OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Friday, November 03, 2006 :::

Welcome to My World

Politicians and their assorted hangers-on may say and do the craziest things. But they've got nothing -- zip, zero, nada -- on ad hacks, as you can read on AdVerbatims.

Try these samples on for size:

"I have a degree in Art History, so I know all about this advertising stuff."
(Client, to Copywriter)

"I probably should have told you this in the beginning... I have a personal vendetta against standard serif typefaces. Can we redo the whole thing in Gill Sans?"
(Client, Administrative Director to Designer, hours before print run)

"What project? I didn't hear about that project. Oh, it was in my email. I don't read my email."
(Agency, Creative to Account Executive)

"We need your help. According to what I understood from the client, we have to put subtitles on the radio spots. Is that doable?"
(Agency, Account Assistant)

And there are many, many, many more.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 11/03/2006 0 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

"Don't pretend that you know me...cause I don't even know myself" -- The Who

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