Average Is Good Enough For Most

Spike Jones is reading Cripsin’s book, Hoopla. He says it’s “a great self-promotional piece about the history of the agency.”
For Spike the best line in the book comes from an email exchange:

“It astounds me how people are afraid of so many things, but mediocrity never seems to be one of them.”

Right, because mediocrity is par for the course. To strive to be something else, something better, is to risk and risk means the possibility of failure. What brand manager, or creative director for that matter, wants to risk their comfy existence for something as esoteric as greatness?

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About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.