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What have your experiences been like switching from agency to client side? Do you like it? How long have you been in both sides? How did you get in? Through a recruiter or was there a specific brand you wanted to work at and you reached out to them? What made you want to switch? Or switch back? Any thoughts!

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Moved through a recruiter to a brand I was interested in. Big culture shock for sure, because individual companies operate very differently and the marketing/creative dept is just one piece of a much bigger whole vs an agency which centers around that output. Took some time to learn new processes and can be slightly more formal than agencies but overall really liked it. You build up a lot of knowledge that makes you confident in your work vs jumping brief to brief and getting piecemeal info from clients.

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after 10 years agency side, I worked with a recruiter to land anywhere client side as a digital strategist. after a year client side, landed back agency side and am happier No, the pay was not better. I took a cut to go client side and am making more agency side. Yes, the hours were better. The “culture” sucked client side. I don’t have an MBA and coming in a mid level client side is hard.

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