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Is a career in ad Ops worth it?

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If you love tech and process, could be for you. It’s a job that’s important to all, but doesn’t always get the love it deserves

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Worked in ad ops, switched to digital strategy. Way better, you get to play with all of the platforms and flex your creative muscle. All without getting stuck in the day to day BS. Ppl also treat you like shit as ad ops because they think it’s cool you can make 15k different ad units in like a day. Honey no.

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Programmatic, search, social and analytics are where the dollars are. All involve tech! Data architecture is something to consider as well.

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I’ve built my career on it. Honestly the entry level stuff is brutal not going to lie. Strategy and architecture is fun. If you can brand yourself and also be client friendly big points because a lot of ops people are terrifying to clients so if you can find a way to sell it/make it sexy you’re a huge resource.

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That’s data science. Usually when you start in analytics they’ll teach you that over time.

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That's what I've been reading up on. I love tech always been a techy guy. But also want to get proper compensation for the work, and I feel like programmatic or other areas get more light and more bucks.

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No

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Have you thought about analytics? Highly valuable skills out of that right now

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What are people’s thoughts on salary for these technical folks on avg?

I mean I saw a position for ad Ops asking for associates only. It's like trafficking only and you give stuff for programmatic for them to solve. And plan. You don't wanna be that guy just doing stuff on the background I feel. It's like the equivalent of a media administrator. Digital strategist knows.

True. I'm pursuing a career more in tech and just want to make sure I'm making the right moves.

Not super good with python, sql. And it involves more math which I'm ok with.

Interesting thank you sir

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How many new emails do you get? And in (how many you have to reply to). I am at about 125 (50-70 for reply).

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Hi,

I am graduating this December and looking for full time roles starting January 2023. I have 2 years of data science work experience before my Masters and I'm currently working part-time as a data science engineer - building data pipelines, dashboards; optimizing, packaging and deploying ML models.

I'm looking for referrals in data science space. I can share my github profile/resume/github page if you need more information. Any help is highly appreciated.

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Can someone comment on the WLB at Putnam Associates? Just got an offer

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Any corporate juniors worrying about being laid off?

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What is an email or number for Instagram to contact a real person about my missing monetization?

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I just turned down an awesome project. Having too much going on in my personal life plus a full time gig. Feeling frustrated. Just needed a place to vent.

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What happen if I leave the CTS within a week of joining? They ask me to serve the notice period?

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Does anyone have a spouse who stays home with your kids? How did you make that decision? Anything outside of finances we should make sure we’ve thought through?

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Someone requested I send them over my “image”. Does this mean headshot or….? Confused since it’s on my company profile

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Any insights on the agencies in Charlotte? I’m relocating down there soon and would love to reach out to some places there but I have very few connections. I’ve done some research but no leads.

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Is it true that Pio Schunkar is out at Samsung?

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Can I expense an office chair to my hsa?

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Best advice going into a one on one with my boss where I never have positive feedback and feel scrutinized for everything. This job will never work out and I’m awaiting something new to come along.

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UK-based peeps - what do you read for your industry news? The Drum? Other?

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In your opinion what’s the worst waste of celebrity talent? My vote goes to Farmers and JK Simmons.

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Adweek today posted a piece about “Television Transformation - How 4 Disruptors Use Digital Best Practices to Succeed on TV”. This is DRTV and has existed long before digital ever existed - since the beginning if television. Long before toll free numbers. The early ads used local addresses where you could send checks. It was always attributed to spot and optimized on that basis. This is mot something new !

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Would moving from Carat to Resolution Media be a downgrade?

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Feel like Art Directors work 2x as much as their copywriter partners. Should we be getting paid more industry wide or is it just me and my AD friends who feel this way?

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Thinking about going back to school and getting a masters, but nervous being out of an agency for 2 years will negatively impact my career. Any thoughts and/or advice?

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What’s your best trip/trick to avoid being the first to throw out a salary number during an interview?

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John Norman as Havas Chicago (not North America) CCO? Thoughts?

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Favorite platform for communication at work?

Least favorite?

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LGBTQ folks: do you guys ever feel bias? does it make things harder dealing with people’s perceptions? im in nyc, feel i had a much easier time in interviews and getting hired before i came out.

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love it when someone sends a meeting invite past 10PM for an early AM meeting (9 or earlier) the following morning, texts to confirm attendance, then shows up 10 minutes late, or worse, not at all.

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Anyone have tips on how to best clarify client briefings with clients? Is there a list of must-ask questions? Our clients often don’t know what they want and I feel like we’re not asking enough/right questions to narrow down on objectives and deliverables. Even when we align on objectives, it still ends up in changing/adding request once they see creative development. Simply want to avoid having too many rounds of revisions as they often want to “test and see” numerous amount of versions.

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Most creative agencies in SF?

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A mass exodus has recently taken place at my company. I’m not sure if I should stay or go. With all the open roles, maybe it’s an opportunity to learn and grow?

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Would you recommend working for an American agency (that has international offices) and then transferring abroad, or should I just look for agencies abroad?

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