Fuck Up Big! Go On To Great Heights.

Scott G thinks people responsible for making bad ads should be blackballed from the industry. He fails to mention there would be no one left to hire, but I digress.
“Silly Girl” in Kansas City sees the problem differently:

Are you fucking kidding me? You will never be anyone in this business until someone has a backstory on you about “that one time you fucked up big”.
I reject Scott’s argument and substitute my own: don’t hire people who haven’t made mistakes or taken risks (even seemingly stupid ones like suggesting a Pepto-Bismol bottle dance).



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 at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.