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WARNING: YOUR AGENCY’S FIREWALLS HAVE BEEN BREACHED. – By @marleymwrites

WARNING: YOUR AGENCY’S FIREWALLS HAVE BEEN BREACHED.

Yeah I don’t know anything about tech, don’t @ me if that title made no sense. But you’re here reading this now so that’s all that matters. Yep that was for the advertising industry. Hate to break it to you, but you no longer have defences against the likes of me or anyone that was at Jim Compton-Hall’s talk today. He gave us the lowdown on all the ways we can get into the advertising industry. I think what spoke to me about what he said is that there is always another way. Not gonna lie, it’s pretty scary to be a student creative right about now. So many agencies won’t be in the position to hold placements. There’s so much uncertainty about what’s going to happen in the first few months, many months, even more months. It also feels like things won’t be going back to normal any time soon. Quite frankly, that’s not a bad thing. Personally I think it’s a great opportunity for social reform. Coronavirus has brought to the surface the inequalities in our society like a 5x mirror during your teenage acne breakouts. But that’s a whole ‘nother SCAB. Anu=it feels hard saddling up when you don’t know exactly what you’re saddling up for. 

However I’m reminded of something that our strategy mentor Uri mentioned in one of his classes. I think it was a Jeff Bezos quote (might be very wrong). But he said something along the lines of “many people worry about what’s going to change in business, but what they don’t consider is what’s not going to change.” What I got from Jim’s class today is adaptability will be a timeless asset when carving out our careers. That’s a lot of build up for what might seem very obvious. But I think I found it quite reassuring. That there will always be new ways and new opportunities to get where you want to be.

What I also took from his talk is that there’s room for growth. Always. One of my anxieties at the moment is that I won’t be perfect by the time I leave this school. It’s silly because school is literally in the name and no one leaves anywhere like that making six-figures. But I’m so worried that I won’t have made as much progress as I should’ve made. God knows I’m trying – ask the bags under my eyes. But Jim mentioned in his talk how he worked, sweated, gate-crashed, blagged, bled and emailed his way to where he wanted to be. And something tells me that didn’t happen for him in nine months either. So I’ve got time. There’s always time if you’re trying.

So, industry, I look forward to knocking down your doors someday soon. Now. In three months. In six months. See ya then xxx

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