• Kyle DeckerKyle Decker, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    Yes, yes, and yes. Enjoyed this point especially:

    I’ve seen people strain their health, relationships and family lives for what? So a deodorant can get more brand awareness? So that we can meet the unrealistic deadline you promised whilst trying to win a pitch? Or so a client can get dozens of mockups before they go on holiday?

    Your life is mort important than any fucking brand. In my experience, saying 'no' actually tends to open more doors than it closes.

    21 points
  • Erick De La RosaErick De La Rosa, 9 years ago

    Right on the money.

    8 points
  • Murat MutluMurat Mutlu, 9 years ago

    Thanks for posting @ Billy!

    The best part of the whole thing was some of the comments on original post, direct link below


    2 points
  • Peter MüllerPeter Müller, 9 years ago

    Sounds like he working in a real horrible agency :(

    2 points
  • Afnizar Nur Ghifari, 9 years ago

    Recommended to read

    1 point
  • Guy SteinGuy Stein, 9 years ago (edited 9 years ago )

    “Nobody ever got fired for turning down something risky.”

    —Murat gets to the heart of why agencies don't work. http://signaltower.co/murat-mutlu/

    1 point
  • Dan SherrattDan Sherratt, 9 years ago

    A friend of mine interviewed Murat on his podcast after this article was released.

    Listen to it here:


    1 point
  • E BensleyE Bensley, 9 years ago

    Beautifully written and exactly on point! If more designers and creatives could express these issues as eloquently as the writer there would be a much greater chance of change in the industry.

    0 points
  • Henrique Alves, 9 years ago

    Well written! I left this world two years ago without regrets! I've been encouraging all my friends to do the same.

    0 points
  • Liam VLiam V, 9 years ago

    Yeah remember this from last year - cracking post. And good job on Marvell @murat !

    0 points
  • Niraj PatilNiraj Patil, 9 years ago

    As someone who just left an agency for a startup, I read the article and just saw all the boxes in my head getting checked off.

    0 points
  • Tom GurkaTom Gurka, 9 years ago

    The comment thread on that article is KILLLLLLER

    0 points
  • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, 9 years ago

    This post hits my entire agency experience. So glad this industry has undergone another revolution so I'm not financially dependent on that world anymore.

    0 points
  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, 9 years ago

    In the same vein, I knew it was time to leave when I directly billed over $750k in a year at an agency and made a ridiculously small percentage of that.

    0 points
  • Kai HuangKai Huang, 9 years ago

    This is exactly how I feel. We now have so many different paths and options that there's no point in working for a soul-sucking dead-end agency.

    Find somewhere that you can feel creatively satisfied and don't compromise.

    0 points
  • James Caruso, 9 years ago

    In all of my years of experience, this hits the nail on the head.

    0 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, 9 years ago

    Such kudos to the piece itself - a great read, supported by well found quotes and some very clever cartoons.

    It's spot on in many respects, but there was a bit that annoyed me - the portfolio bit.

    Yes a lot of my work is client style led, but within that you still get the opportunity to push yourself, or to be proud of work. It's not easy, but if you force yourself to update your portfolio regularly you'll be in a frame of mind which is more geared towards producing portfolio quality work.

    But yeah, great piece. Worth forwarding to the powers-that-be..?

    0 points