What a massive personal honour to have been included in the BIMA Hot 100 this year. It’s clearly a mistake.
Or I’ve been Punk’d.
I have to hide my face behind my hands when I look at the 99 people I am standing beside on the list.
I don’t deserve the placement at all. I’ve simply been lucky enough (and hard working / mildly talented enough) to earn the position of steering the Realise ship in a steady direction (up and up) for the last 5 or 6 years.
These lists always make me laugh a little. If agency life is one thing, it’s all about the team and not the individual. It’s about rolling up your sleeves, mucking in together, laughing and crying through the pace and pressure, the highs and lows, and doing it knowing you can count on the person beside you every step of the way.
In this respect I’m proud to see the Realise name on the list. Because that team is smoking hot.