Behind the Scenes

10:54 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.

By the way, doesn't that woman look like Pam from The Office?

"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.

So,  there's your look into my life. At least a little bit. Today, I had a mini-photo shoot out on our back deck so I could have a nice LinkedIn picture (the one I chose is the one you see in the photo of my laptop screen). By the way, if you're on LinkedIn, look me up! I love connecting with people.

Oh, and by the way...we bought a couch! It's red. But more on that later. : )

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