Fang Qiu said with a wry smile, “Brother Yuan, doesn’t that mean that I’ll be taking advantage of you and you’ll suffer a loss?”
Yang Ningyuan smiled playfully and said, “Will I? Why do I feel that I am the one who will be getting the biggest profit?”
Fang Qiu was stunned, but then he suddenly laughed and said to Yang Ningyuan, “Awesome!”
Yang Ningyuan laughed, “Haha.”
Fang Qiu said, “Well, that’s it. As for the auction for the advertising slots, I’ll leave it to you.”
Yang Ningyuan nodded and said, “Okay, it’s settled then. It’s almost lunchtime. Stay and have a meal. By the way, I’ll call the person in charge of our group’s marketing department over to talk to you.”
Fang Qiu nodded immediately. “Okay.”
Then, the steward went to the kitchen to order lunch for them.
Yang Ningyuan immediately called the staff from the group and asked the director of the marketing department to stop whatever they were doing currently, so that they could cooperate wholly with Fang Qiu in the near future.
After lunch, the director of the marketing department came.
Yang Ningyuan introduced him and said, “This is Yao Jie, the marketing manager of our group. You can just leave the rest to him.”
Fang Qiu nodded with a smile. “Hello, Mr. Yao.”
Yao Jie laughed heartily, “Hello, Dr. Fang, I’ve heard a lot about you. I finally get to see you in person today.”
Yao Jie was not tall, about 1.65 meters tall. He wore a custom-made suit and looked very refined, but his skin was slightly tanned. The pores on his face were rather obvious. At a glance, one could tell that he had a beard. However, he shaved too often, which made the pores on his face quite big.
Of course, if one did not look carefully, one would not be able to tell.
Then, Fang Qiu told Yao Jie about the specific situation. It was clear that Yao Jie was very dedicated to his work. He directly drove Fang Qiu to Qicheng Animation Limited Liability Company in Jianghang.
“Big brother.” After Fang Qiu left, a man came down and asked Yang Ningyuan, “Why did you agree to do this thing that would not bring you any profit? And in the end, you did not even get an advertisement slot for our group. Although we don’t need such a small slot, we are a major group after all. Isn’t it a bit unnecessary to do such a thing?”
The person who came downstairs was none other than Yang Ningyuan’s younger brother, Yang Ningyu!
Fang Qiu had met him before.
Yang Ningyuan shook his head and said, “Don’t underestimate Fang Qiu because he’s young. He is very smart and sophisticated and he doesn’t like to take advantage of others. I just had to remind him of some things, then he understood instantly after being stunned for a moment. He is able to do this at such a young age. You can’t underestimate him!”
“What do you mean?” Yang Ningyu was confused. He did not understand at all.
“You’ve heard the whole conversation between me and Fang Qiu, right? Why did I say that I was the one who will get the biggest benefit, when I was talking to Fang Qiu?”
Yang Ningyuan said, “First of all, if I organize the auction and help Fang Qiu, it will prove that I am a grateful person. After all, Fang Qiu saved my life. I don’t want a penny and even fully support his plan, which can help spread my reputation. In today’s society, reputation is very important. If my reputation is good, business will be good. In the future, everyone will be willing to do business with us. And they will not worry whether we are out to get more profits from them.”
“Moreover, most of the current marketing plans are based on the personal charisma of the leaders in the company. You’ve also seen Fang Qiu’s current influence. If I help him do the marketing, then all the people who follow Fang Qiu will also know me. At the same time, they will also learn about our company’s products. Therefore, the sales of our products will definitely increase. This is already the biggest advertisement. What else do I need?”
Yang Ningyu seemed to understand now and his eyes lit up.
Yang Ningyuan continued, “Second, this is an opportunity to make friends. The leaders of the major companies who want the advertisement slots will inevitably have to talk to me. No matter who it is, I have an advertisement slot for him. You can think about the number of people I’ll get to know this time. Then I’ll make so many contacts for the business.”
“I only want an advertising slot and will have to pay for it. As the saying goes, a hedge between keeps friendship green. Fang Qiu will not take advantage of me, so I can’t be greedy. But after careful calculation, I will gain the biggest profit.”
“So, in order to repay the debt of gratitude for the development of our group, we must try our best to do it!”
After listening to him, Yang Ningyu said hurriedly with a smile, “You deserve to be the elder. You always put in a lot of thought about everything.”
Yang Ningyuan said, “The business field is like a battlefield. We fought for what we have today. It’s easy to start a business but hard to maintain it.”
Yang Ningyuan also sighed silently that his brother was still not as sophisticated as Fang Qiu. Fang Qiu did not care about money at all. What he wanted was to achieve his goal. Fang Qiu could understand things with a little enlightenment. He did not take the opportunity to increase the price. He was so intelligent.
Only when you know how to share benefits could you make friends!
As soon as Yao Jie and Fang Qiu arrived at the Qicheng Animation Limited Liability Company, they immediately started discussions with the business manager.
Since he wanted to place advertisements, he had to reserve some space for it.
To do that, they had to discuss this with the animation production company. After all, they were in charge of the animation.
After a whole afternoon of discussion, they finally confirmed that one of the slots would be taken on as the name of a sponsor among the ten commercials, which would also appear at the opening of the video and in the middle of the video.
After the discussion, it took them quite some time to make the necessary adjustments. After an entire afternoon, they managed to come up with the final plan.
After confirming the plan, the manager said, “Fang Qiu, according to the current situation, you must get the results within three days and let us know which companies will be placing their advertisements. Otherwise, it will be very troublesome to add them later.”
Fang Qiu turned to look at Yao Jie. “Emm… Is that okay?”
Yao Jie thought for a moment, gritted his teeth and said, “Well… Okay, three days!”
After finishing up the work, Yao Jie and Fang Qiu left Qicheng together.
“Are you coming back to Jiangnan with me?” Yao Jie asked.
“I’m not.” Fang Qiu shook his head.
Although Jiangjing, Jianghang and Jiangnan were relatively close, Fang Qiu could not always go back and forth like this all the time. Now that everything had been settled, there was nothing he needed to do in Jiangnan, so he decided not to go there.
Yao Jie nodded and said, “Okay. Well, I need to ask you a favor. Please send out a notice tonight and inform all the companies who want to bid that they have to come to me if they want to talk about business. Leave my phone number to them. I’ll message you some other things you need to take note of, including the bidding time, place and so on.”
Fang Qiu nodded. “Okay.”
“Then I’ll leave first. I’m pressed for time, so I will go back and arrange the work in advance.” After saying that, Yao Jie drove off.
Watching Yao Jie leave, Fang Qiu could not help sighing with emotion, “What a talent!”
However, there was no need to say that.
If the marketing director of Yang Ningyuan’s group was not a talent, why would Yang Ningyuan hire him?
“Beep, beep, beep…” Suddenly, Fang Qiu’s cell phone rang.
He took it out to have a look.
It was from Jiang Miaoyu.
Fang Qiu quickly answered the call. “Hello?”
Jiang Miaoyu’s voice came from the other end of the line, “I’m in Jianghang.”
Fang Qiu was shocked and asked in confusion, “Huh? Why are you here?”
Jiang Miaoyu asked, “What, can’t I come?”
Fang Qiu gave a wry smile and asked, “Of course you can! Where are you now?”
Jiang Miaoyu said, “I’m at the high-speed railway station.”
“Wait for me. Don’t go anywhere. I’ll be right there.” After saying that, Fang Qiu immediately hung up, booked a taxi using his mobile phone app and rushed to the station.
In the car, Fang Qiu felt lucky.
He thought to himself, “Fortunately, I’m back to Jianghang. If I did not come back from Jiangnan, I’m afraid that I’ll be in trouble.”
Soon, he arrived at the high-speed railway station.
Fang Qiu walked into the station and saw a familiar figure in the distance.
It was Jiang Miaoyu.
The second Fang Qiu saw Jiang Miaoyu, Jiang Miaoyu also caught sight of him.
“Swish.” It was like a gust of wind.
Jiang Miaoyu rushed to Fang Qiu. When she got closer, she jumped directly on Fang Qiu.
“Happy birthday!” Holding Jiang Miaoyu in his arms, Fang Qiu suddenly heard a blessing.
He was slightly stunned.
Then, Fang Qiu smiled, feeling so moved.
Indeed, today was his birthday. Being so busy, he totally forgot about it. But Jiang Miaoyu still remembered and came specially to celebrate his birthday.
“Thank you.” Fang Qiu grinned and hugged Jiang Miaoyu tightly.
Jiang Miaoyu smiled and hugged him back.
The two of them huddled together, feeling their deep affection for each other.
They didn’t separate until they hugged for a few minutes.
As soon as they separated, Fang Qiu’s brows furrowed as he said sadly to Jiang Miaoyu, “Alas. Your boyfriend is one year older than you now. You can’t abandon me.”
“Okay!” Jiang Miaoyu chuckled.
She grabbed Fang Qiu’s arm and said, “Let’s hurry and buy a cake. I have to go back after celebrating your birthday.”
“What?” Fang Qiu was stunned.
Then, he rolled his eyes and asked slyly, “My lady, aren’t you going to stay for one night?”
Jiang Miaoyu rolled her eyes at Fang Qiu and said, “You wish! I told my parents that I went to my classmate’s home to tutor them, so I sneaked out. Before I came out, my dad said that I must be home by ten o’clock in the evening.”
Fang Qiu was even more touched. “My silly girl.”
He reached out and stroked Jiang Miaoyu’s head and then held her, as they left the station quickly.
Then, they went straight to the bustling downtown area of Jianghang and began to wander around, looking for a cake shop. Along the way, Fang Qiu used his phone to place a dinner reservation at a particularly romantic restaurant.
The two walked on the street, having fun with each other. They bought cakes, birthday gifts, matching coats and so on.
When it was time for dinner, they brought the cake to the restaurant which they had booked in advance and was ready to have dinner.
Today was Fang Qiu’s 18th birthday, as well as the birthday that made him officially an adult.
Although it was short and rushed, they had a warm celebration together.