Friday, January 28, 2011

Little Room

I had dinner last night and meetings this morning with some good folks at Saatchi & Saatchi here in London. We'll be partnering with them and gratefully utilizing their network of offices in order to execute our Milka creative in Eastern Europe.

Speaking of offices, the CPB office in London is just a little room on the 3rd (or is it the 4th?) floor of a building in central London, overlooking Smithfield Market, which is a meat market that's been around for about a bagillion years. There are a lot more people working in there than there were a month ago - more desks, all placed together to appear as blocks of large tables, more chairs, and more computers sucking up the underwhelming internet connection we have there. It's loud and overcrowded and there's no privacy and we call it "the call center."

But our little group, especially the team working on the global Milka business, is part of something special. We're the beginning of an important chapter in the book of the history of creative marketing agencies and we're pioneering CPB's larger, more significant presence in London, Europe and the world. We'll be in a bigger office soon, i hope by the end of April. It won't be lavish, but we'll feel like relative royalty.

This little video is pretty much about that.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jaime in London (new blog to follow)

If you know we're in London for several months, you may be wondering "where are all the blog posts about London?" The answer is that Jaime's taking care of that. With time on her hands while I'm at work, she can explore whatever she wants in the city and report back on her new "Jaime in London" blog. She's been doing a really good job at providing almost daily updates with the inside scoop on places she/we have visited, or just life at our temporary home here in Shoreditch (east central London). You can follow her here:

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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Sonic Manipulator

I had heard about this guy from some people who saw him at my agency's Swedish office's holiday party. Then Jaime and I stumbled upon him on Portobello Rd. here in London.

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Friday, January 21, 2011


I exist my building every single day.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kung Food

I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen a Chinese takeout place called this until now. I like it.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Jaime keeps a blog about her daily experiences as an American in London. Yesterday she bought an old English cookbook. I flipped through and this is the first page that opened.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

oh goody.

According to, Ad Account Executive is #106 out of the best 200 jobs of 2011. Right there in between Cashier ($18K/year) and Vending Machine Repairman ($30K/year).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Things I swore happened in 2010

The pop-journalists all labeled 2010 as a tough year, and one to forget. I feel incredibly blessed and lucky to look back on 2010 as a great year where I accomplished pretty much all my goals and then some. My tough times are ahead, I can feel it. I'm just assuming it'll hit me like a ton of bricks someday, but for now, I'm just grateful in my retrospection.

In 2010:
- Probably the most fun day of lift accessed snowboarding in my life, with Dave Adamusko after a powder dump at Park City. Also, Ian and my mom came out to Colorado to ski last winter.
- I launched some great work including, but not limited to a TV campaign for the new Windows Phone OS.
- Turned down a couple job offers because I love where I live and work right now. (Of course more thought goes into these decisions, but that's what i boils down to, which leads to more feelings of gratitude.)
- Went to Munich and Paris for work in May.
- Produced a new EP of original music - "The Thin of Thick Things," available on iTunes, Amazon, my website, and other places. Really proud of this one.
- Put on a really fun CD release show at the Laughing Goat in downtown Boulder, as well as played other great shows and sets in Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Pennsylvania. Also met some great songwriters and musicians and made new friends at the three-day Durango Songwriter's Expo in October.
- Went golfing more in 2010 than I did the previous 7 years combined.
- Did some great hiking, camping and backpacking in Colorado, including a 5 day trip with BSA Troop 264 and a jam packed Colorado adventure with my brothers Daniel and Ian when came out in August.
- Was promoted to Content Supervisor (aka Account Supervisor) at work, before I thought I might be.
- Had a great time with my family in Doylestown, PA over Christmas.

Now Jaime and I are packed and off to London tomorrow afternoon. Non-stop from Denver to Heathrow. Another small chapter of our lives about to unfold. Although I'm looking forward to it, I'm looking forward to coming back to my home and dog in Colorado as well, and I haven't even left yet.


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