Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Freelance Republic

Yesterday we landed ourselves a short notice freelance gig which started this morning at Agency Republic, a digital agency in Battersea. We'll be here for a week or two to work on various things. We're done with our first brief, things are off to the client. The next deadline is tomorrow lunch time, where after we'll get another brief. No rest for the wicked as Gav, AR's creative director says. It's our first creative freelance gig and we like it.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

BANNERS!

Adam said...

Good stuff, glad to hear it! They've done some wicked work and got some nice clients. Get the work done well and try and see if it can turn into a full time position.

I was going to say, let's wait for all the anon bitches to get out their finest anti-digital lines but I see someone already has... points deserved for the 'less is more' approach to whining. Idiot.

Anonymous said...

weel done guy's. thanks for keeping us updated, was worried you two were abandoning us? would be cool to see some of your D&AD executions?

love

a loyal student.

Gordon Comstock said...

This is great - you should definitely change your "About Creative in London" spiel - you aren't working on getting your first job in advertising. You are a young freelance team.

Lee said...

Well done guys - make the most of you first freelance experience and make sure they'll want you back again and again. Those are the kind of contacts that will help you get by if still on the hunt for a full time job.

Enjoy and get copies of the work do for your book - decide later if it actually goes in.

Re: their blurb, even with one freelance job they are still aspiring to get their first full time job in advertising!

Integral said...

Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

@ adam
Now aren't we just reading negatively into that first comment? How do we know it wasn't an orgasmical release?

Lee said...

@ Lee

Yes they are "still aspiring to get their first full time job in advertising!" but I guess Gordon is saying that they needn’t stress it.

Surely it’s better to appear 'in demand'?

This AR gig is a pretty big step-up for these guys - a good agency & creative director has recognised their potential and is prepared to pay them for their work/ ideas/ designs.

@ Wal

Nice one, well done, enjoy it!

I hear the peeps there bounce about on space hoppers all day, sounds like a great place to work!

Anonymous said...

Sure, it's definitely a good thing to 'appear' in demand, better still if they are actually in demand.

I would say having a blog and documenting all that they have really achieved leaves a small statement about themselves almost irrelevant.

Fab news guys that you've managed to get paid for producing stuff that you enjoy doing. It's a good first step, now make it a regular thing. Maybe after some good stints of freelance you won't want a full time job?!

Anonymous said...

I take it the boy from Agency Republic doesn't read the blog...

Anonymous said...

Well of course you like it...

it pays much more!

:D

Anonymous said...

How did you get the freelance work?

Was it through something like cream?

You've been working on some digital stuff for your book?

Simply a contact you've made along the way?

Best of luck with it, however you managed it!

Anonymous said...

First and foremost: Well done.

You guys have always said, or at least intimated, that you were only interested in working in certain ATL agencies. So, if Agency Republic offer you a full-time position will you be knocking it back?

I suggest you don't - there's more than one route to any destination and I think that the slightly superior attitude you've been carrying around, especially as you've so far done nothing to warrant it, may have been putting people off.

Do a great job at a less glamourous agency and you'll soon get noticed elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Well said, and I second your advice of taking a job if offered.

Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

02:01 - please give an example of how the boys have been carrying a 'slightly superior attitude'.

Anonymous said...

2:16

By suggesting they were only willing to work in certain ATL agencies. Which in turn suggests that they perhaps thought they were above working in lesser agencies.

Beggars, even slightly superior ones, can't be choosers.

Gordon Comstock said...

@11.29

I just thought maybe they were trapped by their self-definition. If you don't define yourself, other people will.

As Dave Trott seems to never ever grow tired of saying "junior" is s state of mind.

Anonymous said...

02:34 - This is nonsense. If you're not going to aim high when you first start out, then what's the point? Your first job is very important, what's the point of taking a job somewhere shite - you'll be stuck there forever. Anyway, you still haven't given an example of where they've displayed such 'superiority'...I know them well, and they are probably the most guys I've met in the industry.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^(the missing word is 'humble')

Wal said...

@1.06 - we ve met some people from AR at cream and saw them a bit later on with our work. and then they called us, as LIZH also put us forward for it.

Anonymous said...

3:47

Get your big pants out of their twist.

Of course your first job is important, it's a foot in the door. So you should take one wherever you can. Cool, aim high, but if it's not working out you have to be willing to compromise The guys could have spent the last two years gaining valuable agency experience rather two years on the dole. They could have been on their second or third job at a better agency by now.

As for being stuck somewhere shite, well if you yourself are shit then the chances are you'll get stuck there - if you're not you'll prove yourself and get the chance to move on. That's how this industry works.

And i did give you an example, you can't just ignore it, you have to refute it. That's how arguments work.

Anonymous said...

3:47

Get your big pants out of their twist.

Of course your first job is important, it's a foot in the door. So you should take one wherever you can. Cool, aim high, but if it's not working out you have to be willing to compromise The guys could have spent the last two years gaining valuable agency experience rather two years on the dole. They could have been on their second or third job at a better agency by now.

As for being stuck somewhere shite, well if you yourself are shit then the chances are you'll get stuck there - if you're not you'll prove yourself and get the chance to move on. That's how this industry works.

And i did give you an example, you can't just ignore it, you have to refute it. That's how arguments work.

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José said...

Congrats mate! Glad to hear that you are doing well. Smash it. ;)

barry said...

Congrats guys. Great shop.

]-[appy Thought said...

Agency Republic is a demanding place to work. Nice one on getting stuff out guys.

Anonymous said...

They haven't got stuff out yet Matt, it's with the client!!!

That's often the messy bit, things can change and work may not ever see the light of day after reaching 'the client'

Let us know when your work does go live though Jai/Wal. Will be good to see.

Whathehelle Fontenelle said...

Well done you lot good to hear all things are going well for you after your stint at WK, you lot are great.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and good luck!

from a friend at Wiedens