Posts Tagged ‘Agency’

Dad on SWISS MISS

February 3, 2010

Ståle on Swiss Miss

Link to Swiss Miss article

Quite some years ago dad was interviewed in a book by Cathy Fishel that it took me a while to find, it is called “Inside the business of graphic design”.

Its quite funny ho this qoute ceept popping up, if you google it you always find someone talking about it… Google search

Follow my Ståle on twitter: http://twitter.com/melvaer

Cheers
Andreas

Magnivate

January 12, 2009

magnivate

Magnivate is an interactive boutique agency based in Jakarta. Check out their website which comes in the form of an interactive world with some cute illustrations, maybe a bit cliche, but very nicely done. It makes me wonder if sites like these are only viewed by people like me and not by potential clients? Would they bother?  Linky

Andreas

Smart Car, Genius Website

July 22, 2008

Agency Republic has made the best car website in the history of car websites. The Smart Car website is truly a smart site, is it simple, informative, beautiful and so good it is viral. It achieves all this through an interactive, narrated, flash video experience. The narration and the scenes also makes it an incredibly British site, I have never felt so much like I am in England, while visiting a website before (if you keep the site open without interacting with it the narrator will ask for tea). Genius

http://www.truthaboutsmart.co.uk/

Yours in awe of Agency Republic
Andreas

Work hard play hard sucks

July 12, 2008

Work hard play hard seems to be the motto of every agency. The idea being that hard work should be rewarded with fun activities, like parties or social outings if you like. Many advertisers and marketers believe strongly in this principle ,”Oh yes, here we certainly work hard, but we play hard to, hehe”.

I believe that this is a motto of the past, at least i think it should be. It is a hard motto to challenge because people might assume that you are a slacker with little social life. How ever this mind set can potentially be very damaging for a business, it can result in negative work environments where your worth as an employee is measured by the amount of late hours on your time sheet.

Hard fun is where it should be at. Hard fun is the concept of that everybody likes hard challenging things to do. When you are having hard fun you are sufficiently challenged and creatively stimulated within your skill set so that the hours fly. Organizations that genuinely treat employees as their most valuable asset are the ones that will prevail in a market where the workforce is shrinking and the fight for talent tougher.

However the concept of hard fun does not make the need for good parties redundant.

Yours, slacking on a Saturday night
Andreas