This week The Foundry have been thrust in to the world of account management; learning the ins-and-outs and dos- and-don’ts of the account side of the business. The week began with a nice ’n’ early 8:00am breakfast meeting where the Head of Client Services shared with us his ‘bible to account handling’ (With eggs and bacon provided to help us ease in to the morning). With our account management heads on, we spent much of the week training and meeting important folk to really learn the nuts and bolts of the job; not forgetting another trip to McDonald’s to help out on an emergency test shoot.
On Wednesday we ventured outside of West Kensington and spent the day learning about advertising regulations with Clearcast in Russell Square (which mainly consisted of watching banned ads!) The day gave us the opportunity to mingle with other agency grads such as McCann and 18 Feet & Rising to name a few; and after a few light beers at lunch, people’s ability to judge the appropriateness of Kerry Katona sponsoring pay day loans certainly became skewed.
The week was rounded up with a pep talk from Leo Love (the charity hub within Leo’s where employees are encouraged to take time out of their hectic schedule to get involved in a project) and another session focused on ‘giving feedback’ by the feisty Louise Wall – all in all another successful week at The Foundry!