Does anyone else look at the state of this industry and start feeling hopeless

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The entire leadership of this industry grew up when advertising was king. It's not anymore. They're all desperate for the times when they chose to do this. None of them chose to be in advertising in this climate.

They feel just as fucked. Winter has come.

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Overall: you can't have it all anywhere.
- So like agency: really good money (or at least as you move up--it will happen sooner than you think, be patient!), variety, roller coaster of emotions, often times a sexy office, maybe a chance to learn from an amazing mentor, but no work life balance, no purpose...you get frustrated.
- In house: money, work life balance and great benefits, but silos, politics, always work on the same thing...you get bored.
- Startups: excitement, purpose, but no money...your bank account is not looking great.

Here's what I think: all in all, find the best boss ever. Professionally and personally. Its an investment in your future. No matter where that person is, agency or in house. Not only s/he'll teach you the biz / make you a rockstar / protect you from the BS so you can work, but if you have a great relationship, that boss will give back / connect you with trailblazing people in the future, etc.

It's all about your boss/mentor. Choose wisely! And trust your gut. There are good people out there.

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Yes. Jump ship while you can. Or find the leaders you truly believe in. It's all about the agency leaders. Values trickle down from the top. Don't trust agency websites or past reputation. A lot of leaders who made the reputation of agencies move around so really find THE person that will make you grow. So important.

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