I was doing some research last night into what the ad industry was all about back in the 60s, 70’s and 80s, and I stumbled upon these gems in a book called The Want Makers. The book was published in 1988, a year before I got into advertising, and was meant to be a scathing critique of the industry and its behaviour. I thought it sounded like a great place to spend my life, so it mostly inspired me to join it. Here are some of the paragraphs that made me smile last night.
A baby, and proud of it.