GYPSIES TRAMPS + THIEVES NOT CONSIDERED FOR GLOBAL NETWORK OF THE YEAR FOR 3RD YEAR IN A ROW. MUCH LESS BEING NAMED.
NEW YORK, NY - For the 3rd year in a row of its existence, super small agency Gypsies Tramps + Thieves of the United States was nowhere close to being considered for Global Network of the Year honors at this past summer's International Cannes Advertising Festival. That prestigious title went to BBDO for the 6th year in a row. While BBDO's client roster is over 1,000 deep in 500 countries, relatively little known and smaller agency GTT's (which at least does have its own all-caps initials) client roster consists of several hundred less than 1,000 (more accurately approaching 1,000) and offices span only 1 single country. In fact, "offices" is singular. And by singular, it means WeWork.
Founder/Creative Director of GTT, Mark Abellera, nonetheless remains optimistic about his chances of one day being on the stage to receive the Global Network of the Year Award in Cannes someday. "It is my dream to one day be at the head of a gigantic conglomerate of various different agencies in various different countries speaking various different languages serving various different bagels for Bagel Thursday." Abellera went on to come back down to Earth and say, "But really, what are the chances of that ever really-realistically happening when we don't even have a softball team yet?" He then took a bite out of a bagel he had to purchase from a street cart vendor because his agency has yet to conceive of "Bagel Thursday".
GTT staff were absent from the awards ceremony in the South of France. Mainly, because plane tickets were insanely expensive. And they weren't invited.
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Gypsies Tramps + Thieves is a small NYC based agency with offices not all over the world. This does not mean, however, that their ideas aren't big. It also allows for similar sized clients to not get lost in the shuffle, mainly because there aren't enough cards to shuffle yet. This results in very close relationships and communications, close personal attention, and many other benefits that could be described as "close". A nice sized manageable ecosystem like this allows Gypsies Tramps + Thieves to work however they need to for and with clients. Current clients include Argosy University and Dailola Granola. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.