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What keeps you motivated to stay in the ad industry?

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I don’t know what else I’m qualified to do that would allow me to earn the same amount of money for my family. Also, it’s fun sometimes.

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Yea same. Advertising is this shit that is hard as fuck to break in to, it demands a lot from you, and after you spend this time and energy you realize that what you spent time on rarely adds anything of valuer for any other trade, and you have the illusion that you are well paid (you are not if you count the hours and subtract from the emotional toll and how short the career span is). It kidnaps us.

But sure there’s a ping pong table, a kegerator and sometimes I can write a spot with a raccoon on it.

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It’s the toothpaste ads for me.

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Look for colgate jerry graf commercial

Shared trauma

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Well, I found out in my late 20s that I've always had ADHD, so it made sense why I'd always been drawn towards an all-consuming industry that has lulls and fire drills and 748393902060 different client asks and scopes and deliverables...

Scratches that itch I guess, though I am starting to look in-house for better pay.

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In house is hard for us ADHD folk, have an outlet you can channel your restlessness into. Freelance has also been a good respite in my career.

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Nothing. Agencies are deathtraps. Luckily, there are many ways to be in the industry outside of ad agency walls.

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In-house and freelance. The perfect combo.

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☝🏽suits my personality, and I make great money and get to travel and get to know people from all walks of life. You also pick up a lot of ancillary skills along the way as we touch and learn so many different parts of our clients business and the business of making content & experiences. There are many other things all of us can pivot into, I see it daily. All industries are not for everyone. I’m of the opinion if everyone stopped taking advertsing so seriously (as in most things you work on will be forgotten in minutes to weeks) the quality would go up, aggravation down and it would be even better.

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The money

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Whatever motivation is trying to keep me in, it’s not proving as strong as the forces trying to push me out.

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No one will hire me for anything else. Except maybe crypto companies. 🤷‍♂️

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Money 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲

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Bills.

The knowledge that I can’t make as much money doing anything else and I have 3 kids to support

I haven’t figured out how to break into tech yet lol

No other skills and a 25 year old student loan.

I’m not quite ready to leave consumer advertising. I tried freelancing in pharma for a bit. The money was stupid good, but I was so bored. I think I still line the challenge of working with modern brands, having a variety of work/brands, and if I’m being honest, I like working on well known brands bc then my parents can low-key understand what I do.


Tl;dr I’m sure once I have a fam and I want better w/l balance, I’ll leave. Just not today.

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