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There’s No Man Like Dan …
April 16, 2012, 6:16 am
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Watch.

Listen.

Nod.

See … I’m not being a corporate toady, he talks boatloads of sense.

In these days of buzzwords and jargon … billion dollar research that does nothing more than take you back to where you started and countless self-appointed rockstars of digital, planning, media and creative … Dan [the Man, TM] speaks more sense than the whole fucking lot of them put together.

OK, so there’s a few things I’m not in total alignment with – I do think our job is to help sell stuff – but I agree that [1] without having provocative conversations you’re in the ‘transactional’ business rather than the ‘real relationship’ business [which is the holy grail for all brands] and [2] he tells me “I’m fired” almost as much as he tells Mr Chesters, so he’d be disappointed if I didn’t give him more ammunition to shake his fist at me.

* Me, obviously excluded.


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Review time?

Comment by DH

Not yet, just doing some social media ‘seeding’.

And like that, it’s just as transparent.

Comment by Rob

If it is, it’s a bit too little, a bit too late.

Comment by DH

thats what she said.

Comment by andy@cynic

He’s a low key charmer isn’t he? I can see why clients fall under his spell and sign off on killer creative. Dangerously effective combination. Great video, you’re right Rob, he talks more sense than the adglitterati put together.

Comment by Pete

low key charmer? so was ted fucking bundy and he was a killer creative too. i mean creative killer. oh fuck it, you know what i mean. anyway, what the fuck are you trying to say about uncle dan, pete? thats like pissing on the queens face you sick bastard and no one gets away with that. unless youre philip on royal kinky night. afuckingllegedly.

Comment by andy@cynic

That’s your knighthood gone.

Comment by Pete

Dan Wieden to Ted Bundy. That’s why I like this blog.

Comment by Rob

Very savvy man. He doesn’t fall for the couch trap.

Comment by John

Lost me with the 20sec intro.

You and Rob either side == viral, pinterest, gold.
else Rob’s blog.

Dead red canary. Nice.

Call me. I can help.

Comment by zeroinfluencer

I also like that he comes across as someone with nothing to prove but a genuine hunger and desire to keep doing interesting and exciting stuff. Now compare that to the CEO of say Draft/FCB.

Comment by Pete

He isn’t perfect, he still hired Rob.

Comment by DH

Rob and Kevin Chesters keep being told “they’re fired”. Maybe it’s a bald thing, Dan does have a lovely head of hair.

Comment by DH

Or a planner thing. Or a bald planner thing.

Comment by DH

dont know kev but with a name like that, he and campbell deserve all the “youre fucking fired” they get.

Comment by andy@cynic

30 fucking years of success, fortune and cleverness but hell end up being remembered as the fool who gave campbell a fucking job.

Comment by andy@cynic

As they say, you just have to shag one sheep …

Comment by Rob

Hang on, have I just called myself a sheep. And worse, have I said Mr W has just …

Let’s leave it there for all our sakes. Especially my bank accounts.

Comment by Rob

no campbell, lets not leave it there, youve just created an analogy where youre a sheep and dan the man has just fucked you. you might not of meant that, but it speaks fucking volumes. pervert.

Comment by andy@cynic

I don’t wish to insult advertising royalty, but he talks about people wanting to be involved with brands and their communication but then says “one way storytelling dialogue” will never die. He also calls people “consumers”, I thought that was a W+K no no, but if anyone can snub their nose to the rules, it’s him.

That’s my W+K job gone.

Comment by Pete

i have a feeling that if dan the man saw that comment pete hed say one of the fucking following.

1) fucking planners
2) fucking campbells and his mates
3) fuck you google boy
4) why the fuck am i at this shit blog and how the fuck does one of my employees have time to do this when he should be doing some shit for me. time to get the axe out and chop the work shy little shit into tiny little fucking pieces.

Comment by andy@cynic

5) All of the above.

Comment by DH

Definitely ‘5’.

Comment by Rob

I think he means ‘consumers’ in the sense of people who ‘consume’ media, not purchase brands.

I’ll ignore the rest of your comment. Ha.

Comment by Rob

Pretty telling, we’ve reached comment #13 and it’s all talking amongst ourselves. Can’t think of anyone else in our business who makes as much sense – and
great work. Jeremy makes the sense, but not the work. Just sit back and watch it again.

Comment by Ciaran McCabe

bullmore is the stephen fry of mainstream medifuckingocrity. funny and smart until you see what he passes off as quality. fry and fucking laurie anyone?

Comment by andy@cynic

You are on fine form today Andrew.

Comment by Lee Hill

Genius. Quite possibly libelous, but genius all the same.

Comment by Rob

you would fucking know about it campbell, remember “reggiegate”?

Comment by andy@cynic

http://tinyurl.com/87zeyoz

Comment by DH

That’s a long time ago, when I was immature and petchulent.

Comment by Rob

I can excuse the few contradictory comments he makes in the clip because for all the low key charm he exudes, you can tell he is fiercely focused and committed to great creativity.

Comment by Lee Hill

It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it?

Comment by John

That’s what Frank Carson said.

Comment by Rob

He’s got lovely skin.

Comment by Jemma King

for fucks sake jemma, thats lame even for a oap groupie like you.

Comment by andy@cynic

dan weiden wants to use his right hand, left hand and other appendages as well. he must be talking about his cock. maybe hed fit in with this shithole blog after all.

Comment by andy@cynic

But didn’t he just sell the building to buy a yacht… Rob doesn’t know it yet… But his next gig comes with an office down in the bilges. Never forget… AdScam knows everything.
Cheers/George

Comment by adscamgeorge

Hahaha … no, he didn’t sell the building for a yacht, mainly because he didn’t own the building. But you’re right, my next gig might come with an office down in the bilges, which would be better than where I thought it would be – basically Wormwood Scrubs.

Comment by Rob

Hello

Comment by northern

You’re back! How was the christening? Did you get drunk and embarrass your daughter forever?

Comment by Rob

Oh no christening yet, Mrs Northern has over a month to spend more money. It was a week with Mum and Dad in Corwall, or more accurately, rock pool attendant, kite flyer, up the hill off the beach carrier, jumping in the waves lifter and sand castle building site ,manager
I did drunk though

Comment by northern

“I did drunk though”?

Sounds like you still are.

Comment by Rob

Pedant

Comment by northern

You’re confusing me with Mr Dodds.

I don’t know who should be more scared about that – him or me.

Comment by Rob

been sacked for the “youre the sheep, dan is the lonely farmer” comment yet campbell?

Comment by andy@cynic

I love the fact he disagrees with Saint Dan’t mission statement. Isn’t publicly pissing all over your organisations’s mission statement a little, er, brave?
Mind you, I really, really, wish Lee Clow had tried to make sense of Media Arts in some video somewhere
you could add comments. He didn’t even try that internally, which is lucky for him because I wouldn’t have been the only one showing him the precise cut and hue of the new clothes the Emperor of Media Arts couldn’t quite make out through that stupid fucking beard.
One day I’ll have to share my experience working with their Head of International Strategy, otherwise known as the galloping midget. He was as useful as a cock flavoured lollipop, but best mates with Tom Carrol, thereforeAs a untouchable. As a taster, I’ll share this seminal pice of thinking he authored. Jesus: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zhXxHAsH5mgC&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&dq=adam+stagliano+brand+new+brand+thinking&source=bl&ots=TUe2W9PAdX&sig=Mn-r0rYZjz_hAWfPQOc6wGXipZo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=H0aMT9jNM8rQ0QXRt6XHCQ&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false

Comment by northern

brave? campbell? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

campbell does stupid like no other but ive seen italian fucking mice that are tougher than him. besides hes not even really fucking disagreeing. maybe a bit but its hardly sticking up two fucking fingers at lord dan is he, hes basically agreeing at the same time as disagreeing. impossible? not for campbell it isnt.

by the way, cock flavoured lollipop is fucking inspired, the rest did you the world of fucking good.

Comment by andy@cynic

But I quoted Dodgeball

Comment by northern




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