As a very recent marathon finisher, I have a new found respect for those who train and work hard to hit their goals. Adfreak recently posted about how Austin-based ad agency Kolar is helping with one man’s dream of running in the Olympics.
Ok readers, you’ve all seen the best of lists, the top ten lists, and all the others but, while those are all good, here’s something a bit different:
**The Worst Ad Agency to Work for in Austin Award 2008**
Cast your vote by posting a comment and make sure to share why you feel the way you do.
Vote early and often….We’ll crown a ~winner~ on Friday May 9th, 2008.
I’m so happy to be able to post some really good news regarding GSD&M. The greed, sex, drugs, and money gang, that keeps west 6th street bars in business, has retained the United States Air Force account (9 nine year / ~$372 million contract). Interpublic Group of Cos.’ DraftFCB was the other agency invited to pitch for the business which GSD&M had first won back in 2000.
Thank you USAF for not dropping a bomb on GSD&M…this time.
Avenue A / Razorfish has appointed Shiv Singh to lead its Global Social Media Efforts. Avenue A/ Razorfish has offices in markets across the United States including New York and Austin, and global operations in Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.
The “agency believes that social influence marketing can transform the way customers purchase online.” Now that is a statement that is easy to get behind….come on, who isn’t tooting the social media horn these days?
We’ve cracked the code and are releasing the location of Dell/WPP Da Vinci’s Austin Office!
Their office will be located in the newly remodeled Capital Tower at 206 E. Ninth Street – downtown Austin.
Here are special directions for all you planning on jumping from your current ship (or being made to or already made to walk the plank):
nFusion – Go from working for an agency run by some ex-Dell folks to an agency run by some Dell folks.
GSD&M – I bet you lushes can’t get from west 6th to east 9th without stopping at Key Bar, Donn’s Depot, or Molotov lounge so these directions attempt to route you three blocks north of the bars on west 6th.
T3 – WARNING…these directions take you directly to Da Vinci. Considering that you might get sued for working for Da Vinci or Dell, I suggest you take an alternate route and enter the building from the back to shake anyone that might be tailing you.
Airport – ok, so I know there are a few ad folks from outside of Austin that might want to work for a WPP shop based here. I have two things to say to you: 1. These directions swing you around east Austin, but, by all means, take a more direct route to get a taste of the ‘other Austin’. 2. Stay the hell out of Austin…unless you are in search marketing…then come to Austin and I’ll talk to you once you’re here or the layoffs happen.