A different ad company?
I have recently started to consider a career change. Advertising has glamour, recognition and a healthy client budget. I'm not star-struck, I know it's very competitive, and has extremely long hours but there's a certain appeal of working on a brand that you are passionate about and believe you an seriously effect their perceived value.
I'm researching ad companies to find cool start ups/non-stale traditional agencies that are looking to take over the world. (Insert evil laugh here)
Strawberryfrog | New York, Amsterdam ("We don't just want to do ads," McKeon says. "We want to shape culture.")
Leoburnett (I love the website, oh and the ads are great too!)
Taxi (The Toronto branch is amazing and NY is starting up.)
BBDO (The EBay "IT" holiday campaign delivers emotion.)
TBWA Amsterdam, NY, LA & SF office (legendary Apple campaigns and the more recent Adidas campaign).
Fallon| London (They made a great Sony Bravia ad)
Fallon| Minneapolis (The iconic Citibank identity theft ads)
Crispin Porter + Bogusky | Miami Do I even need to explain? (Mini Cooper and Burger King- Masters of integrated campaigns and viral marketing)
Toy | New York (their Oxygen ads are hilariously)