OH MAN, okay, so about Walrus--- I agree that their website and their online portfolio demonstrates quite a bit of cheeky smarts, in a totally lovable way. But the guy in charge, Deacon Webster (I think that is his name...), was one of the lecture speaker's at AWNY's Advertising Career Conference this year, and he was so unbelievably stuck up. As in, did not want to answer student questions and spoke about how awful most of the other work he sees is and how we (as students) should all please not do the following seven thousand inane things that he is SO professionally sick of. So. Cute mug. Nice ideas. Crappy attitude. Weird how that works out, huh?
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Hey, I stumbled across this blog via our site, and just wanted to say thanks for enjoying the mug.As for the AWNY speech, it was intended to highlight the creative pitfalls that I see students falling into repeatedly when they're putting together their books. It was not my intent to demean or belittle anybody, and I apologize if any of my comments were taken the wrong way. I also showed lots of examples of really great thinking from students to try and balance the good with the bad. I was a student once and juniors are the lifeblood of our agency. The last thing I wanted to be was discouraging (or an asshole for that matter). This speech was simply an attempt to provide a bit of the brutal honesty I wish I had been exposed to as a junior. For the record I stayed an extra 45 minutes looking at books and answering questions. Literally the janitor made us leave.Deacon Webster
Thanks for stoppping by, Deacon. I was not there so I have no idea what the tone was or how it sounded, so maybe it was just one big miscommunication. In either case, I appreciate your comment. Also - I wrote Mug a Myspace message. Might be cute to have a "press" section on the micro site.
(to show how famous he's getting)