Here’s A Phrase For You: “Idea Racism”

I haven’t had enough caffeine this morning to wrap my head around this, but Bob Jeffrey, CEO of JWT, writes on the Huffington Post that ideas can truly come from anywhere in today’s global, uh, globe:

Last week, as fears of a prolonged consumer recession multiplied, I spent a challenging day with undergraduates at Brown University, exploring my belief that the future of marketing communications lies in ending what I call “idea racism,” in embracing global collaboration and creative solutions no matter where they originate. This week we’ve begun to see that concept play out on the global stage, as genuine partners join forces to coordinate their response to the financial disasters we’re confronting, no longer certain that the American bailout and the British plan of action are the only programs for positive change.

I’ll bet HighJive would find that an interesting phrase.
More thoughts later…



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Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.