Feed The Agency Troops And They’ll Be Hungry To Work

Anyone who’s spent time in agency life has seen the foosball tables, video games, dart boards, and beer carts that agencies deploy to keep people happy.

But what about the eats? Copywriter Deanna Director is chronicling the agency edibles over at Hungry Creatives.

Agency folks are invited to submit their agency’s offerings. But is offering free food — not just snacks, but brought-in lunches and dinners — a sneaky way to keep people at their desks, doing more work? I’ve heard of many admired agencies that routinely bring in dinner because their folks are expected to work late nights.

I always like to get out of the office at lunchtime to clear my head. But then, I’ve never worked at a place that offered more than an occasional Panera bread sandwich or pizza for lunch. Free Diet Cokes, now that’ll keep me going for a while.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.