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The Annoying Prick Who Keeps Being An Annoying Prick …

When I left Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, I wanted to do something that was a mix of mischief and love.

OK, mainly mischief.

So I had 600 stickers [like the the one above] and hid them throughout the newly refurbished office, Nike GCHQ, restaurant and bars near the office and – just because I was spending so much time there – Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo.

I have to say, hiding that many stickers can be quite difficult, but it forced me to get very creative with it … which is why for months afterwards, people would message me to say they had found one in the most unlikely of places.

Apparently all this tomfoolery really, really pissed someone off there – which, I must admit, made me smile for a whole host of reasons – and they went through the office trying desperately to find and destroy all the stickers they could find.

Well, a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine – who had helped with the hiding – sent me the above photo.

Yep, it’s one of the stickers we placed.

Yep, it’s one of quite a few they still haven’t found.

Which makes me so, so happy.

Not just because if the person it annoyed so much finds out there’s still some there, they’ll not sleep for the feeling I got one over on them … but because after 3 years since I left, it surely means I qualify as the official cockroach of Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai. Which would be wonderful, because I loved every second of my time there.


22 Comments

As long as this post is about you and not Trump, I can deal with it.

Comment by Bazza

Sadly I think Trump will be hanging around just as long. President or not.

Comment by George

Except Trump wants to stick around to cause destruction not good natured cheekiness.

Comment by Pete

For some reason, reading how excited you are about your immaturity makes me feel everything is ok.

Comment by Bazza

Otis is going to deliver his dad some wonderful karma when he’s older.

Comment by Pete

Oh he’s already warming me up for the major karma revenge.

Comment by Rob

This has to be the best value for money you’ve ever spent on something. Surely?

Comment by George

Definitely better than his cup that tells him what he’s drinking. (yes Rob, you never received it. I remember.)

Comment by Pete

That bloody cup that I never ending up receiving.

Comment by Rob

So you bought it but never got it? So that means it was the least value for money item you’ve ever bought.

Comment by Bazza

Yep. On bloody kickstarter and got nothing. Wasn’t the only item that happened to me either so to answer the second part of your statement – no, it’s still not the least value for money item I’ve bought. Hahaha.

Comment by Rob

You’ve seen the stuff he buys Bazza, a cup that delivered him zero value is far from his worst value for money purchase.

Comment by John

the worst return on investment i ever had was starting a company with campbell. i did all the work. i made us all the fucking cash but he still ended up with more than me. prick.

Comment by andy@cynic

Is Rob the Bernie Madoff of adland?

Comment by DH

benny fucking hill.

Comment by andy@cynic

Undoubtedly.

Comment by Rob

Wouldn’t it have been simpler for your nemesis to have the company move to new offices?

Comment by John

Not after WK had just spent a fortune on refurbishing the office.

Comment by Rob

youre a daddy longlegs of cockroach campbell. poisonous as fuck but unable to do any fucking real damage beyond being annoying as fuck.

Comment by andy@cynic

This may be the best comment in the history of this blog.

Comment by DH

Given in an earlier comment on this post you say I fucked you over financially … maybe my poison is very effective, just in a different sort of way?

Comment by Rob

Is that a mic drop I hear?

Comment by Bazza




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