The penultimate day before the Christmas break saw us go just a trifle demob happy. Actually, had it been just a trifle, Mr David Arcus – internet hipster and cocksure Kiwi carnivore – would probably have been a lot happier. After some pretty brazen claims about his food consumption gumption at the Creative xmas lunch, the bet was on.… [ MORE… ]
4,000 years ago saw the birth of civilization in Mesopotamia. 2,000 years ago the world’s first democracy sprung to life in ancient Athens. 600 years ago the cultural Renaissance flourished under the Medici in Florence. 300 years ago the Age of Enlightenment swept a tide of rationalism across Europe. 200 years ago the Industrial Revolution changed the face… [ MORE… ]
Sometimes it’s exciting to exist in the colourful overlap at the heart of the creative Venn diagram – thrashing out boxfresh ideas, gamechanging innovations and strategic twists that will make the client squeal with delight. Sometimes it’s just humiliating. Often. Make that ‘often’. For example. One of our clients is consolidating their London operations into one spangly new… [ MORE… ]
St Albans society girl and three-times winner of ‘Best Siobhan from 2012 Impression – Home Counties region’, our Caroline recently announced her engagement to her boyfriend, Rich. (No, not her rich boyfriend – sheesh, not everyone’s a stereotype, you know). What wonderful news! So, naturally, we immediately sent a dispatch to Konditor & Cook asking for some suitably… [ MORE… ]
So. Shaun gets an InMail about a copywriting gig. (He’s not interested by the way, you vultures.) Bizarrely, the list of requirements included ‘superhero qualities’. You can probably imagine how the rest of it went. … … But why should you have to? … …
I have recently joined a select number of chatting groups on LinkedIn. Amongst these I found people lurking with the following job titles: ‘Face-to-Face Maximiser’ and ‘Talent Liberator.’ God help us.
Here is a beautiful bunch of housewarming flowers from our lovely friends at RSA. How incredibly considerate of them. <Deliberately avoids looking at other clients> I mean, taking time out of their busy day to think of little ol’ us in our new offices. <Glances sideways at other clients> It really does mean the world to us. Amazing… [ MORE… ]
Next week WMW is moving house. Rather anti-climactically, from 63 Clerkenwell Road to 65 Clerkenwell Road. Little did we know this small step would turn into something of a giant leap for friend-of-the-show and freelance copywriter par excellence, Struan. After inexplicably claiming the infamous Tiny Sofa from one of our meeting rooms (precisely one third smaller than practical… [ MORE… ]
No matter how “friendly” you make your place of work – slow down the assembly line, introduce values and proper leadership, improve worker safety, pause the call centre traffic lights for 20 minutes each hour, have people send you engagement surveys – a place of work remains a place of work: a factory, a call centre, a retail… [ MORE… ]
Maddi – our client-facing agency spaniel. One day she’s in Grazia, a This Morning feature and the Mulberry blog for her Fashion Week appearance. The next she’s kicking my bin in the hope I’ll dig some pate-smeared crusts out of it for her. It’s like Charlie Sheen’s life in doggie years.