What The Sheeps Haters Got For Christmas

John January is stoked. He now owns the ultimate gadget and he has a full stomach.

So everyone at SHS got video iPods as part of our holiday time revelry.Yup. The whole damn agency. We also got hams. Spiral cut, mind you. As thrilled as I was with the iconic gizmo, I must tell you that I was incredibly thankful for that ham when I got home last night after a particularly festive party with particularly free alcoholic beverages. The Managing Partners (that’s what we call the owner types) said the iPod bonus was because they really wanted us to put a focus on the changing trends of communication and entertainment. Maybe they needed to say that for tax purposes. But it was clear they were really rewarding the staff for working so damn hard this year.

What did your workplace cough up for Christmas? Hopefully, not another lump of coal.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.