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I just got indirectly blamed by the CCO for a board I didn't comp, but my CD. CD said nothing when it was raised.. what the... Not a big thing but still 🤷‍♀️

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Your CD will remember that, and hopefully have your back. And the CCO likely doesn’t care who made it. All they know is that they don’t like the comp. and want it changed. Solve the problem, don’t point fingers. But I know it doesn’t feel good to get thrown under the bus.

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It's not that the CCO didn't like the comp, he said the comp (or the shot to be exact) didn't make sense for the script. When he sold the script, even if he said to clients it wouldn't be shot that way, the clients still wanted to shot the way the boards were. So I felt shocked to somehow get the blame for that. But yeah it sucks that the CD never said a single word to say it wasn't me, at least

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I once put stuff in a script a CD insisted on and the CCO tore me a new one for it. CD sat there silently the whole time. Believe me, the CD didn’t “remember that” later, he just was happy it wasn’t him getting teamed.

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No didn’t get in trouble, just looked dumb. Don’t worry it’ll all blow over and be forgotten in a week.

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Don’t be afraid of your chief creative officer. Go talk to her or him. Explain it. Doing this saved me and bonded me with my CCO time and again.

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Agree 1000%.

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It sucks when CCOs don’t have enough creative skill to sell an idea with a sketch of it. I’ve worked for a CCO or two before who cared more about the comp than the idea. You just gotta get out.

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How did you get indirectly blamed? Sounds like your CCO just said it was bad and didn’t say you did it. So why should your CD start playing the name game with who did what?

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Oh that sucks. Says a lot of bad things about your CD. They are afraid of defending work and their team. You are lucky to see this first hand though. Now you know you have to protect yourself a little bit in how you explain work to people. “(CD NAME) and myself stayed pretty late bringing these boards to life, etc”

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