After a funny chain email last week I realized it has been quite some time since I spoke about my real job on the blog. As one reader found interesting last month when she stumbled across my Linkedin page, no, blogging is not my full time job. If you need a refresher I still love this post I wrote last year about Why I Chose a Career in Advertising. The core tenants have remained the same but as my career has evolved so have a few of the details.
First off, I do digital advertising, so I do not make TV spots (commercials) and definitely do not create ads for tobacco companies in magazines. However, with the popularity of the show the question, “Is your job like Mad Men?” is one that I get very frequently. One of the people I work with shared a link to the Mad Men Integrated Tumblr account and it is pure genius – Mad Men GiFS with text that applies to digital advertising. And I love how Business Insider referred to it, “The Mad Men Integrated Tumblr is currently tickling the ad industry.” It is very true.
Whether you are in the industry or not this is too funny not to share. Here are some of my favorites (and going against best practices of Sparkles and Shoes, these GIFs are not 700 pixels wide because they were not create in that size) from the account with the preface that a few are only funny if you work in advertising but the majority should provide a chuckle irrespective of your background:
I actually stopped watching Mad Men after the second season and I can not remember the reason. However, after all of the great buzz I am hearing about Season I might have to add it to my list of shows to binge watch when the entire thing hits Netflix.
And because I am always curious, what kind of work do you do?