Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Move Over Darren Stevens

I'm out of my meeting (see earlier post) and aside from the ridiculously early hour (9AM?! Give me a break!), it was actually very interesting. It seems that somehow I have become a Madison Avenue Ad Man, except I work on 38th street and 6th Avenue. For the past month, I've been part of a team creating and developing an advertising campaign for a Midwestern cable company. I'm still not entirely sure how I got involved in the first place but that's none of my business. I must have been recruited because I'm the best and brightest in my field like that blond Australian chick in the Transformers movie.

The funny thing is, advertising was always my dream career, until I got to college and for god-only-knows what reason, the advertising major required a shitload of math courses. I spent more time evading math throughout my education than I ever would have if I had just buckled down and tried to learn it. So I switched over to Communications and left my dreams of one day using my powers of influence to force Joe Six-pack and Jane Winecooler to purchase things they really don't need behind and instead, lived my advertising dreams vicariously through Billy on Melrose Place. Until now!

I'm already dreaming of next week's pitch meeting where we present our concepts using colorful poster board sketches on easels. At the end, the client is unimpressed so it's up to me to quickly pull an idea out of thin air and knock every body's socks off. After that it will only be a matter of time until I'm heading up the Coke account. In the meantime, I'm willing to look at offers from any ad agencies out there so feel free to try to woo me with promises of corner offices and attractive young secretaries.

11 comments:

  1. Mind your own business lady!

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  2. The picture of Billy from Melrose Place cracked me up. I actually saw a rerun of Beverly Hills, 90210 on TV Land last night and got nostalgic for the early '90s.

    Good luck with the advertising work!!!!

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  3. Thanks haha. 90210 got on my nerves but I was always a huge Melrose fan.

    kelly - You said it.

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  4. Does this mean I'm a witch?!?! Awesome!

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  5. Like Diane Keaton in Baby Boom, you will be referred to as the "Tiger Lady", until you lose the Food Chain account to that snarky James Spader.

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  6. Jeff, I can picture you now. I see you in the Amanda role, high-rollin with the big accounts, wearing short skirts, sleeping with Jack Wagner, making Allison's life hell.

    You go boy!

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  7. seth - I hope so because I'm relying on the witchy antics of meddling family for inspiration during my meeting.

    Kitty - That's ok because I have my eye on a farm upstate and I've always wanted to make and bottle preserves.

    Jdiz - Allison deserves it. I mean come on! She started at D&D as a receptionist and overnight becomes an ad exec. Whatever!

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  8. Good point. I mean she WAS hiding vodka.

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  9. Feel free to come to us for any insight into the complex midwestern consumer minds...seriously, we're really hard to please.

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  10. jdiz - On top of the fridge isn't really a hiding place. Its just inconvenient.

    Midwestern Gal - My big idea is to just show a bunch of people eating corn and watching TV. What do you think?

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  11. My only memory of Melrose was Amanda having sex on a desk in her office. It was a wonderful moment.

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