As many of you already know, I am leaving my current company to pursue my career somewhere else. Yes, finally I am landed myself in a non pharmaceutical company! And I am very happy and excited about my new career path. But I am not gonna write about it here. What I want to write here is about the farewell dinner that I just had tonight with IRIS Team.
IRIS is the new appointed agency in the company that I just left. And I really really really like working with them (despite of the fee and very high production fee, IRIS is in my opinion is much better agency compared to others). The creative and brand planner are very smart and creative, yet… they know how to accommodate the client needs. Something that some creative team from other agency lack of: the sense of business. I also like the client service team because they are very accommodative with our concerns.
Knowing that I am leaving, the IRIS team invited me for a farewell dinner. Bobby, the client service director kept telling me it would be a simple dinner only. But yeah… I don’t mind simple dinner. The fact that they set up a dinner was already extraordinary for me. I don’t know if it’s common or not… but in my entire career life, I had never had an agency that set up a farewell dinner for me. I feel very very very special. So tonight we had dinner at Good Diners, SCBD. And I had so much fun with Bams, Bennet, Indah, and Bobby. Some of the creative team could not make it because they had some sudden work to do. We ate yummy dinner, shared stories, and laughed and laughed and laughed. Again, it was FUN.
After the dinner, on my way back to my house, I was being reminded on one more principle that (I think) works not only in the personal context, but also in business. And it’s about the little genuine personal touch that you add in the relationship. What IRIS did tonight was more than just a farewell dinner for me. It was a nice gesture of genuine appreciation and I do hope it’s a start of new friendship (like a few other friendship that I have developed along the way of my career). I am learning something tonight and I just hope that I will remember this learning for every relationship that I have now and in the future,
I dedicated my writing tonight for the IRIS Team who had helped me in past few months for the new campaign. It is very nice working with you guys and I hope our path cross again in the future. Thank you so much for everything. Good luck with my baby (read: brand). You will be missed!