Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Scamp Is Off To California Tomorrow

It's partly a family holiday, but I'm also having a couple of interviews - one in L.A. and one in San Francisco.

If anyone has worked in both the U.S. and the U.K., I'd love to know how agency life compares.


Rob @ Cynic said...

Hi Mate ...

Yep, worked in both places [HHCL / Crispin's amongst a few others] and had a great time.

Saying that, it was 100% down to the agency because they attracted the right sort of client who wanted our sort of work [rather than being pro-bland!]

Otherwise it's tough to go Stateside, because US clients tend to be very, very, very slow on making decisions and you have to sit through craploads of management talk.

So - great experience, some great, great people but alot of it is down to who you're with and what you're working on.


PS: Saying that, there must be some fun in the US as we opened an office there and we have a great time - better than our Asia mob, ha!

Clay Parker Jones said...

Good luck!

I'm a native Californian. (NorCal with a SoCal education) and I hope it lives up to billing. It's a great place, SF especially. Look up the Cafe Trieste in North Beach if you have some time and want a seriously American, seriously caffeinated cappuccino.

I don't know how it goes with clients in the UK, but I'll agree ith Rob and say that the consultant-speak and slow decision-making are big problems.

Anyhow, good luck and I hope you enjoy California. Hope you get a chance to blog while there.

- Clay