George Parker: Apple / The Horror
George Parker is the perpetrator of adscam.typepad.com. Every week he shares his opinions on the advertising world with PSFK.
Readers of my blog, AdScam, may have noticed that its full title is… AdScam/The Horror. Not only is this an homage to Colonel Kurtz in the last great film famed winemaker, Francis Ford Coppola blew millions on, it is also a reflection on what I primarily write about. i.e. The current fucked up state of the advertising business.
But because of the aforementioned state of the ad biz, and its increasingly desperate condition, I often cast my net wider (hey, it’s my fucking blog) writing about stuff on the fringes of advertising, marketing and social-nozzelry, that either interest me, or more often than not, piss me off. Take for instance the current kerfuffle surrounding the “death grip” problem that causes owners of the new Jesus Phone from Apple to lose their signal while tweeting about when they had their last bowel movement.