Trust Me, I’m an Ad Guy

If you want to see where ad people rank on the list of trustworthy professions, just Google “gallup most trustworthy professions” and head to the bottom of the list. We’re right there above Members of Congress and Car Salespeople.

Push a Button

As I write this, I’ve just come from a meeting where we couldn’t get the laptop to sync with the large monitor in the conference room. Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

“No.” Hahahahaha!

My wife texted me the other day and asked me to pick up a chicken and some salad on the way home. My reply was one word: “No.” Here’s why that’s funny.

My New Favorite Saying

I was at an agency a while ago, trying my hand at pleasing one of their clients. I worked hard and wrote what we all agreed was not only great stuff, but also just what the client was looking for. But I failed. The client hated it.

Call Me Dave

There’s an older gentleman at church that we used to sit near every week. I’ll call him Frank. Because that’s his name. He, on the other hand, calls me Dave.

Emails from Goofus and Gallant

I got two emails the other day that reminded me of how important every interaction is with every customer. In both cases, I was the customer.

Speaking When Spoken To

When you’re at a place full-time, you have a little leeway as to how hard you can argue with your co-workers. If you’re a jerk on occasion, they’ll usually put up with it. Sort of like Olympic scoring. Throw out the low and the high score, and you’re judged on your average.

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The more observant of you will have noticed that I schedule my posts to publish at 7:19 a.m. Why that time? And why am I telling you this on 7/19?