We had quite a show planned, but times are tough, so we’ve had to cut some corners. Our program still begins with the Cavalcade of Commercial Characters. Unfortunately, all we could afford were two Mr. Peanut costumes—one chunky, one smooth. Vote for your favorite! We’re also having a Brown-Bag Breakfast, because, as we learned from Brandweek, with the recession looming, "bringing your own" is back in fashion. As for the seminars, Bob Greenberg is the only panelist who has agreed to appear. It’s not the Bob Greenberg from R/GA, but our Bob played bass in the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, which is more than you can say for anyone on the CMO Council. (It was either Bob or Steve Hall. What kind of choice is that?) We’ll skip dinner and cut right to the booze ‘n schmooze, because, sadly, everyone who works here at the conference is getting sacked after the show. So, in addition to your attendance fee, we’d appreciate a small donation as you leave. Canned goods or old clothing would be just fine, thanks.
—Posted by David Gianatasio