Over the course of the week we’ll be sharing daily anecdotes from the teams at Cannt Be Replaced. Here’s your first instalment.
Despite turning up to Grey looking like drowned rats due to the ‘first day of Summer’, as far as first days go this one has been brilliant. We have been made to feel welcome by a great creative team (Stevie and Emily), as well as being saved by other Grey colleagues from the coffee machine that nearly exploded on us. Our first brief has us singing Christmas tunes and thinking about all things sparkly. We are really excited to see what tomorrow brings. Thats all folks.
Tom & James | Wunderman
Things Tom & James did on day one at Wunderman:
1. On arrival, we got off at the wrong floor and ended up in ASOS office. They seemed nice.
2. We finally met our hosts – the lovely Charlotte & Lucy – who were even nicer.
3. We signed a Non Disclosure Agreement to work on a super secret brief (shhhh…).
4. We grabbed lunch. Tom highly recommends the kebab place round the corner.
5. James was soundly beaten at table football. Twice.
Max | CHI & Partners
The first day of London summer. I had quite a hard time to get to Soho in pouring rain and packed tubes but when I finally got there I got a super warm welcome. Equipped with a cup of coffee I got a little tour through the office and was introduced to the creative department. After a delicious welcome lunch I jumped onto the first brief. By now I switched to good old english tea. The rest of the day day went by pretty quickly and I left the office with the sun shining. It actually is Summer in London.
Weather was chucking it down this morning, making it even more difficult for me to navigate my way around the bus stops near Waterloo, frantically trying to figure out which queue I was meant to be standing in. Turns out I was in the wrong one. A really good first day at AnalogFolk. An awesome agency with a great vibe to it. And apparently it was a quiet day too! Met Simon my Creative Director, who briefed me on an exciting new project. Slightly terrified though as I’m currently the only one working on it! Had some great food from the market for lunch today. Had some Falafel in pitta it was delicious, but they give you so much! It was near impossible to eat without making a fool of myself.
We arrived at our first day at Grey, rain soaked, excited and equally as nervous. Sat in the reception area we tried our best to point out the other two creative teams using the memories we had of their LinkedIn and website photos we had unashamedly creeped the day before. We watched as member after member of Grey came in, collecting their awaiting guests before we were greeted by Amy, introduced to the other teams and taken up to the 4th floor.
After a mini tour, of which we only remembered the location of Thursdays free bar, we met the lovely creative team of Emily and Steve. After polite introductions we quickly started on our first brief- try to top last year’s beard baubles Christmas card. A mean feat. The beard baubles had been spoken about by American new channels and none other than Phillip Schofield on everyone’s favourite morning tv programme. So what could we suggest for this year? The awful weather hammering against the windows outside helped us to forget it was the first day of summer and we got well and truly into the Christmas spirit. With turkeys and stockings, christmas trees and bells dancing around in our heads we conjured up ideas from the truly shite to the surreal. We finished the day with a handful of ideas we were happy with and looked forward to the next day when we would get to show and tell.
First day and they were gentle. Got to meet some fellow creatives and the big chief himself Dicky. No messing about though. Straight into working on some OOH for JustEat followed shortly by some tag lines. All in all a great first day! And they have a GIANT football bouncing around in the office!
We’re Sarah + Jules and we met on the Watford course. The first to text ‘stripes’ each morning gets to wear them. Jules won today. On our first day at Grey we met a guide dog that guards a sweets cupboard, worked on a Christmas brief in June and got showered in Sharpies by the creatives.