How to make an ad man jump out the window

Another great cartoon from Marketoonist:

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Why can we imagine an advertising creative director ending it all because someone wants to see proof that his work actually accomplishes what it’s meant to accomplish?

Easy: He knows it won’t come out looking good.

He knows that what he does is a flimsy construction built on a bad combination of wishful thinking, BS, and artistic self-expression. He knows it!

Take the warning: don’t work with standard ad agencies. Too many are not about accomplishing your goals. They have their own goals. They’ve been misusing their commercial clients for decades. They’ll do the same to you.


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4 responses to “How to make an ad man jump out the window”

  1. Love it! 🙂
    Very true

  2. Love it! 🙂
    Very true

  3. All fundraising agencies produce bad creative with no original ideas and will be out of business in a few years when the old donors die off and they have done nothing to attract a new generation of givers.
    That blanket statement is probably not true and neither is your blanket statement about ad agencies.
    Your blog does a good job of alienating folks like me who which is too bad because I actually find some of your posts relevant and helpful.

  4. All fundraising agencies produce bad creative with no original ideas and will be out of business in a few years when the old donors die off and they have done nothing to attract a new generation of givers.
    That blanket statement is probably not true and neither is your blanket statement about ad agencies.
    Your blog does a good job of alienating folks like me who which is too bad because I actually find some of your posts relevant and helpful.

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