February 20, 2007

Good taste

One of the first things that hit me when I first exploded into the advertising world (I was suffering from food poisoning at the time), was the fruity language. I seldom swore but now, nearly a decade later, the real effort comes in trying not to let rip.
At company meetings in the banking and consulting trades I had become accustomed to chief executives declaiming like Caesar, or firing off the latest business jargon before the most complex presentation slides imaginable.
Upon arriving here at Giraffe Towers, the MD at the time asked me to help him with a speech, using Derek and Clive as a template. A key quote involved picking lobsters out of Jayne Mansfield's arse. I knew I was going to enjoy this place.
I'm still enjoying the characters, including some of those I come across on ad blogs. One of the best is my pin-up, George Parker, whose sweary blog has long been a guilty joy (unlike my low-brow rants against individual ads and numpties, Mr Parker is a player in the ad game and knows the big people he targets). This awfully nice chap also has displayed the good taste of giving this blog a hefty mention on AdScam.

2 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

You're in the wrong business, my hairy cousin. We apes are natural artistes. You should be performing for the camera rather than wheeling away in the backroom.

FishNChimps said...

The world isn't ready for me yet. My plan is not to perform, but to run the show.