Junior brown (non-American) writer here. Freelancing at a small agency for a couple o’weeks & got paired with a 62 yr old white AD dude. Keeps shooting down my ideas & can only use photoshop. 🤕

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Gonna go out on a limb here and say that at 62 he might know a little more than you as a junior.

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:( age shouldn't be an automatic handicap. I don't want to assume his or your thinking but can you lead conversation during any rejection into why he doesn't think your ideas don't work for the project at hand?

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Slip into his heart... that's hilarious! But pretty good advice. Try to understand why he's shooting it down. Does he have more insight on what works and what doesn't?

I can understand the frustration though, good luck and let us know if things get better.

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Without context the thread copy is just click-bait for anyone's pent up frustrations.

Instead of making him slip up about his age, slip into his heart... Or his DM's (to align on the campaign goals).

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Yep! That’s what I am trying to do all day today. Hopefully next week will be different.

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Thank you, AD2. No it seems like he doesn’t. Coz we had two meetings where the CCO said exactly what I had tried to suggest earlier. Of course I couldn’t open my mouth and say I had said that. I know he has way more experience than I do and this thread could be misleading, but I know I’m not coming up with outrageous ideas if the CCO makes similar points.

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@Account Director 1 - what is the intention? Come on, you know that answer to that 😂

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Something like this happened to me Write up your own ideas. Present them and preface it with “to be fair, so and so doesn’t like these directions but I feel like I wouldn’t be earning my day rate without bringing you what I think is my best thinking.” Then see what happens

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LOL 62????

Yes! I egged him on in a random conversation till he let his age slip. 😷

So... You think he shoots down your ideas because he's a man, a racist, or an old person?? Or all of the above? What is the intention or implied meaning of providing his age, race, and gender?

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