Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ad Age's White Christmas. No Dreaming Necessary.


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It's time to play the age-old Media game: Where's Black/Brown Waldo? On November 28th, Ad Age honored their 2006 "Media Mavens." White people wearing White nametags drinking White wine talking about their White paper reports or White-collar crimes at an event that was just a lot of White noise. (scanned from this week's Ad Age)
previously in White Media:
1. TimeWarner hires White Killers, White Freaks...
2. Diversity has a Mascot.
3. R&R minus R&B.
4. NEWS FLASH! Ad Industry doesn't like Minorities...

20 Comments:

Anonymous greencan said...

So you're going to blame all those people for not having a black co-worker? Did you ever stop to think that the company hired based on talent, not by quota?

9:06 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

greencan, you should know a little about the ad industry before you comment on their hiring practices, trust me.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on, are you saying that there's the possibility that there's not ONE talented black, Asian or Hispanic creative ANYWHERE? Please.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm saying you're belittling the people who are being honored for their work...making it seem like they were only hired because they're white and can't write copy worth a damn. I'm sure probably none of them work in HR and have nothing to do with interviewing/hiring. I'm also sure there are very talented minorities, that wasn't my point. But, you're right, I know nothing about the ad industry, just a little about life.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Yeah. That's hilarious.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Media Mavens awards honor MEDIA people - not creatives/copywriters (and are a lame copy of Mediaweek's more legitimate Media All-Stars).

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Narnia said...

Media All-Stars? Hmmm... Do the Awesomely Legal awards exist? What about the Medical Mavericks? Nah, its because these dudes love to turn on the lights and see who's jerking who off.

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the ad industry is not racist. Just like the way Santa Claus is real and drinks coke.

On a side note, No Dreaming Necessary alright, because it's a nightmare.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous bloggadocio said...

who let all the women in?

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This picture proves once again (and Jr Bush confirms it) that there ain't no such shit as white supremacy. The agency business is one suburban cluster fuck.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

So these are the people who think it's edgy in every ad to have a white guy paired with an Asian woman?

(Yeah I said it)

10:23 AM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

Wow, they give awards now for figuring out you should run ads on MySpace? Awesome® job figuring that one out Media Superstars.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next year, the award will be renamed to “Media Masters” or “Monochromatic Media Mavens.” Is it too obsessive to recognize “maven” is a Jewish term? It would be fun to get their perspectives on minority media. Also, let's note our industry’s media world does feature one of the few high-level minority women — Renatta McCann. Did anyone consult her when identifying the winners?

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd do them all, not the asian though.

3:09 PM  
Anonymous weinvitedtheminoritiestothewrongvenueagain said...

Wait, wait, wait. I see some...there's an Asian chick in the big group shot and another one in #5. Oh yeah, there's a black guy busing tables in the dark shadows of shot 3. And let's not forget the House band's drummer whose mom hired a Mexican maid once. One of the guys in the big group shot looks gay. Does that count?

3:40 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

All I know is, it's the who's who of media rock stars and change agents Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous ricpic said...

Glasses in 11 is deluscious.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Slinky Redfoot said...

come one people, there's an Asian in there, or at least part. Crisis averted.

11:58 AM  
Blogger I am not Star Jones said...

White people don't want any minorities around when they are making the decision to hire Paris Hilton for a burger ad or weave wearing Beyonce for a hair company(!). Or designing an ad campaign for a cleaning product featuring a buxom bossy black woman.

It's not right but it's okay.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White people don't want minorities around when they are feeling righteous talking about the lack of minorities.

11:29 AM  

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