Why Ad Peeps Keep Anonymous Blogs

Agency Tart is an anonymous account executive at an anonymous agency in an anonymous city (probably NYC). Sometimes all this anonymity bugs me, but not this time.
Here’s her Independence Day finger in the eye:

Did you ask our permission to take off work this week? That’s what a client said when I told him on Monday that I would be out of the office Wednesday – Monday for a short vacation, but would be available by Blackberry. I snorted into the phone, laughing – but then realized the jackass was totally serious! He then proceeded to tell me that he expects me to clear it in advance with him any time I plan to take off, as it might not “coincide with the company’s needs”. You gotta be kidding me. While I’m gone, I’ll scour the souvenir shops looking for a device that will help him get his head out of his ass.

This time I just sit back and smile, knowing that 1) I could never be an account person and 2) whatever bullshit I’m dealing with at work is relatively minor compared to what some of us are faced with on a daily basis.



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.