21 Daily Struggles Of People Who Work In Advertising

Please read this list by EOD.

1. Resisting the urge to critique every commercial or OOH ad you see.

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2. Recognizing fonts and typefaces more than people in your office.

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3. Dying a little inside when your non-ad friends leave their jobs by 6 p.m.

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4. Debating if you should jump agencies or stick it out in hopes of a promotion.

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5. Eating a lonely lunch at your desk while you try to power through a deck.

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6. Dealing with clients on retainer who want you to do things that aren’t included in the retainer…for free.

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7. Filling out time sheets that are itemized by 8,000* different job numbers.

*Slightly inaccurate but for real why are there so many job numbers?!

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8. Or forgetting to do your time sheets and scrambling to add random hours and codes before submitting them.

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9. Constantly being targeted by awkward banner ads because of the research you have to do for your client and its competitors.

Sorry, pharma teams.

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10. Getting stuck in a status meeting that drags on way longer than necessary.

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11. Sitting by someone who’s talking really loud on a conference call.

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12. Or being surrounded by rowdy creatives while you’re trying to listen in on a call.

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13. Waiting on something to be approved by the client before you can leave the office.

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14. Getting everything done ASAP or by EOD.

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15. Having the client shoot down your ideas.

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16. And going through several rounds of creative development.

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17. Always coming to work hungover.

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18. Or using your sick days to recover.

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19. Waiting on legal for basically everything.

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20. Every time the client tells you they don’t have the budget for something.

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21. And never being able to explain your job to friends and family.

Courtesy of AMC

No, it’s not really like Mad Men.

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