The Week: i-Q - The internet question - Do agencies pay graduates enough?

Yes they do. They pay plenty. That's why I'm borrowing washing powder from the next-door neighbour and showering at work. - Jack Bauer

This really is a case of you get what you pay for. I turned down jobs post-graduation because the pay was sh**. If you're offering crap wages, then grads may well shift to another industry where they can afford to live and make the compromise on their ideal job. - Alex Parr

Get in and prove you're worth it. If you are, the rewards will follow. Choosing a career on the basis of the starting salary rather reveals a mindset that lacks ambition. - Peter Martin

While it may not show total devotion to the myth of creative genius, choosing a job based on salary is sometimes a necessity. Passion is a prerequisite - without it the work you produce will be dull. But it's idealistic to think that people can live on creativity alone. - Sara Chapman

Trying to get grad salaries in line with those in management consultancy or law is surely missing the point. As a grad, you can earn a couple of grand more in market research and as much as £10,000 more going client side - where do you think the best marketing-minded grads will end up? - 1 2.

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1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).