Staff Writer
Jan 19, 2018

Best spaces to work: Campaigns & Grey Manila

Grey's office in Manila adds wood accents and brief splashes of colour to a mainly industrial vibe

Perhaps the most interesting feature of Grey's new Manila office is found outside of it. As part of Grey's 100th year anniversary, it devised a new logo based on the brain waves of its global workforce.  A headset scanned the brain waves of employees from every market as they tried to work on actual briefs with a funny device on their heads. 

Grey's new 100th anniversary logo

Gimmicky or not, it's a statement about the value of its global team and the work adds colour and meaning to an agency name that otherwise suggests the opposite. At the Manila office of Campaigns & Grey, the work is found on the office's exterior fence adding a graffiti-like look to its gate.

On the inside, the office is mostly industrial. The lobby hosts a wood-accented reception desk, illuminated by an orange Grey sign under a "big-ass" industrial-sized fan.

The wood is actually an intimate collaborative work space on the ground floor called the The Sabungan (cockpit), where small groups can quickly huddle or brainstorm. Four main meeting rooms, including the Maginoo 1 are all named after Filipino terms related to communications.

The War Room on the second-floor mezzanine doubles up as additional work or meeting space, while The Pancitan, the office pantry, is a favorite area of most employees. 

Other photos you'll see are of the obligatory awards wall photo and the locker-lined hallway signalling the mix of glamour and institution common to most agencies.

Note: 'Best spaces to work' merely highlights new and cool workspaces; it should not be interpreted as an endorsement of a company's overall work experience.

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