Keep moving.

Maybe you just need to take a walk. Push away from that blinking cursor. On a larger scale, maybe your job, city, life have gone stale.

Just saying.

While there are many arguments in favor of staying at one agency, don’t be afraid to go elsewhere. You will build a network of friends and colleagues. You will learn new skills. You will come to know new cities.

Moving about will also make you a bit uncomfortable. It will rock your world, and ask that you measure yourself and your talents against others.

You will grow.


David Fowler created long-running advertising campaigns for Motel 6 ("We'll leave the light on for you"), BP ("Beyond Petroleum"), Fanta ("Wanta Fanta"), Claritin ("Claritin Clear") and many others. His forty-year creative career included twenty years at Ogilvy & Mather in New York, as well as stints at Goodby, Silverstein in San Francisco, Ammirati & Puris in New York and The Richards Group in Dallas.