Thursday, January 20, 2011

Do you love it? I love it.

Well here I am writing my very first blog post related to my current enrollment in my intro to advertising class. I've always thought about advertising as a career for me. I don't know if I've ever taken the thought seriously, but I've definitely dreamed of writing jingles or coming up with creative storyboards...
Don't you just love coming up with great ideas? It's the best feeling in the world. I'm sure the guys that came up with the "I'm on a horse" Old Spice commercial feel pretty amazing. Obv.
I love a good commercial and I love the creative geniuses behind them. I'm excited to learn more about this "art form" if you will.
The thing about advertising: it stays with you. For example, my sister swears on her grave that she once saw an infomercial for "fart pads" and even though extensive searching on the internet says that they doesn't exist, she will always defend it.
Or commercials that air for a few days and then promptly get shut down by the FCC (see example below)

I'll never forget that one. And how they changed it to "You bet IF it's aspercream..."
And then there are the really well made ads that just blow your mind, or the ones that make you cry...
Hey, I want to be that person! I want to make people laugh or cry or say "Did that really just happen?"
I want to plant unforgettable ads into people's brains. I also want to be the next American Idol...
We'll see if either of those realities come to be.

Is the best.