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About 167,900 advertising account executives work in the United States. Advertising agencies all across the country and abroad employ advertising account executives. According to the American Association of Advertising Agencies, there are more than 13,000 agencies in the United States; of these, the large firms located in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles tend to dominate the industry. One in five firms and one in four people in the industry live in either California or New York. However, most organizations employ fewer than 10 people. These "small shops" offer employment opportunities for account executives with experience, talent, and flexibility.

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