Alex Crowe

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A tale of two clients

In Deadlines, New clients, Telecommuting, Websites on February 5, 2016 at 9:30 am

January 2016 has been a good month for new clients – at both ends of the stressful spectrum.

A few weeks ago, I was asked to do some work for a London agency that’s on everyone’s one-to-watch list. I got the call on a Thursday and punted some lines to them by the time they got into work on Friday – one advantage of living in a slightly different time zone. The Creative Director asked to see some more lines – so I did some more. By 4pm, he hadn’t seen anything that he really loved.

As is often the case, there was a lot riding on the job – and it was going the national press. I casually asked when the deadline was: The end of that day.

I met the deadline with over an hour to spare.

A couple of days later, I was put in touch with someone who needed a new website. They had written some text but had gone as far as they could go. After a Skype call where we established that we were pretty much a perfect match, they trusted me to polish their words, add some of my own, and build the site in WordPress.

The site launches today – it’s about getting rid of stress, among other things – and looks like this.

Vale de Torre retreat website

All the news: New year, new client, new WordPress theme, new website.

If you know anyone that needs my help with anything, you know where to find me.

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Global, personal overnight delivery now available

In Communication, Technology, Telecommuting on May 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm

For the last few years, I have been using a well-travelled, much loved MacBook Pro, held together by sticky tape, with a non-functioning right arrow and camera. A few weeks ago, this wonderful machine was struck by lightning and died.

On the surface, this was a very sad and inconvenient thing. But I was able to borrow an iMac from a friend for a few days, and am now sitting in front of a replacement machine with everything the ethical copywriter could possibly want (except a guarantee that it will be easy to upgrade and recycled fully at the end of its working life).

Most important of all, with a functioning camera, I can now offer something I’ve been wanting to for many years: Global, personal overnight delivery.

So if you’re just about to leave your office in San Francisco, or Sydney, or some other exotic location, and an important client drops an urgent brief on your desk, you can call me in. By the time you get back the following morning, the work will be waiting for you and I can talk you through it, facetime to facetime.

If you need concepts, don’t worry. I am fortunate enough to know at least two of the best art directors on the planet.