> I was approached in July by a hot start-up Vancouver blue-collar company that wanted a website. They asked that I come to Vancouver to present in person. I spent about 10 hours putting it together, flew there, rented a meeting room, pitched my little heart out and we ended up talking an hour longer than the allotted time. Warm shakes all around. Never heard from them again, even after follow-up emails.
> We recently got asked to join an RFP already at the short-list stage, and threw an 18-page response together in half a day to meet their imposed deadline. The business was duly awarded to someone else (the incumbent) and we had to learn that via another unsuccessful agency, a week after the client had emailed them the unfortunate outcome.
> I interviewed a candidate for a job vacancy a few months ago who told me he was indifferent about his current job. I offered him a position at Copeland, but he turned it down after his company offered him more money.
> Our boardroom windows have become a target for seagull shit. They swoop down Broughton and unload just as they pass by our big windows, absolutely plastering them and leaving the wall outside clean.
> I got an email this week from the owner of a production company looking to visit our agency when he was in town (he thought we were in Vancouver). He emailed at least 6 people in our office that I know of.
I feel better for putting it out there.