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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We should be able to roll over vacation days this year or be paid them back

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Grey just announced hybrid model beginning Sept 7, would like to see people in averaging 3 days a week but not mandatory

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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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If we’re posting about shocking and disheartening firings, can someone explain four creative team leads being fired from the pharma side in one week? A lil update: we’re all drowning in work, dept mo… more

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We got an email saying we are off for Election Day, but I have 7 meetings scheduled across three accounts including client meetings. If leadership doesn’t tell clients we are off then

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Thoughts on Grey Germany? And JvM is it really so great?

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Top 5 All-Time (regardless of resell value)? Mine in no order: Cement 3s Cool Grey 11s Neon Air Max 95s Wave Runners Sambas

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Question: was there any account or strategist invited to the “NY Creative Council Top 20” meeting/presentation on Friday? If not, why?

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Anybody else feel like all the agitated venting on here is going a little overboard? I agree that Grey has persistent issues they need to fix, and things are rough right now, but it feels like the same couple users are just spamming this bowl. I’m all for venting, but it’s coming off childish and I feel like it’s gunna make it harder to have real convos with leadership.

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AKQA and Grey merger. What do we think?

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How are others committing to their health these days? Morning work outs? Evening? Diet regimens?

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How’s the pharma scene at VMLY&R or Grey? What’s the best pharma agency within WPP right now?

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I’m a little confused. Doesn’t the creative leadership manage and curate what gets made in the agency? So, are they saying they don’t like what they have supported and allowed to get made? They don’t … more

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Email structure at Grey NY? Helping a friend reach out to recruiters. Thanks.

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Anyone else think it’d be nice to still have some sort of virtual EOY ... something? Feels like there should still be some sort of acknowledgment of hard work / have a collective release...

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It’s become impossible to take vacation days. Management should allow us to roll them over for when things slow down and we can use them without screwing over our teammates or fear losing our jobs

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Hey guys just finishing up a year... does Grey give bonus to mid-levels?

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Did I seriously get an email celebrating how we spent an “intense 11 days” on a video that just slowly puts text over stock to say “Be anti-racist”

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Why are everyday late nights normalized at Grey? People working 9am-3am multiple times a week is not sustainable. And no one reenforces work-life balance, specially during COVID when people need to be… more

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Why am I getting Word Docs and PowerPoints and Keynotes and using Outlook in 2020?

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Grey hair question: during the pandemic I let my gray hair go natural (I am a natural brunette one shade away from auburn naturally). I am 40% grey so root touch ups would have to occur every 2-3 week… more

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I’m looking for a mid-level copywriter to be my partner @ Grey NY. DM if interested !

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MHNY v.s. Grey Health Considering taking a new Sr PM role at Grey on a new account moving from MHNY. Heard mixed things about Grey’s culture - any insights? Insider Pros/cons? I’m out of the loop on g… more

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Anyways to prevent Grey or getting white hair. Just 30 year old and already developing Grey hair :( Or what do you do you to get them back in their natural color.

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Anyone here part of The Wing, Chief, etc. how are those groups fairing in all this? Still worth the price tag?

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In the shuffle of furloughs and layoffs, was anyone who took more work on given a promotion? With salary cuts, doubt anyone is getting a raise, but what about title bumps? Real question.

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Did somebody from the era of when Grey used “3 minute Grey” do the Ad for The pizza delivery app Slice? They seem like the same idea.

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YOU COME FIRST! Your MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH and WELLBEING is more important than any work-related task PERIOD. Take as much time as you need for yourself & your family. Reach out to your col… more

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I just don’t think it’s realistic to use the vacation we have. We’re all working 50-60 hour weeks. Really wish mgmt would rollover or pay out

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But seriously, if there is higher management reading this: Now that we are coming to the end of the year, what do we tell our people about promotions and raises? Is there a freeze, or not? Because the… more

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Who runs Pharma creative now? Josh, Jess, or both?

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Seriously no Grey no more? Even if you never wanted to be a digital creative you'll be one, loser.

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Grey merged with AKQA to form the AKQA Group. And the next agency to die will be...

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Seriously what are the stand out work from us this year that have taken the industry by storm? Or rather the past few years.

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How are we supposed to have a normal work day tomorrow?

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Thoughts on Grey's ad for P&G taking on racism?

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