Hey, if I tried to freelance at two agencies in the same network (publicis or WPP for example) would I get caught? I have no doubt I can get the work done, but would payroll call me out?

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Are you an independent contractor? Or is this a side hustle? If the former, it’s likely not an issue you need to raise but be honest if asked. Caveat: don’t work on two clients that are competitors though. That would not be ethical. If you are FT and this is a side hustle, I think it’s a slippery slope and there maybe language in your hiring documentation that prohibits. The question to ask yourself is not whether you’d get caught, but how you’d feel and what the consequences would be if it did become known. This is a small industry.


Nah I'm a freelancer, and hope to stay FL for life. I don't know what the consequences would be, that's why I'm asking! No consequences, no problem!

I think it would be fine if you work by the hour or day and don’t double charge the same time. And don’t work on competitive assignments and don’t break confidentiality cross agencies.

Your freelance contract have any mention of restrictions?

The people above have no idea what they’re talking about. If two different finding co’s, you’re fine. But same holding co, and you will most likely get called out on it.

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