An open letter to the advertising industry


At the Daytona Beach Journal, C. A. Bridges goes on a right rant about advertising. It's all our fault - us adgrunts - that he has so much to hate. Couldn't be a clients persistent insistence now could it? Please print and show to anyone you know who thinks the traps he mentions actually work.

A free gift that requires me to pay anything, for any reason, is - and this will shock many of you -- not a free gift. "Free" does not mean "free with purchase" or "free with postage and handling" or "free with rebate." "Free" means you give it to me and I don't have to do anything after that. Let me know if I'm going too fast, here.

about the author

Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

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  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    needless to say, behind all that sarcasm, we got to him =) SUCCESS!! i call it.. SUCCESS!!

    Oct 07, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture

    Bwahahaha!.....cruel! (but ah, true!)

    Oct 07, 2004

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