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Exit Strategies for Creative Directors? Need some ideas.

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That’s a good conference idea “ How to transition out of Advertising at 40.”

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No we need good people to stay in advertising. Change industries as suggested; change agencies even.

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Prostitution. Wait...we already do that. 😁

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...and usually get paid, to boot. Mostly. But then again the “John” can sometimes decide to test a bunch of prostitutes first, for free, BEFORE deciding on the ONE prostitute he wants to go with, at a price HE sets of course—and also demands subsequent ownership of ALL the sexual ideas the others had, even if he doesn’t go with them. Wait, shit, that’s also Advertising. Sorry...

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You might not need to change careers, change industries. > Something I heard at a talk that resonated. - go in-house, or - start a side hustle you care about, network with that industry, and find a job that brings together your skills in that field you care about. I’m getting out of the 100% pure creative role and morphing on to the CMO path, like the person above. Thinking about larger marketing strategies, which is exciting to feel like you’re leaning again - while still being good at creative.

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Actually it was a talk about the upcoming booming cannabis industry a few years ago at SxSW. They were saying people wanted to quit their jobs and open dispensaries - but they didn’t need more dispensaries, they needed lawyers, copywriters, designers, people in HR, analytics. And then “Don’t change careers, change industries.”

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My goal is to become a CMO. I’ve been running into some lately with similar experience to me. I think an MBA would make me much more competitive there (LinkedIn says that most people who apply for those roles have one), but in the meantime I’m trying to read more business books and brush up on that side of things.

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In general, I think moving in house is the right direction for the next phase after advertising. Some of the work will be similar to what we do, and some will build on it by helping with product strategy, and things like that.

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In-house. Everybody’s doing it.

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Real estate agent

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I was wondering this recently regarding how many 35-yo CDs are out there....what are they all going to do the next 35 years? There are only so many ECD/CCO positions.

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What about jumping into a tech or startup company? Better pay, better hours and a more strategy focused gig. Consultancies are also on the same page as tech companies.

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I agree with CD5, but it also depends on which start up. If you go to the right one, then you will make more money than in advertising.

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Food truck...or take my dog backpacking around the world and YT/Instagram it. Make an app.

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Senior copywriter. Maybe freelance senior copywriter. Wander around, whip out briefs and projects, no cares or responsibilities. It’s going to be magic.

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Following.

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Retirement?

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