Annie Liu is a Designer at Ogilvy & Mather, and this week, she shares her experience and advice on dealing with rejection—something we all inevitably face when working in advertising. Not only was Annie willing to get a little vulnerable, but she also designed her own GIFs for this email. How badass is that? Here's Annie—
You've been at your agency for a year or two, and are starting to feel like things aren't the same. Maybe you're burnt out on a client. Or you feel like you've stopped growing the way you want to. Or you're just curious what else is out there. At the same time, you love the people you work with, and the agency where you started your career. What do you do? How do you know it's the right time to start looking for what's next? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you navigate this period of questioning.
When we think of advertising, we default to thinking about big cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. But the reality is that there are robust agency scenes in smaller markets where you can start your career. Roshni Shivaramakrishnan is a Singaporean currently working at Essence as a Senior Advertising Operations Executive, and on the side, she helps current students/fresh grads understand the local scene. While her experience is in Asia, her tips on finding confidence and opportunities in smaller markets will help anyone wondering what's out there for them.
To help you connect with the right people, here are 5 methods to find (almost) anyone's email address. These tips should be used responsibly, but without shame. People make their professional info public to expose themselves to great people and opportunities. It's all waiting for you, if you know where to look.
Whether you've secured an internship for the summer or are in the midst of your search, it's smart to start thinking about how to get the most out of your time as an intern. To help you slide into a full-time position, or squeeze the most value from your three month stint, here are five good habits of high performing interns.
After shortlisting the right agencies and priming your resume, the informational interview is one of your most underrated tools. By informational interview, I mean reaching out to someone at an agency you're interested in—whether it's your first one or your next step—to ask for a conversation (via email, phone or in-person) that helps you learn more.