Gabberissue #10: Money

Do you need to move jobs to get a pay rise? What should you be paid, and what gender pay gap? We ask creative recruiter Esther Clerehan the big money questions you want answered.

Gift of the Gabberer: Ben Lilley

Ben Lilley has had an unconventional 20-year advertising career, peaking with his role as Chairman and CEO of McCann Australia—a position he resigned from last year. Here, he shares his views on where all the money has gone, and whether being an independent entrepreneur beats being part of a global agency network.

Not Money Bingo

You know things are going south in salary negotiations when you’ve spent longer discussing free breakfast items than the salary you’ve requested. Creative team, Gabe Woodmansey and Jono Aidney, lament the industry practice of giving you everything other than money for your blood, sweat and tears.

We open on small budgets...

How many times have we seen a brilliant piece of work and thought, if only I had a budget and a brief like that. But as Divya Singh discovers, it takes more than money for the stars of creative brilliance to align.

Team Talk: Alberta and Roxy

Alberta and Roxy joined forces while still studying at RMIT. Currently at Clemenger BBDO, they share the importance of having a partner when facing money questions early in your career.

Gabberissue #9: Optimism

On its surface, optimism in the workplace is an oxymoron. But throw a bunch of creative souls together, and you might be surprised at how deep the well of positivity can run.

An Optimist's Guide To Hollywood

You’ve gotta be positive to make it in the land of dreams. Director Dan Reisinger from Infinity2 talks to us about how he’s kept believing through the good times and the bad—and how he went from working as a coffee machine salesman, to working with Hollywood A-LIsters.

In case of emergency, recruit kids

When 10 Feet Tall Creative Director, Tina Funder, was made redundant on maternity leave, she was left feeling shattered. Needing to regain her footing fast, she turned to her three biggest fans to help rediscover her creative optimism.

The Painful Optimist

All pozzy no neggy, Harold! Lucy Logan and Holly Burgess have a few handy turns of phrase to add to your repertoire when your genuine optimism fails you.

An ode to optimism, strummed on a uke

Jason Hatcher is a Wunderman Thompson art director by day and slinger of the ukulele by night. He’s recorded a little song for Gabberish readers: an ode to maintaining your optimism in the face of deadlines and doubt.