My gosh the work we do is riveting
First trimester insomnia?
I’m only about 5 weeks, but my sleep schedule has gone off the rail the last three nights. I’m sleepy/drowsy, settled in bed around the same time every night, and yet I cannot fall or stay asleep. I have a white noise machine, comfy bed, cool room.. etc. When I do fall asleep, it’s earlier in the morning and I sleep until 1/1:30pm. This was fine the first few nights since it was the weekend, but it can’t keep up. Anyone else experience this and have any recommendations?
Need career advice. I went to school later in life_30s. I got hired as an associate in the firm I worked as as a paralegal in May. Its straight up insurance defense. I want to do more employment law/consumer advocacy (Attorney General's office) but the problem is, there is a substantial pay cut. For the Gov job, its about 15% less than what I make now. I like my boss (there's only 1 partner) generally, he is a cool guy. Its fully remote so that's nice. Should I go for the $ or follow myinterests
I need to develop a :60 dialog driven TV spot that i will direct, and is direct to client. I want to hire freelancers (ideally just 1) to strategize/write it with me. Budget is modest. What is the best way to do this... hire a freelance copywriter? Strategy? Both?
Hi everybody! My daughter is a HS junior and starting to narrow down her list for college. Did anyone here go to Spelman, Howard or Cornell in the last 5-8 years? What was it like for you? TIA
Currently a Recruiting Manager for a large transportation company. I have been with my company for while but feel like it is time to move on. Super scared for a lot of reasons. Given the economy should I just stick it out ?
Do PE firms typically drug test new hires?
How much money do you keep in your operations account and what are your monthly hard costs?
As an M&A assoc at UK big 4 (qualified) what does the exit opp to PE/buy side look like? It surprised me that it seems quite a few make a move directly to LMM/MM PE or into larger IBs first.
Planning to book a return Qatar airways flight to India with return in October. Anyone have any experience with rescheduling if required due to Covid? Are they as helpful as typical American Airlines. My last experience with European / Chinese airlines wasn’t good.
Sharing here, Any suggestions?
Do you think a President (or other head of state) should be able to clear themselves of any crime? Why or why not?
Have you ever seen an agency calling someone for an interview, then writing to reschedule without giving him a date, and then ghost him when he politely asks for news?
Asking for a friend
I’m having trouble brushing off a jerk opposing counsel. I’m in litigation and am a 10 year counsel with a 65+ year old man on the other side. Every thing I do or say gets twisted into me being dishonest or disrespectful. I recognize it’s a him problem and not a me problem, but we’ve had multiple hearings with the court over discovery battles and the court has sided with him several times. I can’t seem to just brush it off and focus on the case. Any tips in dealing with a PITA OC?
One of my disciplines as a leader is to continually have a book in process for learning and stretching myself. So I turn to you —
What recent book/read would you recommend as a Christian, female leader?
Hi.. my bgv is going on...there was an mismatch in uan and aadhar name ...so I was not able to provide the details of aadhar verification screenshot.
They have informed me they will not be able to help me if I don't provide the copy of joint declaration of form i have submitted for the updation...which my current employer refuses to give....kindly let me know what I can do...i fear i might lose job as my notice is about to end
How much honest feedback should you give when exiting the firm? I’m putting in my two week notice tomorrow and keep thinking up different jerry maguire quitting fantasies...”who’s coming with me??”
Additional Posts in New Business. The good, the bad, the ugly.
Any new biz roles open in NY? I’m looking for Account Supervisor level! I’m struggling to find New Business roles in general, I feel sometimes it can be such a niche search. Any tips / words of wisdom?
I’ve seen a lot of agencies bring in freelancers for new business work (either production or concept creating). Would you ever consider bringing in a new business consultant or pitch expert?
How do other agencies structure salaries and commissions for new business directors? What commission rate?
I’ve had bad experiences with New Business hired in the past. As in, nothing happened over 6-12 month periods bad. My agency (independent national player with Fortune 500 clients) is asking me to help search for a dedicated resource to business development. What should I be looking for and what should the agency’s expectations be? Thank you!
Any McCann NY new business fish in here? I see you have an opening and would love to get the inside scoop.
We've focused on networking and self promotion through a monthly newsletter for our new business process; sprinkled in with a tiny bit of RFPs. We're considering doing a mailing to targets. Thoughts?
10 days to turn around a RFP.
Agency: request schedule Q&A session
Client: Let me check schedules. Wednesday next week works for our team... (day 6 of RFP) 🤦♂️
We got a new business email that reads, “Interested in quadrupling my business in six months. Contact me if you can help.” If there’s a marketing firm that can do this, please contact me too.
What is the pandemic version of "let's grab coffee". as a biz dev person I am struggling with how to make that initial connection. I offer up calls and/or zooms. Let us know if you have a good tip on how to break the ice with new biz/ get new potential clients interested.
Hello! Curious if anyone has any thoughts on new year new business resolutions. Maybe it’s the fact that 2020 sucks but I’m already planning for the new year. I’m going to try and schedule time better for outreach and social media marketing. I tend to be too reactionary with my time.
I’ve been working on a pitch that continues to get delayed and it’s poorly managed. The RFI was due in July. Then days AFTER submission I received an email from the consultant saying we now had until August. End of September rolls around and frankly I had forgotten about this 100-page beast. They want a meet and greet….the following week. The day before the meet and greet we get a list of questions (that aren’t easy softballs). Now 2 weeks later and nothing. What a gross feeling this process is
Hey! First timer. I’m moving over into biz dev and am trying to get a better handle on how you all do this thing!
Is there anything you wish you knew earlier on? Any tips for this new comer is very appreciated
Anybody care to share tactics for negotiating rates with procurement? Know they’re bluffing to drive all competing agencies down, but not sure what leverage we have to push back.
Hi all! First : shout out to the folks who sold the super bowl clients! Question for all. What tools are you using for biz dev? For finding clients specifically. We are a video production house so our needs may be different but we want to grow direct to client work as well. I know of winmo, agency access and agency source. Any other online tools you are using? Thanks!
Quick Q - how are your comp plans structured ? Not the amounts but more how do you handle recognizing revenue of multi year deals?
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