I’m under water. Be back soon. I promise. Meanwhile, in the spirit of that mean and hateful pseudo-holiday, Valentine’s Day, here’s Virgin Mobile’s latest microsite, Let’s Have TXT. Creative by McKinney. I haven’t had text in months. My Blackberry is feeling a little blue.
Could take the day off. It’s a floating holiday – why it’s ‘floating’ makes no sense, but that’s a whole ‘nother discussion. 3 friends at other agencies say their places are closing for the MLK holiday. None of my client’s companies are closed though, so I’m sure I’ll be answering some jackass emails and recovering from my Sunday football drinking binge (which I’m going to start on Saturday in anticipation). Here’s to hoping I’ll need tons of pain relievers and a gigantic cheeseburger come Monday. I just jinxed myself.
Doug Zanger, of pOne Partners in Oregon, and his beautiful wife are in New Zealand on holiday. Check out his blog on the trip, especially the post about the metric system. Very similar to a meeting I had with an ad exec Frenchman on Friday, except the silence in my conversation came after I told him to “go back to your agency in France if it’s so great”.
I like this one from the Feuer Agency in Munich. It’s not in English, but you’ll figure it out. I especially like Francois, Ulla and Volker, who’s got some serious moves. I’m back in the Christmas spirit now. Just don’t listen for too long or you’ll feel as if you’ve eaten too many mushrooms and are sitting in the hallway of a Pink Floyd laser light show with your head in your hands. If you want to see most all of the agency holiday promos out there, go here – BannerBlog’s got a slew of them.
Work is over for some of us. Why my agency is open on Christmas Eve is beyond me. None of my clients are in their offices all week. I do need a papervision piece finished up this week, but I don’t really need to be there for that, do I? What else do I have to do though? My family has deserted me and my friend who I always spend some part of Christmas day with eating Chinese has now decided to surprise her boyfriend in Seattle. Whatever. I officially hate Christmas this year. But for those of you who don’t, here’s my happy and peaceful Christmas playlist for you. Enjoy. Now go spend time with your fucking families.
Seems every digital shop out there has some cool holiday greeting out there. Except us, of course. I swear our managing director is channeling Ebenezer this year (case in point: my bonus was an email telling me I wouldn’t be getting a bonus because I already make enough money). Here’s a link to some I’ve received lately. I was forwarded the one from Big Spaceship by our ECD, which he sent as if it was from the guy who grabbed my ass the other day. I was totally creeped out for about an hour until he admitted his “genius” joke. Good one. However, that was better than our IT guy sending me a link to a news article about how to keep the pounds off during the holiday season. Merry Christmas to you too, jackass.
Some holiday cheer from Big Spaceship.
LBi London’s holiday card jumps into life.
Glue goes to Lapland.
And not from an agency, but Chimp’s Christmas out-of-blog post. I quite agree.
W+K London’s Wieden’s Wood.
R/GA Presents Tattoo Santa.
I love this gerbil-filled holiday message from AKQA London. Check out Cheese and Biscuits live on Monday during office hours (GMT). Our agency talked for months about doing a holiday card. Did we do anything? No. We’re so anti-holiday this year – the lamest party on the face of the planet (no nudity! no clowns!) and no bonus from our Scroogey managing director. WTF.
Resource Interactive has a very cool holiday piece called Guess The Gift out that you should check out. Basically, you guess what’s in a wrapped box on the screen, and for every 150 guesses, they’re donating an XO laptop to kids in developing countries through that One Laptop Per Child thingy. Nicely done creative and sound design, too. I should have donated a laptop instead of buying that stupid ass goat.
(via Agency Spy)
This has nothing to do with anything, but this little interactive site, called The Booze Test, is fun (if too easy). Apparently, I drink too much. But we knew this already. I was buzzed even before I left the shop last night and had to physically restrain myself from drunk texting at 11pm. Ah, the holiday season is upon us.
The guys over at The FWA sent me the cutest e-card: Grow A Xmas Tree. So much fun – I sent everyone in the office a profanity-laden card already. Looks like it was done with Papervision and Flash, but I definitely could be wrong. Oh, and guys, I hate Christmas, too. Except for the drinking and catching the client services guy in the supply closet at the office party making out with some chick.
It’s that time of year when client-facing people like me have to take all their accounts out for holiday cheer. I cut back a little on my drinking recently, to detox before the onslaught. I thought I’d lost my tolerance. But after taking clients out on Monday afternoon and drinking very heavily (and by that I mean 10 hours of liquored-up goodness), I think I still have the goods. Bring it on. I’m ready.
This site for Wyborowa vodka by W+K Amsterdam is fabulous. Perfectly executed. Superb video work. Makes me thirsty. I think I’ll drink that bottle of ultra-premium vodka I just bought for a client instead of giving it to him. I’ll get him something else..like a desktop clock..something he can use.
(via The FWA)