strategy role but I don’t have the actual experience and I’m afraid I’m not passing the initial screening for a strategy role because of my resume.

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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 considering a position as an account director at a large agency coming from a media director role at another. (I’ve been client facing for years) are there any hard and fast rules of client management that typically media people wouldn’t deal with DTD? Note: this is more of strategist role and they were looking for heavy media experience but this position is unique in that it will also serve as the liaison between the analytics, creative, and media agencies.

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Anyone hiring for a social media strategist with over 5 years exp in NY/NJ/Remote? The person is looking to start work after a sabbatical.

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Anybody knows what to expect for deployment strategist position at Palantir?

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How did all the tech/media companies decide there should be a “creative strategist” title where the job is clearly creative, not strategy? “Strategist” = noun, person, role. “Creative” = adjective, modifier (in this case). “Creative strategist” is a strategist, even if a lame sort of strategist, but not a creative. Did they all realize how dumb “strategic creative” sounds, so they subverted grammar to make it sound better? It’s mostly for creatives supporting media sales side.

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[Cross post to see how responses vary] How did all the tech/media companies decide on a “creative strategist” title where the job is clearly creative, not strategy? “Strategist” = noun, person, role “Creative” = adjective, modifier (in this case) “Creative strategist” is a strategist, even if a lame sort of strategist, but not a creative. Did they realize how dumb “strategic creative” sounds, so they subverted grammar to make it sound better? It’s mostly creatives supporting media sales.

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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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New to this region, still learning role nuances. What does a Comms Strategist do that's different from a regular Strategist?

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Salary of a strategist vs. a senior strategist role

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Trying to transition out of social media and into another role, but I'm at 10 YOE as a social strategist and it's difficult to transition. I can't quite find a role where i can apply my skills, learn new ones, and NOT take a massive pay cut. Is my best bet to try to move over to brand strat or consumer insights? Find a new career entirely? What's next for a social media manager stuck in a rut?

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Hi everyone. Mid-level French strategist planning to move in London or Amsterdam. Any agencies hiring there or everything is still on hold? Thanks

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Hey guys. What does a strategist do?? Not being sarcastic. What is their role in projects? How do they work with creatives

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What are some good agencies or brand consultancies in LA/so cal area? I am a brand strategist and am thinking about moving to LA once this settles. Trying to figure out which companies to look out for once places are hiring again.

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Random question. But has anyone here transitioned to a strategist from a creative role? Would being a copywriter benefit someone who’s trying to get into the strategy scene? Any tips appreciated!

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In these trying times, which position is more job secure - product manager or corporate strategist?

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My boss and mentor was recently laid off with the cuts made last week, and I have a gut feeling I’m next. I’ve tried my best to stay positive with my current agency, but it’s time to move on. I need a change of pace. Understand just about every shop is on a hiring freeze, but anyone need a strategist?

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Anyone here in a copywriter/strategist hybrid role? I’ve seen these roles before, but only on rare occasion. Would love to hear how to create an opportunity for a role like this, and how it adds value

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Is anyone here a copywriter/strategist hybrid role?

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We're hiring for multiple roles out of our office in the Philly burbs! Message me for details! Associate Director, PM Project Manager VP, Account Dir Sr Digital Strategist Sr Copywriter Sr Art Dir

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Are there any agencies in NY hiring a strategist during the pandemic? I heard many are getting laid off :(

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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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I’m about to start a new role as a brand strategist. What are some goals I should set for myself in my new role to be the best brand strategist I can be?

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I’m a business-savvy CM seeking a strategist role at a brand ready to fully embrace the chaos that is social media. I specialize in tricking people — tricking celebrities into retweeting, *continued*

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What does a sr creative strategist make in house? Currently looking to make the switch but am not in a position to take a cut. Curious what the range is?

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Anyone in Boston hiring a senior data driven marketing strategist? I’ve run analytics departments, but have also helped drive strategy for Cannes, One Show & Effie’s winning campaigns.

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Hello guy friends, what advice do you have for a woman entering a leadership position and feeling like she might have no authority over you?

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One of the account executives on my brand wants to move into a creative role. I believe she’s brilliant and can do well. How do I help? She’s at a top 5 agency and can learn from the best.

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Have been able to avoid the bench with constant projects during COVID, which is good because nervous to be on bench at this time with all uncertainty. At the same time, I really feel myself starting to burn out. Likely starting a new project that will be < 3 months, how do I ask for PTO and set boundaries while also helping in a short term role?

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Is anyone still hiring?

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What would comp look like at Affirm? Are there any good websites to find out? They are hiring 200 people right now and have a great growth story but I wonder about comp / comp trajectory

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Feeling inadequate as an ACD. Not CD-level so still learning. But also not in the weeds 24/7with the seniors. Stuck in this weird middle space. Anyone? How do you all feel about those in the role?

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What are good exit opportunities for someone who has 2 years at a big4 and wanting to climb the corporate latter? Should I go for a financial analyst role or a senior accounting role to get to management quicker?

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I feel grossly over qualified for my current position. Anyone else had experience where they have moved agencies and been able skip a position, assuming they proved their ability and worth?

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Anyone got a work from anywhere role? Literally anywhere with internet.

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How can you tell if a strategy role in industry is a good opportunity?

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I have an engineering degree/technical background but due to some reorg changes I’ve been aligned with marketing. Is this something that’s inconsistent with my skill set? Or is the role of marketing..

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Questions to ask a recruiter who reached out regarding a position? The recruiter is a third-party who was hired by a firm to search for an exec.

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Are there any sources of course you recommend to improve PowerPoint skills? Just wanted a new role and want to get really good at PowerPoint

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Want to make a pivot to client side marketing but the entry level role of marketing coordinator sound like it's just being a project manager. Is that the only option to get into the field?

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Is Portfolio Specialist (VP/Principal) that leans heavily on investor relations a good exit? Or does it limit future oops? I’m still not 100% sure on the balance of Ops vs IR vs Investments

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My friend is in discussion with a start up for a senior role leading their entry into a new country. As part of the process they have asked if he can put together a draft plan for entry and... cont.

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Should I try to leave as a current second year into a financial analyst position or wait a year for senior promo and try to get a Senior Financial Analyst position?

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Apparently creatives are paid more than strategy people at same role level. What age do creatives usually get to associate director and director? Y'all plateau after that? Not many creative svps

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PM 🐠, is there value-add in bringing on a ‘freelance’ or ‘project’ based Associate Product Manager (mostly at a startup or nonprofit)? I’m currently in a strategy role, but looking to gain tangible PM experience by essentially working for free as an APM. What are some reasons such orgs would be open to bringing me on vs not?

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Thoughts on a PMO role? I'm supposed to be in strategy by the way.

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Anyone work in GT cyber practice? Any thoughts on your pay, team, engagement, client, etc?

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Does anyone know if prometric will open up more time slots? Currently in NYC and no time slots available until September... my credit expires in September 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Turned down offer for S3 position at mid tier firm that was 20% more in base salary. Should I call them back?

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Hey all - McK EM here about to start a new gig at a startup. Spent the past 3 years burned out, exploring exit opps, then defaulting back to consulting life as usual. I finally broke the cycle, and wanted to share the tip that actually worked for me, in case it helps anyone else 1) each EOD, I wrote how I felt about work that day 2) I wrote what I achieved, what I learned, and what sucked. 3) after 1 month, I had a really clear idea about what makes me happy, and solved for nothing short of that

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My role requires travel to vendor locations rarely. If the job desc and employment address in LCA do not indicate travel, should I stick to that or should I be honest about travelling I occasionally?

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VISION 2020 BABY IM F*CKIN' FIRED UP WHO'S WITH ME?!?!

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I feel like both political parties are so hypocritical. Anyone else feel that way too?

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Having a hard time on my current project with feelings of inadequacy. I am on a small team (me, someone similar level, and our manager). I constantly feel like the other person receives more opportunities as well as recognition (but by no means want to put them down because they work hard and are great). I just feel down because I feel as though my manager has a bias/preference towards them regardless of the work we do. It makes it hard to want to put in effort and has made my depression worse

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Y’all- finding a good industry role as an M3 is proving impossible 😭. I’ve been working with tons of recruiters and sent over 100 applications on my own. Am I the only one facing these challenges? (FL market for reference)

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I just accepted a full time role and still have a project which will likely go two weeks past my start date, 8 hr per week. Would you tell the client or just do nights/weekends and power through it?

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Anyone get really notifications on the secure work MS Teams app? I literally got one like this: Test Notificationsssss!!! 🤔

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Thoughts on Capco Cyber Practice? Recruiter reached out recently for Principal Consultant role.

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Accenture folks! How many people get fired before promotion time due to extensive time at the bench?

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Does SPG not automatically email receipts after a stay? First time staying with them last week and never received one. They do at Marriott...

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Was told by higher ups to present work in a client meeting specifically because I’m a woman and they wanted to hear from a woman’s POV. My boss said he would do the set up and hand it over to me. He steamrolled the whole thing and I never even got to open my mouth. He apologized to me via slack during the meeting, but still proceeded to bogart the conversation. Should I send him a polite but firm email calling him out?

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Can I change categories to something other than consulting in fb?

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TFW you lay your head down and close your eyes to savor the peace after a long day of meetings... and start hearing phantom WebEx entry and exit beeps...

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When I see how people love spreading rumors, accept alternative facts without research, like layoffs or ratings, I know why all big4 r in such a shit place

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I am a little concerned about layoffs occurring in corporate functions/enterprise workforce. I know someone who transferred over from Fed practice , took a new role, and six months later is laid off.

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What's the culture like at Sanofi in Boston / in general? Being approached by them. Thoughts welcomed!!

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