Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So you’re in advertising? Get over it — most people are more appalled than impressed.

And can you blame ’em? Seen any good commercials on TV lately?

4 comments:

Patio Action Pearson said...

Yeah. My wake-up call was at my aunt's house for Thanksgiving here in Denver. Hadn't seen that side of the family in years, and I was very excited to be able to talk about my shiny new job at this amazing agency that does all this crazy-awesome work like Whopper Freakout and I'm a PC, etc., etc. It went something like this: "Oh, cool, I bet that's fun. Casey's been working at the art museum." In that moment I realized, "Oh yeah. It's just a job. Everyone has one, and no one particularly cares about yours."

Also, when people start talking about how they like Geico or Home Depot ads is when I start thinking, "I'm over advertising."

:::Cornfed::: said...

"The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little."

--Banksy

Nat said...

Some of my relatives still think that as a copywriter, I make the little "c's" above words.

I let it go. It took enough time trying to explain to them I didn't run away with the circus.

Britta Canon said...

men i would like to date are often turned on by the prospect of me being a circus performer, and turned off by the fact that i am pursuing a career that "sells people things they don't need." It's all right, though, bc nobody attending the circus can date, and nobody's interested in following me to CZ to work at Kaspen, in the end, anyways, and the industry's got all the tightrope action i really need.