Jul 22, 2008

To whom it may concern

Here are a variety of questions that are amazingly related to advertising:

1. If you could work any account, which would it be and why?

2. What account do you secretly fear having to work again?

3. What's the record amount of revisions you've gotten for one job?

4. What's the longest you've gone without sleeping while working?

5. What's the biggest salary bump you've ever received?

6. What's on your desk?

7. You can't start your day without ________

8. The moment you've been most proud of during your career.

9. Have you ever had a mentor? If so, how was that?

10. When you have a shitty day you binge on ________?

11. Signs to know when you should be avoided.

12. How many times have you thought about banging a co-worker?

13. What are you listening to now?

7 comments:

Me said...

1. Any Heidi Fleiss product. That chick rules in my book. Go Stud Farm!

2. Anything related to pharmacies. Won't ever go for that approval process again, ever.

3. I believe once I had a job that took two years to revise. I am not kidding, ask Travis.

4. I think around 48 hours. No naps. Loads of coffee and Red Bull. I remember those hours from time to time and I shiver.

5. 15k more without asking. I quit that job in 5 months. Goes to show, money isn't everything.

6. Picture of Mom. My beautiful Godzilla. Imac. Loads of unfinished jobs that my client has still not sent the revisions.

7. Horny sex. Ok, joking. I am ok with not being predictable.

8. When my ex boss told me he wanted me back, money not being an object.

9. I had three. It was a blast. I learned a lot.

10. Cannot tell. I'll get in trouble. Not food. Joker, don't rat me out!!!

11. Jeeeeeeesus. When I bite hard and you can see my jaw twitching, when I look at you and you see a dead stare, when I don't laugh at anything... Usually starts with me being extremely sarcastic. Then I go silent... It all goes downhill from there.

12. Is this a trick question?

13. Talking to RestrictionsApply, cannot listen to music now...

adhack said...

1. If you could work any account, which would it be and why?

Apple-Free samples

2. What account do you secretly fear having to work again?

Supermarket. Evil people.

3. What's the record amount of revisions you've gotten for one job?

Just finished an ad last week that had 21 pages of changes.

4. What's the longest you've gone without sleeping while working?

24, but I didn't go to work the next day.

5. What's the biggest salary bump you've ever received?

$7,000. It wasn't worth it. SUPERMARKET!

6. What's on your desk?

Piles of work orders, change orders and a Diet Coke.

7. You can't start your day without ________

Cocaine. Of wait, this isn't the eighties. Coffee.

8. The moment you've been most proud of during your career.

When the clinet picked my VO choice or my creative driector's. (He was pissed.)

9. Have you ever had a mentor? If so, how was that?

Sadly no.

10. When you have a shitty day you binge on ________?

Cocaine. Not wait, I said that before...Peanut m&ms.

11. Signs to know when you should be avoided.

When you talk to me and I just keep staring at my monitor and nervously click my mouse.

12. How many times have you thought about banging a co-worker?

daily.

13. What are you listening to now?

TV in the background.

Lucila said...

1. Creating graphics for the Cartoon Network...do I have to explain?

2. Fucking Fharmacy store that I'm not mentioning

3. I don't count.

4. 20 hours and that was hellish enough

5. 10k

6. toys, shot glasses, bunch of pens and pencils, jobs, pictures of family and friends, books I'm reading...etc

7. whatever...I don't have a routine.

8. I get pride with little things like finishing a job on record time and doing it great. I don't wait for praises...

9. Oh I started with no sense of what I was doing but I had Rob, Omi, Carrion and Zhu to guide me. (sorry for saying names but fuck it)

10. chocolate

11. My face talks

12. errrrr

13. may this be love- jimi hendrix

Erin said...

1. If you could work any account, which would it be and why?

A small unknown brand, so I could make them.

2. What account do you secretly fear having to work again?

An auto group. 8 car industry guys in a daily battle to prove they had big balls and horrible taste. oh and they were all assholes.

3. What's the record amount of revisions you've gotten for one job?
I try not to count...I just wish client's would stop making ridiculously huge changes when you're just waiting on final approval for that last comma you adjusted.

4. What's the longest you've gone without sleeping while working?

Probably just 24.

5. What's the biggest salary bump you've ever received?

$6,000. Still trying to figure that out.

6. What's on your desk?

Lots of job tickets and bright sticky notes everywhere.

7. You can't start your day without ________

Coffee and 30 minutes in the office without talking to anyone.

8. The moment you've been most proud of during your career.

The first time I was the lead on a pitch for a gov't contract and we won it!

9. Have you ever had a mentor? If so, how was that?

Sort of. Makes it harder to leave an agency when you feel so closely tied to it.

10. When you have a shitty day you binge on ________?

My i-pod and diet coke.

11. Signs to know when you should be avoided.

I-pod. Blatant indifference to my surroundings. No smile.

12. How many times have you thought about banging a co-worker?

banging in the head with something....daily.

13. What are you listening to now?
The Veronicas

Make the logo bigger said...

1) Apple-Jobs wants the best.
2) Any pharma.
3) Probably 12 or 13
4) A little over 50.
5) Raises were about the same, but did have two times where Christmas bonuses were really decent.
6) Laptop, scanner, magazines, and a lot of Caffeine.
7) Music.
8) Turning down work at times that I knew would suck.
9) A few here and there. It was okay.
10)Resentment.
11) Camo ski mask.
12) Depended on the agency at the time because there were plenty where that was the last thought on my mind.
13) Hendrix.

Joker said...

1. Nintendo, a high budget candy bar or Gibson... free merchandise, the liberty to create something completely random.

2. Accounts don't scare me as much as clients but to not dodge the question probably mortgage banking.

3. Time wise? a year and a half for a brochure. Quantity? i think I've gotten about 50 revisions for an ad. fucking retarded.

4. Almost 30 hours. IN reality it was 28 but I was so wired and exhausted that I couldn't sleep. lovely.

5. 12K.

6. 6 action figures, one pez dispenser, a plastic dinosaur named Ralph my Non Sequitur calendar, my cell phone, assorted pens, pencils and high lighters, a picture of my family, my chinese balls, a water jug, my Bill Hicks mug, three sizes of post its and assorted job orders.

7. Talking with Mrs. Joker on the phone, talking with mom having an apple and checking my emails.

8. When I've overheard people talking about something I did in a positive light. also when I was able to do a full blown concept for a Halloween event.

9. not really, I was brought up in the "throw him to the wolves" style of learning.

10. Sushi, candy, wine or beer.

11. When I answer in mono syllables, when my jaw clenches or when I give that look where you're not all that sure that my self control will prevail.

12. I will take a cue from Erin and say every day, preferably with some painfully blunt instrument.

13. Pearl Jam - Nothing as it Seems

scotjs said...

1. If you could work any account, which would it be and why? Nike

2. What account do you secretly fear having to work again? Campbells/Pepperidge Farms

3. What's the record amount of revisions you've gotten for one job? Recently launched a new product section of clients website - 19 rounds of revisions.

4. What's the longest you've gone without sleeping while working? 2 straight all nighters - grabbbed nap on office couch.

5. What's the biggest salary bump you've ever received? 20K

6. What's on your desk? desklamp, fathers day gift from daughter, Justice League coffee mug.

7. You can't start your day without coffee.

8. The moment you've been most proud of during your career. Getting 20k salary bump.

9. Have you ever had a mentor? If so, how was that? no.

10. When you have a shitty day you binge on double stuff oreos?

11. Signs to know when you should be avoided. none really - i don't take out frustrations on co-workers- chances are they are as frustrated as I am at any given time.

12. How many times have you thought about banging a co-worker? too often.

13. What are you listening to now? Rolling Stones - You can't always get what you want.

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