Things I’ve Survived During a Long Career in Advertising

25 thoughts on “Things I’ve Survived During a Long Career in Advertising”

  1. I was at FCB with you for a lot of those! Were you on the account where a kid’s wagon used in the shoot had a somewhat erased, graffito, chalk drawing of a penis on it, which no one noticed until the spot was finished, slated, and being aired? That was more like a million dollar mistake. Luckily, the editor went back in and scrubbed out the drawing completely, we re-slated, re-cleared it, cc-d it, re-sent it, revised the scheduling, and got the revised version on the air within a few days.

    We survived so many other things there too, like having the Walmart account for a single day thanks to good ol’ Howard D taking the Walmart marketing director to Nobu for dinner & a ride in his fancy schmancy car afterward.

    Plus so many other things…


  2. Getting laid off is what the cool kids are doing these days.

    At least, that’s what I keep telling myself as I go on Day Three (Four?) without showering, wearing the same pair of pajamas and just putting my ski pants on over them in order to take the dogs out for a walk in the snow (while still wearing my slippers).


  3. Why is there always a booger wall???

    My holiday party story includes the client “from corporate” who had to be escorted home in the taxi (waaaay before Uber/Lyft) and then did not remember where she lived—like, AT ALL.

    I have gone through the lay-off scenario and had all of the related feels. And I always wished I’d taken better advantage of being off. That’s easier said than done, but you will land—probably sooner than you think—to take on your next adventure. And no matter where it is, they will be lucky mutha effers to get wonderful you.



  4. What’s their stupid reason? Budget cuts? Not enough business coming in during Covid? I hope those recent “no holds barred diversity, equity and inclusion discussions” weren’t a factor. I just know what a creative, unique, smart person you are; the kind they won’t be able to replicate EVER.


    1. Thanks, Kelcey! I feel bad everyone’s mad at them; they basically decided to cut out consumer advertising. So, I’m not taking it personally. The DEI talks were a good thing! Miss you xoxo


  5. Virtual hugs are not enough, but I’m thinking of you with a huge heart. Be picky about where you land. You are so creative and one of the best people I know. Go get em!!

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  6. OMG, I was laughing out loud by the time I got to the escaped bull and laughing out tears by the time I got to the awkward staff meeting after the boss screwed the intern.
    Thank you, as always, for making me laugh.
    Who wouldn’t want to have this brilliance working for and with them?
    I agree with the comment above: you’re talented, be picky.

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  7. Regarding the Cipriani incident, I was your boss’s, boss’s boss, and had to deal with the issue the next day. Thanks for the memory!


  8. You are the funniest person I know! Also extremely talented, an inspiration to so many and I can’t wait to see what’s up next for you. :)))) Your stories, omg omg! I really enjoyed reading this ❤️


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