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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Is there a big difference in cost of living between NYC and LA? Moving to LA for a job and want to ensure my salary expectations are in the right ballpark. I currently make $130k and my rent (shared with my partner) is $2950. We already own a car together so we already have that in our world of monthly expenses, and would be road tripping out there over the course of a month. Also, I’ll be jumping from ACD to CD, going from media company to small digital agency.

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Anyone know ACD/cd salary at martin or virginia agencies in general?

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As many of us navigate the challenges of negotiating during Covid layoffs, my question is what do you think is a good, fair and realistic salary for an independent agency to offer a Creative Director with 10+ years of experience in metro Detroit, considering the current economic climate?

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5 months into my first job. Been given a lot of responsibilities here. Rose from intern, to Jr, to Jr with actual responsibilities leading pitches and overseeing production and all that stuff that I didn't think I'd ever get to do in my first year. I like my CD a lot, they're awesome and a real mentor. Most coworkers are pretty meh but I like some of them. Salary is awful. I've received an offer from a competing agency here... It would triple my current salary. I'm not sure... What to do...

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Good NYC agency with good people & brands (have freelanced there a ton, but I don’t want to move) looking for a CD/CW, 10+yrs experience, salary range $200-225k, ideally someone already in NYC...msg me if you’re a good fit/want more info. They asked me to screen books so I won’t 100% pass you on—sorry—but want to share as many great 🐠 candidates as possible!

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What king of jump in salary can you ask when being promoted from Acd to CD level, in a big agency? (My salary is currently 180k/yr)

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Question for the squad: whats the difference in responsibilities and compensation between a VP CD and SR VP CD.... I’ve always been curious... Thanks in advance!

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Day rate for a CD doing hands-on copywriting? Mostly for digital and direct marketing campaigns.

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What is the average salary range for in-house CD role in NY

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I'm in a bit of a pickle. I'm interviewing for a CD position in-house and I have absolutely no idea what salary range to ask for. I have 6 years of experience, and am based in Australia. The company is known to pay quite well also, knowing to pay above market rate. The range out there is so broad between agency and in-house, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, not to mention worried that I could either undersell myself or ask too much and not get the job.

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Salary for a CD in LA right now? Have salaries gone down since Covid?

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Have about $10,000 as my emergency fund.. with the HYSA rates decreasing- would you’ll suggest to keep most of it in a CD and lock in a certain APY or split it into half? Also, any good recommendations for both? PS: I’ll have my rolling salary checks so don’t mind putting the money away for sometime in a CD

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What’s the average hourly rate for a freelance CD in LA?

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My ECD was really pushing for me to get promoted to CD. Our group president wanted to see more townhall presentations by me and if I do so I can get promoted to CD in October, he promised. Unfortunately, I will get laid off this month. What title do I give myself best on LinkedIn and my resume? Shall I go for CD? As the company will pay few more months of salary I’m thinking of keeping the company name on LinkedIn as well. Awkward to change title to CD at xxx?

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Pharma CD staff salary with a big NYC holding company? $235k?

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What is included in the typical compensation package of a CD in the US (agency-side)? Do you usually have a yearly bonus, a car, office phone, or other benefits?

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What is included in the typical compensation package of a CD in the US (agency-side)? Do you usually have a yearly bonus, a car, office phone, or other benefits?

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What’s the highest salary you’ve seen for Creative Director? I’ve seen $500k on the industry side. It is one of the most lucrative corporate roles out there, very underrated career path.

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Quick q, what's the average CD salary at Ogilvy in NY? Global client.

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What do you prefer? Stay as an expensive ACD (what can be a problem if recruiters think you are too expensive for a ACD) or you accept a CD title with a normal CD salary, but now way more difficult +

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I've been offered CD position within my small agency. Used to have an ECD but didnt re-up contract. I was already running the creative team of 12. Any ideas what I should be getting for salary?

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For big NYC shops, what’s the general salary range for CCO, ECD, GCD, and CD?

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What’s the range of CD salary in Chicago? Thank you!

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What’s the creative director salary range in Chicago?

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What’s the Creative Director salary range in Chicago?

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Received L7 Offer in CD&O. Wanted to evaluate the offer. 190k base with 15k signing Bonus. In Seattle. Is this a good offer?

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What’s the average salary for a CD in nyc?

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This is a genuine question. Any other places besides WK where there are just CDs and teams? Instead of poorly guised salary brackets nightmare layer cake of CW>ACD>CD>GCD>ECD>CCO>GCCO?

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Recently promoted from ACD to CD, to fill in a retirement. No compensation increase, which is demotivating and feels like a temporary measure. Any recourse, advice, or resume tips?

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What’s a good salary for a group creative director in NYC these days? I want to make sure I am actually asking for what I deserve as a woman.

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