Monday, September 28, 2009
7135: Advertising Week Tweak Three.
And The Ad Bands Played On.
The New York Times advertising columnist Stuart Elliott presented a recap of Advertising Week. Not surprisingly, the review included zero references to any diversity-related or multicultural bashes. As noted previously, the VCU Brandcenter panel appeared to draw a modest crowd. And there still seems to be no sign of information regarding The New Dynamics of Diversity. In contrast, Elliott reported the majority of events enjoyed huge turnouts, with attendees packing facilities and agendas extending beyond allotted timeframes. This makes Ken Wheaton’s suggestion of producing a Mad Men knock-off with minority cast members even more ridiculous. First, it would be a total fabrication of reality. But most importantly, like Advertising Week diversity events, it would fail to lure a captive audience.