The evil power of ad industry awards

From Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist, here’s the reason behind so many stupid nonprofit ads:

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2 responses to “The evil power of ad industry awards”

  1. Having worked in the advertising industry for a bit, I might reverse the order of thoughts to be accurate for some creative directors to: “This campaign will win us an advertising award, but might do diddly squat for our client” Without awards, you can’t win clients, nor bill high rates. Prospective clients love to hire award-winning agencies, not product-selling, audience behavior-changing campaign architects!

  2. Having worked in the advertising industry for a bit, I might reverse the order of thoughts to be accurate for some creative directors to: “This campaign will win us an advertising award, but might do diddly squat for our client” Without awards, you can’t win clients, nor bill high rates. Prospective clients love to hire award-winning agencies, not product-selling, audience behavior-changing campaign architects!

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