A couple of days ago, my team was taken off all our projects because we didn’t do so hot... but I’ve never worked and cared so hard for a project in my life. #wtfiswrongwithme

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Nothing is wrong w/ you, OP. Your ADs suck. Good creatives tackle a project with vigor no matter how “shitty” it may seem it’s going to be — that’s where some of the greatest work comes from... Keep doing what you’re doing, OP.

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@SC2 - I agree. OP, please stop saying “man”. It’s offensive to those who identify as something other than male. Please consider something more neutral next time, like comrade.

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If interns are saying “they don’t do banner ads” they’ll be out of the industry before they ever break in. That attitude gets squashed quick at any good shop. Find some new AD’s to work with or they’ll drag you down

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My ADs weren’t taking the project seriously because they “don’t do banner ads.” Which led to me writing the concepts and headlines first and they following suit with comps that carried almost no cohesiveness to my lines... I’m well versed in adobe CC, could comp the stuff myself, but after making one I was asked not to do more because they felt I was undermining their work. In hindsight, I should’ve just did what I needed to. I let myself do poorly at work so as to not offend my crew.

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Thanks freelance. It just sucks because I always feel like there’s something I could’ve done about it. Like just moving forward with comping stuff. I had more than a couple heart2hearts with them about how we should do our best on it, but each time we failed to see eye to eye. Your words of encouragement are appreciated!

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Lol. You said “my ADs” so I just assumed you were an ACD

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OP keep in mind not everyone who responds is a man.

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It was a 25 / 25 / 25 / 25 percent shot but OP was right. I’m a man... or at least I like to think I am ; )

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OP I promise you your hard work isn’t going unnoticed. Keep in mind you’re there to learn and prove yourself. So if your ADs suck, leave them behind. Seek out briefs alone and go sit at a coffee shop and concept solo. Then type those ideas up and either ask to share them with the team who gave you the brief or if they’re too busy, email them your ideas. Just keep doing this. Find out who the best creatives are and seek them out. Meet with the cds and ask for general advice on how to start out in the ad world and be successful. Creatives loooooove talking about themselves, so ask to hear their backstories. Being an intern is all about absorbing as much as possible, so be assertive and let the place know by your actions you’re there to make the most of it. Don’t be a know it all, be a sponge. You’ll have a great career in this industry and those ADs might have good careers as well, selling insurance. Good luck!!

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Assuming you’re an ACD, you should ask your CD for advise on how to motivate them. If for no other reason than it can help you become a better manager... while cuing the CD in that the ADs are useless

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Oh god no I’m just an intern man lol. Maybe someday in the future...

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Ahh.. total lack of awareness on my part. Sorry comrades

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Not your job to do theirs. If your concepts and headlines were solid, the people who can see that will know where the problem was. Any senior creative worth their salt can tell when the concept is shit, the writing is shit, or the art direction is shit. You're probably O.K., dude. Keep on giving a shit. I identify as a mule. So make sure to figure that into your acceptable pronoun list so you don't offend me. Commies.

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What is “not doing so hot” mean?

Could be bad casting. I’m struggling on a blue chip brand that takes itself very seriously. I’ve been writing comedy for ten years. The struggle is really real.

@freelance yeah. Totally re-read what I wrote and you’re completely right. Apologies man. @sc1 completely agreed. They’re really nice people so I hope they don’t get squashed. I also hope this experience really lights a fire under their ass. I don’t have other ADs to work with, unfortunately.

Np, OP. Good luck

AD2 and SAD1 it's an offensive assumption that the creatives responding are male. Happy to explain if you don't understand.

@SC2 - yeah, I’d see how you could reach that conclusion if you’d never, ever heard someone use “man” as a another term for friend, pal etc. But you do you and keep seeing offense where there obviously was none.

Correct, I've never ever heard "man" used when referring to a woman.

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