I never knew this, but advertising legend Jay Chiat used to send valentines to his agency.
I wish I could say the same. I have to admit I have often scowled to myself whenever someone has described me as the “advertising girl” (and yes, that is an exact quote). When I discovered my love of branding, I somehow felt advertising was lesser by comparison. Moreover, in the current consumer-focused market, the word “advertising” is almost dirty or evil as if it were some wizard behind a curtain attempting to manipulate us. Lately, you can add “unrealistic body expectations” to the arsenal of arguments against advertising. Each day I read something telling us we should turn our backs on advertising and concentrate on inbound, or one-to-one, or marketing automation or...or...or.