Sunday, November 25, 2007

Things That Have Been Bothering Me Lately

The new Media Arts Festival awards show. Award shows in general. Cannes. Advertising people at Cannes wearing Speedos. Black Speedos. (You know who you are.) Menard’s ads. ‘This Is Our Country.’ That the internets suck up time that can be used making ads. Groupthink. The herd mentality that decides that a particular ad is amazing. The overuse of the word ‘amazing’. Not to mention ‘content’. ‘Media-neutral’. And ‘robust.’ Facebook’s ad plan. 45-year-olds with Facebook pages. Wait, that’s me. Print ads on two consecutive pages, always two, not three, or eight. Creatives who slam others’ work in Creativity magazine. And finally: gourds.


Anonymous said...

It feels good getting things of disdain off your chest, huh? I applaud you homeboy for being able to maintain civility in a rant, when I try this I always come off as an angry Black man or better/worse a frustrated Creative. This tid bit of info may elevate from grrrr to hmmm, as a new TV show is launching that features all-commercials-all-the-time. I have a sneaky suspicion that with the WGA on stike this program will be welcomed as fresh "content" - Oooh bad word; Uhh, Freshly packaged ideas gone: wild, awry, to pot, or on an award shelf next to itty-bitty-teeny-weenie speedos. Like a kumquat this all seems interesting but what is it really?

Anonymous said...

TV show is called, FIREBRAND and it will air on weeknights at 11 on the ION network.