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Anyone move from ad agency to PR as a strategist or have had experience at a PR agency as an ad person? What’s it like? Pros and cons?

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PR agencies in general call a lot of things “strategy” that… aren’t. Nothing wrong with PR but my advice if you’re interviewing would be to try to get a lot of specifics about what you’ll be doing day-to-day so you can determine whether it matches what you expect the job to be.

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Oh yeah, would def agree with a mixed bag definition… often feels like it depends on the client or specialty or season!! 😂

Was at top PR agency and loved it. Strategy was more relevant there than in the typical ad agency

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You're at FCB. Leave right away.

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Comms/PR strategy is pretty different with stakeholders that ad strategy usually misses completely.

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