POCs in advertising who deserve much, much better: when are you planning on leaving this toxic dumpster fire of an industry, and what’s your exit plan?

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I want to start my own place. I'll hire people of color and people from LGBTQ community and we'll only work on brands that do good for society and the planet.

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🏳️‍🌈 would love to work with other queer folxs

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Related: does anyone struggle with feeling like it beat them? Like they didn’t make it in advertising? I feel like I stayed too long trying to prove something? Just me?

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I feel that. You keep thinking you will figure one thing out and then you realize you were always one beat off

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I’m trying to find a way into breaking into the brand side and work on a brand/product/service that I’m passionate about. Quite honestly it’s hard because I feel like I’m not in the “social circle” of POC’s to network and find a way in..

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I start my non-advertising career on Monday. I lasted 21 years but I knew the writing was on the wall when I turned 40. I'm sure going tech side will have it's own set of problems but I just dont have the strength to deal with advertising agency bullshit anymore.

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literally thinking about this right now— consulting? marketing at a tech company?? what are you thinking?

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Hard to say. On one hand, I think about going into recruiting so I can hit back by repping my fellow POCs. On the other, if it turns out I can’t be effed to go into something related, might set up a walking tour company lol.

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This is so heart breaking 🙇🏽‍♀️

I hate my job so much.... want to go brand client side trying to find an opportunity...

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