About to finish the sopranos.. any other good show recommendations? Already watched GoT, SOA, HOC, Breaking Bad, West Wing, The Newsroom, The Young Pope..

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Are there any other medium-to-large, reputable agencies not named after their founders? I can think of Grey and Havas.

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Has Grey lifted its promotion and raise freeze? Just saw that email about most of the social team getting a bump. (This is not meant to be sassy to them. Theyre all great and deserve it)

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I’ve worked at some of the big, old-school (emphasis on “old”) agencies: JWT, Y&R, Grey. Question: on my resume or when mentioning agency experience on my portfolio site, should I update these to… more

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Loved The Queens Gambit on Netflix. Tastes range from the West Wing, through Battlestar Galactica, and beyond. What shows do you recommend. It’s going to be a long Christmas break at home...

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POLL: Like this post if you want the office to re-open in September. Comment if you want us all to work remote until 2021.

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Any thoughts on McCann v Grey in NYC. Both in work created or how the team dynamic is

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Anyone who has ever worked at AKQA knows that this is 100% on brand for the *most* egomaniacal dooshwad ever. Imagine the enormity of ego involved in AKQA CEO getting his way in refusing to work under the Grey name. 🤢

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The AKQA name has more clout than Grey?

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It's anyone left working on the health and wellness side? I feel like we've lost / are losing a good number of ppl?!

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Looking for nominations for ACDs (global) for an incredible opportunity! If databases exist already for this level (likely!) can you direct me? Most appreciated! R/GA Grey Havas Digitas FCB Wieden + K… more

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Would you prefer to work at RGA, TBWA, or Grey?

If you had your pick, where and why? A23, Klick, McCann Health or Grey

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Which agencies would you say are on-par with Grey (NY) at the moment? Might not land somewhere better but don’t want to switch to somewhere worse

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If you were looking for a versatile, dressy-sporty watch, which would you rather and why: Rolex Datejust 36mm in steel and white gold with a blue dial, or the Girard Perregaux Laureato 42mm in steel w… more

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How about a hard no to the 14th. Is this not voluntary anymore??

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Someone just removed the post about Gabi getting letting go 3 days after maternity leave... censorship?

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Which of these NY agencies would you want to work for(2 years experience)? Droga Grey BBDO 360i 72andSunny

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How do you define “normal business” hours working remotely during the global pandemic? When do account, creative, editorial and operations log off for the day when NOT in launch mode?

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Why would AKQA takeover Grey? Grey seems to have a much better name.

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Christian Grey?

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Tired of working nights and weekends - we feel so short staffed right now. Talking with HR and office leadership, everyone just seems to shrug their shoulders and doesn't offer solutions but to ju… more

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Is it just me or does everyone you work with at Grey lately feel like they're inches from their breaking point?

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So, you’re telling me GREY NEW YORK has over 50 big clients on their website, but they only hire for Pharma brands? That doesn’t make sense to me 😪

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How’s the Grey NY strategy team these days?

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Based on my LinkedIn search experience, I have seen most of the MBB folks upload their profile picture in Grey scale. Is this company policy?

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What happened to the little culture we had at Grey? Other agencies are doing virtual bartending classes or pet show and tells. I mean damn, can we at least get the meme competition back?

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Dumb question i know but anyone know how to get an AP 15500 blue dial or AP extra slim jumbo green dial? Prefer not to go grey market.

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Can someone tell me what Grey NY is doing these days? Are there actually good accounts? What is the creative organization like? Did the merger with AKQA actually happen? Or was that just a whole lot o… more

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Grey Merge with AKQA, VMLYR merges with Geometry. Are those „mergers” just the coverups for potential wave of layoffs?

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Grey NY. Good? Bad?

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Bump to that one SRO question. Let’s allow dogs into the office— maybe we can start negotiating with the building? Real estate companies are hurting. Surely we have some leverage?

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Anyone work/ever work at Grey NY? Opinions on the company, work, accounts, culture, etc.?

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So much merging, so little good work. ... They should just merge and rename VML, Y&R, AKQA, Grey and Geometry to “MERGER”

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Identifying and addressing poor management. Amazing candidates will always have options and recruiters calling - they don’t leave a bad company, they leave horrible management. When a direct report do… more

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Anybody have any details on the re-opening plan? Office services seems like they jumped the gun asking people to come clean out their desks. Know a lot of people are out of state, so hopefully we get… more

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