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I deserve a raise. My partner, not so much

I’m a junior art director who’s approaching the one year mark at a massive hot shop in New York. My partner and I previously had won a few global student awards and have already produced a few great campaigns over the last year. Everyone likes us and we always seem to get the good assignments. But, it’s New York City …

My agency values accounts more than creative

I started with a small interactive agency as a copywriter just about a year ago. The agency wasn’t really known as a creative shop – it was more like we tended to do templated solutions for clients that weren’t really very savvy.
But things have grown and evolved and we’re starting to go after …

Switching shops for more opportunities and money

I have four years of experience as a copywriter. I’ve been at the same agency for two years, I’m making $50,000. I live in Miami, FL.
So here’s my question, once I get my green card, do I look for another job for more money? I’m doing well where I am right now, I get to …

Talking salary in a junior interview

I have about six months of copywriting experience at a marketing firm, and am now looking for other opportunities. (As in actual “advertising agencies”.)
What sort of salary figure can I throw out at potential employers during the interview process? (I was getting paid 30K at my last work.)
I don’t want to shoot too high …

Salaries and the advertising industry

Janet and Nancy, I LOVE you guys! And since you both have such great expertise, I HAVE to ask this question.
It has been said (by people inside and outside the industry) that people in advertising DO NOT get the credit they deserve. So in other words they are under paid, especially juniors. An example was used to explain this. Say …

How much does it cost to put celebrities in ads?

I am doing a project for my school and I was wondering if you could help me out. I would like to know what it it would cost for actors to perform in a commercial. Some of the characters I was thinking of are: Frankie Muniz, Hillary Duff Amanda Bynes, Aaron Carter and Lindsey Lohan
I know the …


About Jancy

'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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