How long have you been in your job? Two years
Describe the space you work in. My office (there are no cubicles at
Brogan) faces north, looking out on Detroit's New Center neighborhood.
It consists mostly of apartment buildings from the 1920s and streets of
stately brick houses built long ago for the bigwigs at General Motors.
Our offices are on the 19th floor, so on a clear day, I can see the
skyscrapers in Southfield (a Detroit suburb) and the Pontiac Silverdome
20 miles away.
Do you socialize with your colleagues? Absolutely. We go out in a group
for the usual Friday night drink, and several Broganites are good
friends of mine. Our biggest social outing each year is the out-of-town
"mystery trip," a four-day company-paid vacation for the whole agency.
Last year's trip was to London.
Who is the smartest person you work with? Kelly Major. She's a master
marketing strategist. In fact, we call her our "brain on a Chain." She
has worked as a strategist for Andersen Consulting and CSC Index, as
well as for the Kmart.
How comfortable are your offices? Our offices are quite comfy, thanks to
our casual environment and Aeron chairs. It's a very pleasant place to
work, though Marcie (Brogan, managing director) does like to blast the
air conditioning. Summer visitors to Brogan are encouraged to bring a
And the worst thing? Marcie summoning us to agency meetings by singing
The Star Spangled Banner.
What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Cutting myself
fairly badly on my second day here. I was helping the creative
department mat some storyboards when I got careless with the X-Acto
knife. Imagine our art director's surprise when she looked over to see
the new intern bleeding all over the mat room. I'm still not allowed
near sharp objects.
Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office. We've been able to
keep Maddie and Lucy, our office mascots, despite dirty looks from the
Fisher Building management. Maddie and Lucy are black pugs (the small,
wrinkly dogs you see on greeting cards).
Number of people in PR dept: 30
Address: 3011 West Grand Blvd., 19th floor, Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 874-8555
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