The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Planners On Parole …
August 13, 2015, 6:10 am
Filed under: Planning

Imagine you have been imprisoned for a crime you haven’t committed.

Imagine you’re sentenced to hard labour in a place that will test you to the limit.

Imagine you have to answer to a tyrant bastard who is committed to making your life hell.

Now you can understand what it is like to be Leon.

And who is Leon, I hear you cry?

Well he is one of my wonderful and talented planning colleagues.

He is also the person who featured in my April Fool method planning post a few years ago.

Anyway the reason for this post is that after 4+ years working with me, he is being freed from my clutches.

Better than that, he’s being freed so he can help our NY office on a few things for a few months.

Lucky sod.

Except he’s not.

He’s worked like a bastard … and to see his rise from intern to international planner makes me very proud and happy.

He’s smart, sharp and full of energy and passion for great creative work.

Those would be great traits in any planner, but for someone from China – a country that promotes ‘group acceptance’ and ‘safe expression’, it means he is a rare breed which is why I’m very excited to see what he does and what he learns while he’s over there.

So go be ace Leon and do what you do best, but don’t forget … you’re back in 3 months so don’t slag me off too much. Though, given the photos I chose to use for this post, I accept it will be hard not to.

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if leon goes back after hes managed to get away hes a fucking idiot.

Comment by andy@cynic

He’s got a cast-iron case for claiming asylum.

Comment by John

mental asylum.

Comment by andy@cynic

i bet you made him shave his fucking head to not feel such a slap head twat. didnt work did it.

Comment by andy@cynic

He’s aged twenty years in four.

Comment by John


Comment by DH

Word of advice Leon. When you get to immigration, don’t say you worked with Rob or they’ll never let you in.

Comment by DH

What if Leon is loyal to Rob and has been sent here to do Campbell’s evil?

Comment by Billy Whizz

That’s frightening. Leon could be the terminator from the advertising future, sent to destroy us all with his planning chat. But as he would be sent by Rob, it would be the advertising past.

Comment by DH

He’ll be back.

Comment by John

Has anyone seen the latest terminator movie? I don’t know why I was expecting anything different, but it was awful.

Comment by Pete

I quite like this idea. I have 24 hours to make it happen. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Comment by Rob

And of course it was awful Pete. What were you thinking???

Comment by Rob

Congratulations Leon. For a Chinese planner to be pulled to NYC to help one of the best agencies in the world work on their very American client list shows how talented you must be. Enjoy every second. I miss that amazing city.

Comment by George

I agree. Please tell me he’s working on Jordan. That would be brilliant.

Comment by Pete

Wait till Trump hears we’re importing the Chinese to take over American jobs.

Comment by Billy Whizz

That kind-of makes it extra great he’s going over. I’d love to piss Donald off. And funnily enough Pete, he is going to be working on the mighty J, amongst a couple of other things. China is coming.

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Comment by Pete

Thanks Rob. Thanks all for your kind (and wise) words in the comments. I will bring method planning to the States and hopefully get to con more people.

Comment by Leon

I’ve taught you well.

Comment by Rob

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