Thursday, 18 June 2015

The World of Advertising Exceptions

I get up every morning by 7 a.m. I take 8 hours sleep. I don’t have insomnia. I don’t have moustache, beard, or spikes. And I guess a girl with moustache and beard won’t look that appealing too.(kindly give a pause to your wild imagination.) I don’t smoke or drink. I hang out with my friends on every weekend. Yes, I have two days off on every alternate week.

By now you must have made your mind to close the article as you’re surely not here to read about my daily routine. I know it’s kind of boring too, but I don’t understand if the routine is so boring, why do we follow it so religiously?? And above all of it, I am not Rekha, Madhuri, Kareena or Alia, a celebrity whom you like to follow or read about. But maybe the next line will drag you back in the article. I’m from the industry, which has given Prasoon Joshi, R. Balki and many more such legends to the Bollywood, legends that are making their mark and creating difference.

I am from the advertising industry. An industry which is known for its creative work and with that also known more for people with the funky looks (girls with colored streaks, boys with funky specs, trendy  haircuts, and so on…), habits (smoking to release pressure, being in pressure all the time, drinking in sadness and drinking to give company to a friend in his sadness…) and behaviors (sleeping during the day, giving company to owls at night, meeting family on national holidays…). But this list comes with an asterisk as these could be worse if the deadlines are near.

Even I had the same impression about the industry. But it changed completely when I got to work in Thin-i. Thin-ian’s (our team) changed my perception. Yes, we (Thin-ian’s) belong to the same world as they all do, but we differ on the other parameters, we think different. Our work is funky, trend changing or to make it more convincing out-of-the-box, the term more frequently said by advertising professionals than actually used.

Though we call ourselves advertising aliens, we are just like others, but still different, as our thoughts set us apart.

You must be thinking, everyone says that, yes, right, everyone does, but very few actually show it through their work. And luckily we fall under that ‘very few’ category, as we believe it’s always beneficial to be on the minority side. So we really enjoy being so similarly different. As it sets us apart and still makes us a part of the advertising world.

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