Thursday, December 18, 2008

Beware of Fearvertising.

Bad mood, again.

An all day management meeting where we spent a good amount of time being berated on all the things we did wrong in 2008 and all the things we must do right or do substantially better in 2009, or else.

Or else.
Or else.
Or else.

I leave that meeting and see a news alert from Advertising Age that Omnicom is laying off 5% of its staff world-wide--7,000 workers.

Be scared.
Be scared.
Be scared.

In short: "you're lucky if you have a job so stfu (shut the fuck up) and draw within the lines."

Listen, the best way to get fired is to behave. Is to be conservative. And to give them what they want.

Conformity is the enemy.
Fear will be your undoing.
Feeling trapped and thus compliant keeps the business bland.

No more lecturing today. I have a "Hot Pockets" viral video to work on.


Tore Claesson said...

fear is bending your back. people with bent backs lose.

Moda di Magno said...

Yes, what you said. Yes.