Adele didn’t lose 4 stone in 1 month with just 1 easy trick. I’m pretty sure of that.
I’m also *fairly* certain that the perfect gift for people who have everything, isn’t an oversized gerbil print t-shirt.
I don’t want a FREE photo calendar, new smartpen or FAB UK app. And I am pretty damn sure all my friends don’t love Appliances Direct and Persil as often as you tell me they do.
Now Facebook, I have always been one of the unpopular. Ignoring the hipsters who left FB yonks ago and sticking with you, despite the crap UX, rubbish privacy changes and poor returns for many marketers but really….you are pushing me to my limits. Seriously.
You’ve been warned. Keep this up and I’m off. ‘k?
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Where else can you wander, slightly squiffy, with a two year old on your shoulders from Henry Rollins for Breakfast through to The Gruffalo Live for lunch, Rolf Harris for afternoon team and the The Happy Mondays for Sundowners??!
Camp Bestival is a magical experience for parents and kids alike. I would describe it as the Johnny Boden of festivals and yes, there is a fair amount of Joules wellies / Bugaboo dodging to be done but when it comes to a formula that both parents and kids will love, this has it nailed.
The Olympic themed event, which for many families was more like a fabulous holiday than a weekend festival, ended with the most magnificent 3D projection and firework show and really sums up how great it was.
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What they say: I would class myself as an ideas person
What they mean: I am a lazy f***er who classes my job to be done just as soon as I have come up with a completely unscientific idea for a campaign that is basically abstract crap and I can pretty much guarantee nobody on the business side of the agency will ever be able to sell and no client will ever run.
Why would anyone brand themselves an ideas person?
As if people would hire anybody who COULDN’T come up with good ideas?
Ranty Thursday innit.
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Why not? I am sure you’d want a bit more time off, no? Part time hours / three days a week but a role that is still senior, meaningful and client facing? Someone with complimentary skills to bounce ideas off? A team, even though you’re the boss?
Sounds pretty idyllic I think….
Why don’t more people work as jobshares in PR? I mean you see the co-CEO model every now and again but why not other pairings? Have you ever applied for a job as a pair? Have you ever received a pair of CVs for one job?
Part time jobs are so few and far between and flexible part time jobs (i.e. home working) even more so. Surely the best all round is if two people share the job, providing full time cover but allowing flexibility in their timings and their homeworking status.
As a client, I get two brains instead of one (pref a left and a right!). As a junior member, I learn two lots of skills, instead of one. As an agency owner, I have doubled my ideas, my perspectives and my skills whilst keeping my costs the same. As the jobsharer, I get to keep my job, have time with my family, be office based 50% of the time, have cover when I am on holiday and have a partner with skills different to mine to ensure the clients and teams get a kickass service.
Am I missing something?
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Why oh why oh why in an age where it has never been easier to reach a diverse population or hire a team that fully reflects a diverse range of people, do soooo many agencies leave diversity down the bottom of the priority list. This isn’;t about box ticking or an equal opps rant. This is about common bloody business sense.
Want to sell to mums, errr, have some mums on your team.
Want to sell to flexible workers….maybe don’t have an entire team of London-based twenty-somethings who live in Clapham and don’t have families doing the comms.
Running a campaign for women? Why are there only men on the senior account team?
You get it. I know. So I’ll stop ranting.
But a final plea to the PR industry….mix it up for Gawd’s sake….let’s get rid of this typical white middle class industry with mostly women at junior ranks and mostly men at the top. If we can’t get our shit together for equal opportunities, at least let’s get better at what we do.
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