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While we’re launching the Kennedys for the first time in the UK, it has been running for five years at W+K Amsterdam. Christopher Cryer is a copywriter and former Kennedy who arrived at the Amsterdam office by way of the UK. In the latest instalment of our interview series with ex-Kennedys, Chris shares some special moments from his time as a member of the Class of ‘15.
1. What were your impressions after a week here in the program?
Chris: How am I going to explain to my grandparents what I do here? They’re going to ask.
2. What was your favourite piece of work you produced here?
Chris: A short story that three of us wrote about balloons. And a Nike campaign for the Middle East.
3. What was the most memorable thing that you guys did in The Kennedys house?
Chris: I second Andy’s motion - it’s the indoor velodrome.
But a close second was the drunken midnight rescue of our stolen flamingo from our downstairs neighbours. They’d left it on their patio, so we used a rope to lasso its neck and haul it back up to our balcony. It was a beautiful moment full of teamwork and inebriation.
4. What was the most surprising thing you learned about yourself while working as a Kennedy?
Chris: I’m a lot more comfortable at nude sauna festivals than I had previously thought.
5. What are you working on now?
Chris: Warning people about the impending dystopian nightmare that humanity faces, under the guise of promoting a computer game.
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