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I’m afraid to question the brief or directions of my CD because I might look stupid or dumb. Any advice on how to overcome this fear?

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I disagree. If you’re going to question, choose your moments and question politely. But it’s better to ask questions when you’re briefed and look stupid then than to just say “sure, completely agree,” if you don’t understand or agree and wind up looking bad when you present work... the earlier you address problems the better

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If by question, you mean “help me understand X—want to be sure I’m focusing where you intend” then cool. If you mean “not sure this is right” — just don’t right now.

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Don't. It's healthy for now.

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You being confused is a failure on the brief or your CDs part, not yours. Reframe it in your head. You didn’t fail to understand the brief, you just want to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.

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If you want to be a pain in the ass like me, just consider it part of doing your job well. Saying yes all the time isn’t adding any perspective or value to the situation, and you can be replaced by a gibbon with an ipad

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If you're questioning the strategy of the brief - tactfully ask them how they get that data. Don't be questioning the direction of your creative director unless they're telling you to kill puppies. They've earned the right to be wrong, and no one is going to hold it against you if their direction doesn't pan out.

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My advice — without knowing the specifics — is to ask questions, and by all means question the brief. Briefs can be contradictory or muddy for a variety of business reasons. It’s important to understand the complexities and nuances driving the team’s decisions. You can do better work if you do. Good luck.

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