Black In Advertising

Of the black people here that have been promoted at an ad agency, how long did you sit in your current role before you received that promotion?

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I never got the promotion in title, I received an increase salary.

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They did the same to me...

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9 months at my last agency. At my first, 1 year but later learned it was merely a title change with a v minimal bump. Bounced to my 3rd after 1.5 from an associate to a senior position. It’s harder for us but it’s a shitty situation for all of us in this industry IMO.

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You realize the promo is trash and you’re stagnating yourself. You have to hop around to get what you deserve. But I see the value in being promoted within your current agency.

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I was promoted twice at the beginning of my career twenty years ago. 12 months as a coordinator, 6 months as an AAE, and then stagnated as an AE there for a few years. Always got good reviews but it was clear that they didnt promote black people. The most senior one was an Acct Sup in a 400+ person office. Since then I've only had title increases when I left for other companies.

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I was never promoted. I changed agencies or companies and received a title and pay bump accordingly.

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I've only been promoted 2x while at an agency. 1st time from jr cw to cw took 1.5 years. 2nd time from sr cw to copy sup took 2 yrs. most of the time, I had to leave to get a title.

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