Posted in music on October 3, 2011

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"MADISON AVENUE claims that the annual Advertising Week in New York is like New York Fashion Week for smart people. The fashionable set counters that Advertising Week is like Fashion Week for ugly people.

As the eighth annual Advertising Week starts, it seems the organizers are smart in at least one way: They have significantly beefed up the agenda for the event -- which begins on Monday and continues through Friday -- with a lineup of compelling subjects and marquee-name speakers." [NY Times]

Music fans claim that both Fashion Week and Advertising Week are more importantly about the parties, and figuring out how to get into them. Drake, B.o.B., Natasha Bedingfield and Far East Movement play the "MySpace AMP'd Up Opening Concert" for Advertising week tonight (10/3). Tuesday is the "SAY Media Battle of the Ad Bands" at Highline Ballroom (where bands compete for the chance to sell out) (or something like that). TV on the Radio play Microsoft Live! at Terminal 5 on Wednesday.

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Comments (34)

"MADISON AVENUE claims that the annual Advertising Week in New York is like New York Fashion Week for smart people"

ha,ha,ha - I work in the 'advertising industry' and it's run by a bunch of retards. real deal.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:25 PM

There are a lot of smart people in advertising, but they all leave by the age of 30.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:28 PM

HAHA!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:34 PM

"There are a lot of smart people in advertising, but they all leave by the age of 30."

probably true of the entry-level sales reps that earn nothing, but senior folks can make a killing in advertising in this city.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:35 PM

point of clarification - the battle of the ad bands is a battle of bands made up of agency employees, not bands battling to end up in ads.

one huge advantage that ad week has over fashion week is that it's incredibly well organized, which should come as no surprise to anyone who's ever worked in advertising - the industry is full of type As.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:43 PM

Every week is advertising week in this fucking city.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:44 PM

2:28 very true. Anyone with half a brain is going to see through the political BS that goes on at all the big agencies and branch off into something smaller where their creativity is actually wanted and rewarded.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:51 PM

I can't wait to check out all the ads.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 2:59 PM

So how does the TVOTR show work?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:11 PM

2:51,

As someone who works in the ad industry and for a big agency, there is certainly some truth to what you're saying. However, I think the tech space/ad industry (and, in a smaller sense, America as a whole) really over-romanticizes start-up companies. 95% of them fail so, for people in their 20's who want to work in the ad business, it makes more sense to have some minor job security and work for a company that's not about to fold every 6 months.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:15 PM

2:35- exactly.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:15 PM

Douche-a-thon™

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:18 PM

Most people in advertising self-delude that their job into being more meaningful than it actually is——shilling products for the evil multinationals to further tighten their hegemony over their sectors of the economy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:33 PM

i heard you can make up to 70k to start

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:37 PM

"probably true of the entry-level sales reps that earn nothing, but senior folks can make a killing in advertising in this city"

It has nothing to do with making or not making money. I was pulling six figures my third year in the business, but you realize rather quickly that it isn't about doing good advertising but about making clients happy. Makes sense, really, - it IS a service business - but it takes a certain kind of person to make their life's work about pleasing idiots, and the smart and talented are the least likely to suffer that. Some people are fortunate in that they work somewhere that fights for good work, but they also pay less, so, ultimately, most everyone who is any good gets the hell out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:39 PM

Hummus week > Fashion Week > Advertising week

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:40 PM

Awaiting the further influx of advertising majors here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:40 PM

3:33 should be occupying Wall Street with the rest of the stench illiterati.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:43 PM

Smaller agencies outside of New York are honestly where it's at. A lot of mid-sized companies (huge, really, but comparatively, not THAT huge) use them because they're great at coming up with creative, interesting campaigns. Check out this one:

www.ronfoth.com

Family member of mine works there, and they do some really great stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:43 PM

it's like fashion week, only for people with shitty taste in music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:44 PM

Work at an agency and make $25-$35K a year. Only perks are when google, espn or one of those bigger online companies send their sales reps out and buy these poor schleps lunch and $10 gift cards at Starbucks... when you switch over to the sales side, you'll wonder why you were such a dumbass to work at an agency to begin with.

word.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 3:47 PM

You make between $25K and $35K in advertising? That was my starting salary in 1993. You must be a glorified secretary or something.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 4:01 PM

lolz @ all these people claiming to work at an "advertising agency." god bless brooklyn vegan and long live anonymous commenting!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 4:18 PM

You called it, 3:40!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 4:47 PM

Wake me up when it's No Advertising Week.

Posted by J | October 3, 2011 4:56 PM

I shave my junk with the Braun Cruzer. True story. Thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 5:06 PM

Glamour industries like fashion, advertising, and music take horrible advantage (financially) of young kids looking to make it, because they know that they can. It doesn't surprise me that they still pay kids 25k-35k a year.
I partially blame this on the rich kids that want to have cool jobs, so they get their parents to subsidize their lifestyle while they work at a cool place making crappy money. I feel bad for the poor kids that intern or work for cheap, but have to work 2 other jobs or live at home, just so that they can eventually land their dream gig.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 5:12 PM

smh @ TVOTR. Pretty sad dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 5:16 PM

lcd soundsystem played this last year, and it was pretty awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 5:38 PM

tvotr is great

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2011 11:19 PM

TVOTR was great, until they started supporting fascist oligarchies who are chopping down rainforests to make hamburgers. LOOK IT UP.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 10:32 AM

^ Cool. Now I like them even more!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 10:50 AM

Thanks ..Nice topic and I was very followed up
Thank you very much


TVOTR was great, until they started supporting fascist oligarchies who are chopping down rainforests to make hamburgers. LOOK IT UP.

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