I like to blow shit up.” I am the Michael Bay of business.
It bothers me to write nothing I like.
It sucks to suck.
Nobody ever grew up wanting to be in advertising.
The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.
The Pitch” mostly serves as a cautionary tale to young people considering a career in advertising. It screams: “Don’t do it; kid. It’s a drab, unpleasant line of work in which cheesy slogans and gimmicks pass for creativity.
You will sell your creativity, for a tidy sum, to the world’s faceless corporations. You, the artist, will paint their faces. You, the musician, will give these corporations their voice. You, the writer, will help these corporations speak poetically.
Advertising teaches you persistence. Clients are assholes who take every good idea you’ve ever had and piss all over them, forcing you to go back to the drawing board and think of even MORE shit. But then, as you’re sitting and stewing and telling everyone what an asshole the client is, you usually come up with another idea, and it’s often better than what came before.