Felicity’s transformation from New York Fashion Journalist to Digital Creative Director – Episode 18

In our first interview episode on the Financial Autonomy Podcast with talk with Felicity Loughrey. She shares her career transition journey from journalism to advertising that spanned across two continents.

In this interview we cover:

  • How this Australian freelance journalist ended up working in New York
  • Why she finds Americans are good to work with
  • How she handled the transition away from the dying industry of journalism into writing advertising copy
  • The interesting journey of getting better at her craft but getting paid less for the work
  • The subculture of freelance creatives in the US
  • The importance of consistency pitching for work to maintain constant cash flow
  • Overcoming the hurdle of getting paid for your work as a creative
  • The need to be constantly learning when entering a new industry
  • Her time at VaynerMedia and what it is like working for digital thought leader Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The role a Digital Creative
  • Running an autonomously team in a HR focused digital agency
  • Hiring from outside your industry to create a dynamic team
  • The difference between the use of social media between the Australia and the US
  • Advice for those currently working in declining industries
  • Understanding your core skills and how you can adapt them into a new career and industry

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