I’ve worked in ad agencies big and small, from coast to coast. And in every agency, there’s two groups. There’s the one that bitches and the one that has the courage to stand up, speak the truth and inspire the change that’s needed to fix problems and take things to the next level.
It’s your team. Find a way to fix it! Reach down and be a @#%$ pro!
The successful shops are the ones that know the difference between bitching and standing up. They’re the ones that encourage their people to talk not just about problems but also about solutions.
This speech always makes me think of what I want to scream in the face of the bitchers and the complacent “it’s a mess but I’m gonna go with the flow” types.