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Yes. Definitely reach out. I would suggest email over LinkedIn. HOPs (and sometimes EPS ;) are always looking for great talent and keeping track of who is out there, even if they don’t have openings at the time.

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Do both: connect on LinkedIn and write a note why (don’t just hit the connect button) and also email them directly. Contact your favorite director reps as they are your eyes and ears as to what’s happening at all the agencies in town. Go to lunch with them and get their advice. Maybe even reverse the ritual and pay for the lunch.

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As I look for a full time producer gig on the agency side, I’d like to expand my network and could use some advice on do’s and don’ts. I’m of course open to freelancing in the interim to gain an in. My client lists over the years range from car commercials to kid content and lifestyle brands and would like to connect with agencies who have client lists that align with my experience. Ex: Is it kosher to send out messages to HOPs at agencies I’m interested in working at on LinkedIn or via email?

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