Really? Whining? For me, "If you don't laugh you'll cry" and "it's funny because it's true" come to mind faster than the word whining, but then I was spitting out the majority of adland-jokes in a manic frenzy while cackling loudly like a crazy woman. For a moment there I was afraid someone would arrive with a nice hug-myself-jacket and take me away. In the hashtag some people were humblebragging, others dropping serious gossip under the guise of a joke. OK, that was me.
So yeah, we're in Business Insider again (last time we were one of the 22 most influential people): #AgencyLife Hashtag On Twitter Prompts Huge Outbreak Of Whining In AdLand, and the hashtag spawned is hailed with a few well chosen examples. (Note: Jim Edwards article is also available at Yahoo finance.)
Ad execs have a new way to complain about their jobs, and are taking full advantage: The hashtag #AgencyLife sprang up on Twitter last week, Ad Age notes, and execs began confessing their pet peeves about work in public.
Some more amusingly than others: The AdLand blog was retweeted more than 80 times when it said, "Client hates first round. Re-do with all their suggestions. Thrice. Client hates that. Show them first round again. Loves it. #agencylife."
You've read the tweet, now buy the T-shirt! No, seriously, Buy the T-shirt. I even made it with a built in bottle opener because I know you guys and you're funny when you're drunk at work or speeding on too many bottles of soda. Yeah, we still have that T-shirt shop.