Today’s news out of O&M is that Bruce Lee has “resigned" to "pursue his “novel writing career" and that Jan "What color and how big, would you like that logo" Leth will be taking over as head of Ogilvy Direct. That’s a crying shame. Bruce was not only a talented and smart person; he was also a hell of a nice guy! It only goes to prove my long held belief that BDA’s are fucked. Over the many years I’ve been in this ridiculous business, I have seen way too many people exit jobs where they were delivering real value. But, if your face doesn’t fit, or you don’t kiss the right arses, or when you’re a gnarly old fucker like me and they can hire a young tosser for a tenth of the price… It’s sayonara!
Word out of the “Land of Red Carpets” is that resumes are being polished and many Brazilian Tattoo Parlor ads are being re-engineered and updated. One of these days O&M will lose IBM and AmEx… Not because of bad work or strained relationships. It’s simply a fact of life… Nothing lasts forever. Particularly ad accounts at BDA’s. And that's when not just the carpets, but the fucking walls will be red!
Bruce... Loved it when you kicked Chuck Norris's ass in the Coliseum!