Copywriter, Marty Lawrence lets us know his true thoughts about his first week at muirhoward.
Disclaimer: This is a private account of my first week as a muirhoward employee. All likenesses to those in this account are deliberate and any offence caused is both intentional and premeditated.
Having landed myself at the amazingly super-awesome muirhoward (I definitely wasn’t contractually-obliged to include those adjectives), I was excited to get stuck in and put my word wizardry and grammar Nazism to a much more productive use than tweeting groan-inducing puns on an all-too-frequent basis.
Once the hand shaking and greeting formalities had concluded, I was shown the basic office amenities. Where the kitchen was, the printer, the bathroom, the fridge full of constantly stocked Budweiser, the stationery cupboard, the meeting room, the office Playstation 3 with downloaded Fifa 12. You know, the standard, boring workplace stuff.
Within an hour of being a muirhoward employee, the Gaffer (Ken- The ‘Muir’ of muirhoward) enthusiastically thrust a brief under my nose, narrowly avoiding a potentially lethal paper cut and an impending lawsuit. Fellow internee Robin and I got straight to work, writing scamps and mocking-up copy. Or something like that.
Luckily I was introduced to a Mac, which made me an exceptionally happy intern. Many previous jobs left me having to frustratingly deal with a PC so old it made the fax machine look like something Steve Jobs had recently unveiled. If he wasn’t dead of course. Ahem. Moving on…
I spent time getting my head around financial terms and jargon for the first few briefs, and produced, in my opinion, [Warning: Modesty Alert] great copy, which was approved and then sent off to the client. I now consider myself something of a financial expert.
The atmosphere at muirhoward HQ is amazingly relaxed and down-to-earth. Jenny the self-nominated office DJ keeps the bangin’ choons flowing whilst we work, and everyone is making sure I’m getting to grips with everything I should be grappling.
Copy projects consistently flew my way over the entire week, and I didn’t even have time to consider twiddling my thumbs or procrastinating. The people are awesome, the beer is free, the office is fun, the beer is free and I’m happily being kept über busy. I’m definitely going to fit in here.
Did I mention the beer was free?