Advertising. The wisdom of taxi drivers.

“All the stories I’ll ever need are right here on Main Street.”  Robert Cormier Many years ago, I was in New York for the first time. I was in a yellow cab I had seen in a hundred movies. It was like cinematic deja vu. From the journey, I remember two things. The first thingContinue reading “Advertising. The wisdom of taxi drivers.”

Has advertising lost its sense of humour?

“When humour goes, there goes civilisation.” Erma Bombeck There is a saying in Hollywood that comedies never win at the Oscars. It would seem the stats back it up. Guess how long it has been since a comedy won best picture at the Oscars? 40 years. Annie Hall won in 1977 and that was theContinue reading “Has advertising lost its sense of humour?”