Saturday, August 22, 2009

Whatever happened to the Golden Rule?

Yesterday was not a good day. 

We found out that my client, BevMo!, is looking at other agency's. And we are not a contender. Clients change agency's. I knew this might happen - there were signs. So I wasn't completely shocked. But the way we found out was shocking and disappointing. My boss, the President of our agency, got a message from on her Twitter account.

Yes, we found out from Twitter. "BevMo Eyes Three Shops."


It was liked getting sucker punched.

It seriously took me all morning to get over the shock.

I'm not exactly sure what it means for me or the agency.  There is usually a transition period. I'm sure we'll learn more next week. It's definitely time for me to get the resume out there again - in a big way.

This experience reminds me of the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Hmmm. 

If I ever work on the client side again ,which I hope I do, and want to switch agency's, I am going to have the guts to tell them before they read about it with the rest of the world on Twitter.

You can count on that.


  1. Ooooh, Kris, I'm so sorry to hear that! And the way you found out really stinks. Good luck with everything in the coming weeks. Sending good thoughts your way...

  2. Sorry Kris to hear this. I really loved working with you and am sad to read that we won't be working together again with BevMo! I truly hope our paths cross again. Good luck in the future and feel free to use me as a reference if it can help.

    Rob Jensen

  3. I believe your first ad agency boss told you that eventually you'll win and lose accounts for all the right and wrong reasons. Not a very class bunch at BevMo, to say the least, but another door will open....



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