Monday, July 27, 2009

Awwwww Mondays


The week is off to a running start- a client cracked a fit today, flipping out over a previously approved storyboard that inadvertently started a cascade of work which culminated in myself and a colleague working past 11pm today.

I wonder- "Why is there such an adversarial relationship between clients and their agencies?"

Aren't we all geared towards the same objective? Better mind share and awareness of said client's brand?

If snakes and hamsters can live in harmony, I see no reason why client-agency relationships should continue to be antagonistic.

Furthermore, I find it counter-productive for a client to initiate the pitch process, select an agency and then continually micro-manage the "expert communicators" they've hired to do the job.

Yes, I agree, the client/agency handler has vested interest and is responsible for the retainer costs and marketing expenditure- requiring strict accounting and adherence to KPI. HOWEVER, the agency has a similar if not equally accountable objective- conceptualising and executing cohesive marketing communications plans that work.

Unprofessional, sloppy and ill-planned communications efforts that do not work cast not just a bad light on the agency in question but also damage the reputation of the firm. This hit to reputation directly impacts not just the client but in effect handicaps the firm with regard to future projects and pitches.

That said, take a moment and consider this- "Do you tell the doctors what medicine to prescribe?"

Let us do our work and let us produce the comms-medication for what ails your company. Dick measuring and politicking hurts everyone.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Spot On

For those of you ex-Battlefield 1943 players- Penny Arcade nailed this one on the head. Quite often, some moron would swoop in just as a P52 Mustang spawned and fly it right into the ground.

For those of you copying files out in a hurry, Windows has an irritating "argument encouraging" file copy speed algorithm. I'll be trying to move some high res artwork to a thumb drive for urgent printing just before lunch. Windows would calculate an initial estimation of 3 52 15 "We'll just go for lunch without you asshole" minutes.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Check out this AWESOME flypast.

A Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet crew got permission for a low-level demonstration flight, as part of the opening ceremony for a speedboat race on the Detroit River, last weekend. This is what it looked like, for Motor City residents.

Read it here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A testament for all to see

Let today, Wednesday 15th July 2009, stand testament to the fullness of the Lord's grace and abundant generosity.

I've found employment with a dream firm during a period of recession where said firm has just laid off employees and at a time where countless job seekers have yet to be even interviewed.

I count my blessings and offer thanks.

Gloria, in excelcis deo.

*Related posts:
Dark period started Apr 2009. Ended July 2009. Rescue time- 4 months.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Found! Solution for Blogger Pic update issue

This was provided through Google Forums by YVOLOW:
Try this manual method. Its an extra step though.
Still upload the usual way (choose ur size accordingly cos that will be how u want the pics to show on ur blog) but when the picture is uploaded, DO NOT click done. Instead, right click on the pic, left click on properties & copy the URL (add) there. Do not close the uploaded image window. Just minimise it.
On ur blog window in edit HTML format, input the following:
where URL is the URL(add) that u hv copied. Close the uploaded pic window before u click publish. Once u click publish, u shall be able to see ur pics.
Hope the above helps. :) Happy Blogging.

It IS an extra step and it provide a temporary manual solution- Unfortunately, it's still NOT A FIX for a blogger bug.

Nicest shoes ever

Yves Saint Lauren, you've definitely outdone yourself this time.


Friday, July 3, 2009


Was feeling happy at the sight of some light down the tunnel of this dark period in my life after this morning's interview.

Elation was short lived over misuder-fucking-standing over dinner.

Fuck me.



p.s. hope never to cuss like this again on this blog or any other. But boy was it cathartic.

BTW to the under-aged kiddies reading this blog: vulgarities and cussing a friend out is not cool because by the time you find a situation that truly requires it- you're not going to achieve maximum stress release if you say it all the time at random meaningless moments.