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anyone ever interned here?
anyone know much about this place?
please no links to the ebay auction or "interns" music video
I heard it was like this, if you're into that type of stuff. Cool.
"meat market" for the machine?
Their reputation is tarnished for life!
*Interns know not to apply their, what crying shame.
* Except for whitewolf
i'm calling BS, i think it would be great
Yeah I know some former and current peeps there. The bottom line is that you will work very very long hours in an intense and exciting environment, but will most likely be able to tout a pretty awesome book of work.
If you're young, in your early 20s with no real commitments or family, and can pick up to move to CO, then maybe it's for you.
If you want your own time outside of work, or if you have a family, it's probably not.
Had a close friend of mine intern there. Basically what harlequino described above.
It's essentially a sweatshop with long, long long long long hours. Although in all honesty i was kinda disappointed that he wasn't able to walk away with more filler for his folio. He was a gear-in-a-cog type thing.
Also, it's advertising at it's worst, which is the antithesis of my existence.
But if that's your thing then good luck.
hmmmm.... hotshop creative agencies seem to have a creative lifespan, then... something else takes over.... either they become factories, get bought, or split up and go small creative boutique.... It seems CP+B has gone factory, but I'm not sure...
One thing they were good at was getting clients to actually do outrageous stuff, that's a skill that's really, really worth learning, if they still can do that.... being a production monkey may be too far away from that, but being on a bunch of creative pitches can really, really change the way you think about how to get clients and how to sell your crazy ideas....
I once worked at a cool creative shop, had no idea how lucky I was till I worked elsewhere... but the cool shop got bought and people split off to start their own boutique agencies...
I'm waiting for somebody inside CP+B to write a book like "Where the Suckers Moon" .... which was written in the 90's about Weiden Kennedy, it's a great insight into the total seat-of-the-pants pitch moment that takes over an agency trying to get a pitch, then the campaign....
ok lets put it this way.
Vector Marketing (cutco knives)
or C P + B?
Last I heard they laid 50 people off - not sure they're hiring fulltime?
Had a friend, sweetest girl, that worked/interned there and she had nothing but bad experiences and things to tell. All the seniors were arrogant pricks, juniors and youngsters were too busy trying to be cool and she had no life on weekends or nights since she would be called to work at random hours. Mind you, this is the Miami office... she also mentioned the real work is done up in CO...
...well, if you put it that way.. Slices! Dices! Order by Midnight Tonight! (70's Ronco Ads come to mind) ..... but seriously, I'd apply and check the gut feeling you get from the actual people at CP+B who you meet and your tolerance for the possibiity of being low on the totem pole surrounded by egos while grinding out print ads from a template....
sometimes great folio and sane environment are opposites.... but good folio often comes from a small agency, or a renegade campaign from a big one, usually done for a pro-bono client....
Seriously these days, I'm not so sure CP+B on the resume has the same heft it did in the past?
I know they do great work, but I couldn't "stomach" working on Burger King where the creative brief must say: "Get the dumbest Americans even fatter."
You also have to ask yourself if you want to work at an advertising agency when the world is increasingly turning away from traditional advertising. By the end, your portfolio is going to be mainly full of ads.
my best work experiences were at the smallest unknown (aka "not famous") agencies. still interesting projects, but minus the ego's and "kids bein' kewl"-rubbish...
all the big agencies with name are like that.
"the world is increasingly turning away from traditional advertising"
that is interesting. source? i'd love this use this fact with clients.. :)
janne, and a smaller shop actually gives you the opportunity to leave your mark, make your accomplishments visible. That's next to impossible in a big agency.
That's how Bogusky started out, he was a designer that rose to AD in a small little shop in Florida called Crispin Porter.