Finding Your Home

Over the last 10 years I’ve learned there are three questions I need answered for myself when I look for full-time work.

Losing Your Narrative

One of the worst feelings when you’re between jobs is the sense that you’ve lost control of your own narrative. 

Balance the Scales

$30,009,833. That’s the average Cannes Lions submission fee this year multiplied by the total number of submissions last year.

This isn’t a rant about award shows though. This is a potential solution to the diversity problem the ad industry is having.

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Don’t leave money on the table. Don’t leave money on the table. Don’t leave money on the table. Yesterday I saw a job listing looking for a freelance ACD/CD that was stupidly underpaid.

Josh D. Weiss, Advertising Failure

I’m an advertising failure, and that’s what drives me. I haven’t won any awards. My campaigns haven’t broken the cultural zeitgeist and it befuddles me when people say they look up to me.

However, the reality is that even though I’m looking up towards giants and comparing myself. There are other people out there who look up and see me.

Top 5 Portfolio Tips

Your portfolio could be working against you if you aren’t paying attention to your analytics. That’s why I took a dive into mine and came up with 5 things I found which could help as you develop/redevelop your book.

Congratulations, you’ve been laid off.

Originally published on LinkedIn on July 21, 2020. Congratulations, you’ve been laid off! If it’s any consolation, please know that your previous employer will better be able to fiscally withstand the current economic climate without you. Remember, it wasn’t personal—it’s just business. Yeah, OK. About 13 months ago, I walked into my office after my […]