I feel maybe this is the last thing people wanna hear rn but I just landed an ACD role at an amazing tech company after getting laid off from an awful AD agency role last fall and i’m just...😭🙏🏻

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Is the ad agency biz model dying a slow death? Layoffs, consolidations, no longer valued by clients, seen as a middle man/cost center, no hard proof of ROI anymore, etc, etc. Discuss.

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So I am a Junior AD that is currently employed and looking for my first job. I see that agencies at times have layoffs. Do juniors usually get let go first?

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I need help framing my story. I freelanced for several years before taking an in-house role 6 months ago as an AD (but effectively ACD) managing a team of 10. I just got laid off and...

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Any Junior AD or AD spots out there I’m willing to relocate! I’ve been laid off for a month and haven’t quite landed yet. Looking for leads.

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Have you heard of any companies/ ad agencies giving a list of titles and ages of those who were laid-off, to demonstrate that age is not a factor in layoffs? (List is given to laid-off people over 40)

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If one of your major clients(m) came on to your senior art director(m), and after being rejected decided to pull their business from your agency unless you fired the AD. What would you do?

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LA, what's good? I know basically every agency out here had layoffs last year, so is anyone looking to hire a mid-level AD?

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I was laid off recently and am looking for another Art Director position. The problem I’m facing is that I went from Jr. Art Director to Art Director after only 9 months and most of the Art Director

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Question: currently working at a tiny shop. The kind where personality/work ethic makes a big impact. Saw an AD interviewing. She got fired from her last gig. Not sure why. Do I tell the agency?

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Our last senior AD was laid off almost a year ago. My AD partner (the only other woman in our dept) has basically taken on the bulk of his work since then and is killin it. Yet we are about to… (1/2)

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Whether it's layoffs or working 80+ hour weeks, the ad industry sure does a great job of killing holiday spirit.

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I was laid off recently and am looking for another Art Director position. The problem I’m facing is that I went from Jr. Art Director to Art Director after only 9 months and most of the Art Director

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