thoughts on the minneapolis ad scene right now? big three seem to be carmichael lynch, zeus jones, and fallon. is the pay comparable to a tier 1 city, or is there a drastic difference?

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It is a drastic difference. Just my opinion, but Fallon is the only big agency I’d compare to a tier 1 agency in a tier 1 city. The others are all smaller time, and likely come with a more pleasant life.

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And I'd say Zeus Jones is a bit of a hybrid. Not quite consulting not quite ads.

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Mpls will pay good money for coastal talent. It’s the hardest city to recruit to, but also one of the hardest to recruit out of. In terms of “the scene” - we’re doing very well rn

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Hmm. Don’t know about that. I love mpls. But “the scene” has tapered dramatically in the last 15 years. It was a hub for some great talent and big brands. It’s missing both of those right now.

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There’s also Yamamoto. But expect a huge pay cut if you’re in the Midwest vs the two coasts. The cost of living is lower so they just don’t pay as much.

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Drastic difference in pay at least. Fallon used to be big going on like 10 years ago... or so I hear

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If I had known all the MPLS people were here, I never would’ve tried the MPLS bowl. That bowl is totally dead!

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There's no such thing as an ad scene in Minneapolis lol

How did you like MONO?

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Barkley is also in Minneapolis.

*Kansas City

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Coming back around to say Minneapolis is an awesome city to live in but you should do your research and if you have questions, feel free to DM me.

Hey if you want to chat Fallon hit me up.

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