Those naughty scallywags at satirical site The Betoota Advocate have used their latest news post to hilariously skewer the advertising industry.
(You can read B&T’s recent interview with the Betoota boys here).
Showing a canny knack of how adland works the post is titled, “Report: Working In Advertising All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses A Big Client”. You can read it in full here.
The article references a fictional creative agency who’ve lost a major client and the disaster that’s befallen them.
“Short of being stabbed to death with a broken Ridell wine glass by John Singleton outside a popular steakhouse, the agency’s creative director and senior partners have been locked in crisis meetings since lunch and the mood around the open-plan office is grim,” the report reads.
It then quotes a CSIRO “report” that highlights the damage done when some “fucking idiot” at the agency loses a major client.
“People start to get fired when that happens,” said the CSIRO’s Mark Borch.
“All the giggles, fun and late-night disabled toilet nosé go out the window when some big brand marketing director turns off the tap. That’s what our research indicates, anyway,”
“In these events, when someone loses a big client, the CSIRO would advise that it’d be best to take the stabbing from John Singleton, file a complaint in civil court and hope for a large payout.”