I have been sitting here for two hours. I don't know what to write about. I have nothing to write about. Absolutely nothing. I have been spending the past three weeks sitting around and wondering why no one has come to an agreement. This will be the fourth week of no classes. No work placements. … Continue reading Protest
This week Andrew got a new sweater and I got a new pair of pants. His sweater had a decorative pocket on the arm, and it was real. It was fucking real. Want to know what I was blessed with in my new pants? Back pockets, not front ones, no no; those are for decoration. They … Continue reading How Advertisers Target People with Gender Stereotypes
I have been trying to make my last few posts more professional for you guys. Show you how long I can go without complaining or mentioning my cats. But this week this will not do. It's been a week since I've been to school thanks to the Ontario College Strike. We are pissed off. I'm … Continue reading Complaining, Mostly
My witty friend was forced to start a blog and I think this is going to be the start of something beautiful.
Hello world! Today’s the day I finally decided (or was strongly suggested) to start a “blog”. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Matthew Goudie. Student of advertising, spaghetti enthusiast, Mario Kart champion, and witty meat sack extraordinaire. Either you’re a close friend critiquing my work or you’re a web traveler encountering me by happenstance. Whatever your title, we’re about to take a journey of me. And rather than telling you all about my unique quirky interests, I’m instead going to spice things up and list off all my deep seated insecurities in the form of character flaws.
1) I never consider how any of my decisions will impact my future.
This has definitely come back to haunt me on more than one occasion. It’s a real wonder how I happened to have made it this far. I’m sure the government funding helped. But anyways, the point is: the…
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I hate driving. I have my G1 and I passed driver's ed but never booked my road test. I didn't feel confident enough in my driving skills. I had no motivation because I couldn't afford a car, plus I'd be moving to Ottawa once I started at Algonquin College. I could bus everywhere and Uber if … Continue reading Why Do People Think Self-Driving Cars are a Good Idea
While I found it hard to tear myself away from the great city that is New York, I managed to get myself to a few seminars at Ad Week. Here's what I learned. Liberating the Creative Voice This seminar was all about advertising agencies using influencers to reach their audience. Influencers - whether … Continue reading What I Learned at Ad Week
Wow, these screens are ginormous. Ugh, it smells like hot garbage. Oh, avoid eye contact from the people trying to sell me things. Excuse me, sorry. Damn everything is so big here. I can't stop smiling. Oh, got to cross the road now. Okay, now I can take a selfie! This is what was going … Continue reading Times Square and a Time Change
In less than 24 hours I will be in New York City for Ad Week! I'm so hyped! Since the bus is leaving Algonquin College at 6am tomorrow morning I've decided to stay up all night so I can sleep on the bus; the only downside to this trip is the eight-hour bus ride there. … Continue reading All Aboard the Hype Train
Is it bad that I'm starting to get overwhelmed already? Yeah, that's what I thought. Ever since school started I haven't had a day off - either I'm at school or I'm at work. As is I had to type this on my phone on my way to work this morning. All I wanted to … Continue reading My Balancing Act
Sorry to let you all down, but I have to say I'm not too cynical as a college senior. Yet. So far I'm super excited about all the things I will be learning in my digital marketing class, and I had lots of fun in motion graphics learning how to make GIFS! Also, at the … Continue reading GIFS, Shares, and Purple Hair