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 now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.