I think I want to become a strategist.
Roast me.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Go for it. You’d have an advantage over 99% of planners.

like

Yea, you can actually do something

like

“I’m burnt out... I want a mental vacation... make me a strategist.”

like

I’ve worked with nice, smart, charismatic strategists, but even they contributed little to the process — or worse, inadvertently hampered it. It’s a useless position unless you want to be paid to bloviate (in which case, power to you).

like

I’ve been lucky to work with some great strategist- who have helped crack creative briefs. There are a few out there

like

So have I.

Your post was too clear and concise. You won’t make it.

likefunny

Did you wake up one morning and realize you have an Anglo accent?

funny

You’ll put yourself at career risk. Strategists were the ad agencies response to competition from BCG, McKinnsey, etc. And the best (mostly, not all) still are found at the consultancies. Ad agency strategists are the minor leaguers to those, which is why they’re also often the first to go in layoffs.

THAT SAID - every so often to see an Ad Land strategist who is low level brilliant and inspiring. But they’re RARE.

like

I was at SapientRazorfish when they tried to compete directly with the consultancies. Not saying they did it well, but it was definitely an angle they played.

I’ve shaped my job so I do a bit of strategy and a bit of creative. I totally hear you on making the full switch though!! I would just miss making things

I would just miss making sense.

funnylike

I’m tired of working and want an extended vacation to pretend like I’m working too!

&

Post Photo

Strategists are usually the first to go when times get tough.

Trufff

Every creative should be part strategist.

Must we always be topless 😂

Related Posts

I'm into Business Development Manager role with 6 YOE. Which certification/course should I study to make career growth? Any suggestions?

like

Which company to join in terms of growth and job security:
Societe generale
Wissen technology
Algonomy (Manthan)
MYn super app

likeuplifting

Any advice/tips on finding junior in-house roles? Thoughts on Contract manager positions as a way to eventually get there?

like

Hi, I'm almost at the end of NP. I've two offers in hand with different roles and similar packages.
1. Product manager at EY
2. Product analyst at Livspace.

While package is my second priority, role and job security is more important me.. My aim is to get into product manager roles and I've been waiting for this since forever.
Which one should I go for after considering the pros and cons?

like

Any tips on how to land a Junior Admin role? I have an admin cert and 2 years of Salesforce experience essentially as a power user (pulling reports, building dashboards, some custom fields)

like

Is it even possible to get HSW with a low GPA (3.3-3.5 range) if you’re an ORM guy? Even if you went to top 20 undergrad, top GMAT (780-800), good work experience (top consulting firms+FAANG)?

like

Worth getting my MBA even though my current job and field of work doesn't require me to, and can still grow without one?

What the best material to improve investment team know how on the job and why? CFA, Wallstreetprep, CAIA, Corporate Finance Institute,…?

like

Would jumping to a boutique FDD practice (like riveron) impact exit opps?

like

After nearly 20 years in the military serving in T&E and HR roles, I’m considering moving on and have been conducting lots of research into consulting. BS, MA, and SPHR cert - no MBA. I’m looking for suggestions or advise about transitioning. DC Metro area is likely landing spot.

like

Would doing a Graduate Certificate + CSCP certification be a good substitute for doing a full MS or MBA (without having to take GRE/GMAT)?

Hi, I am currently in sales as a retirement consultant. I’ve been in sales for most of my career, but thinking about making a change to either data analytics or software development. I found a couple boot camps online and wondering if anyone has an experience with boot camps? Also open to recommendations if you’ve participated in a boot camp.

like

I’m an engineer with industrial and quality engineering experience in automotive manufacturing. Looking to transition to something remote/full time travel or a combination of both. I have 5 years of experience. Open to any field just looking for a change

like

Currently working in transaction tax and looking to move to corporate finance. How realistic is this transition?

like

Do I take a job at a more boring company that’s a 41% pay increase and comes with 1% equity?

Current company: a fun and exciting fintech startup that’s about to raise a Seed/Series A. Possible to be promoted in the next year with a pay bump (still likely not as much as the job offer)

Potential company: A marketplace that sells used phones online and has been profitable for 5+ years.

likeupliftingsmartfunny

Which books would you recommend for in house counsel about strategy, management, and leadership?

Asking as product counsel for tech startup.

like
like

I lead an amazing team of Learning professionals at a tech company. My expertise is in leadership, career development and strategy. Happy to mentor anyone looking for some insight on L&D or talent development.

likeuplifting

How to change my tech stack from python to pyspark experience 4 years?

like

More Posts

Hello, people at McKesson . I am looking at a data analyst position at Mckesson. Any insights on the Enterprise analytics team would be appreciated.

like

Hi Fishes,

Pls reply or DM if interested asap.

Post Photo
like

Supreme leader Con Don is off to Japan to watch Sumo wrestling while disaster relief package is stuck. Nice leadership and optics.

like

Hey sharks, I'm interested for the DAAC role at ZS Associates Gurgaon office. Can anyone refer me for the same?
Proficient tools: MySQL, Advanced Excel, Tableau, Python (Basic)
YOE: 2 and UG: NIT Nagpur
Any help is highly appreciated

TIA!

like

Where do people leaving FAANG companies go to in Canada? I’m looking for a change but it seems like a lot of the Canadian based companies pay half of what I’m currently making. Who outside of FAANG / LinkedIn/ snap / Twitter pays well (I.e senior mgr / director level above $300k)

like

Hi everyone, how much time it takes to know whether we have cleared round 1 interview in McKinsey?

like

Out of interest how many people here live at home with parents? Why do you do it / when do you plan to move out (if ever)

like

Everything the senior managers told me about working in industry...same thing every month, boring, slow....all way off. Find a good company and don’t believe that talk. So much happier

like

Chances for GSB? 3.95 business from unknown liberal arts college, 700 GMAT, 5 YOE internal strategy and M&A, with transition to PM in last 4 months (promotions every 2 years). ECs are OK, very strong recommendations. Already took gmat twice. May consider switching to GRE if don’t get accepted as my verbal was much higher than quant.

like

Happy Project Management Day!!

like

Base + bonus + carry at EU (London) VCs at each level of the chain? I’ve heard very different things

like

Trigger Warning: After 2 failed transfers, my husband and I were finally pregnant with our twin miracles. Unfortunately, I miscarried at 19 weeks. I wanted to share my story (in the comments).

like

Any good NY/NJ meet ups? Virtual or in person

like

What do I need to do regarding my Amex before leaving the firm

like

I respect the environment and all, but 1-ply toilet paper is the devil!!

likefunnyhelpful

How much would jpmc pay for application support?
yoe 5.6
cctc 16
location mumbai

JPMorgan Chase

like

What should be the salary expectation for a Manager in Research with 8YOE in India..

Anybody joining on 21st November

like

What's the maximum package cognizant offer for sr associate

Anyone from Monitor Deloitte - Dubai is willing to refer me for a position there. I have almost 1 year and a half ( to present) at PwC Dubai and I recently earned my MBA.

like

Additional Posts in Creatives

Anybody with coding chops want to team up for a quick project? Related to the ad world. DM if interested

like

Does anyone have any experience with the agency Brand Buddy?
(Working under contract for)

like

The boyfriend and I (we're both creatives - not a team) will be on a trip to London next week (we're from Amsterdam). Our dream is to once be working in London and settle down there. We're not planning to do this in the near future but in a couple of years.

However, is there something advertising related that we could do just to feel what it's like? Is there a creative meetup? Could we visit an agency to have a chat (I don't know how open london agencies are, in amsterdam it's no problem)?

like

Seeking a sr. AD partner - ideally with strong design skills and sense of humor. But honestly, as long as you’re a decent human we’ll get along great.

like

Recruiter: the agency passed on you, the CDs just didn’t see anything in your book that interested them....😭😭😭

like

Do you feel that the creative process is harder or easier by working from home?

like

Aside from Under Armour at Droga, what are the best sports accounts in NYC? Or are they all out West/Portland/Europe?

With the rise of in-house production, scrappier budgets, and quicker, social-friendly content, what’s going to happen to production companies and directors?

Tips on pitching my boss using part of their creative training budget to partially fund me going to a creative conference? Super nervous and this thing is pretty expensive.

What are the best reasons to go full-time after freelancing? I started freelancing a month ago after I was laid off thinking it would just be temporary but I’m really enjoying it so far. My stress levels are lower and the money is better. I have a few full time opportunities in the mix and I’m trying to gauge if I should go back to full-time or stick with freelance. For those who have taken a full time gig after a successful freelance run, what did you base your decision on?

likehelpful