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Advertising is murder on you

I’ve just moved to being a copywriter from an axe murderer about five months ago. I must say I find the change in lifestyle quite intimidating, people seem to be worried about insignificant issues like deadlines, table manners and client’s concerns. How do you manage to retain your sanity in such an environment? it just seems so easy to lose your head (or someone else’s for that matter).
Please help.

intro Advertising is murder on youYes, advertising looks glamorous from the outside, but making the transition from another field can be jolting when the realities of deadline pressure, seeing your ideas killed day in and day out, etc., sink in. If you’re not thick-skinned, passionate about doing great work no matter how many obstacles stand between you and that goal, calm in a crisis, and highly resilient, the joke’s on you. You’ll find advertising’s murder.

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'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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