Tag Archives: retirement

Resources: Now What? Life After Advertising

Is There Life After Advertising? Yes, there is life after advertising. Since you will most likely age out of this business by 45, it might be a good idea to start to think about what else to do. I became, surprise, a business development consultant for aspiring advertising agencies. I spend about a third of […]

Is There Life After Advertising?

Is There Life After Advertising? Yes. FYI: This was originally written in 2015. As of July 2016, I now live in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This is one of North America’s coolest towns and I can still run my ad agency consultation business c/o the sweet waves of Wi-Fi. December 22, 2015. Sayulita, Mexico. This […]

Sell Your Advertising Agency or Just Leave

Leave Advertising I just got off the phone with an account director at a humongous WPP agency that was telling me about his six years in the advertising business and his current ‘woe is me story’ (I love this definition: “ironical or humorous exclamation of sorrow or distress.”) My advice? Hey, many architects, dentists, dry […]

Where Am I?

Look, if you have your act together, you will eventually sell your advertising or design agency and get to work from San Miguel de Allende (I just had drinks from this bar.) Dig? This is not an impossible dream, it just takes some planning. Don’t be a me-too agency. Me-too has no value. Zip. So, […]

The American Retirement Savings Deficit Meets China

A central theme in “Boomercide” is our retirement savings deficit. According to Retirement USA, the difference between what Americans will need for retirement and what they have actually saved is $6.6 trillion. The Employee Benefit Research Institute reports on the average retirement savings of various age groups. The current figures are scary: Workers ages 45-54 […]