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Always keep a litter bag in your Taurus. When it gets full you can just throw it out the window.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2011 on The flotsam and jetsam of the blogosphere at RepMan
Steve, you were responsible for bringing me to H&K in 1984, and I concur with your thoughts. I feel like I have been waiting for 15 years for H&K to rise from the ashes and reclaim its glory. 'Twas not to be. And, after spending more than 20 years in holding company owned agencies, I fear that such ownership has wrung the value and differentiation out of all of these once sterling firms -- it seems like you get the same ideas (and the same fees) from all of the big agencies. There doesn't seem to be any investment in advancing the profession in any significant way. Increasingly, one gets the feeling that these firms are just cash machines, pressured to deliver higher and higher margins that are not re-invested in the business. It's a tremendous disservice to the men and women who work like serfs for below average pay at these PR factories. I am not one to wallow in the good old days, but it was a magical experience working in the firm you describe.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2011 on Latest H&K turmoil is sad to watch at RepMan
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