I don’t know Tait personally, but I can’t help pausing to question the contents of his Tweet, for said contents could be offensive to Portlanders who might not like Tait’s “remote corner” assertion, true though it may be.
I also question why Tait and team are not looking closer to home. Portland is notorious for attracting (and producing) talented people of all sorts, tech talent included. Could it be that W+K’s recruiters have already looked under every local tree? No. I’m pretty sure the thought is if there’s quality talent right outside W+K’s door, they’d know about it.
But they don’t know, because W+K’s recruiters do the creative directors’ bidding and neither recruiter nor creative director travels in local circles. W+K is in Portland, but not of Portland. If you want a job there, or a freelance gig, you need to go through Cannes first.