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A public relations pro who isn't a coffee junkie — fascinating.
6 days, 16 hours ago on Gin and Topics: Self-Deprecating Workout and Twins Sing “Let it Go”
@belllindsay I knew I liked you!
4 weeks ago on Five Reasons Comedy Belongs in Advertising
@ChuckGuest That's a BEAUTY!!!
4 weeks ago on How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers
@ebishop Here's another great real life, can't make this up story: You know how agencies will present 2-3 options for an ad: The one you WANT them to go with, the outside chance, and the NOT A CHANCE IN **** options? We had a field client BUY the "NACI*" option. Had to walk it back when Corporate and our National team saw it. It was funny, but a little crude for that moment in time. Humor is subjective. When your team nails it, relish it. I was lucky to work with some really funny, good people. And you know you're in deep when you know which creative team member wrote the line.
Also ran into the faux rage folks, too. Life's too short.
@JRHalloran That ***** camel ad! Went to a county fair and every time a new group of people entered the camel exhibit, you would hear, "Hey, guess what day it is?"
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Five Reasons Comedy Belongs in Advertising
There is nothing sadder than when the agency convinces its client their ad is funny, and it FLOPS; fails to produce guffaws, chuckles, chortles or nary a snicker; dies; is bereft of humor... (I'll stop before I completely recite the Dead Parrot Sketch.) Except... maybe.... when the client follows up with a tirade that defends the funniness of the ad and insults everyone in the world who just doesn't get it. Humor is great, but difficult to do. That's why there are specialty firms that only do funny ads.