The Emporer Wears Some Tattered Clothes

David Carr of The New York Times reflects on what it means to be in the traditional media business today:

For those of us who work in Manhattan media, it means that a life of occasional excess and prerogative has been replaced by a drum beat of goodbye speeches with sheet cakes and cheap sparkling wine. It’s a wan reminder that all reigns are temporary, that the court of self-appointed media royalty was serving at the pleasure of an advertising economy that itself was built on inefficiency and excess. Google fixed that.

I hear what Carr is saying, but he kind of loses me with those last three words.

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, as head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon, I'm focused on providing affordable and effective integrated marketing solutions to mid-market clients.

Comments

  1. Google fixed that?
    Ha.
    Ha ha.
    He obviously doesn’t work in the business today.