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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

80's excess

In the Mid 90's when I started in advertising you heard stories about the excess of 80's advertising. Did people really have access coke then? Were juniors brought new cars on their first days? Were ads conceived, presented and then celebrated in restaurants? The work was crap, and some of the more senior fellows do look like they've had indulgent lives, but was this all blown out of proportion? Any dirt would be appreciated.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least in the 80s shit blogs didn't exist.

10:56 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the 80s shit blogs didn't exist.

10:57 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree

10:59 AM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this blog shit because there's loads of better ones out there? Or is it because fuckwits like you have nothing of value to add?

2:07 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous neil said...

If you don't like it, fuck off.

2:44 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Mouseketeer said...

Adding value? Go bury your marketspeak with your Mickey Mouse badge

3:04 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm starting to see Jilly's point.

3:32 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even better, go hang yourself with a '90s advertising mickey mouse tie.

4:38 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Jilly Thompson-Whey said...

For the record: Those rumours about me and the board room table double entry incident were largely unfounded. It was '85, I was young, and gay still meant happy.

5:01 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous jello Biafra said...

Speaking of gay, someone at my work sent me a rather disturbing email yesterday.

This guy liked sticking small vibrators down his weener.

I almost vomited.

This has nothing to do with 80's excess.

6:38 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous excess said...

I worked in an aus. agency circa 87.

we never saw our GM after 11am.

I saw him once at 9.45 am wearing a tie.

Ominously that was the same morning the big cheese walked in and locked-down all the filing cabinets.

The best business is still done over a drink.

I haven't seen a filing cabinet since then though?

that's disturbing enough.

2:16 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous helena said...

sounds like someone I know?

Is that you Grant?

Did you make it thru then?

h

xx

2:25 PM NZDT

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmmm Len Pott's couches ....

12:13 PM NZDT

 

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