Why It’s Still Fun to Work in Advertising, Even Without the Hookers and Coke

AICP has something they can't take away

Headshot of Tim Nudd

You yearn for the '60s and the Creative Revolution. You want to go back to the '80s and all those yachts, prostitutes and cocaine. Hell, you'd even settle for the 2000s, before Yahoo plastered its name on the Gutter Bar.

True, working in advertising isn't like it used to be. But in the videos below, created by VCU BrandCenter students for the AICP Awards, top creatives Gerry Graf, Tiffany Rolfe and Ted Royer reveal that there is a silver lining.

Could we at least ditch the open plan and go back to offices, though?


Client: AICP

Agency: VCU BrandCenter

Copywriter: Gabe Sherman

Art Directors: Steve Gonzalez, Rick Plautz

Creative Brand Manager: Jeff Tolefson

Creative Strategist: Araba Wilson


Director: Stephen Pearson

Producer: Thomas O'Malley

Director of Photography: Vince Vinitti

Editor: Brett Mason

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.