Say Hello To Stupid

We’ve got two series running on the site now�Agencies in Strange Places and Outstanding Mission Statements. Maybe we ought to add a third series�–Agency Lobby Art. Here’s what the folks at W+K London see each time they pass reception.

“Blender Man” serves as a constant reminder of the ethos of the company and how we approach each day. As Dan Wieden says, “When you don’t know, you try desperately to find out. But the minute you think you know, the minute you go – oh, yeah, we’ve been here before, no sense reinventing the wheel – you stop learning, stop questioning, and start believing in your own wisdom, you’re dead. You’re not stupid anymore, you are fucking dead.”



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.