Why Aren’t Ad Folk Changing the World?
People Don’t Care About Our Hype; They Care About Our Actions
Posted by Derek Walker on 06.14.10 @ 05:17 PM
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Sometimes we advertising people walk around here talking about how good or great we are, how we are having an impact on the world … how we are making a difference. Like we are the most creative people in the world, like we are setting trends.
Well, guess what? We aren’t.
Outside of the industry and our circle of friends and family, who is paying attention to what we are doing? Not many folks I would wager.
Oh, here comes the chorus of “people notice our work, they compliment us on it all the time” or some version of that. Yeah right…..
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Derek Walker is the janitor, secretary and mailroom person for his tiny agency, brown and browner advertising based in Columbia, S.C.
I thought this was a great article about the position agencies find themselves in and what they can be doing better. We should strive to make a difference and do so for the right reasons. I hope more people will take up the challenge he puts out in the article, we would all be better for it.
I can’t wait for this movie, it came out before I was born but it inspired a generation. I wish it came out during the summer but I can wait. I waited for Star Trek and I will wait for this. As it gets closer the hype will escalate. I can’t wait for the return of the lightcycles.
I don’t know much about the Public Works Protection Act but any law that has the ability to take away our individual rights and freedoms at the whim of the government is something that should scare us all. The above post by the Truth Junkie explains the law.
Think of it this way, during a portion of the G20 your rights were near non-existent. It is possible that upwards to 2.5 million people in Toronto had their rights curtailed during the summit. Can that really be considered reasonable under the charter of rights and freedoms.
The government should not be able to just take away our rights and freedoms by turning a place into a public works area. The implications of this are extensive and scary to say the least. This means at any time just by invoking this act your rights can change by what an area is designated as. Public Works Protection Act needs to be challenged, should be changed and should not be used as a way to circumvent the rights and freedoms of the people.
The Act instituted a form of martial law without using the term because the term itself scares people. I think that if the law is going to be used as it was during the G20 it needs to change to recognize the abuse that can occur when places that were never public works areas are temporarily turned into them.
I hope what comes out of all the craziness are court challenges to this act that takes our rights away. We can do better, we must do better and that has to be the way forward from this.