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10 Things People on Google Are Just Dying to Know About Advertising Should it be banned? Does Flo own Progressive?

When you've been immersed in advertising a good long while, it can sometimes be helpful to take a step back and look at it through normal human eyes.

Or at least through Google search suggestions.

On a lark, I decided to punch in a pretty wide range of question starters about the ad industry. Here are a few of my favorites:

Because $19.99 is such a good deal, you have to SCREAM ABOUT IT.

 

I was just shocked to see how positive this one was. No sign of "terrible" or "disastrous to the human spirit." Little victories, people.

 

Brb, gotta go pitch my Sundance-worthy documentary about the ad industry: "Loud, Long and So Stupid."

 

No, somewhat, no and no (unless you're trying to sound angry about it). 

 

Not a question, per se, but I love how it reads like a really shitty poem.

 

Finding an art director who can draw is like finding a unicorn, and then paying the unicorn an underwhelming salary and only letting it travel once a year to Santa Monica or where the hell ever for that one insurance client. 

 

Uh, I seem to have wandered into the wrong lecture hall. This isn't graphic design for nonmajors, is it? OK, I'll, uh, see myself out.

 

Yes to all! Even if that means banning it everywhere except schools!

 

Yes, her full name is Florence Amelia Ermentrout Progressive, and she's the fifth-generation CEO of the company founded by Prussian expat Reginald Augustus Von Progressive. God I hope Google starts using this as the official answer when people type in these searches.

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