Behind the Scenes10:54 PM
So, you wanna see what I do all day?
For those of you who don't know, I'm an advertiser. I love social media, love writing, love layout and design in general. When I watch tv commercials, I'm constantly gauging whether I love them or think they can do better. I mean, case in point: who remembers this AT&T commercial from a few months back?:
I'm sure not many people cared, but every time it came on, I fussed because if you're feeling "left behind," it's because you're the only one not in the loop. Not the other way around. I don't know about you, but I don't feel like the idiot in a group of friends if there's only one person being a snot about his phone working better than mine.
Surely enough, AT&T came up with a few more in the series of not being "left behind." In particular, there's one about an office taco party, and my favorite, the oblivious flash mob member:
This one, to me, makes much more sense. Being left out makes you feel stupid, not rejected by a jerk with an expensive phone plan.
|"They have new phone systems now, that can ring directly to a salesman, or someone presses star and they go to accounting. Basically ninety-five percent of my job. But I'd like to see a machine that puts out candy for everyone."|
So, enough of my nerdiness. My point is, advertising is my thing. It's what I studied in college, what I work on every day, what I hope to reconnect with now that I've moved to a new area. And, as a result, you can find me on any given day, staring at my laptop until I go cross-eyed from all of the updates that come with being connected to the media world.
Among the brain drain is a plethora of resume edits, Photoshop windows, and status updates. I have more social media accounts than I can name now--it's ridiculous, but even more interesting how connected everything has become. I mean, seriously--20 years ago, how many people expected that soon, the only thing between them and sharing a piece of information with 100 people at once was a little "share" button? Even more so, it boggles my mind how many different ways there are to share things. There's no way one person could ever keep up, it seems:
|This guy's been thinking the same thing.|