Is the agency life toxic? Advertising agencies pride themselves on being “agile,” “in-the-know,” and “resourceful” - but at what cost? More brand campaigns (that agencies create) are preaching about mental health and wellness, but are they practicing what they preach? Just look at @agency_insider. The advertising industry is notorious for having tight deadlines, long hours, and high client expectations. “It is what it is…” or is it?
Despite the many strides agencies have made on social media, mental health is still taboo in the workplace. So let’s address the elephant in the room: the advertising industry is toxic. With social media and technology, the fast-paced nature of our work will never slow down. The demands that we put ourselves through to constantly keep up with culture and trends is fun and exciting, yet can be detrimental to our mental and physical health.