Okay, this is a stretch.
Yesterday, everyone was talking about Joe the Plumber. (“Everyone” may be a slight exaggeration.) To me, Joe the Plumber sounded like a children’s book. Joe the Plumber and the Magical Wrench. Joe the Plumber and the Musical Toilet.
So that got me to thinking. How come our industry doesn’t have its own children’s books? Aren’t we good enough for storytime?
So here are some suggested titles for a line of kid’s books with ad folks as the heroes:
John, the Copywriter Who Couldn’t Spell
Susie the Color Blind Art Director
Doris the AE Who Secretly Wished she Was a Creative
Dennis the CD Who Showed Up At Afternoon Meetings Drunk
Alice the Supply Stealing Freelancer
Dave the Hacker Who Gave Everybody CS3
Mark the Intern Who Gave Half the Office Chlamydia
Paul the Idea Stealing Creative
The Little Idea That Didn’t Go Anywhere.
Lisa’s Big Birthday Party That Had to Be Canceled Because Of a Rush Job
The Big Scary Client Who Turned Out To Be a Coward
Josh the Creative Who Liked To Wear Ties
The Big Scary Conference Room