The advertising business is known for being social, especially when it comes to alcohol. There is no definitive answer to which was the first agency to install a Kegerator in the office. But roam around shops across the world, and you’ll likely find in-house bars, speakeasies and free booze for the taking.
With most everyone in quarantine, subsidized tipples are on hold for the time being. But, according to a Fishbowl survey, agency people don’t have much of a problem knocking ’em back while on the clock.
It was a simple poll question: “Do you ever drink alcohol while working from home?”
Advertising people came out on top, with 49.14% responding yes. Those in consulting and accounting were comparatively Puritanical in comparison, with 38.43% and 39.13% respectively saying that they imbibe while working. Lawyers made a gallant effort to knock advertising off of its perch but came up a little short, with 48.65% replying to the survey question in the affirmative.
Geographically, North Carolina had the highest percentage answering “yes” at 47.7%, followed by Oregon (47.58%), Connecticut (47.41%), Colorado (46.93%) and Washington (46.3%). The overall survey had close to 13,000 respondents, verified on the Fishbowl app, and included companies like Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte, Edelman, Ernst & Young, Google and Nike.
But back to the advertising thing. Interestingly, women in advertising were first in percentages, in all sectors polled, with 50.44% giving a thumbs up to a bit of the drink (47.55% of men were in the “yea” camp).
In terms of roles (with 25 or more responses), the top five that replied yes to the poll were senior art director (63.89%), account manager (63.64%), designer (57.14%), creative director (56.52%) and senior vice president (54.84%). The bottom five were account executive (36.11%), associate director (40%), vice president (40.74%), project manager (43.75%) and director (44.19%).
Fishbowl’s survey was nice and everything, but AgencySpy is curious about which brands people are partaking in while they work. We invite you to take a moment and fill out our short form here.