Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Meet Cocktail

My friend Erin has a pretty sweet gig. I don't think she's been in Switzerland a year yet, and she's already a partner at a start-up ad agency.

This new shop, Cocktail, is housed on the south side of Lake Geneva in a building that is also home to the Geneva Archery Association (apparently the oldest club in the city, dating back to the 1400's). I went to lunch with Erin and her partner Phillipe a couple weeks ago and got to see their place.

Their office is only in part of the building, but it's still a pretty cool place to approach. It's at the end of a long road, and there are large archery targets used for practice on the adjacent lawn. It kind of reminds me of the old offices for Mullen.

As you enter the building, before ascending the stairs to Cocktail's offices you pass a display case which features a couple arrows and the archery association's flag. Proof that of all the ad agencies in the Swiss Romande region, Cocktail is probably the most heavily defended.

Best of luck to Phillipe and Erin. It's nice to know even Geneva can produce some cool shops with some great people behind them.


the medeiros family said...

Are they hiring? I would love to work in those surroundings! :)

Chantal said...

Good luck to them! If they need any freelance English Copywriters, you know where to find me.

Erin E said...

Thanks, Greg! Now that I see that picture, I think we need to add a moat. :)