While many Calgarians head off for a normal day at work, two office buildings in the downtown core will be preparing for battle.
The “soldiers”–employees from oil and gas company Enerplus–have already stocked their drawers full of ammunition. You can practically feel the tension on the front line as the office workers wait for a sign of the enemy.
Everyone’s weapon of choice? Post-it notes.
The war broke out last month, when employees in the building across from Enerplus adorned their windows with images of popular characters (like R2-D2 or Pac-Man) made entirely of the sticky notes. Not to be outdone, the folks at Enerplus responded by creating Post-it note characters of their own, and the fight was on.
“We’re just waiting for them to retaliate,” Enerplus employee Liza Rooprai said.
While their main rival has since surrendered (we’re guessing the building’s landlord may have gotten involved), Enerplus then started creating Post-it characters on all sides of the building, and now a new enemy/office building has joined the fray.
So it looks like Enerplus may find themselves fighting a multi-front war.
Management has been supportive of the project because they see it as a cheap (but also fun) team-building exercise. But they’re certainly not the first to do it. Late last month, another Post-it note war ended in New York. And we have to admit, this is one occasion where the U.S. completely outdid us. This is what the Havas ad agency created to win the day:
Forget mic drop, that was a bomb drop. And believe us, it was all quiet on the Western front after that one. So well done, New York. Well done.
You can see more Post-it note creations yourself in the video above.