Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Article in todays ADAGE

http://adage.com/talentworks/article?article_id=138709

I wrote about this earlier and was advised to remove anything that was negative from my site if I want to ever get a job in the adgame again.

This is an old hot potato. It is what everyone in the adgame knows but never says anything about.
It goes without saying that it will never be equitable and we are certainly not the only career where gender makes a difference.

But the real kicker is that agency creative departments have their own culture. And it is fostered by those that are on the inside of that culture. And believe me, you know if you are "in" or "out".

And this culture is supported by the top down, which is management.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

MadMen

I love this show. It is advertising in the golden age. And Peggy Olson is my hero of course. The women are phenomenal this season. Everything about it is great and as an Art Director, everything about it is right. The clothes are fabulous, the sets perfect and the campaigns they are working on are familiar from ad history.
What an exciting time it was to be shaping brands and creating ideas that are still viable today.
A great idea is timeless. The great ads of the 60's could run today and be relevant. And some of the ideas that were fostered then like: You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's would probably be thrown out today because of the repressive "political correctness" obsession everyone is policing everyone else on and everyone has become so afraid of.

Time to lighten up. And brighten up. And sharpen up those brain cells again.