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What are some distinctions between working at a creative agency vs a media agency? I am asking from the media agency side. Asking about cultural/compensation/work stability or layoff differences? thx

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At creative agencies, you do creative. At media agencies you wish/pretend you do.

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I don't know what copy wear out means.

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Creative agencies (as a whole) are in a more dire situation than media. AOR resistance, commoditized FTE models and lots of margin pressure. I think you'll see a lot of closed doors in the next 3 years.

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Culture differs from agency to agency. Compensation is higher on the media side. Stability is similar, but when media agencies get fired it's over cost or poor accounting. Typically creative agencies get fired when a new client comes in trying to make a name for themselves. In short, media buys the land, and creatives construct the house.

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At a media agency you are championing a platform vs. creating campaigns

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Not something you can answer without mentioning details about which creative agency? Which media agency, which city, etc. re: layoffs- none of us are safe, ever. On either side

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NYC, but any agency is open for discussion. Asking for real life transitions. Any perspective is appreciated.

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lol I'm thinking of switching too, OP

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What position/function? I'm not sick of media side but I am sick of Carat.

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Funny, PM1 but I keep hearing there's no such thing as copy wear out. Maybe I just work for dumb people. Enlighten me please!

Planning. Sick of media more than Carat.

Easier for you than me. I'm not a planner.

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