In my five years of writing Ad Aged I have always tried to express myself with utter honesty. I've tried to pull no punches. Outside of never flat-out mentioning where I work or what clients I work on, I try my best to "call 'em as I see 'em."
Over the years I've removed a total of two posts. One because someone was afraid a client would recognize themselves and one because I acted stupidly and disparaged someone in a way I shouldn't have.
At times I realize my posts can be abrasive. Damning both the industry and by application the agency where I am working.
For all that, and perhaps due to Ad Aged's resolute unpopularity my agency doesn't try to either stifle or silence me. In their wisdom they recognize that one can both complain and be positive about work. I know it's hard, sometimes, to hold such contradictory positions at once.
I appreciate it.
And thank you.