Breaking Out

Breaking into advertising is hard, breaking out might be even harder. These are the stories of entrepreneurs, artists, and self-starters that have left advertising to forge their own paths. Breaking into advertising is so difficult it spawned an entire industry of schools, books, and resources. Unfortunately for those looking for change, there is nothing to […]

Breaking and Entering Advertising

Breaking into advertising feels like pulling off a grand heist. So, we live to share the stories and advice of those who are rocking it in the industry to help the next generation of ad talent. Every segment and extension Breaking and Entering creates is designed to reduce the barriers people face to getting a job in creative communications.

VCU Salary Survey, 2023

A salary survey created by VCU Brandcenter broken down by position and level within creative departments at agencies.

How to Make Spec Work

Building a portfolio showcasing exceptional work is crucial to stand out and be chosen by a top-notch agency.
However, the challenge arises when trying to showcase impressive projects for prominent clients without prior professional experience. This is where “spec work” comes into play.

How I F*cked Up

A series telling the tales of failure with special industry-leader guests (which means tales of UTTERLY GARGANTUAN F*CK-UPS, naturally).

Communication Arts

Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication.

Lürzer’s Archive

For over 30 years Lürzer’s Archive has been curating the very best in commercial creativity. Beginning as an archive of the best in print and video campaigns, we now encompass the ever growing gamut of creative commercial output.

Confessions of a Creative Director

Teaching you how to break in and thrive in the marketing communication industry by sharing success (and horror) stories from today’s advertising trailblazers.