Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lions are expensive when you're out of work (does £580 include the shipping?)

Most industry types are working. Some lucky thousands are hungover at Cannes. And I've got to go pick up my daughter after lunch. So I'll try and keep this brief.

I just won a Bronze Lion for an outdoor campaign.

Which is great. Steve, my ex-partner, called from the agency to let me know.

Because, well... I don't work there any more.

Anyhow, I would like to show my kids what this bronze lion is. I hope they're not disappointed. They think it is soft and interactive like a Webkinz, even though i said it's not.

One thing, they think it is odd that you have to buy a trophy you've won. It isn't that way in tee-ball after school.

I mean, I might not have to buy it myself. Heck, maybe someone from the agency will call and say that one is in the mail. But, as it's turned out, I think I should start raising the money myself.

That's the kind of guy I am: self-starting, take initiative, keep the ball rolling.

Now, I don't need much of a donation. Just a few bucks here and there. Sort of like if you bought me a drink if I was in Cannes beside you, rather than at home playing wooden blocks with my daughter.

It won't be tax deductible. I can't even offer you a real receipt. I mean, I can write one up but I don't know if the finance people would consider it legit.

But you can send me an email and i'll send you my address.

Yikes, I'm late.

Oh, and if you want a writer, I've got time to talk. I'll just get Mary to look after Nora full-time again.


Sean Gallagher

(If you're in Capetown, AU or NZ, I'll have to call you collect.)


Xarape said...

Hey, why don't you post an image of the awarded ad?

Anonymous said...



BY THE WAY,,i know why u dont have a job, BE MORE CREATIVE ,......a blog asking money? u can do better than that son.

Ramakrishnan said...

so r u working or not?

How did u come about becoming an ex employee of the agency. which agency is it and wats the award all about? Why dont you post the creative

Anonymous said...

Hey - I actually just had the same thing happen to me too. I just won a Gold and Silver Lion for this VERB work I was on.

But I have also since left my agency for another job and won't be getting the actual statues. Bummer.

I highly doubt people are going to give us money to buy them. But it did give me an idea for a possible profit-making venture. Give me a shout if you're interested in hearing my idea.