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In an internal where the other designer’s option in objectively not as good as mine. I swear it’s not my ego talking. But the CD seems to give more praise to her. Why does that happen? Is it over compensation? Anyone have the same experience? Would love a CD’s POV.

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Take a promo to become a CD at an agency or take a Designer position at a tech company? The money will be about the same after bonus and stocks.

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CD salary range in Portland?

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Salary range for a CD?

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What’s the average salary for an experiential Creative Director in NYC?

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CD salary in Miami?

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Agency-side CD salary in Portland, OR?

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What’s a Group Creative Director salary in NYC? At a big network, like Ogilvy, for example.

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Anyone know rough CD and ECD salary for Germany? And does it vary by city to city? Thanks!

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What's the max salary for CD in NYC? 300k? 350k? I'm from Chi.

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Had a great initial chat with a recruiter who then scheduled a chat with the CD’s. I’m super excited except the salary the recruiter gave was lower than what I’m aiming for. Do I go through the interview and negotiate again after or is that number set in stone?

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Anyone know the salary for a Creative Director in Milan?

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CD salary range in LA?

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CD day rate in SF? Have most major awards and 17 years exp.

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What's a Design Director salary range in NYC? The next level will be a Creative Director. It's studio owned part of a more extensive Agency network.

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Freelance ACD and CD’s in how much are y’all charging for your day rate/hourly rate these days? In New York? In LA? Elsewhere?

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GCD salary in SF? (About to make the jump from CD to GCD)

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I’ve never worked in the US but am wondering what salary would be for the following roles at at digital agency on the West Coast. I have 10 years of experience as a creative and film director. Associate Creative Director Creative Director

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CD Salary at a decent sized (100+ person) digital shop in LA? 11 years exp. Looks like the spread is huge. Not a native so any info helps.

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What’s the going day rate for CD’s in mid-size markets like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, etc.? Thanks so much. It’s been a while, so I have no idea!

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Who gets paid the best in an ad agency, account, planner or creative? Do all 3 roles get similar compensation? (comparing roles of the same seniority e.g. planning director vs account director vs creative director)

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Anyone make the jump from agencies to tech? Any advice on what salary you’d request for an ACD (or CD) role at a Bay Area tech firm? They tracked me down and have been pretty aggressive about moving things along, so I may have some leverage.

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A tech firm reached out, and I had a 30-min call with a CD. Went well and I agreed to more interviews. Turns out the next round is a “4-hour panel WebEx interview”. Their creative dept isn’t well established, so is it wrong for me to politely say “4 hours is a big investment, can we briefly chat about salary range, title, etc”? I kinda don’t want to go down this road for a lateral title and who-knows-what salary. If it was a better-known in-house shop, I’d go with the flow.

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At the start of the month, spoke w a CD I knew about a spot at his agency. He said my salary request was a bit high & told me his cap. Fine, still interested. After a couple of weeks of nothing, their recruiter calls me on Thursday to tell me more about the agency and the role, then says the salary parameters & it’s $5k less than what the CD said. I told her the number he said & she said she’d talk w him. Did I just ruin my shot? And when should I follow up?

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At the start of the month, I spoke to a CD about a spot at his agency, an agency I really want to be a part of. He said my salary request was a bit high & told me his limit. Fine, still interested. After a couple of weeks of nothing, their recruiter calls me on Thursday to tell me more about the role and the agency. Then says the salary parameters and it’s $5k less than what he said. I told her the number he gave & she said she’d talk to him. Did I just tryin my shot? And when should i follow up

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Favouritism? I got screwed over, paired with another art director. Same job title, salary, started at the same time. After doing good work together, I won awards individually, turned down a job offer to stay in this company...was let go and it turned out my cd who dealt with my pay etc and decided where briefs went had never raised the job I turned down with management, I was earning less and he had been giving the good opportunities to the other junior ad. Ended in me getting a pay off...

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