Day 249

Did you know Campbell Mithun has their own tower? Pretty snazzy, right?

I’m thrilled to be working here for a variety of reasons. And after a few days on the job, I can officially say this place has lived up to each and every one of my expectations. Although, I'll admit being back in a large agency is taking some getting used to. The team I’m sitting with consists of absolutely amazing individuals and it fills me with anticipation for what the next few weeks will hold. For those of you who don’t know, Campbell Mithun is home to a pretty outstanding client roster too. They do work for the likes of Popeye’s, (Cleveland's own) Key Bank and Land O’Lakes, who I’ll be focusing on for most of my time here.

More importantly though… the music is back! After three months of fending for myself, I’m finally in another office that uses music to set the mood. I was starting to wonder if the whole “office music” thing was just on the east coast, but Campbell Mithun has changed all that with an eclectic mix of jams to brighten each day. The space itself is pretty awesome too. Although a bit more modern, it reminds me a lot of the fictitious Sterling Cooper office. As you wander around the various floors CM calls home, you’ll find brightly colored accents, beautiful murals and a plethora of posters, knick-knacks and comfy couches. I’d imagine this is what most people think of when they try to picture an advertising agency.

I’ve also had a busy week outside of the office, having lined up future lunch meetings with great people from the likes of Egg Music, Colle+McVoy and 5ive. I always love meeting new people, because it gives me a chance to tell them about the project and hear, firsthand, what it’s like living here. Thankfully, everyone I've met here so far has been nice, genuine and very personable. I haven’t even been here a week and I’ve already got a whole page of recommendations I need to visit before I hit the road. I also learned about the wonder that is the ‘Juicy Lucy’. I don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you what it is, so here’s the Wikipedia entry on it. Pretty amazing, right?

On a side note… Guardians of the Galaxy? I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect movie. A+!

-Steve-