Thanks for the replies - I'll skip Greece, though .
But maybe your open post is somewhere (correct me if I'm wrong) talking about local market and not that much international because from an international point of view, the best places aren't the one where the economy works best but the ones where the infrastructures are. In other words, if you plan to have an international carreer in advertising, wich is perfectly fine as a goal, there is no better place than the places we already know because wherever you are located, you will work worldwide once your reputation settled. Problem: the competition is tough in Europe and North America and need very good skills in surrounding yourself by the correct persons. Very different is a view on a local market where yes it is important to know if the economy is pushing or sinking.
Thanks Fred, good thoughts .
I'm thinking in terms of global economy, and whether moving to a different part of the world might improve my business.
Right now I am located in both New York and Hamburg, Germany, with advertising clients mostly from the US, Germany, France and the UK .
So you could call it an 'international carreer', which has been moderately successful for about 20 years .
Of course location is only one factor, but the one I'm most curious about at the moment.
I've heard about the emerging markets in South America, but some people told me the pay wasn't that great - and it all comes down to that, doesn't it ?
As for the Middle East and Asia, it'd be very interesting to hear about experiences, how people approach those markets, and if one needs to be located in the area to get a foot in the door .