So, this is Advertising Week in New York City. It’s an orgy of self-congratulation, plus a rather obvious PR effort to remind the city of the importance of the brainwashing-for-profit industry. One of their goals this year is also “serving as the primary catalyst to create New York City’s first public high school dedicated to advertising and media . . . the High School for Innovation, Advertising & Media in Canarsie, Brooklyn.” What will they name this new academy? Big Brother High? Will their basketball team be the Fighting Focus Groupers?
In any event, you have to give Advertising Week’s organizers credit for one thing: They have the most apt and honest logo you’re likely to see for a while: