It was somewhat amusing to read in yesterday’s New York Times Ad Column some of the amazingly erudite and insightful statements being made by speakers at the Ad:Tech Conference in Chicago. Hunter Hastings (c’mon Hunter You had to make that name up. Right?) CEO of the EMM Group (Who be that?) had this brilliant observation… “Classified advertising is still around, and it’s still a huge piece of engagement with the consumer.” I think he means they still work… Yeah but Hunter baby, maybe I’m reading the wrong trades, but isn’t the Internet eating their fucking lunch? Then you have klutzes like Bryan Eisenberg, author of “Waiting for your cat to bark.” Fuck, gotta put that on my Christmas list… Coming out with this gem… “More ad dollars are moving to online from print and TV – Newspapers are declining and the Internet is soaring – TV advertising is not as effective anymore!!!” The amazing thing is that the stupid attendees paid $1,500 a pop to listen this Oh-So-Fucking-Obvious shit. Even worse, NYT columnist Julie Bosman thought this was interesting enough to write about.
We also hold conferences on proctology surgery. They cost $5,000 a pop!