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… very good at it. So shops have come up with increasingly convoluted — or, in the case of The Martin Agency, exciting — incentives to get people to track their time, on time. Iris This agency developed a program it calls “Teacupping.” It’s a software system that blocks the employees who haven’t finished their timesheets from using Facebook…
… York Costume idea: Linkbait What you need: Fishing lure, cut out piece of Web “content” Stick lure on head, then haphazardly stick inflammatory content, news or video grabs on your body. Talk about how many shares you’ve gotten this week. John McClaire, creative technologist, The Martin Agency Costume idea: Zombie QR code What you need: Face…
… in San Francisco. It was a good place for me to work at the time. There were a lot of assignments and not a lot of writers. I still tell kids today that are holding out to work for Wieden & Kennedy and The Martin Agency that sometimes, the big office of a big agency can be a good place to get actual good work. If you go to Droga5 that won’t…
“It’d be a great business if there weren’t any clients.” “I can’t think of a single person who loves their job.” “Everyone in this industry sucks.” If you work in the agency world, chances are you’ve heard any or all of these things. Maybe you’ve even said one of them yourself, after a few glasses of vino.