I’ve been working in the industry for a year as CW. Was laid off at my 1st agency in May and started anew in June. If I wanted to look elsewhere to become a Sr should I wait til June to have a full year somewhere? Otherwise I’ll have had 3 jobs in a year haha.

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What are copywriter salaries like right now? Lower than pre-COVID? About the same? Applying for jobs and wondering if I should lower my asking price because of budget cuts/layoffs. And I’m thinking LA, NY, and the Bay Area.

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I got laid off in January and have been trying to find a new job since. I keep making it to the phone interview and sometimes a second interview, but always get ghosted. It’s so disheartening.

I have too much experience for an internship, and I have too little to be the top choice for copywriter roles. I know I’m a good writer, I know what I’m capable of, but it’s so exhausting trying to convince people. They always like my book but it’s never enough to get the gig. What can I do?

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My partner and I are thinking about moving to NYC! Are there any CW jobs there right now or is it totally oversaturated from layoffs?

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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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Did anyone come to the brand side after being an agency copywriter? I’m considering it. I got laid off in a small market and I can’t move, so I may need to pivot.

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Ladies help a sister out. My adbros4lyf agency practically laid off most female creatives. Shocker. Do you all know of any CW gigs hiring at the moment. Pie in the sky dream at this point.

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Anyone have experience with half of a CW/AD team getting laid off?

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My coworker, a senior copywriter, was just laid off. They've got tons of experience. I've seen them churn out 5 individual scripts in an hour.

Any leads I can throw their way?

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Just got laid off. Came out of nowhere.
Now back to the hunt. Any CW roles in NY?

I was making $130k as a senior copywriter at a smaller shop in NYC but was laid off. Did this salary give me an unrealistic expectation of what I’m going to make next, either in NYC or other markets?

Hi FB! Looking for a little help. In SF and recently laid off. Looking to get right back to work. Seeking SR CW/ACD roles, primarily in-house. Prefer f/t but freelance will do. DM for further info

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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?

I finally became a Senior Copywriter and then my entire team was cut and I got laid off. Now my only offers are for copywriter again. I’m torn between waiting for the title and needing a job. Advice?

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My company just laid off my entire content team in NY due to budget cuts I’m looking for either a copywriter or senior copywriter gig. Any leads? Thanks in advance!!

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My company just laid off my entire content team in NY due to budget cuts. Any opportunities in NY for a mid-senior copywriter? I’ve worked on Google, Snapchat, Allstate, etc. Thanks in advance!!

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So I recently got laid off and am unsure how to move forward. I’m kinda down in the dumps bc my career started so promisingly. I’d love to meet with a fellow NYC CW and chat over a beer or coffee.

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When you’re clicking around in Linked In and see that a copywriter that was fired for poor performance from your agency has a) given themselves a title promo and -cont-

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NYC CW here. Really want to move to Sydney on a working holiday visa but also want to get inked tf up. Severance package won't cover both. Thoughts?

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TFW a "senior copywriter" writes "your" instead of "you're". Proper usage: Get your shit together or you're fired.

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The way the industry uses layoffs to manage itself is just insane. This is no way to run a business. Get your act together holding cos and put a plan in place.

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Layoffs at Warner and HBO today 😢😢😢

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How to can produce good work under stress? Yesterday, I screwed up on my deck coz I didn’t read the email probably when I was too stressed out. It would have been better if I was more calm. I am so afraid that I am going to get fired.

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EY update: No pbb, no raises, and we are essentially doing layoffs (solid performers who are utilized being let go without any prior notice). Again EY comes out top of the big 4

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Do you think layoffs would be more probable at a big 4/firm with over 2k staff or boutiques? Why?

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Is all the talk of layoffs on here a harbinger to the end of the ad agency? Or do people just like complaining? A little from column A, a little from column B?

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Hi Fishes In need of some leads. Company I'm working for has announced sudden layoffs across teams (second time in the year). Profile Qualification: CA and Bcom Exp - Articles at Big4 - 3 years Post CA - 6 months as management trainee at a unicorn 2 years as AM Financial Advisory at a big4 Currently working as Corporate Finance Lead. Current CTC : 21L fixed Expected : 21-25L

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Does a severance usually come with a lack of work letter? (Big4)

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hey all, i’m 3 years into my career. some decent work produced, some awards (mostly student). after getting laid off last fall and many many applications and emails sent, I’ve decided to spend time and money on a creative PR stunt to get my dream agencies’ attention. I’ve decided I don’t want to settle any longer, and I’m ready to make the jump to the elite.

so people that have made it to their dream agencies: when did it happen for you, what made it happen, and was it everything you hoped for?

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My ECD was really pushing for me to get promoted to CD. Our group president wanted to see more townhall presentations by me and if I do so I can get promoted to CD in October, he promised.
Unfortunately, I will get laid off this month. What title do I give myself best on LinkedIn and my resume? Shall I go for CD? As the company will pay few more months of salary I’m thinking of keeping the company name on LinkedIn as well. Awkward to change title to CD at xxx?

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I keep hearing “with the recession starting....” do we really think this is going to lead to a recession and layoffs?

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Does D give you a severance package when you're fired for poor performance?

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I see layoffs then I see someone get hired at the same agency.

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All these posts about layoffs are making me worry 😱

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Practice directors, Sales 🐟.. how do you coast through revenue pressures, growth targets, slow client decision, deal closure delays impacting your targets. i am constantly under fear of getting fired

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Would DEI hires be less at risk of layoffs or getting fired? Genuinely curious and not trying to start a war here.

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Anyone worried about layoffs? I saw a post about Deloitte laying off 5000 employees ... I know EY saying no lay off this year but what about other firms?

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Is it me or does there seem to be a lot more jobs available recently? Things picking up? Layoffs done?

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Medium range for social content producers in Florida ? Anyone know ? I think I’m on the very low end of the salary spectrum.

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AI is writing better lines than my partner 💀

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Is anyone is RSM RISK control. Have an upcoming interview. I need to leave big four, it’s currently taking my soul away. Any advice on rsm would be appreciated

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I am working on putting a PD session together for new teachers about using tech in the classroom. What tools/skills do new teachers need to know when they get started (other than learning their school's grading/attendance platform)?

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Slalom Analyst Program salary 🤔?

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What are some of your side hustles working at google? Do you find the time? What are somethings you all have done to make those gig successful? What are some dos and don’ts?

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Look for the fishbowl banner for donor choose. Enter your link so you get funding.

Anyone else has 0 motivation this Monday? How to get through thisssss 😭

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Aging parents - any book recommendations to help me learn about supporting and helping a parent cope with cognitive decline, dementia, going to assisted living, aging anxiety, and related issues, etc?

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Has anyone heard about layoffs happening in agencies these days?

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If you had two kids would you let them both learn the same 2nd language that neither you or your spouse know?

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I recently got zoom call invitation for Human Capital leadership connect after getting the offer letter ...what is it all about?

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Accenture folks...What is the biggest advantage to delivering a PROSCI change management approach vs what we currently do with FORM?

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Hi ,

I joined TCS on Nov 28 ,I got to assigned to a project last Thursday but they said it is with approval with RMG and still not approved ,I am getting calls from other projects. I am in confusion why is it getting delayed to approved ,whom should I contact for this ,please help

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Hubspot is getting way too expensive for my small business and they don’t care at all that they are pricing loyal customers out. What’s a more affordable alternative?

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11 like pls 🌼

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Does HBS do calls the day before the portal updates?

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