Ad Industry is Snarky as Grade School, at Least Where Jim Haven's Concerned
Call him the industry's John Tucker. Apparently Jim Haven, the owner of Creature Seattle, generates strong feelings of love and (predominant) hate in the ad world - for his passable ad work, affinity for young ad foxes, and prima donna attitude.
He's even sparked an "I Hate Jim Haven" MySpace Group, which is more than what we can say about most ad execs we can tick off on our fingers and toes.
We can't claim to have strong feelings for Jim Haven in either direction, try though some might to generate some, mainly because all we've ever deigned to cover of his work was this Big Love campaign. We also can't claim that his agency, which swears it's "reinterpreting advertising," is saying anything more arrogant than any other agency.
In an industry where everybody thinks everybody else is a douchebag, you can't just pin down one clown and call him court jester.
Do we think Haven's sort of an arrogant prick? Maybe. But do we hate Haven? No. We couldn't happily give 1/100th of a damn.