Full marks and big congratulations to my buddy Sam who has secured himself a position with TBWA in Dubai.
No teaboy duties and the long, weary crawl up the corporate ladder for our Sam. He goes in straight from Uni as a fully fledged Planner.
Dubai's gain is most certainly the UK's loss.
A lesson I learned from Sam that's stuck with me was as follows.
When describing his disruptive Saatchi baiting antics (much documented elsewhere, so I'll not go into it here again) at a conference we both attended he said:
'When my cv lands on someone's desk, I want them to already know who I am'.
Too bad a UK agency hasn't had the gumption to grab a raw talent.
Best of luck , mate.