Bad Habits, Bad Practices, Bad Juju – Throw Them All On The Fire

Naturally, President Obama addressed the economy and our national psyche in his inaugural speech today.
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Here’s but one interesting passage:

We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.

Standing pat? Protecting narrow interests? Putting off unpleasant decisions?
All things we in media and marketing know a little something about.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.