Just accepted a position at Publicis and this will be my first time working at an agency, any advice? (All I know about agency life is from Mad Men)

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Expect more volatility. You may move from account to account. Work-life balance challenging. You will learn a lot. Opportunity to grow skills.

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The best skill you can learn is how to constantly set expectations so you don’t end up overworking yourself

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This is the most important skill you develop/need to live the agency life.

It's crucial to set expectations and communicate very clearly on what to expect to all stakeholders, it will keep your life sorted and your colleagues will appreciate it.

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How much you work and what you work on varies a lot depending on clients. What helped me a lot beginning of my career when I was sinking with work was understanding how much each client was paying the agency and then prioritize work accordingly. This might not apply to you if you are just going to work on one client. Also ask when they need things by.

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Depends on what team you’re on, your client, and your manager. Agency life is definitely sink or swim depending on these variables. Work-life balance can be awful at times 10+ hours days.

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I think agency life is critical having a well rounded resume. It’s great experience. You don’t have to do it forever. Learn as much as you can!

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Things will be slow. Don’t try to be the hero that wants to save the world by any means

Not really, imo. Agency life moves as fast as you want it to move.

If you don’t like the current client or account, ask for a switch and the speed changes accordingly

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As someone who is client-side and works with large agencies, I'll say this... learn to communicate well and be proactive. Your clients will love you for it and you will move up the ranks.

Automate as much as you can and set expectations both internally and with the client

Congrats on getting the job! Don't have any advice but wanted to ask how you managed to make the switch? I am currently in an in-house role and would like to switch to agency for growth.

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