SADNESS OF JUNE 2009
think anyone would be shocked if I called our present economic crisis
a “great depression”. I mean, c’mon… “recession”?
We’ve moved beyond a recession, friends! When was the last time
this country saw banks on the brink of failure, leaders of major US
corporations landing on the street, and the price of a loaf of bread
something to seriously consider before purchase?
do a lot of work for NASCAR, but the latest projects have been especially
enjoyable. Leading up to the July 4th race at Daytona, I did a series
of video promotions on STP and NASCAR internet sites telling about the
special celebration planned for “King Richard”, the winningest
driver in NASCAR history.
AND... I've started to do some video editing on the side, including a three minute demo of some of my off-camera voiceover work. Check it out!
One More June Disaster...
This time it wasn't the death of a celebrity. It was the death of a career, as SC Governor Mark Sanford displayed all the judgement of a horny frat-boy. Leaving the ship of state with no hand on the helm, he skipped off to Argentina for some horizontal Tango lessons with a mysterious senorita!
Say, Mark... Did you know that Argentina imports more silicone implants per capita than any other nation earth? I'm just sayin'....
Bank'n On It!
Several of you have called or written to say you've noticed my voice popping up on Joseph A. Bank commercials for men's clothing. ...Glad you noticed!
They are produced here in Charlotte, NC, by GVA productions. The one-man-band that conducts the whole affair is George Van Allen (yep...GVA), agency CEO, account rep, creative director, and producer.
I wont be telling tales out of school if I say that George is one of the toughest producers I've ever worked for! By the time a session for a 30 second spot ends, I am drenched in sweat, slightly hoarse, and as whipped as if I'd just carried a grand piano up three flights of stairs!
But I must say that George gets a sound and style from me that works very well for the client, and is decidedly different from anything else I do on the air.
thing that bothers me about the industry in which I work is the propensity
towards deception in place of information. Sometimes it get so blatant
that you wonder who is more stupid; the person who answers the ad, or
the one who created it. A case in point.....
Another problem in advertising is client over-kill. Take a hypothetical situation, say designing an intersection stop sign, and think what could happen if it were to be the commercial product of a typical client-agency relationship. Click here.