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Access v. Saatchi & Saatchi

A lot of people wonder about the life of an ad agency employee, even those who actually work at an agency. So much so, that a Saatchi copywriter asked his colleagues a series of questions resulting in a hilarious infographic. This led us to wonder, how does Access compare? Survey says…

What time do you wake up?

The average wakeup time is 6:05am, with 4:15am being the earliest and 7:00am being the latest.

How do you get to work?

Everyone drives his or her own car to work, with the exception of Dawn who works from home and only needs to walk downstairs.

What do you do for lunch?

45% take out and 55% bring in lunch.

When not working, what websites do you surf?

Not surprisingly, Facebook was the most popular response with news sites coming in at a close second.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Answers ranged from Internet sites like Pinterest, Designspiration and Smashing Magazine, to magazines like Adweek. Music, travel, movies, family, coworkers and “sheer panic” were also noted as sources of inspiration.

Where would you work if not in advertising?

  • Teacher x2
  • Game show host
  • Legal
  • Lego Master Builder
  • A screen-printing sweatshop, or my garage
  • Investing in and managing properties
  • Probably radio
  • Architecture
  • A winery

What’s your poison?

50% of the office claimed some sort of alcohol as their poison with another 18% declaring chocolate. Other poisons included Diet Coke, baseball cards, sleep, cigarettes, Xbox and coffee. 

If you were an animal, what would you be?

27% of the office would want to be dog with the same amount wanting to be a cat. One person wanted to be a pampered house pet with no canine or feline preference. Other answers included a beluga whale, owl, field mouse, and liger.

What is your favorite color?

36% favored purple and another 27% favored green. Here at Access we don’t buy into the proclamation that black is not a color, as two people cited black. Notable mentions: blue and “P 121-8 U.”

What is your favorite music style?

  • Pop x2
  • 90’s Alt. Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Alternative
  • Classic Rock
  • Stoner/ Desert Rock
  • Alternative
  • Rock
  • Coffee House

How many times a day do you go to the toilet?

Apparently there is something in Roanoke’s water, 100% of Access goes to the restroom more than four times a day.

What’s your desktop picture?

The beach was a popular background, with two respondents having an ocean background and one additional person having “my dad and I at the beach.”

Other answers:

  • Rakeem Cato (sports figure)
  • My boyfriend stabbing a pumpkin
  • My son
  • Flowers
  • Canons
  • An illustration of milkman and his battle kat
  • Standard gray Mac background


Check out BBR Saatchi & Saatchi’s answers to the same questions below:



Topics: Agency Life