Friday, August 7, 2009

Small vs. Big.

For the last week or so I have been partnering with a talented guy who is in the throes of starting his own advertising agency. (He/they actually had a small shout-out in yesterday's Wall Street Journal.) Here's what's happened. We created about six different campaigns and are presenting to the prospective client two-weeks early.

I have worked at a lot of different agencies, most of them big, all of them burdened by bureaucracy, second-guessing, fear, ego wars and more nefarious antics. Working at this start-up is like being in "Friends," without all the attractive people, the sex and the banal dialogue and innuendo.

You know what?
It's been fun.

7 comments:

Teenie said...

Sounds like something lovely's come out of something terrible. Is being fired a blessing in disguise...?

Anonymous said...

This blog has become your personal whine-fest.

Enough already. It's getting boring.

Tore Claesson said...

Dear Anonymous, reading a blog costs nothing. But a few minutes of your valuable time. Reading a blog is voluntary. Writing a blog is personal, if you pour yourself into it as George does. Most don't. Most are not that honest. George whines and complains and, actually, often enough inspires. Under his own name with photo and all. Even biting the hand that feeds him. I'm sure you don't have that courage. Well, it's obvious. You can't even stand for your hurtful comments as you post under Anonymous. I'm pretty certain it's not your real name.

Tore Claesson said...

Dear Anonymous, reading a blog costs nothing. But a few minutes of your valuable time. Reading a blog is voluntary. Writing a blog is personal, if you pour yourself into it as George does. Most don't. Most are not that honest. George whines and complains and, actually, often enough inspires. Under his own name with photo and all. Even biting the hand that feeds him. I'm sure you don't have that courage. Well, it's obvious. You can't even stand for your hurtful comments as you post under Anonymous. I'm pretty certain it's not your real name.

kazziechameleon said...

YAY George!!!!

kazziechameleon said...

Thank you Tore. Ibid.

jeaves said...

Very cool. Hope this next stage of your career is fun and fruitful ($).