#oneaday 18 – Things real people don’t say about advertising

18 Jan

Having worked in or with advertising, marketing and design for the last five years, I’ve come to appreciate (and to laugh at) some of the industry’s little quirks. There are certain phrases that you can guarantee will get said in creative meetings, or little sayings that trip off the tongue without a second thought. Looking at this objectively, I try to make sure I only comment when it can add value, when it’s a valid point and I’ve learnt that sometimes it’s okay to compromise or to simply concede that someone else’s idea of perfect will never be the same as my idea of perfect.

things real people don't say about advertising

A bit like life in general, really.

Anyway, there are clearly a fair few folk who think otherwise and they’ve been captured in this utterly brilliant Tumblr account, Things Real People Don’t Say About Advertising. Click and enjoy. I think Ciaran in particular (who is also doing #oneaday) will like this.

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4 Responses to “#oneaday 18 – Things real people don’t say about advertising”

  1. Ciaran Watkins January 18, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Haha, that’s brilliant. This one is my favourite though;

    It’s spot on! Good work Gem!

    • beatifnik January 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

      I love this one too:

      SICK!!

  2. likeacrow January 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    Pah ha ha! Hours of fun. Well, minutes. This is DEF getting passed around work tomorrow!

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