"As an account handler, try to work on as many pitches as you can. In time you'll start running the pitches. Push to become a new-business director because you learn loads and it's a fast-track to management." - Christian Hinchcliffe, new-business director, McCann Erickson
"Take ownership of your career - no-one else will do it for you." - Angus Porter, customer director, Abbey
"Concentrate on what you are good at." - Dick Powell, director, Seymour Powell.