Did anyone come to the brand side after being an agency copywriter? I’m considering it. I got laid off in a small market and I can’t move, so I may need to pivot.

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It can be very difficult having your only client also be your boss. I think the most important thing to watch out for is who you will answer to and whether they have any idea how your job works. Some companies figure they will hire an in-house creative to do everything to save money, but no one at that company has any idea of the normal time for processes expect that since you are not at an agency and don’t have other clients, you can just magically produce things and make unlimited revisions.

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👋🏻 I love it, but it totally depends on where you work and who you work for/with.

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Same here. Pros: better hours, better pay, and you finally learn to leave work at work. Cons: politics, harder (but not impossible) to produce really good work.

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Yes and I love it!! I work for a well known DTC brand now and although I’m not working on big commercials now (that’s only every once i a while), I’m so much happier. No more egos, pressure to win awards, layers of people to get approval from, predominately women team, amazing work/life balance, better pay.

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I did. It’s an adjustment for sure. Feel free to DM me if you want to know more details.

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