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McGarryBowen. Thoughts?

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It takes a magically bad agency to ruin the American Express brand. McGarryBowen is that agency.

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I think it's an ad agency.

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Hired a new ECD, searching for new CCO, won Subway from BBDO and just stole Audible from Droga. Named at AdAge 2017 Agency to Watch for a reason

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Their knowledge of anything besides print and TV creative is laughable

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I work there. It’s a good creative shop on the up and up

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They’re played out like an 8 track, cassette, vhs, dvd and or CD. #ThrowbackAgency

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Yeah that Subway work is an abomination too. Same playbook as the AmEx work. That’s two huge brands you’re ruining. Tell us more!

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Only agency right now hiring and growing in NY...won Subway, Hershey, Audible, Amex all this year...I heard it’s a very chill place to work and they are staffing up with more creative and digital.

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My only experience with McGarry Bowen is through two account execs who, at different times, came to my agency from MGB. They were the worst account execs I’ve ever seen. Zero respect for creative and expected my ECD to simply do whatever the Account lead said. Bossy and ordered creatives around. Figured those bad habits came from somewhere. MGB has a reputation as an Account-led shop that underpaid creatives and gets business by undercutting on fees and doing whatever the client wants. They are one of the few agencies I wouldn’t even consider. Not that my recruiters would ever send a decent creative there.

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The place is a revolving door for talent (look how long their last CEO stayed), and is fucking destroying brands. American Express has become a sad dumpster fire of a brand. All thanks to Mcgarry

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Acd 2: prove it please

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My agency works with them on a few projects and they blow.

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@acd2 as in winning new biz/producing better work/winning awards/hiring smart CDs or what? Would love to gain more insight.

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The got their place in the industry by undercutting other agencies fees. Most famously their short-lived Verizon win when they promised the same work for half the fee. That cost a lot of good people jobs and they did even shittier work. It’s been all down hill since then

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Is it true the first year is free for clients? I’ve heard that’s why they manage to still win a lot of business. If that’s true, then they’re one of the reasons advertising is in such a shitty place when it comes to agency/client relationships.

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How's the NYC office vs Chicago office creatively? Love agency sites that don't tell you which office is working on what though now I know which NYC has lol.

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Well now I don’t want to ECD 1

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What’s McGarry Bowen’s creative recruiter contact?

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Is it me or overlapping meetings is now the new normal? 😬

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