Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The week that was.

Last week was one for the books.

So much happening. So much tzuris swirling around. So much upheaval that I almost forgot to take a moment to pat myself (and my partner on the back.)

We adopted a dog, who is a thorough pleasure. The problem is she has glommed onto me and won't let me out of her sight. Including the 3 AM middle of the night whining for me to get out of bed and take her for another walk -- the fourth of the day. She's three years old but sometimes has the exuberance of a puppy.

And then there was the shenanigans in Washington DC. It was all happening so fast it's hard to keep up. The Rob Porter Wife Beating Scandal. Precedent Shitgibbon's refusal to take a stand on domestic violence. The Michael Cohen admission of paying Stormy Daniels. The Playboy Playmate Affair. The Mass Murder in Florida by a mentally ill law abiding gun owner. All capped off by the Robert Mueller indictment of 13 Russian agents operating in the states to steal a presidential election.


Buried beneath all this was a text I received from a Chief Creative Officer who often calls on my partner and I to put out a fire, produce some meeting fodder or even produce a pitch. A few weeks ago we were brought in for the latter.

And we were just told that the agency in question (which will not be named) just won the account.

I forgot how much the account was worth. It could have been $10 million. Or it could've been $20 million. For the purposes of this blog let's just say it was $200 million.

And damn it feels good to be on the winning side of a pitch.

It's been said that, "To the victors go the spoils."

But in our case there will be no spoils. We are simply mercenaries who come in, slay the challenges, pick up a check and move on. There'll be no $9 bottle of Korbel champagne, no Sprinkles cupcakes, no bonuses of any kind.

This despite the fact that sometimes we worked past 5:30. Or that our two hour lunches were shaved down to an hour and a half. Sacrifices had to be made.

We're good with that.

Because if we can help one agency win a $400 million account, the word will get around. And chances are we can do the same thing for you and help you win a $800 million account.

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