I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary at my current agency. Is it common to receive a raise after one year?
Company culture and team culture are never the same in my experience. Sometimes company culture is great and team culture is horrible. How do you navigate that or do you feel differently? Thoughts
Consultant for nearly 7 years (combination of Strategy, Ops and Tech mostly within FS) looking to pivot to a startup in a different industry
Hi, I am going through a few books on consulting and one thing which seems to be given a lot of importance is market sizing. What is the importance of this? It seems to me that unless it is a new product; existing competitors, long term contracts, monopolies etc would make this result unreliable at best and misleading. Can someone help me understand this?
Anyone regret going into IB?
ALTO NY (former JohnxHannes) is looking for a mid/senior freelance CW to start asap. Hit me up with your books (firstname.lastname@example.org) or DM me. altony.co
Can anyone please let me know if LTI onboarding is going to be virtual or physical onboarding?
Any success stories of IUI with injectable medicines? I have experienced 8 fail IUIs with oral medication. Before I make the move to IVF ( not covered by insurance), want to see if IUI with injectable medicine can be another option.
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I'm on vacation starting today at 5pm until 1/24. Was originally gonna fly somewhere but cancelled bc covid. Then planned to drive and see family. Now I can't because I have a huge work emergency to deal with. I've had this time blocked off for 6 months and I'm still gonna have to work. First party property really is where souls go to die
Kellogg Video Essays woooo
I just don’t get the hate towards Arondir (Ismael Cordova). What’s the big deal of he’s not white?? He’s a fantastic actor and plays a kickass elf soldier. Possibly my favorite character after Durin and his wife :)
Anyone up for summertime virtual lunch on 12th ?
My almost 3 year old loves his crib. It’s pretty a apparent that it makes him feel safe at night. I stupidly did not buy a crib that coverts to a toddler bed and he has no interest in sleeping in his big boy bed. We also need to potty train him.. I know he will continue to wear a diaper at night but I dont like forcing potty all day then Trapped in a cage at night. Am I over thinking this? Is he ok I’m the crib till he’s ready or any tips to make the transition smoother?
Can I get 12 likes to open dm? Please help
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Question: You're working as a freelancer. And have to travel for the job. Do you include those hours that you are traveling as billable hours or only the next day when the job starts?
When a male team comes up with an idea it’s “they’re amazing”. When it’s a female team it’s “huge team effort!”. Anyone notice that or is it just my agency?
Anyone know a creative recruiter for Roblox?
For the love of all that’s holy, stop prostrating yourselves over W+K. It’s really embarrassing.
Any details on GSD&M layoff today?
Who has agricultural accounts?
WELP, my boss today threw me/partner under the bus, blamed us right in front of CCO for some (debatable) “subpar work”...work that (s)he approved/loved/guided/demanded. This biz...these people...🤮
CMO at a startup or VP, AD? 🤔 🎲
What are you all working on the side(freelance, side biz, etc) apart from your full time gig? Just wanted to see what others do..as we don't really talk about this among other coworkers in general.
We never know when our expiration date will come. What is one thing you want to do (or have done) to leave behind a legacy and for others to aspire to in this industry and for the greater population who sees our work?
The news of Chadwick Boseman hitting hard.
What is the difference between an AD and a designer? A designer told me they just go to less meetings 🤣. And then there are UX designers. And web designers...
Do decision-makers want to see a precise list of awards in a portfolio (year, category, award level, campaign title, etc.). Beyond dropping something like a Grand Prix, are all the details important?
Sr AD Boston $$$? Salary expectations for a promotion? How much higher when jumping shops?
When you leave a company, do you set some sort of auto reply on your email for when partners etc reach out? I know t takes a while for your email to be shut down/start sending bounce backs
Is moving to a new agency and going through the probation period a bit of a risky move in the rise of the COVID epidemic? Just wondering if it could affect passing probation due to finances etc.
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• 4-8 hour work days MAX, no weekend or holiday work because I want to have a life where I have enough time to be inspired and learn new things, have experiences
• healthy timelines; not 10 assets that had to be done yesterday and you feel like you’re always behind and you don’t have time to create an interesting layered concept because you have to start building a deck to make the presentation on time
• well staffed; too many of us are having to work for 3 people for one salary
• good salaries where you don’t have to worry about $ and crippling debt
• account people who stand up for creatives
Seems like basic things (except the work hours but see Sweden), if that would be the case the ads would be much better than from overworked, underpaid, overstressed, depressed creatives
An ADs gotta do what an ADs gotta do haha
plus I’m a Virgo, which might explain the bullet point situation as well
Immediate cash bonuses awarded to everyone who works on a winning business pitch.
Oh that would be so good! I would definitely work harder knowing I get more $ for my win
Fewer white men in leadership roles
Account management seniors that’s say NO to clients - project based work - none of that timesheet tracking bs - realistic timelines that don’t drain mid-level creatives, production and account folks for no reason other than needing “billable hours” ... can go on and on but won’t :)
No all night/last minute sprints to push work out that the client doesn’t end up making anyway. More realistic project timelines and less night and weekend work in general. More cohesion between client and agency. Less focus on awards being the only indicator that someone has talent. More focus on cultivating talent from within and giving people opportunities. I do love the way that agencies make an effort to cultivate our creativity by hosting performances, speakers etc. And I do think there is a lot of really awesome creative work out there.
unlimited cereal whenever you want it, yoga at lunch time 2+ days a week, dogs, really quirky office decor, and a kick ass holiday party featuring a 90s celebrity with at least a 15k tab.
No client services, just creative, strategy, project management, and production. Its up to everyone to understand the clients' business and guide their decisions.
Agency will fund award show submissions upon request but doesn't require or expect it.
Reasonable yearly education/conference/cultural stipend.
Performance is evaluated once yearly for all employees, consisting solely of a portfolio review regardless of department.
It looks like advertising, circa 2005.
A hot dog
D x I x Y
automated grunt work (using AI to create banners/facebook post lines/etc.) so i can focus on big ticket, high-attention items.
- diverse and emotionally intelligent leadership
- expected shortened workday (did you know: the 8 hour workday was developed by Ford in the 1920s because it was the timeframe that allowed them to maximize production? I digress...).
- adequate budget for training opportunities
- immediate call out (and removal) of mediocre white men instead of constant promotions
- diverse representation at all levels and departments
- an allotment of mental health days that are required to be taken each quarter
A Union like SAG