If you got an offer at a shop for the same title you have now for a couple grand less in a better city than the one you’re in, would you take it? (Better city being: one with more and better shops)

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Lateral title is doable. Strongly dislike the lower salary. The big question is - will your portfolio be significantly better because of this? If you feel like you’ll be a significantly better product at the end of a year or two there, and be able to sell yourself as an ACD with a strong portfolio, you could look at it as an investment.

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Totes, in the grand scheme of things, a couple grand is only like $66 less a month- for a better investment in your future

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Thanks CW1. Agree with the salary comment. Yeah, they have some great brands in categories I don’t have experience in.

To my understanding, moving up to ACD seems like a realistic opportunity based on what we talked about when I interviewed.

I made a similar move. Lateral title. Small raise. New city. I looked at their roster of clients and said, “yeah I can work with this”. My goal was to produce a ton, do good work, and get on the radar of the Wiedens/Goodbys/72andSunnys of the world. So I threw myself into the deep end, was on productions from my first week to my last, and got offers from the “cool” agencies. But uh, in the process burned myself out to the point where I said “no thanks” and went back to my home city (which is a huge advertising city anyway). Long story short, follow the work and you can dictate terms at the end of it, financially and otherwise.

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