Sunday, January 27, 2008

Some moments will be lost forever...

And some won't be. Thanks to Betty Blade, usual rules apply.

Bet you've been wondering where I've been. Well, unless some clever person has found out my password/offed me in a particularly clever way, I'm back again.

I probably, like a naughty child, should explain where I've been. Well, mostly, i've been working. Been learning planning, the processes behind it and just getting back into the swing of things. Along the way, I got my very first print ad out (I'd suggest you click on the image):



I've also learned what Zero means by 'Doesday'. And, indeed, just how much I've got to learn. I think advice from NP and others about learning planning holds true; you never, ever stop learning, whether it's brushing up on basic PowerPoint skills (yes, mine do still leave a bit to be desired, but hell, clever thinking trumps dissolve ins, heh), looking at my Outlook and groaning, or dealing with creative teams.

What I've been most impressed by is the people around me; there's such a mixture of skills, talents and mindsets. Yes, I know I wanted to get into advertising for the stimulating conversation and lateral thinking, but little did I know I'd have been involved in so many peculiar and interesting conversations (from the Quantic Soul Orchestra to the best briefings people have ever been involved in, to what motivates mums of six month old babies - the latter was an eye opener, let me tell you).

And of course, as for the stuff outside of work. Well, it's been a nice mixture of watching the mighty, mighty Potters stride to 4th, a bit of gigging (the Manics were best the second time around) and some socialising with a lot of old (and some new) friends.

I'm going to try and do some more cliched London things, and document them here. Never done an open top bus ride or visited the Tower of London, but hell - here's a line in the sand, I'm going to try and do them soonish. Yes, it's horribly touristy, but that's the joy. Reading some Peter Ackroyd at the same time will hopefully help fill in the gaps as well...

20 comments:

lauren said...

william! welcome back to the bloggersphere. maybe you could stick around a bit longer this time? you wascally wabbit.

pleased that you're gnashing your teeth on the lessons of early planning and looking forward to seeing more stuff in the future.

congrats on your first major print job - well done. i'm not 100% sold on the idea of the saba ad, but hey, i'm not a saba kind of buyer, so that's irrelevant.

[there's that usual brutal honesty again - sorry, tell me to shut the hell up next time]

Cynical Rob said...

You're back ... hurrah!

So it's been a bit of a trial by fire eh? I know that means there's probably been days you've hated it, but longer term you'll reap the rewards of all that nightmare - I promise you.

Great to have you back, now get back on your opinions horse please!

The Kaiser said...

Ah, young William lives. Excellent.

zeroinfluence said...

May all your Doesdays be profitable squire. Welcome home.

Oakie Chiraskamin said...

hooray!

neilperkin said...

Good to see you back in the blogging saddle Will :0)

f.m. said...

congratulations. now get out there!

Jay, writer MemberSpeed.com said...

There's always something waiting to be discovered and the possibilities are endless. Those who realize that they will never really stop learning and those who embrace this are lucky. Because then they are the ones who truly experience invaluable growth as individuals. There's opportunity to learn in every corner. You just have to open yourself up to it.

Georgina said...

Will who??
I thought you had run away!!

Glad you're learning, it's the best part of life.

xxx
G.-

Eaon Pritchard said...

yep, welcome back - E

Rob Mortimer said...

Welcome back!

Ari Chasin said...

pretty interesting stuff.

Simon Lamey said...

Great. Welcome back will. What was the issue with Saab? Were they not seen as 'mean'or aggressive enough cars. Not a car know-it-all myself but wouldn't be surprised!

Charles Frith said...

That pic looks a bit like the Samster don't you think?

Willem said...

hey good to hear from you, thanks for the comment!

Good thing you're reading your blogs, I have to get my netvibes up to date, I have in the region of 600 unread posts at the moment... We're all busy, but going great otherwise!

Cheers

Sam said...

Just noticed Sir Charles comment, dude I look way hairier than that, but your concern is touching. :D

random thom said...

hello mate.
thanks for following the new link (build it and they will come!)

i've 'borrowed' your template as these things give me a headache trying to construct.

get posting!

Brian said...

I've done some of those touristy things and they were fun. Give them a try. I live in Washington DC, I should probably take my own advice.

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