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Should art directors and copywriters become more involved in developing the strategy for the ads they work on? Can you do anything about if you’re handed a bad strategy? What if your client wants to push a bad strategy on you?
That’s the focus of my new column on
Hey, I never said I had all the answers. But, to give one glaring example, when KFC came out last year and used the strategy “Fried chicken is part of a nutritious diet,” somebody involved must have had their bullshit detector on.
I want to know what you think.



About Dan Goldgeier

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.