Category: Lessons
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5 Not-So-Obvious Ways You Can Overcome a Creative Block

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Why We Need Storytelling in a Data-Driven World

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The Art of Shutting Up in a Client Presentation

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Why You Should Stop Stressing About Your Personal Brand

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How You Can Master the Move From Student to Junior

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How to Pick the Right Director For Your Idea

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Creative Students Think They’re So Great, and That’s Why They Don’t Get Cool Projects

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To Be a Successful Creative, Just Listen to AC/DC

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Are You Too Old To Be A Junior?

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Over 9000 Quick Creative Lessons From Dragon Ball!

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How to Avoid Missing Out on 90% of the Creative Jobs

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The Networking Technique Your Parents Told You to Never Do

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I Hate Seeing Good Creatives Make These Same 4 Portfolio Mistakes

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How to Stay in Control While Helplessly Job Hunting

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Why Being a Good Creative Won’t Make You a Good Creative Director

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Why Digital and Social Have Made This the Golden Age of Creative

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I Got Promoted to Creative Director and Instantly Became an Asshole

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Why You Should Write a Different Headline for Everyone You're Talking To

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How Using Data in Creativity is Just Like Making Pizza

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If Working With Your Partner Sucks, It Might Be Your Fault

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The Differences Between Art Directors and Graphic Designers

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The Quick and Dirty Guide to Designing an Ad, for Non-Designers

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I Challenge You to Create an Ad a Day

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How to Know When You're a Creative Junior, Mid-Level, Senior, or Beyond

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Today's Agencies Want Sharp Pencils, Not a Box of Crayons

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Get Me for 15 Minutes, Without Buying Me Coffee

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6 Interview Tips You Can Do Before You Throw Up In the Bathroom

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How You Can Get a Job at a Big Agency by Going Through a Small One

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I Reviewed 150 Portfolios in a Day and These Are the 7 Things They Did Wrong

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How to Make a Bullshit Campaign Look Good By Using Vanity Metrics

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Everyone Quit My Agency, and It Was the Greatest Thing for My Career

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You Might Have an Idea, but Do You Have an Insight?

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Steve Jobs Was Wrong About Creative Inspiration and Here's Why

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Why We Need to Be Romantic About Creative, Not Nostalgic

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The Easy Way to Figure Out Your Creative Freelance Rate

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Being First is the Easy Part. Are You Also Better?

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"I Thought Of Uber Years Ago" and Why Ideas Alone Are Worthless

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How to Tell if Your Strength is Turning Into Your Weakness

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How to Avoid Half-Assing a Bunch of Things, While Full-Assing Your Specialty

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Why Making a Great Ad is Like Telling a Good Joke

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Why Creatives Can't Just Be Creative

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Gary Vee is Right. Patience is the Only Shortcut to Curing Failure.

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What Will Really Get You Hired After an Internship

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You’ve Used These Ad Cliches, and This Is Why You Should Stop

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Not Everybody Will Like Your Idea and That’s a Good Thing

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David Bowie or Jennifer Connelly? How "Labyrinth" is Exactly Like an Ad Agency.

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Being an ACD Is the Worst Creative Position There Is

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Why Annual Reviews Make Me Feel Like an Asshole

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TV is Glamorous, but Mobile is the Screen that Matters

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Do You Even Deserve a Promotion?

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How to Ask for a Raise and Negotiate Salary Without Getting Laughed At

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How to Be a Decent Human, So Your Boss Will Fight For You

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Why the 3-Year-Itch Will Make You Quit Your Agency

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4 Not-So-Obvious Tips to Getting Hired at an Ad Agency

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How to Choose Between Freelance or Full-Time Creative

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The Unspoken Biases Every Ad Agency Shares

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Everything You Need to Make the Perfect Creative Portfolio

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This Copywriter Wrote Over 300 Headlines and Her Creative Director Said None Were the Best