Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pride in Purpose Apparently.

Much like my previous correlation of Jane Austen to Rory Sutherland, I now find myself making that same alignment of Austen to another source of advertising inspiration.
In attendance to a morning that is Creative, there were four points that I wrote on that thing we humans call a card.
Whilst the well dressed Boss 1 of agency Running With Scissors, Friday (yes, that is his name) did not appear on stage walking hansomley out of water with a wet white shirt clenching to his chest...
Skip to 1.25 for instant reference.
...he was however what I would call an inspiring Mr Darcy-like character of advertising.
I spoke to him once.
I think I would call him subtly creative.
Much as Mr Darcy is silently generous. 
Possibly the most generous man in the world that is Austen. 
As could Friday be the most inspiring creative I've come across in advertising-however this is a mere feeling I get from him as opposed to a statement based on knowing him.
I would also not be surprised if Friday was to say in regard to me "She's not creative enough to tempt me"...
 I say that given our short course of conversation which only allowed my meagre positive opinion about his agency to come from my lips which  hardly seemed to rivet his interest.
Luckily  I wasn't conversing in the hope for employment. Content as I am given .99 provides me with a world...perhaps well paralleled to quick characters much like that of Oscar Wilde's world.
 Scotish other half and Boss 2 Andy, is quite similar to the Mr Bingley (Darcy's other half), a ginger (I think) man that screams lovliness in that damn charming and chirpy accent. He spoke of advertising and the work place in the most natural way that it should be.
That is, happiness.
I am continuously (in the one year that I have been in the world of real work) steppnig in directions which I haven't been told to go in, purely from interest and lack of complatency. That to me is happiness. And Running With Scissors successfully assured me in their talk today, that your own direction is the best direction.

And that is the direction I shall continue to take.
Meet you there, bitches.