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Do you fish know of any examples where someone in advertising pursued their side project and found success? Like Lil' Dicky who worked at Goodby, and went on to become a professional rapper. LMK!

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Josh Kilmer-Purcell worked at JWT (and a host of other agencies)....not sure he graduated to something different, but he did find success in a never of side gigs (famous drag queen, best selling aithor, writer for NYT, and wrote and started in The Fabulous Beekman Boys reality show).

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In 1963 a young David Jones (later to become David Bowie) enlisted in the only nine-to-five job of his career – working as a junior visualiser/paste up artist with Nevin D Hirst Advertising at its office in New Bond Street, London. He lasted less than a year and is reported to have hated it.

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Jim Gaffigan was a copywriter at Ogilvy.

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I believe Matt Berninger of the National was in advertising. Which explains the depth of pain in his music.

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Bill waterson was an art director... somewhere.
Salman Rushdie was a copywriter at Ogilvy

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Oh god that guy worked at Goodby? Lil Dicky is the WOOOOORST. That just crushed me a bit

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Diablo Cody was a project manager at Fallon

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This thread is so satisfying to read hope outside the darkness 😂

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The makers of Animals on HBO used to work in advertising.

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Yeah @AD1. There's hope if you're completely extraordinary. Or Li'l Dicky.

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The writer director John Hughes (Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Home Alone) started as a copywriter at Leo Burnett.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was also a copywriter. The agency was called Barron Collier

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I used to be in films before doing media.
I'm doing this wrong aren't i

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Baked by Melissa, cupcakes, started by former media planner.
James Patterson, author, formerly JWT
John Doman, actor, formerly TBWA

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Good examples here, but always makes me laugh that the Baked by Melissa woman was funded by her millionaire brother.

That’s a lot of love, so can’t knock it too much.

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Lil Dicky hates women

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This is my favorite fish bowl thread ever. TY OP.
I feel like some of the contributing writers on Rick and Morty must be former/current copywriters, given their frequent spot-on digs at the advertising industry.

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I have a side hustle. It’s legit the only thing that keeps me going

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In advertising. Not life. Got a little dark there

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Steve didarian Also worked at GOodby and has gone on to be a TV writer and animator. Sean Farrell is still in Adv but has a great card company as well.

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Here's a classic: The two dudes who created School House Rock worked at Grey. But that was not something they graduated to. They actually created that at Grey.

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