The End Days of Advertising

Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Day 55: CD wakes up, still drunk, in an empty Agency. Unaware that it is not only Sunday, but actually Christmas, he spends the day administering the hair of the dog in his office.

Day 55: CD wakes up, still drunk, in an empty Agency. Unaware that it is not only Sunday, but actually Christmas, he spends the day administering the hair of the dog in his office.

Day 54: Biggest Client schedules Saturday meeting on Christmas Eve just for the power trip. Afterwards, Creative Director’s passive-aggressive parting salutation of “See you next Tuesday” goes entirely unnoticed.

Day 54: Biggest Client schedules Saturday meeting on Christmas Eve just for the power trip. Afterwards, Creative Director’s passive-aggressive parting salutation of “See you next Tuesday” goes entirely unnoticed.

Day 53: “Christmas bonuses? In this economy? Next thing you know, those ungrateful Creatives will be asking to shut down the Agency until the New Year!”

Day 53: “Christmas bonuses? In this economy? Next thing you know, those ungrateful Creatives will be asking to shut down the Agency until the New Year!”

Day 51: It’s always “Hump Day” in the Agency server room.

Day 51: It’s always “Hump Day” in the Agency server room.

Day 50: New Business Guy started his Christmas bender at lunch, will not be seen again until 2012.

Day 50: New Business Guy started his Christmas bender at lunch, will not be seen again until 2012.

Day 49: Shunned by his fellow creatives, aging Art Director has taken to hovering over Client Services as they write their briefs.

Day 49: Shunned by his fellow creatives, aging Art Director has taken to hovering over Client Services as they write their briefs.

Day 48: Agency’s Social Media Guru still waiting for his slideshare on “how to go viral” to go viral.

Day 48: Agency’s Social Media Guru still waiting for his slideshare on “how to go viral” to go viral.

Day 47: Many Agency people prefer their Christmas Parties to be “spouse free” to allow the team an opportunity to “bond”.  At least, that’s the way they spin it at home.

Day 47: Many Agency people prefer their Christmas Parties to be “spouse free” to allow the team an opportunity to “bond”.  At least, that’s the way they spin it at home.

Day 46: On sober second thought, perhaps SFW Porn was not the most appropriate theme for this year’s Agency Christmas Card.

Day 46: On sober second thought, perhaps SFW Porn was not the most appropriate theme for this year’s Agency Christmas Card.

Day 45: Art Director ponders, “What if we put Andrej Pejić in a push-up bra?” Copywriter responds, “Been done.”

Day 45: Art Director ponders, “What if we put Andrej Pejić in a push-up bra?” Copywriter responds, “Been done.”

Day 44: You just know that pro bono PSA is going to win awards when it has this many Creative Directors on it.

Day 44: You just know that pro bono PSA is going to win awards when it has this many Creative Directors on it.

Day 43: Caught unprepared by the Great Adland Server Crisis of 2011, Art Directors start desperately printing out all the print ads from the archive for the next time they need “inspiration”.
[PSA: Every day, around the world, ADs are out of print ideas. You can help. Send your generous donation to the Adland Server Fund before December 31, and help an inspiration-starved Creative.]

Day 43: Caught unprepared by the Great Adland Server Crisis of 2011, Art Directors start desperately printing out all the print ads from the archive for the next time they need “inspiration”.

[PSA: Every day, around the world, ADs are out of print ideas. You can help. Send your generous donation to the Adland Server Fund before December 31, and help an inspiration-starved Creative.]

Day 42: Today’s sexually inappropriate comment from Client Services is brought to you by Glenfiddich.

Day 42: Today’s sexually inappropriate comment from Client Services is brought to you by Glenfiddich.

Day 41: Associate Creative Director kicked out of local repertory cinema for heckling competition’s work in Cannes 2011 reel.

Day 41: Associate Creative Director kicked out of local repertory cinema for heckling competition’s work in Cannes 2011 reel.