Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Brian Morrissey on Advertising Industry's fear of failure.

On the heels of the Skittles kerfuffle, dust up, snafu, tirade, circle jerk, a very thoughtful and plain speaking piece by Brian Morrissey that reminds me why I have so much trouble watching shows like Madmen and Trust Me. Here's a clip from the opening paragraph just to tease you in:

Don’t be fooled by the talk in the ad industry: it is as deeply conservative as accounting. I’ve always found that odd, considering it’s a place where it’s OK, even expected, for 45-year-old men to dress (and often act) like 20-year-olds. Yet when push comes to shove, advertising refuses to take many chances.

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