It’s just a job (right?)

In a recent Ad Week post, Edward Boches writes: “No industry in the world enjoys self-flagellation quite as much as the advertising industry.” It’s so true. Those of us in the creative department are especially fond of this self-flagellation. We complain about the sometimes-long nights (and weekends). We bitch about account teams who just don’t — Read More

So, you wanna work in advertising?

When someone asks me about working in advertising, this is what I have to say: 1. It’s not really like “Mad Men.” 2. After a few years, you will come to list “swallows pride well” as a skill on your résumé. 3. Be prepared to be thrown under the proverbial bus, repeatedly. 4. Understand that — Read More