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No industry in the world enjoys self-flagellation quite as much as the advertising industry.
We criticize the work we create. We condemn the environments in which we create it. We denounce the same award shows whose recognition we covet. We disparage the clients who pay us. And then we revel in this self-hatred.
This week, I read two pieces that illuminated just how absurd this is. The first was a 2012 article in Business Insider recapping (only semi-accurately) a blog post by BBDO art director Linds Redding.