We are the interns of HEAT Advertising. This is our blog—Intern’Scorner (get it? Intern’s Corner? Intern’Scorner. Hilarious.). We know what you’re probably all thinking right now—“Another company intern blog? What hooey! This is just a cutesy, calculated PR move!” Well, yes and no. Yes, because Intern’Scorner will attempt to give everyone a glimpse what it’s like to be an intern at HEAT and no, because we ain’t all that cute. See for yourselves.
The blog was named Intern’Scorner because we are interns and have scorn for all of those “higher-ups” who constantly overlook and underestimate us. Actually though, we’re incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work at Heat this summer and with this project, we hope share a fresh perspective on the world of advertising with you all.
A little about us (from left to right):
Lawrence is a 20-year-old Northwestern student from Kohler, WI, and the eldest of the HEAT intern bunch. But don’t let his age fool you—he’s still young at heart. His daily routine: wake up, go to school/work, watch the 2009 comedy-drama Julie & Julia, blog about it, go to sleep, repeat.
Charlie is a 17-year-old high school senior from San Francisco, CA. This is his second summer at Heat, and his FIFA-pro reputation precedes him with every new employee he meets. He loves discussing and extolling the virtues of bagels, and also eating them.
Theo is a 17-year-old soon-to-be Wesleyan student from Berkeley, CA and Brooklyn, NY. A self-proclaimed enthusiasm enthusiast, Theo loves creating custom typography and has a deep admiration for soap, showers, and all-around cleanliness. In his spare time, he dances.
Bobby is a 17-year-old high school senior from San Francisco, CA. He loves lazy Sundays, slow games of golf, and the cut-throat ultra-competitive world of advertising. Though he won’t admit it, Bobby has a soft spot for anything by Alanis Morissette. Trust us, we’ve read his diary.
For our first post/project, we thought it’d be fun to share some detailed analytics of HEAT and see what the data we collected says about the agency.
Heat By the Numbers
Full-Time Employees: 47
Full-Time Employees with Alliterative Names: 4
(Anna Askew, Kris Kennedy, Mike McGarry, Steve Stone)
Window Panes: 1,198
Mac Computers: 69
PC Computers: 0
T-Shirt to Collared Shirt Ratio: 3:2
Peanut Butter Pretzels Consumed (avg/day): 134
Tiles on Kitchen Bar Counter: 2,788
Lombardi Trophies: 1
Super Bowl Championships Won: 0
Length of Conference Room Couches: 13’ 6”
Goals Scored in Heat FIFA World Cup (as of Friday 7/8 @11:13 a.m.): 46
Sticks of Gum Currently in the Office: 1,139
Stuffed Goats: 1/2
Super Cool Interns: 4
We’ve sure enjoyed going around and tabulating these numbers and we hope that in the process, we’ve revealed some interesting little tidbits about Heat as an agency. We learned that Heat employees have a great affinity for peanut butter pretzels, animal mounts and Macs, but have never won the Super Bowl. Most of all, we learned that for every employee here, there are at least 50 places for them to sit at any given time.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief glimpse into the unique offices and individuals here at HEAT and that we’ve persuaded you to stick around for the journey ahead.
-The Heat Interns