Hey I know there are some other marketing professionals on here. Lets get some discussion going. Personally, I've been excited to go from freelance creative work to being an employee with a start-up agency. I still have a lot of the creative control and freedom of a freelancer but a bit more stability. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be happy at some big PR mill but this has been a great step for me, and I don't mind sacrificing some security/earnings for the amount of freedom and responsibilities I have. We're in a smaller city so we have some unique opportunities. While there is (considerably) less economic activity here then a first-tier market we have much easier access to channels of power. Rent and overhead is also much cheaper and we have a steady stream of freelancers coming from the art college. It can get a little dicey taking meetings at our office (parts of downtown are still very sketchy) but the clients who would be bothered by that generally have their own lavish conference rooms. What's going on with you guys in the field?