I’m a Marketer and I’m Not Leaving New York City

The pandemic experience strengthens the ad industry

Photo of the Statue of Liberty and New York City
I love New York—and its tough love. Getty Images

I happily write this from my studio apartment, despite it now also being my office. I left New York City temporarily for the comfort of the Long Island suburbs for part of the pandemic, but the experience of that distance reminded me of what makes the advertising and marketing industry in New York so magnetic. This is why I choose not to leave. 

Ro Kalonaros leads content for Omnicom’s global internal knowledge sharing platform, OMC Hive.