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Cold calls vs. headhunters when you’re new to the country


My names Mike and I’m an Art Director that’s recently moved to Vancouver from Australia. I’m originally from Sydney where I worked as an AD for a successful local Australian agency. My question is what’s the best way to take on the market here as there is no means of a middle man between Agencies and young creatives. In Aus we have Creative recruitment companies who specialize in the job placement for creatives. They first of all judge your work and then find a suitable agency for you, otherwise known as headhunters. Do I simply just pick up the phone and cold call Creative Directors or do I send them an email with samples of my book attached. I just want to start off on the right foot, hopefully you can guide me.
Love to hear your thoughts.

intro Cold calls vs. headhunters when youre new to the countryWelcome to Canada. Vancouver is beautiful, and a small advertising community. If we were you we would first try our best to get in to see the creative directors of the two biggest creative forces there, PJDDB and Rethink. (They should be suckers for the old ‘aw shucks I’m new here and I don’t know anyone and I have this wicked accent’ routine). They’re great guys and failing getting a job with them we have faith they’d be good for advice on how to approach the market. It’s Alan Russell at PJ and Chris Staples and Ian Grais at Rethink. Say we sent you. This will have the magical effect of gaining you instant entry. Or maybe not.

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