Wise Guy Disrupts Conference

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According to Media Daily News, lawyers, ad agency execs and a few creative types gathered for the annual Association of National Advertisers’ Advertising Law and Business Affairs Conference in New York yesterday, got an earful from Commercial Alert Executive Director Gary Ruskin.

Ruskin, opened his speech by observing that polls show “most Americans really despise what you do.”
Later, Ruskin said “Americans are tolerant, but they will reach a point where they will say that’s it, they’ve had enough.” Twisting the dagger, he later cited polls to the effect that “your industry is not yet as unpopular as the tobacco industry.”

Apparently the criticism came as shock, as the attendees had just finished their mystery meat luncheon, and had not been given ample time to digest.
[via Adrants]

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