I’m a CW who’s made some fun work in last 4 years, but nothing “world class”. Are my dreams of droga dead? I’m guessing my produced work won’t capture their attention, so I’ll need other ways to show my chops to get in. But is even that enough?

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Go to LinkedIn, search Copywriters at Droga5, and do a search for their books. I did so with about 6 people just now. Some work was good, some was OK. As you do that, think about what might’ve got them hired. What does your book have and what does it lack? See if you can take produced work and make it better, pick up freelance as suggested, or maybe do a spec campaign or two to show your true skills.

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This advice was like a lightbulb moment for me. Thank you.

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You can still get a job there, youre only 4 years into the business. Keep doing great work, do side projects if u have to, and you can get in. Not everyone can go to ad school on their parent’s dime and get an immediate interview at an agency like that straight out of school. Show how good you are, and all the good agencies will consider you.

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Yeah, it’s an upwards battle for sure. It’s more a challenge to get a CD to notice a creative who isn’t coming from a top 10 shop.

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Dude, don’t let your DoDs die!

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Feels like my DoD is DoA

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Lots of good advice in here already. I'll add that it never hurts to pick up wins in individual competitions. If you're still eligible for Young Lions or other programs like it, definitely enter. Not only is it another token you can add in your "win column," it shows that you're trying to make good work outside of your agency and/or show off skills you might not get to demonstrate on your average project. Plus, it's an easy introduction for recruiters. "Check out ____. They just won first place at _____."

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Also those are great places just for brief inspiration. Thanks!

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I love working at droga. It took me 9 years to get there and its been worth it. Its the only place I’ve ever worked where I feel surrounded by brilliance in every department. It also doesn’t hurt that 98% of people are incredibly nice, thoughtful humans.

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That’s really what I want. To work someplace with people smarter than me, and soak every bit of it in. I’d love to chat and learn more about how you got in!

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If you didn’t work at droga did you even advertise? I mean... I’d do anything to be at droga, anything.

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My friends hate working at Droga. I’d reevaluate your dreams.

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There are two completely different experiences of Droga. The people who David (and previously Ted) trust on the good briefs, and everybody else.

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