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C’est Qui Le Boss? Who Is The Boss? thumbnail

C’est Qui Le Boss? Who Is The Boss?

This review is in both official languages. Cet article est dans les deux langues officielles. English can be found after the French version.
Avant, autrefois, les patrons d’agences étaient d’anciens directeurs de création. Ils insufflaient à leur équipe l’esprit créatif qui les animait. Ils marquaient le produit de la boîte par leur volonté de séduire et [...]


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Frustrated!!

Sometimes I just have to ask myself why. Why the fuck did I choose advertising, out of all the creative fields out there! This article may seem like I’m venting; but that’s because I am . What better way to release the frustration of being turned down for a job, countless numbers of time, then [...]


The Right Words Of Encouragement thumbnail

The Right Words Of Encouragement

Dear ihaveanidea readers,
Have you ever been stuck for a good word? Or the perfect phrase when trying to describe something. It’s not an easy thing to overcome. So with much thought and dedication, the perfect words for why I am here have come:
I find the advertising industry fascinating. I love being a part of [...]


To Smile Or Not To Smile? – There Is No Question thumbnail

To Smile Or Not To Smile? – There Is No Question

I have just started my first job here in Toronto – actually it’s an internship at an advertising agency, and what’s the first thing that I notice when I get here? No one smiles. No one says ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’ or ‘please and thank you’, no-one cares.By: Anonymous
I have just started my first job [...]


Itsasham – (Stupid Human Advertising & Marketing) thumbnail

Itsasham – (Stupid Human Advertising & Marketing)

I’m young , just turned 25 and well on my way to cougariety. Sense and Sensibility! Humanity is saturated with a symphony of superstring analogies and SHAM strain. Take me for instance; today’s SHAM has killed my ability to differentiate between product or Prozac, quality or smut. WHY are we belittled by modern day barn [...]


Let’s Abolish Advertising Students thumbnail

Let’s Abolish Advertising Students

Get them out of my sight, I never want to see them again. Ever.
For an industry that boasts about its creativity and communication skills, we are being very bad teachers and students. I thus propose an intellectual revolution—a change from this idiotic mind frame we are growing accustomed to.
I propose to eliminate the distinctions between [...]


The Inbox Economy thumbnail

The Inbox Economy

My inbox has just reached 1 gigabyte. I guess that allows me to prophesize about the topic of e-mailing in the ad business.
You see, I strongly believe that the economy is tightly connected to your “reply” button. So far, following my ‘algorithm’, this economy is not doing very hot, and I want to talk to [...]


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