Today we present to you the 50th episode of The Week in Advertising. Full press release, below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIABISTRO WEB SERIES TURNS OUT 50 EPISODES, SOMEHOW NOT YET CANCELED
DESPITE TERRIBLE REVIEWS, ‘THE SHOW MUST GO’ SENTIMENT, CREATOR/HOST CONTINUES EFFORT
New York, November 4, 2009 — ‘The Week in Advertising’ [TWIA], a weekly Web program showcasing comical advertisements, today released its 50th episode, marking the 49th anniversary since the show ran out of humorous material. “Well, 50’s a nice round number, so we figured it was time for a press conference,” said show creator/host/AgencySpy.com Editor Matt Van Hoven during a press conference attended only by himself prior to writing this release.
“That show is still on?” asked TWIA producer, Weston Almond, who does the show’s pre- and post-production. Aided in production and writing by TVNewser Editor Kevin Allocca, the program draws on “popular culture,” “industry news,” and “inexpensive whiskey,” for laffs. Much of that inspiration comes from Allocca, a former 23/6 editor and sketch comic. “It’s intelligent, informed, and always delivers a high level of important discourse,” said Allocca, who at the time was speaking of CNN International’s “Amanpour.”
Industry professionals like Saatchi and Saatchi CEO Gerry Graf agree. “Don’t quote me in your f*cking story, Matt,” he didn’t really say. Catch ‘The Week in Advertising’ every Tuesday at 1 pm at http://www.adweek.com/agencyspy/week_in_advertising/.
ABOUT TWIA –
‘The Week in Advertising’ is a Web series highlighting the more entertaining aspects of the consumer-side of advertising. This less-than-seven-minute program also takes on confusing ads that the host is too limited in cerebral capacity to understand, and occasionally riffs on AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ in order to garner traffic. Though the risk of being canceled is high, morale on set is always low. Since that makes no sense, it’s time to end this press release, officially. OK, it’s over. Now. Now it’s over. Stop reading this.
Members of the media can receive more information about TWIA here: http://www.adweek.com/agencyspy/week_in_advertising/.