Super AdScammer “highjive” has pointed out to me that 4A’s President and CEO Nancy Hill called me out directly in her speech at the recent Leadership Conference. Below is an excerpt, and you can view the full transcript via this link:
And from industry critics, I’ve welcomed the chance to provide clarity and perspective on the real business issues that we face. It’s been important to me that the 4A’s take our critics head on—whether they’re activists, journalists or bloggers—rather than sit back and take the pot shots.
We’ve actively opened up the lines of communication on this front, making it a two-way conversation rather than one that fosters gossip and rumors. So, to the incessantly negative adver-bloggers out there, both anonymous and named: I realize it’s your job to rattle the cage a bit—well-intentioned or not—but I challenge the central premise of at least one blogging provocateur’s claim that all big agencies are dumb or that the 4A’s Leadership Conference is—as it was put so colorfully in a recent blog post—simply an expensive “wank fest.”
In fact, I’d like to personally invite any skeptics in the blogosphere to next year’s 4A’s Leadership Conference.
Ha fucking brilliant… Nice to know I’m having an effect. Hope next years conference is somewhere exotic. Wonder if Hughie, Dewey, Louie, and the Poisoned Dwarf will be there?
I promise I'll wear my best suit!!!