I love advertising. When I was in college, my love of the business got me in trouble. I took a public speaking class. I was terrific. But each time I spoke about ads and advertising, despite what my fellow students said, I got C's. I finally went to my teacher who told me that as long as I talked in favor of the business which sold people things they didn't need, he would give me poor marks no matter how well I spoke. Fortunately, he said it in front of the class and I went to my advisor and got my grade changed.
But I have been a defender and proponent of the business ever since.
I love to share my stories about advertising, about ad agencies, about advertising people and about the industry in general. The advice I give is based on a long career in advertising and recruiting advertising people.
My dad had a very successful ad agency, which during the mid-twentieth century, handled many famous brands. So I am a second generation ad brat. And both my kids are in the business. It runs in our blood.
I would be happy to hear your stories, comments and suggestions.
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