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.

by Angela Natividad    Jul- 9-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies   

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i love the word douchebag

Posted by: dubya on July 9, 2007 1:26 PM

Next time you try a little self-promotion, maybe make it less about....I don't know...LITERALLY yourself.

Posted by: PorcheSpec on July 9, 2007 2:24 PM

wow, JH has his own myspace HATE page! LOL! thx Angela. perfect post-Holiday post! ;)))

Posted by: arthur on July 9, 2007 2:39 PM

The "young foxes" usually are employed by him too...

Posted by: adnerd on July 9, 2007 4:29 PM

This is stupid. I actually know Jim and he's a nice guy.

Posted by: Mae on July 9, 2007 5:30 PM

i'm guessing jim is the one behind this whole thing...
there's no such thing as bad press.

nice going, haven.

Posted by: brilliance on July 9, 2007 5:56 PM

that HATE page is pretty lame. merit at the seattle show at best.

Posted by: pud on July 9, 2007 6:07 PM

haven doesn't sound nearly as bad as a certain douchebag creative director of a really bad agency in NY called dentsu. wheres the "i hate mike wilson" myspace group at!?

Posted by: obama on July 10, 2007 12:11 AM


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Posted by: holly on July 10, 2007 12:30 PM

This IS stupid. I know Jim too, and nobody mentioned that he dates old gnarly account women too.

Posted by: jbean [TypeKey Profile Page] on July 13, 2007 4:34 PM

Hi Grace
Bye Grace

Posted by: served sweet on July 30, 2007 4:15 PM