Archive for March 22nd, 2009

Sweet Spot

March 22, 2009

Ad people are a cynical bunch…I know I am. But I gotta give Liberty Mutual credit for making me feel all warm and fuzzy.  Love the editing, the music, the genuineness of it all.   If only people could be this cool.  (I let people go ahead of me in heavy traffic…does that count?)  

I don’t know a thing about Liberty Mutual-maybe they’re a bunch of dishonest bastards in line for some bail out money.  But they can’t be….not with a sweet little message like this.    Awwww…. 



March 22, 2009

Can’t you just fix the web site without redesigning the logo?   No.

We’re not sure if we should change the name of the business or not.  Call me when you decide.

We’d like to go with two color, but when we see the proof, we might decide to go with full color.   Uhhhh….

How much does a TV ad cost? How much does a car cost?

We’d like to hire you for one commercial, see how it goes, but keep our other agency, too.   Uh, no.

I’d like to put my kids in the spot.   Please hire someone else.

Don’t put us on that TV station…their news department is too liberal.  Oh My God.

Phil’s in my gun club, so we’d like to buy a little something on his station.  Sure.

I’m doing fine on my own, why should I hire you.   Why did you call me then?

I want our commercial to look like XYZ company.   No.

Can you make the logo bigger?   Absolutely not.


Looking for new dentist

March 22, 2009

Had a routine checkup with my dentist the other day.  Other than an $800 new crown he recommended, I’m fine. On my way out the door, he asked if I liked funny, “edgy” humor.  Hell yes, I’m in advertising. So he said he’d put me on his email list and send me “funny” things.

I have since been receiving a daily dose of extreme right-wing, offensive, racist commentary and cartoons, mainly pointed at President Obama, Congress and things happening in America he deems offensive….like the mom of the Octuplets.

If he thinks he’ll be putting his racist hands in my mouth anymore, think again. It was a classless and stupid thing to do. Sharing that kind of poison with others is worse than root canal.  Hooterville is full of idiots like this.  I have another client who insists on engaging me in discussions about local politics and how the good old boys (the Democrats) are ruining City Hall, yada, yada, yada.  I stop him immediately….what does this have to do with selling a sofa?  It’s not rational commentary-it’s evil and when I think of it, downright frightening.

I live among these people.

Adfolk (for the most part) seem to be more pragmatic, open minded and less vitriloic in their opinions. Why is that?  But no matter what your views on matters like these, keep it to yourself.  Sharing hate makes you a moron.

images1             Betcha he’s got an NRA card and white sheet hanging in his closet, too!             


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