Thursday, August 05, 2010

7850: Candy-Coated Reality From O&M.

Advertising Age published a fluff piece on a bake sale held by Ogilvy & Mather in New York. Proceeds supported SOS’ Great American Bake Sale, which helps fight kids hunger across the country. Anyway, the story ended with this statement:

Following the judging of the contest, hundreds of baked goods created by agency employees were sold throughout the agency’s New York office building, which is nicknamed The Chocolate Factory.

The Chocolate Factory? Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin once referred to NOLA as a “chocolate city”—in reference to the area’s Black population. Not sure how the predominately Caucasian O&M warrants a similar title. Unless it’s The White Chocolate Factory.

1 comment:

KissMyBlackAds said...

Is that the very definition of irony? Wonder if they even tossed around the idea of vanilla factory? More apropos, I dunno? It could be a shout out to R.Kelly's seminal work to hide his indiscretions & legal problems... hey ooh... I see, you can cover up just about anything in delicious chocolate. Statutory Rape cases, discriminatory hiring practices... caramel, peanuts, nougat...

It's sneaky genius.