i just had an excellent review with my supervisors. we are aligned i am ready to be promoted. i will be moving from project manager to senior project manager. the catch; my company has laid off 75% of its staff, and cut our salaries by 25%. timing is unclear, since we work in the live entertainment space. what is fair to ask for? i have 7 years work force experience, am the only one in my position, touch every creative deliverable the agency makes, and updated and streamlined 10+ processes.

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If you’re a creative who was laid off at Ogilvy Health and are looking, we’re hiring. please private message me for more information.

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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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Have layoffs already begun at Richards Group? Unrelated, but not really: Know of an opening in creative? Post it here.

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I keep an eye on an untalented psychopathic ex creative partner of mine. They were super good at talking the talk, so they’ve been getting jobs way above their ability. So far 5 for 5 fired within six months. Just saw they picked up a new role. 🍿 🍿

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Day One of being in the freelance game after being laid off thanks to COVID. Terrified and Depressed in equal measures but I do believe there is opportunity out there to partner with the right people (creative lead, business lead) to roll up some smaller sized clients into something approaching a business.

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As many of us navigate the challenges of negotiating during Covid layoffs, my question is what do you think is a good, fair and realistic salary for an independent agency to offer a Creative Director with 10+ years of experience in metro Detroit, considering the current economic climate?

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Can someone please refer me to a Labor Lawyer in NYC? A coworker got laid off without a warning or evaluation process, just because our creative director had personal issues with her. We think she has a case. She’s a great creative and deserve justice.

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Do you actively ask your creative directors to write LinkedIn recommendations for you when you leave a job or get laid off? Do you think they actually help during the job search?

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Agency has seen a lot of turnover due to layoffs and departures. How much notice would you expect a group creative director to give with that context?

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When someone gets laid off early on in their career, how do recruiters and creative directors evaluate their portfolio? Especially if it doesn’t have much produced work...

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What’s the vibe at McCann Health NY? A post a few days ago said some C suite layoffs happened. Is that good or bad? Looking at a position there (not creative).

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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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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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If you weren’t a creative what job would pursue? I got laid off in April and have only had 1 interview :/

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I was trying hard to get a new job in NYC before pandemic but obviously had to put all that on hold. Now I’ve been at my first agency for over 3 years now and am worried I’ll be pigeon-holed in the niche creative I’ve been doing. I still want to go to NYC eventually but don’t know when or how. Should I just be counting my blessings that I have a job? Is it awful that I almost wish I was laid off so I could finally just jump ship and move to NYC and make it work?

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Is it just at my job or does anyone notice their account team never gets laid off? Not one person from our account team has been laid off during this pandemic but our creative and production team that were already small, has been cut in half. In an email wrapping up the lay offs, management wrote “there isn’t enough work for everyone.” But how is there still enough work for an account team that’s triple the size of the creative team, after the loss of three major clients?

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I’ve worked at some top agencies as a creative but still early in my career. Got an offer at Tiktok. Worried about making the switch, but no agency is hiring right now and I was laid off. Can I go back to agency life when this is all over? Is Tiktok even a respected company given all the suspicions surrounding them?

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When your mother wants to have a condescending argument when I tell her that I’m not qualified for the “creative director” position she sent from craigslist. Then continues to say, ‘well you don’t know until you try’. When I tell her I’m not qualified, she responds, ‘okay well you’re not qualified lets move on to a other topic’. Considering I’m a recently laid off junior, and she doesn’t seem to understand the ladder of career development. 🙄🙄🙄 Save me!

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I can’t think properly for a brief that wants to join in on the conversation of what’s happening. I feel it’s inappropriate to do so, but my boss expects “creative” ideas from me. If I don’t deliver, I have a feeling I could get fired. How do you deal with this?

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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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Wanted to get some insight. Recently laid off due to pandemic. Was in an irrelevant field. Turning 40 soon & considering a career change into creative. Considering going to MAS NY as this location is only option. Finances not a concern. I can afford school & living expenses & work 5-10 yrs to make 100k+ again. Complete beginner at Adobe but will be taught by my significant other who is ACD at big agency. 1) level of adobe needed entering MAS? 2) Landing jobs after graduating? 3) am I crazy? TIA

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Fired without severance...haven’t signed anything yet. Is severance something that can be negotiated with HR? I have a call with them on Monday to discuss.

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Why am I not hearing more about Deloitte layoffs that I know are happening? What is the severance package looking like? Are they doing based on performance? Certain ranks getting hit harder?

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