So an absence of posts can only mean one thing, we’ve been busy beyond imagination; which is a good thing. We’re on placement once again, and have been since August 23rd, at Archibald Ingall Stretton. Even better news is that they’ve asked us to stay a little longer, initially ‘til mid-November.
The story of how we’ve ended up at AIS is pretty strange. Whilst in our 3rd year, I was heavily procrastinating on Facebook and Twitter, don’t know if you’ve heard of them? I came across a competition AIS were running through Twitter; their 1000th follower would receive an hour with Steve Stretton and Matt Morley-Brown, Creative Partner and Creative Director respectively. Well the winner turned out to be Ollie so we went and met both Steve and Matt and hit it off instantly. We stayed in contact with them and after we’d finished at Dare we thought we’d go back to AIS and see if we could get a placement there. The rest, as they say, is history.
I must say, we love it here. We get to work on a mixture of briefs and with a great bunch of people. We’ve even turned out for the agency 5-a-side team B.O.B (stats fans Pollie are on 2 goals from 3 games). We’ve worked on digital campaigns, DM, stunts/ambient, advertorials, posters, iPhone apps, it’s been a steep learning curve but a lot of fun at the same time.
There are two things I judge a placement by, are we learning anything and are we getting any work out? At AIS, the answer to both is yes so hopefully we can stay here for as long as possible. We’ve also recently developed a healthy rivalry with digital Creative Director, Geoff Gower, on FIFA 10 (PS2), so there’s an ever so slightly more important reason to stay.