Wieden & Kennedy goes to Finland, blogs about it
You're a London ad-agency executive, and you get to tag along on a trip to Nokialand in Espoo, Finland, for the latest brief in a $120 million global ad-agency search. What else are you going to do but blog about it? "Welcome to Optimism" is a Wieden & Kennedy blog about life inside the London venue, and gosh darnit if they don't make the brief seem like a jovial afternoon's tea. Sure, W&K may have taken the meeting alongside BBH, DDB, JWT, Mother and "a WPP combo team billed as Bates/Grey/ Y&R/RKCR" (if that name isn't a sign of the future, we don't know what is), but the photos and commentary make it look more like a boys' school field trip than a cutthroat competition.
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