Of all the evils caused by holding companies and agency consolidation, the worst is that they prevent you from getting angry.
Here's what I mean.
Not long ago these agencies existed in New York.
Kenyon & Eckhardt.
Scali McCabe Sloves.
Ammirati & Puris.
Six agencies. Now, scraps of those agencies are all rolled into one steaming amalgamation of faceless fecklessness.
Now, if you worked say, at Scali, and you weren't getting good assignments, you had no respect for your boss, or you were just bored you could put some nice slacks on and get a job at, say, Bozell.
Now if you hate where you are there's nowhere to go.
So we lower our pulses.
Rather than seizing the day, we just hope to get through it.
There's no place to go.
No way out.