Creative 1: “Do you even know what Squid Pro Quo means?” Creative 2: “Yeah, it’s when you give me a squid and I give you a different squid back later.”
AD to Senior AD : "do you think there is different levels of crack? Like how there are different levels of weed?"
Client asks us to design dog food packaging. Client: "these are all great but can you make this dog less caucasian looking? We want to be minority inclusive"
"I refuse to work with a turkey. They are cruel, they are rude, and I don’t fuck with that energy.”
Client: can we make their faces a little cuter in animatics so we can get a green? Account: .... Client: trust us, just make their faces look cuter.
Art director working through legal feedback: "These advertising lawyers seem to hate fun. Wouldn't want to date them."
“Looking for candidates who appreciate female empowerment and have a passion for diverse representation within advertising” That’s not to even subtle. Could have just said white dudes don’t bother.
“The client is asking for our honest opinion.” “I know but we don’t want to seem too opinionated.”
“Why are you so cranky right now? Cheer up, the sun is out today!” -PM to Creative Director 10 mins after telling him the client killed a project he spent 3 months working on due to budget cuts