My agency has an open floor plan, with lots of cubicles and only a couple of offices for the VP and CEO. There’s not a lot of privacy, so during the day I invariably hear low, murmured whispers about something or other. On my end of the office (the account managers corner), there’s always whispers about the creatives or traffic. We typically don’t gossip about each other, because we don’t really know what the others do! I have no idea what accounts or projects the other account managers are working on. So we bitch about missed deadlines, lack of urgency, etc. by the creative people. And I know they do the same about us. They hate when we slink by and innocently ask when a project is going to be done or if we can get a peek at the work. They really hate when we put in a work order that’s due the next day – damn clients! How dare they ask for something right away!
The guy in the cube across from me (Will) is obsessed with another account manager’s (Rob’s) jeans. Will is sure Rob wears the same pair multiple times a week, but can’t be sure because the jeans are so nondescript. He’s enlisted me to look for differentiators in the material. But what if Rob does wear the same pair a couple of times a week? He might wash them all the time!
Wishbone Salad Spritzers has a new video-based Flash site up now that is almost a copycat of Durex condoms’ The Penis Whisperer site. Except The Penis Whisperer is much funnier – you can’t really be clever and witty about salad dressing.