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My old agency stripped my name from the credits of my work — HELP!


Dear Jancy,
I just switched from a big agency to a small agency after my creative director was laid off.
Recently, I found out that the big agency was entering one of the last projects I worked on and finished into award shows but the entry doesn’t include me or any of the other people who left the agency once the project was over. Should I still claim credit on the work? Can I put these awards on my CV?
Thanks,
Yes We Cannes

intro My old agency stripped my name from the credits of my work — HELP!That’s really low. Yes, by all means, keep it in your portfolio, and while you’re at it, consider writing a letter to the agency flagging your dismay and hopes that they will give you proper credit going forward. Keep the tone totally professional. And hold your head up. Sadly this isn’t the first time and won’t be the last, that this kind of thing happens. In our view it’s petty, and totally unethical.

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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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