says Jerry Seinfeld to ad executives at his Clio Award show acceptance speech…. “because I love lying….spending your life duping innocent people into buying useless, low quality, misrepresented items is an excellent use of your energy”.
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING HERE!!
Seinfeld puts down the Clio Awards, all advertising and all those engaged in advertising.
The book, “The Insanity of Advertising”, discusses some of the absolute crazy and insane happenings that go on in the ad business. In particular, just how hard it is in such an environment, to do what great advertising people do. That is, make and sell truly great ads.
I only wish Seinfeld's remarks were included in the book, as he jokes that “all ads are lies and all advertising people are liars”. And more.
When he finished his bit, the audience roundly applauded and cheered and laughed. Proving again, just how insane the advertising business is, and the people who are in it.
If you want to see the talk, here it is….sad and sorry.
If you want to read about the insanity of advertising here it is....in all it's glory.