Scenario: A creative sent you a cold e-mail and you're actually going to respond to it—

What did they say that piqued your interest?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

“You still looking to jump ship?"


Maybe your subject line is intriguing or creative. Makes me laugh or stop in my day. Play up your strengths and be authentic. Say something personal & relevant to the recruiter so it’s not clearly copied & pasted.


No words in an email will get me to answer unless it has a link to a fabulous portfolio. 😁


I've had luck based on the agency I was at.

"Awarded writer from BBDO NY looking to move"

But if you're not at a great shop, I don't know now.

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