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Newbie question of the day = What should a creative research about an agency to get ready for an interview? Thanks in advance 🙏🏼

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Current clients and recent campaigns. Background of people you’ll be interviewing with. You can search the agency LinkedIn page and look for the creative people. It’s helpful to see where they’ve come from and check if you have mutual connections you can casually bring up. Good luck!!

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While you’re at it, take a peek through their books and make sure they’re making the kind of work you want to be doing.

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If you know the names of the people you're interviewing with, look at their portfolios. Look up the agency's work and do a quick search for any new business they may have just won on industry sites. Hit up agency spy and see what they most recent goings on there are. But yeah, good luck.

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Pick your favourite work off their website so you can speak to it. Websites aren’t always updated though, so if you REALLY wanna go the extra mile, look up their latest acheivements in ad age or strategy magazine. If there’s only drama reported though don’t bring that up. 😏

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👆🏻everything SAD1 mentioned, plus I’ll also read the company reviews of that agency on Glassdoor. It’s a good way to get a sense of what kind of culture that agency has. Sometimes you might have questions base on what you read from there. Also, might be a good idea to ask the interviewers if you’ll be paired with an AD partner. If so, try to get the name so you can look that person up in advance. Best of luck!!

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The culture. If you’re going to show up to a place for *at least* 5 days a week and 40+ hours, you better make sure you’ll be happy there - or at least not miserable

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And you should absolutely know who you're meeting with - it's very rare if the recruiter who's organizing it doesn't mention but if they don't, ask directly forthe names and titles of the people you're talking to in advance.

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