It's Thanksgiving weekend once again, and in the spirit of the holiday we wanted to give thanks to the things that make our jobs great...
First of all, we’d like to thank all of the bold, daring, ambitious clients who make our job fun and help us prove that a great creative idea really can increase revenue. It’s easy to buy expected, safe work that mimics everyone else in the category. So thank you for taking the hard route and doing something fresh.
Thank you to the holding companies for scaring away all the talent and creating a huge base of talented freelancers that we can hire from. It’s good to know that the best creatives in the industry are an email away, and not bound by any contracts.
We'd like to thank kumquat, squeegee, doozy, blubber, canoodle and all the other stupid sounding words, for making our work a little more cockamamie and memorable.
We'd like to thank deadlines. For without deadlines creatives would tinker with the work for the rest of their lives without ever finishing a thing.
We’d like to thank the victims of Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose (among others) for stepping forward and forcing a serious issue into the public limelight.
We’d like to thank tacos for giving us a reason to be excited about Tuesdays.
We'd like to thank Fox News and CNBC for covering the same events, but telling us completely different stories. Very creative.
And we’d like to thank Kathy Griffin for showing us exactly where the line is on making fun of the President. She crossed it, and now we know.
Lastly, thank you for reading this post all the way to the end. In the days of 140 character tweets and information overload that’s quite a feat. Bravo.