TOP TEN LIST


Gingerbread showcases, mistletoe decorations, dutch shopping tourists wearing stupid santa hats – christmas seems to be a lot closer than I thought. Guess it’s time to start writing a wish list.

Ok, let’s see. I want

10. This

9. This

8. This

7. This

6. This

5. This

4. This

3. This

2. This

1. And this.

There´s nothing like Fridays: A stressful week draws to a close, the weekend weather forecast predicts sun, and you just got the latest season of your favorite show on DVD.
Oh, and you have a major presentation on monday morning …

I guess it´s time for another top ten list.

TOP TEN SIGNS YOU WORK TOO MUCH

10. When you enter the agency, you shout “I´m hooo-ome!”

9. Your doctor tells you that your veins seem to contain black coffee.

8. You stray around your apartment looking for the conference room.

7. After a phone call with your mom you write a meeting report.

6. The cab driver who takes you home every night knows more about you than your wife.

5. The last time you went to the movies was when “Blade Runner” premiered.

4. You´re too tired to write number 4.

3. You keep mistaking dawn for dusk.

2. The people in the family photos on your desk are sleeping.

1. The agency is charging you rent.

Some of you liked my last top ten list. Here´s a new one!

TOP TEN REASONS YOU WORK AS AN ADVERTISING CREATIVE

10. You can finally make a living by drawing silly stick figures.

9. Your dresscode: ripped jeans and washed-out t-shirts.

8. You actually get money for lying.

7. Film production companies keep sending you free stuff. Even if you never work with them.

6. You get to travel to beautiful beaches and hang out with beautiful models.

5. You are being paid for that!

4. Intern Job interviews sometimes turn into castings.

3. Castings sometimes turn into intern job interviews.

2. You can surf dubious websites all day long and call it “research”.

1. You hope to one day place a subliminal message into one of your commercials to enslave humanity.

Letterman invented them, everybody loves them: Top Ten Lists. Here´s mine.

THE TOP TEN SIGNS YOU´RE OBSESSED WITH YOUR ADVERTISING JOB

10. You think that HTTP is an advertising agency.

9. When the commercial break is over, you change the channel.

8. When your aunt shows you her holiday snapshots, you suggest a reshoot because all the pictures are badly framed.

7. Your dog´s name is “Logo”.

6. You design a complex layout grid for your shopping list.

5. All your phone calls are exactly 30 seconds long.

4. Your dreams lately have commercial breaks.

3. You reprogram your tivo, so it cuts out those annoying movies between the commercials.

2. The guy who shot your passport ID photo is a fashion photographer and usually earns 20.000 Dollars per day.

1. When you are in the supermarket, you lower your view angle, so the product packs in the shelves look more dramatic.

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