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An advertising agency is a weird, scary place.

Jessica Weil, Digital Strategy Associate.  Jessica has put her lifetime goal of becoming a Crazy Cat Lady on hold to pursue a career in advertising. When she's not immersed in the world of digital media, she spends her time watching horror movies, reading, and trying to embrace life's absurdities.

It’s always a bummer when a holiday falls on a workday. (And anyone who tries to tell you you’re too old to celebrate Halloween is downright joyless!) But I started thinking about day-to-day life at PJA, and realized that maybe it’s not the worst place to be on October 31. In fact, there are plenty […]

It’s always a bummer when a holiday falls on a workday. (And anyone who tries to tell you you’re too old to celebrate Halloween is downright joyless!) But I started thinking about day-to-day life at PJA, and realized that maybe it’s not the worst place to be on October 31. In fact, there are plenty of things that make an advertising agency a scary, weird, fun – and sometimes gross – place. Perfect for the spirit of Halloween! Let’s take a look at some examples.

Cooking fish in the microwave. Anyone who has walked into an enclosed kitchen after a coworker re-heated last night’s filet knows that the stench can be more vomit-inducing than all of the death scenes in the SAW franchise combined.

Mystery Donuts. Every Thursday we celebrate Donut Day at PJA. The glazed, chocolate-frosted, and cake donuts are always some of the first to go, as you might expect. But every once in a while there are the mystery donuts that nobody even wants to touch, let alone taste. In fact, I think I have an idea what they might be made of. Scary, right?

Dressing up. Halloween isn’t the only day for dressing up when you work at an advertising agency. Whether it’s camouflaging with a bookshelf as part of a pitch, wearing a cowboy hat while strumming a guitar, or donning a beaver costume, we certainly know how to keep things interesting.

A plethora of candy. Judging by the amount of candy we eat, every day is Halloween at PJA. We go trick-or-treating in the kitchen all the time thanks to the massive candy bucket our office manager keeps stocked full of sweets. And the “trick” comes at the end of the month when we open up the cabinet and all that’s left are a few stray 3 Musketeers.

So maybe having to work on Halloween isn’t the worst thing in the world. In the true spirit of the holiday, let’s end this post with something seriously terrifying: a deleted scene from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, captured right in the PJA kitchen.

 

 

1 Response to An advertising agency is a weird, scary place.

  1. Ashley Wallace Jones

    HAHAHA!!! OMG the beaver is priceless!

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