America’s birthday has always been extra special in Ad Land.

July 2, 2010


Rock on, America!

Happy Fourth of July! Our nation is 234 years old. Shit, that’s hardly anything. But for us it’s everything.

Especially for us in Ad Land, given our industry has such a direct correlation with the freedoms we hold dear. Used to anyway. Remember the old saw about being able to watch all the shows you want for free because of advertising? Now you can watch most of them for free without advertising. Thank you Hulu and You Tube.

Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.

My next post will be a follow-up to my last, where a great many of you commented on Leo Burnett’s brash, new campaign for Allstate. Seems a few of you feel the work, while excellent, is entirely too derivative of another insurance company’s campaign. We’ll look at that as well as explore the idea of ‘no new ideas’ in the Internet age.

Until then, I’m heading north, with a trunk full of quasi-legal fireworks so, in the words of Apu (from the Simpson’s), I can “celebrate the birth of our country by blowing a small portion of it up.”

God bless you and God bless America.

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