Want to Switch from Agency to Client
June 11, 2014 11:59 AM Subscribe
Hey all, this is a tough one. The long and short of it is, my work at the ad agency has grown stale and my biggest client is revving up its own internal digital strategy team. I want to be on that team and there are several positions that would be a good fit for me. Among other things, I would have a better commute and more money; plus the invigorating effect of a change of scenery, work, etc. BUT I have to clear it with my bosses at the agency.
This client has asked us to help fill these positions, so they clearly value our input on this stuff. I've worked with these people for more than 4 years and helped develop their digital capabilities, serving as an external strategic consultant as well as creative lead. What I want to do is approach my "main" boss in a way that makes it clear that, if he supports my candidacy, he will have an ally at a key account, etc., while also making the point that I will eventually go somewhere else.
Has anyone ever done this kind of thing? I have colleagues who have in the past but this was some time ago. I'm tracking a couple of them down but would love to hear what you all think about this.