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5 tips for conquering the advertising industry

2 min, 33 sec read
14:00 PM | 13 October 2015
by Naresh Subhash
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Become an FR Writer

Naresh Subhash, Copywriter, gives us five tips on how to handle the advertising world as a young creative.

Waking up during book crit season is perhaps the hardest thing you’ll do all day. There is no real schedule, no real deadlines and sometimes you are inevitably faced with the post slumber bout of insecurity, not really knowing where things will end.

This career is for the clinically masochistic and the sadistic rolled into one person. Being an advertising creative is one part sexy and three parts the perfect psychosis.

"Being an advertising creative is one part sexy and three parts the perfect psychosis."

You need to put in the hours, the heart pains, be good at waking up when you feel less than fabulous, and come to terms that your peers are going to be unashamedly boasting their creative conquests on social media. Your savings might run dry and it might make a grown man cry. The only thing in your control is hope.

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