Hi, How are you doing? What is it like being a copywriter? How did you go about becoming a copywriter and What was it like when you were just starting out and looking for jobs in the industry? What did you do to help you stand out in an application or interview? I think of myself as a creative and I think I could become a copywriter but I have been unsuccessful in getting a job in the advertising industry. I have applied to many roles for a graduate but haven't had a positive response, some help
Hi, I am well.
I’ve said this before, but it’s like putting your bare butt on a freshly baked sheet cake.
I went to portfolio school and it was good, easier than school actually.
I knew the right people.
If you want to be a copywriter with no experience or training you might look into portfolio school as well.
Hi! I'm a junior in college majoring in advertising... but I don't know what I got myself into honestly. I chose this major because I like being creative, designing, and coming up with ideas but other than that Im pretty lost. Do you have any advice?
Can you explain it a little more? What about it is confusing to you? If you want to be a designer, then a much better avenue of schooling for you would be graphic design.
What is the Accounting side of advertising like? Is it as fun as creative side? Do they sometimes offer ideas?
Are you talking about account side or literally accounting?
Account side works side by side with creative a lot and I get along with my account folks so we have a good time. They sometimes offer ideas, yes. They have to talk to the client all the time, though, so patience is a virtue in that department.
Accounting has to do with numbers or sumthin, idk.
I’m currently having issues with the site/tumblr involving code and themes and such. Tumblr reset my theme, which also removed all html I had added myself 2 years ago and given that I am but a lowly copywriter, my experiences and confidence in such realms is low. So it’s going to take me a little bit to figure out where everything goes again. Hopefully no more than a day or two. Please bear with me in the meantime.
I have recently changed my major to advertising and honestly do not know much about it. I was wondering if you could tell me what exactly you do, your work hours, basically just the ins and outs of advertising - maybe some things you wish you knew going into it that you love and also some things that you weren’t expecting that you don’t enjoy. Thank you (:
Hi! Advertising as an undergrad experience is a strange beast. It all depends on what you want to do in advertising. Do you want to be a creative, as in a copywriter or designer? If so, then a degree in journalism or English for copywriter or a degree in graphic design might be a better suit for you. Most folks I know who majored in advertising are in delivery management or account exec roles as it tends to focus more on the “business” side of the industry.
Typical day. I show up to the office, check my email, make sure I don’t have any pressing deadlines or meetings and if I do, I get to work. Otherwise, I make my Internet rounds (tumblr, Twitter, FB, etc). Throughout the day I attend meetings, do brainstorms, write (I’m a copywriter, btw), make edits, review work, etc. Sometimes it’s crazy, sometimes it’s slow. Lots of hanging out, hour-long lunches, other fun stuff when it’s slow.
This could go on and on, but if you wish to know, feel free to shoot me an email. Good luck!