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My name's Joel Kelly and I live in Halifax, NS.

I'm a 20something guy doing digital and social media strategy for a Halifax-based marketing agency.

I'm a vegan nerd and marketing asshole.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So apparently I'm on vacation

From work, and from this blog. I'd like to think I'll actually be having a vacation from work, and I'd like to think that I'll be ending my vacation from this blog.

Because, you know, writing a couple short posts a month is so hard...

I've been sitting on a post for a while that referenced something Hugh had written about how 95% of advertising sucks.

My thought was, well, if someone came into an ad agency and explained that their business produced 95% crap, but that they banked on maybe, hopefully, producing 5% of something that was actually worth paying attention to the agency would tell them they're in the wrong business. Right?

So what are ad agencies doing?

What they've always done, I guess. Monkeys in a cage.

So what now? For this blog I mean. I don't know about the agencies thing. I haven't figured that bit out yet.

Should probably start with, what am I doing? What do I need to be writing about?

Vacation's over, time to figure that out.


Stuart Foster said...

I'd write about cool shit Joel. Your more then capable. It's the mantra that I live by on my blog. Also...come write some cool guest post shit on my blog when you get a chance.

Joel Kelly said...

Sounds good, Stuart!

Abe Brown said...

the problem with most advertising (besides being 95% crap) is that it caters to stereotypes....rather than really caring about people and their needs. Thanks for digging deeper.
Abe Brown - Certified Master Coach
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