Attention Woke White People: Don’t be this woke white person. Laid off in April. Asked my ACD for final comps of my work for my portfolio. She told me it hadn’t gone public but to check back. I hit her up in May. Nothing. I hit her up in June. Nothing. I hit her up in August. Ignored...ignored...ignored in three separate texts. Finally emailed and mentioned reaching out to the C-level executives and like magic, boom! I get the work in 20 minutes flat. Don’t post BLM stuff if you’re a d*ck.

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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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Got laid off today, how do I gather previous work for my portfolio? I reached out to my ACD for help gathering the finished projects I worked on but haven’t heard back. Thoughts?

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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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When is it time to ask about or even start thinking about a promotion? I have been at my current agency for 15mo and it’s my first real job. Since Covid, I feel like I have a lot more responsibilities and have been doing what I think is AD and even senior AD stuff (especially the last two months since my agency laid off a bunch of people. Our team lost an ACD and AD). The AD role is open on our team. I’m wondering if I should ask about it or not. What can I do to show them I’m ready?

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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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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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Former CW here. Went the planning route because i already had a corporate background that helped me start off at a higher pay. Recently laid off and trying to find an angle to exploit my creative and strategic expertise. I used to be a good cw -and even won awards- but i really needed the income planning offered. I’ve also done well as a planner. What can I do? I have mentored many creatives and strategists to know that I might be a good ACD, as I seem to have more talent at guiding than doing.

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I’ve been at in-house publisher agencies for the last 3 years but just got laid off from my ACD role. Is it too aspirational to apply for a similar title at an agency? Should i go for senior CW gigs?

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ACD (art) here— recently laid off in NYC... going nuts (anxious, depressed, bored, etc). any ideas?

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I have an interview this morning. How can I bring up that I was fired? The reason I think, was because the new boss wanted to bring his ppl and I was expensive (former boss was promoting me to acd)

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